Business and Commercial Law

Our attorneys can work with you on all of your business needs, from start-up to dissolution and everything in between. We are skilled negotiators, dedicated advocates and business mentors. We provide practical guidance, high quality drafting and skilled negotiation to help you reach your business goals.  Our lawyers can assist you in any of the following: .

Bankruptcy (creditor representation)

We can work with you to protect your claim against a person who has filed for bankruptcy.  Many times, our approach will depend on the Chapter of the bankruptcy case , and whether the claim is secured or unsecured.  At your direction, we can attend the Section 341 Meeting of Creditors to question the debtor about its assets or ability to repay your claim.

Business Acquisition and Sales

We can work with you to negotiate an Asset Purchase Agreement if you are in the process of buying or selling a business.

Business Formation

There are many different types of entities in Pennsylvania, including limited liability companies, business corporations, and limited partnerships.  In some instances, we will counsel you on the advantages of forming your entity in Delaware, Nevada, or elsewhere.  We will consult with you to determine the best type of entity, and prepare and file all the necessary paperwork to set up your new entity.  We will work with your accountant to determine whether Subchapter S Elections should be filed with the Internal Revenue Service, and obtain your Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service.

Buy/Sell Agreements

For entities with more than a single owner, we will counsel the ownership group on the terms an owner may sell his or her interest, whether as a result of death, disability, dissension or other reasons.

Joint Ventures

At times, it makes sense to go into a business venture with another company so that each company can provide its expertise to a single business venture, and operate under a Joint Venture Agreement.  This Agreement must balance the contributions of each venturer to the joint venture, but also provide a clear description of what each venturer may do outside of the joint venture.

Contract Drafting/Review

A bad contract can ruin your profitability.  Let us review your contracts before you sign.  We can counsel clients on reviewing purchase orders and contracts they use every day in their business, or can review and provide our insight on contracts presented to you to sign .  Please do not sign any contract without a thorough review of the terms of the entire contract.