Merion Station, Pennsylvania Business Lawyers

Ashley Peacock
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer

Ashley Peacock is an Associate in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Commercial Finance, Corporate & Business Services and Real Estate groups in the Firm’s Philadelphia, PA Office. Ms. Peacock focuses her practice on... Read More »
View Profile
Adam Shapiro
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer

Rutgers University School of Law3rd Circuit, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Court
View Profile
Amy Danziger
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer

Widener University's School of Law.Pennsylvania
View Profile
Beth A. Hurley
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Fordham University School of LawNew York and Pennsylvania
View Profile
Rebecca Sallen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Merion Station, PA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(215) 809-3900 325 Merion Rd.
Merion Station, PA 19066
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Saint Louis University
Rebecca Sallen is a Montgomery County estate planning lawyer and the founder of Sallen Law. Ms. Sallen is a magna cum laude graduate of Emory University, where she was on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She later obtained a law degree Saint Louis University, where she received extensive training in estate planning, administration, and probate. She has published papers and given presentations on various legal matters pertaining to family finances, individual rights, and the connection between family relationships and economics.
Ms. Sallen has also spent several years working as a political consultant, lending her services to local, congressional, state, and...
Bret R. Goldstein
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6528 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Rutgers University - Camden
Steven Kapustin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6534 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
Temple University
Steven Kapustin, Partner in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Philadelphia office, has represented petroleum refinieries and marketers, distributors, franchisors and franchisees, developers, business owners, securities firms, investors, automobile dealers, and individual professionals.
Karim Patrick Husain
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverSocial Media
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(610) 308-9747 2 Bala Plaza
#300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Business, Bankruptcy, Probate and Tax
Villanova University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Karim P. Husain concentrates his practice in the areas of Wills, Trusts & Estates, Bankruptcy, Business Consulting & Commercial Litigation and Tax Controversies & Tax Litigation. Formerly a senior associate with a private law firm and a Big 4 accounting firm, he also served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Charles A. Lord of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and to the Hon. Robert A. Latrone of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. A long-time resident of the Philadelphia area, Mr. Husain received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctorate...
Steven G. Leventhal
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6510 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Temple University
Daniel L. Fiore
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(215) 495-6533 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Bankruptcy and IP
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Daniel L. Fiore concentrates his practice on business counseling, reorganizations, debt restructuring, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, and trademark and copyright law.

Mr. Fiore represents franchise companies in structuring franchise offerings, disclosure law compliance, franchisee relationship matters, bankruptcy and commercial disputes, and day-to-day business counseling. He also has substantial experience in the buying and selling of businesses, structuring multiple owner relationships, loan documentation, and commercial contract drafting.

Mr. Fiore has also handled the startup of numerous businesses and the relationship of their principals, employment contracts with executive officers and the structuring of business ownership and its transfer to successors....
Margaret A. Morris
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6524 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment and Energy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Louis J. Rizzo Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(215) 495-6500 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Bankruptcy and Insurance Defense
Villanova University School of Law
Harris J. Chernow
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6532 2929 Arch St
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Temple University
Harris J. Chernow, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s national Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, and member of the Firm’s Entertainment, Hospitality & Sports Law Group, concentrates his practice on franchise and business matters
Joel S. Luber
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6519 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford
Douglas Leavitt
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

I represent small and medium size business in all aspects of their business life cycle. From start up and structure issues to overall business strategy including negotiation of complex transactions (investing capital,... Read More »
View Profile
Michael J. Needleman
PREMIUM

