Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Business Lawyers
Lemoyne, PA 17043
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and University of London (University College London and Queen Mary)
I advise large and small companies regarding contract negotiations, international transactions, real estate, risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings.
I also represent creators of digital and traditional media, including web developers, graphic designers, musicians, performers, writers, artists and songwriters.
My clients are focused in the fields of technology, health care, entertainment, e-commerce, media, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and real estate.
I advise clients on topics such as: negotiating and drafting of license agreements, joint venture...
Admitted: 1973, Pennsylvania; 1974, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Other Admissions: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Education: Dickinson College (A.B., 1970); Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University (J.D., 1973)
Bar Association Memberships: Dauphin County (Member, Committees on: Bankruptcy; Client Relations; Alternative Dispute Resolution) and Pennsylvania...
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
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