Business Law | Bethlehem, PA |Lehigh Valley

Business law encompasses a broad spectrum of legal matters.  Attorney Matz handles both profit and nonprofit businesses, and has extensive experience in formation, operation and dissolution of businesses, establishing profit and nonprofits corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships.

When you start your business:

  • business plan review and other “start-up” counsel
  • process of incorporation, limited liability company, shareholder agreements
  • formation of charitable organizations
  • application for 501(c)(3) exempt organizations status
  • asset purchases and asset sales
  • real estate contracts, leases and leasing
  • drafts and/or reviews of purchase contracts

When you’re growing your business:

  • review of sales contracts, trademarks, or supply agreements
  • operating agreements
  • employee handbooks, employee contracts, covenants not to compete
  • discrimination complaints, and/or other grievance matters
  • business partnerships, shareholder agreements, and other buy/sell documents
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate governance
  • compliance with all applicable state and federal business laws

When you’re planning for your business future:

  • succession planning
  • preparation of agreements needed to sell or transfer either to family members or to third parties

When you start a business, having the proper documents in place will help you avoid costly mistakes down the line. It can also help you maximize your profits and avoid excessive taxation.

Attorney Matz will help you understand the differences between S and C corporations, sole proprietorships, LLC’s, and LLP’s, and help you establish the entity which is best for you. He will file all documents necessary to establish your business in Pennsylvania and help you obtain a tax identification number, and the proper local, state, or federal licenses you require.

For established business owners, Attorney Matz will help you create or change bylaws; create operating agreements; create shareholder agreements; advise you on employment issues; draft and negotiate contracts, including lease agreements; and insulate you from litigation. In the event that you decide to dissolve your business, we’ll provide notice to state and local municipalities, advise creditors, and dissolve the assets. We will also help you manage business disputes between partners, or represent you in litigation.

If a business dispute arises, or if litigation is necessary, Attorney Matz will advise you on probable costs and potential outcomes. He will attempt to resolve your dispute as efficiently as possible while representing your best interests.

Read Attorney Matz’s article, “How Should I Organize My Business?”

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