Pennsylvania Business Law Attorney

Widener University School of Law3rd Circuit, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
View Profile
Stephen P. McConnell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6531 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Energy and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Christopher Ezold
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bala Cynwd, PA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(610) 660-5585 One Belmont Avenue, Suite 501
Bala Cynwd, PA 19004
Business, Employment and Health Care
Villanova University School of Law and Villanova University School of Law
Christopher E. Ezold focuses his practice on assisting small and medium-sized businesses incorporate and grow their businesses. Mr. Ezold is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and has been designated as the Chamber’s General Counsel. Mr. Ezold is also a member of the Board of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, and is a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates. Mr. Ezold is the former chair of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee, and has given presentations on employment and technology-related areas.
James L. Griffith Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6510 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense and Securities
Widener University School of Law
Stephen M. Asbel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(215) 495-6500 2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Villanova University
Robert W. Small
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6541 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Temple University
Edward J. Kelbon Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6560 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University
Jerome R. Balka
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 65 years experience
(215) 495-6543 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jerome R. Balka is a Partner in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Philadelphia Office. For more than 60 years, Mr. Balka has dedicated his practice to serving clients in a wide range of areas. In recent years, he has focused his practice on issues affecting banking, including mortgage funding, loan workouts, foreclosures and issues arising from checking and saving accounts. He also has an extensive real estate practice, representing builders and developers of condominiums and other real estate projects and also assists clients to obtain mortgage financing. Additionally, Mr. Balka has served as counsel to a number of condominium associations throughout...
Jonathan D. Marx
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(610) 660-7780 2 Bala Plaza, Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Philadelphia Trial Attorney focusing on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Business Litigation. Practicing Lawyer for over 30 years.
Joel Albert
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(484) 562-0473 2 Bala Plaza
Suite PL-14
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
I serve as general counsel to various companies, assisting with contractual, employment, insurance, litigation, real estate and other business issues. I strive to provide prompt, sound and rational legal advice and services.
Linell M. Lukesh
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(215) 495-6500 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Energy and Products Liability
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Linell M. Lukesh, Partner in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Philadelphia Office, concentrates her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, utility and corporate law, and special education services. Throughout her more than 20 year career, Ms. Lukesh has successfully defended clients in a wide range of matters, including general liability, restaurant liability, transportation, motor vehicle injury, property damage, products liability, toxic torts, defamation, construction litigation, workers’ compensation, and employment claims on behalf of insureds and self-insured companies. She has litigated cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, and has represented clients before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Ms,...
Linell M. Lukesh
PREMIUM

Exceptional Business Counsel & Advocacy! 20 Years of Legal Experience & Skill!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am committed to aggressively advocating for my clients’ business law needs and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Daniel L. Fiore
PREMIUM

Determined & Experienced Pennsylvania Business Attorney! Exceptional Advocacy!

I am committed to skilled and aggressive representation for a vast array of business law needs! I will tirelessly advocate for your legal rights and interests! Visit my website to see results or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Mandi B. Bucceroni
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6508 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mandi B. Bucceroni, Of Counsel in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, dedicates her practice to assisting clients, individuals and corporations, with a wide range of Immigration and Nationality Law matters.
Joseph J. Marinaro
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Narberth, PA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(215) 364-8863 632 Montgomery Avenue
3rd Floor
Narberth, PA 19072
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Temple University
I have over 30 years of experience in handling claims for individuals and businesses. I take pride in handling all services for clients on a personal basis. Clients speak with me directly when calling without having to go through receptionists, secretaries and voice prompts. If I am out of the office, voice mail messages and e-mails are returned promptly on the same day within hours.
David A. Feldheim
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 495-6500 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Craig A. Doll
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(215) 495-6522 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Craig A. Doll brings more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to his representation of clients in the transportation and utility industries. Mr. Doll concentrates his practice in transportation litigation on behalf of limousine, household goods and property carriers, paratransit companies, airport transfer carriers, and taxicab companies before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Commonwealth’s Courts. He also represents public utilities in proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the Public Service Commission of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and the appellate courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Doll has represented both large and small investor-owned utilities in various...
Ashley Peacock
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(215) 495-6526 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ashley Peacock is an Associate in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Commercial Finance, Corporate & Business Services and Real Estate groups in the Firm’s Philadelphia, PA Office. Ms. Peacock focuses her practice on representing corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters, including real estate, entity formation, shareholder, partnership and operating agreements, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and corporate governance documents. She also assists members of the Firm’s Estates & Trusts Group with trust and estates administration matters.

While attending law school, Ms. Peacock served as a law clerk in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Corporate & Business Services...
Philip W. Fisher
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(215) 495-6555 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Philip W. Fisher, Partner at Reger Rizzo Darnall LLP Philadelphia Office and Chair of the Firm’s Corporate & Business Services Group, has extensive experience in a wide range of matters, including structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, private securities offerings, corporate finance, secured transactions, licensing, leasing, joint ventures and real estate transactions.

Mr. Fisher’s client base is as diverse as his experience, including start-up companies and smaller entities to large established organizations, such as software developers, private-equity companies, broker-dealers, investment advisors, distributors, banks and finance companies, manufacturing companies, technology companies, inventors and founders, and telecommunications corporations. Additionally, Mr. Fisher has...
Norman Perlberger
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(610) 664-2440 Two Bala Plaza
Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Sarah Holmes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(215) 482-0285 Suite 207
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Business, IP and Trademarks
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I spent six years defending personal injury cases as a litigator in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts. My clients were large corporations, big box stores, and business owners who found themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit.

