We Will Help You Set Up A Foundation For Success
If you are forming a partnership, starting a business, or establishing a company for tax or succession planning purposes, at the law firm of Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, we can put you on solid footing.
Our business law lawyers provide startup assistance and ongoing counsel for contracts and transactions. Based in Bloomsburg, our practice serves farms and closely held or family businesses in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties and the surrounding communities of northeast and north-central Pennsylvania.
Entity Selection And Business Formation Help
Solid decisions on the front end of business startups create the foundations for success and help anticipate and avoid future legal entanglements as the enterprises mature. We help clients weigh the pros and cons of forming as a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation (S-corp or C-corp), taking into account factors such as personal liability and taxation.
We offer the same analysis for forming limited liability partnerships (LLP) and family limited partnerships or registering a fictitious business name.
We also draft and review ownership agreements, shareholder agreements, operating agreements and partnership agreements to address startup concerns, such as management structure and profit-sharing, as well as long-range matters, such as transferability, dissolution or succession to the next generation.
Business Law Contracts, Transactions And Disputes
At Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP, we provide continuing counsel to businesses and farms for their operation and growth, such as:
- Commercial property transactions
- Commercial leases (as owner or tenant)
- Construction contracts
- Contracts with vendors and customers
- Employee agreements (noncompete, confidentiality)
- Land use and zoning matters
- Sale or purchase of the business or ownership interest
- Sale, purchase, or lease of equipment
- Asset transfers
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Gas and pipeline agreements
Despite the most careful planning, every business faces the possibility of being a plaintiff or defendant in a legal dispute. Our business law attorneys have extensive experience in business and commercial litigation, including internal disputes among owners, partners and family members. We work toward efficient, cost-effective resolutions, but we are always prepared for trial when matters cannot be resolved out of Court.
Discuss Your Concerns With An Experienced Business Lawyer
Our attorneys have decades of business law experience. For astute planning and counsel, contact Hummel, Lewis & Smith, LLP at 570-245-6720 or 877-829-8987. You may also reach us online using our online contact form.