While my job in a law firm provided an adrenaline rush, I always wanted to be a business owner. I started my first business in my kitchen seven years ago and within a year and a half my products were sold in close to 100 stores across the country. I managed to...
Adam M. Smith
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney
(215) 495-6515 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Temple University
Evan S. Shingles
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(215) 925-2915 The Ben Franklin
834 Chestnut St., Suite 206
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Steven G. Leventhal
PREMIUM

Experienced & Comprehensive Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Representation!

I have extensive experience and skill advocating for clients with business law needs. I am dedicated to exceptional representation for legal matters! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Edward T. Kang
PREMIUM

Experienced & Dedicated Business Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I have been advocating for the rights and interests of businesses for over 15 years. I am committed to providing exceptional service and representation! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation! Read More »
View Profile
Sharmil Donzella McKee
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearch
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer
(215) 242-5260 245 W Allens Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
I am a licensed business attorney and owner of McKee Law Office. The firm focuses on providing small and mid-sized companies with strategic legal advice. I help businesses prevent and resolve contract disputes, debt collections, employee disputes and tax problems. I have helped over 100 business and have tried over 200 cases. In addition, I am the only business attorney in Philadelphia withover 10 years of experience owning and operating a business.
Eliot Hillel Lewis
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bala Cynwyd, PA Business Law Lawyer
(610) 664-3222 One Presidential Boulevard
Suite 315
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Free ConsultationBusiness
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Robert John Donohue Jr.
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Upper Darby, PA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(610) 853-2115 Donohue & Donohue, PC
8513 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Douglas P Humes
Claimed Lawyer Profile
BRYN MAWR, PA Business Law Lawyer
(610) 525-7150 975 MILL RD STE E
Millridge Manor House
BRYN MAWR, PA 19010
Business
Nancy L Lanard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ABlawgsearchSocial Media
Plymouth Meeting, PA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(215) 392-0030 600 W. Germantown Pike
Suite 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Free ConsultationBusiness
Villanova University School of Law
Nancy has decades of experience as both a nationally recognized franchise attorney and general business attorney. Nancy started her franchise legal career as an in-house attorney for the #1 weight-loss company in the US with over 1300 franchised locations. From there Nancy formed her own law firm growing it to over 5 attorneys at its peak. Nancy is Senior Partner at Lanard and Associates. Nancy has received awards from leading franchise periodicals naming her one of the top franchise attorneys in the U.S. Nancy is recognized by both her peers and her clients as a premier franchise attorney...
Edward T. Kang
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Insurance Claims and Securities
Villanova University School of Law
Edward T. Kang is the managing member of Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, and devotes his practice to business litigation and other litigation involving business entities or business matters. Edward is a trial lawyer. Unlike many litigation attorneys who never, or rarely, try a case in court, Edward regularly tries cases, including jury trials. As part of his business litigation practice, Edward carries expertise in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, business torts (such as fraud or tortious interference), civil RICO, and breach of fiduciary duty. In particular, Edward focuses on “business divorce,” such as shareholder...
Henry J. Donner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Henry J. Donner concentrates his practice in construction law. He has decades of experience counseling and representing those in the construction industry: real estate developers, condominium associations, contractors, subcontractors, architects/engineers, and construction contractor associations. Henry also applies extensive industry knowledge to the management and efficient resolution of virtually any problem that might arise in the course of construction from start to finish. He also skillfully negotiates multi-party disputes over cost estimates, design errors, defective installation and contract details. Contractors and their associations rely on Henry to represent their trustees on retirement, health, training and vacation plans. Henry’s professional network puts...
Gary Green
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(215) 574-0600 Sidkoff, Pincus & Green, P.C.1101 Market St
2700 ARAMARK Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and Civil Rights
Villanova University School of Law
Ms. Doris J Dabrowski
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(215) 790-1115 1525 Locust St
14th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business, Appeals, Elder and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Licensed to practice in Pa. and N.J. Comprehensive knowledge of disability employment and benefit law, federal state and local government employment and benefit claims, private sector employment law, contract negotiations and litigation, professional licensing, ERISA, administrative agency and court appeals.
Tianna K. Kalogerakis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
Philadelphia, PA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(215) 525-5850 123 S Broad St
#1670
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tianna concentrates her practice on commercial litigation and business disputes such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and business torts.
Harris J. Chernow
PREMIUM

Comprehensive & Solution-Oriented Business Law Advocacy! 25 Years of Experience!

I am an experienced and dedicated business law attorney. I am committed to providing knowledgeable counsel and aggressive representation! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
George J. D'Ambrosio
PREMIUM

Experienced & Skilled Business Attorney! Advocating for Your Legal Interests!

I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of those with business law needs. I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation! Visit my website to see results or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Business Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Business Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Merion Station Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
(215) 981-3700
Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(215) 790-3620
Philadelphia, PA

Show More

Need legal help with a business law matter?

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.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.