Superior, Wisconsin Business Lawyers

Johanna Kirk
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Superior, WI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(715) 718-2424 1418 Tower Avenue Suite #6
Superior, WI 54880
Free ConsultationBusiness, Education, Elder and Estate Planning
Hamline University
I was raised in rural central Wisconsin. I graduated from UW-Superior and Hamline University School of Law. After spending years working at a traditional small firm I opened my solo office in 2013. My goal is to provide clients the value they want - quality legal services at a reasonable and affordable cost.
Parrish James Jones
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Superior, WI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(715) 394-7751 823 Belknap Street, Suite 222
Superior, WI 54880
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Insurance Defense
Superior, WI Business Law Attorney
(715) 394-7751 1507 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880
Business
Superior, WI Business Law Lawyer
(715) 394-4441 1225 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Superior, WI Business Law Lawyer
(715) 394-4471 1109 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880
Business and Personal Injury
Amanda Wieckowicz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Chetek, WI Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(715) 924-4801 325 Knapp Street
P.O. Box 720
Chetek, WI 54728
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School and University of Wisconsin - Madison
Areas of practice: Business law, contracts, collections, real estate, estate planning, trust administration, probate, personal injury, and litigation. We provide competent and expeditious legal services to Wisconsin natives as well as clients who own local real estate and hold local business interests. We also provide trusted service to referred clients. The firm specializes in business law, contracts, collections, commercial and residential real estate, simple and advanced estate planning, trust administration, probate, personal injury, litigation in these areas and general civil litigation. We are centrally located in Chetek, Wisconsin. We handle cases in Barron, Rusk, Polk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Chippewa,...
Richard Lavigne
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Ashland, WI Business Law Lawyer
(715) 292-6327 P.O. Box 850
Ashland, WI 54806
Business, Appeals, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Brian D. Byrnes
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Amery, WI Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(715) 268-5000 314 Keller Ave N
Amery, WI 54001
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Northern Illinois University and Quinnipiac College
Spooner, WI Business Law Attorney
(715) 635-8741 225 Walnut St
Spooner, WI 54801
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ashland, WI Business Law Attorney
(715) 682-2711 214 Main St W
Ashland, WI 54806
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Municipal
Osceola, WI Business Law Attorney
(715) 294-4161 202 Cascade St
Osceola, WI 54020
Business, Employment and Municipal
Spooner, WI Business Law Attorney
(715) 635-7525 109 Walnut St
Spooner, WI 54801
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Bayfield, WI Business Law Lawyer
(715) 779-5800 100 Manypenny Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Michigan State University College of Law
Brian R. Zimmerman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
(414) 727-6250 1011 N. Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Free ConsultationMilwaukee, WI Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
My practice is focused on the areas of construction law and real estate, and the unique legal challenges facing these areas.

From construction project disputes, to closing on complicated real estate transactions, I can assist you in resolving your legal needs. I regularly assist clients in contract negotiations, litigation and arbitration, lien filings and disputes, delay and warranty claims, theft by contractor, right to cure, home improvement practices claims, and foreclosure.

In addition to being a lawyer, I hold a degree in Civil Engineering, with a focus in construction project management, and have work experience as an engineering technician on various...
Matthew D. Brehmer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Neenah, WI Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(920) 725-2601 219 E. Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
South Texas College of Law
Matt grew up in the Fox Valley/Green Bay areas. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from South Texas College of Law while also receiving the Transactional Law Practice Certificate. During his college career, Matt had a wide variety of internships, all with a common aspect – research and writing. These opportunities have helped to develop his transactional legal skills. Prior to joining Remley & Sensenbrenner, he worked for a firm specializing in estate and tax planning for high income wealth individuals. He is co-author of, “Tax Planning Opportunities After the American Taxpayer Relief Act: Tools, Tips, and Tactics.” He continues to...
Thomas B. Burton
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Chippewa Falls, WI Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(715) 575-9732 Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Trademarks
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney Thomas B. Burton is an attorney licensed to practice law by both the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and the Supreme Court of Minnesota and the owner and operator of the Law Office of Thomas B. Burton. The Law Office of Thomas B. Burton provides estate planning and business law services to residents all across the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. I offer affordable and predictable flat fee estate planning packages and business law services. Harnessing the power of technology, I operate a virtual law office out of my home office based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. A "virtual office",...
James Phelan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Neenah, WI Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(920) 725-2601 219 E. Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Employment and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
Jim grew up in Little Chute and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He graduated with honors from Baylor University Law School where he was an Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. After graduating law school, Jim took a position in Superior, Wisconsin where he practiced for 3 years before relocating back to the Fox Cities in 2010 to join a general practice law firm. At his previous firm, Jim represented local and regional businesses and financial institutions in employment matters and civil litigation. Jim joined Remley & Sensenbrenner in August...
William F Sulton Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Waukesha, WI Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(414) 778-0700 3228 Turnberry Oak Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Nicholas A. Heike
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Mondovi, WI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(715) 926-5007 135 E. Main St.
Mondovi, WI 54755
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Drake University Law School
I have been practicing in the areas of real estate, business counseling, banking, and estate planning for over a decade. I assist in handling both simple and complex real estate matters, including 1031 exchanges, condo conversions, boundary disputes, and all transfers of real property. I continue to work with both businesses and individuals, providing counsel on the formation and operation of businesses of varying sizes in addition to reviewing contracts and assisting with business and real estate transactions. In addition, I provide clients with sound legal advice regarding their estate planning and farm succession matters.
James W. McNeilly Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
La Crosse, WI Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(608) 782-4262 3819 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Wisconsin - Madison
James W. McNeilly, Jr., is the principal of Law Offices of James W. McNeilly, Jr. LLC, with offices in La Crosse and Kenosha Counties, where he focuses on bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate and business law. Jim is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has a BSSW from UW - La Crosse and obtained his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. He has been a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Western District of Wisconsin since 1987 and...
William Christopher McGough
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Richland Center, WI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(608) 649-5291 165 N. Central Ave., Suite 104
PO BOX 548
Richland Center, WI 53581
Business, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Mississippi College School of Law
Since 2005, individuals and businesses have entrusted me to advise them on their legal matters. With a broad range of legal knowledge and attention to detail, I strive to effectively and efficiently represent my clients. I have recently moved to Richland Center, Wisconsin along with my wife as it is her hometown. I'm grateful for the opportunity to provide legal services to the people of this area and be surrounded by the unique beauty that the driftless area holds.
Gregory J Vanevenhoven
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Appleton, WI Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(920) 558-9300 1400 S Van Dyke Road
Appleton, WI 54914
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Greg Vanevenhoven is an attorney with Davidson Law Office where he concentrates his legal practice on assisting individuals, families, and businesses preserve their assets to create a lasting legacy for future generations. Greg also works with business owners to limit their liability exposure through focused contractual language in Buy-Sell Agreements, Purchase Agreements, and Service Contracts. In addition, Greg regularly handles real estate transactions, probate administrations, litigation matters, and a wide variety of municipal legal issues. Greg understands everyone has unique goals and objectives. By advising clients on an individual basis, Greg allows each individual to understand the available tools...
Kevin W. Davidson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Appleton, WI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(855) 558-9300 1400 S. Van Dyke Road
Appleton, WI 54914
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Kevin is founding member of Davidson Law Office, LLP, and The Estate Planning Group. LLC, practicing in the areas of estate, business and asset protection planning. He is a graduate of Marquette University, with a Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School, a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, former President of the Calumet County Bar Association, and former Member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Panel. Attorney Davidson is a frequent lecturer and radio guest on matters of estate planning and asset protection.
Jason J. Heinen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Brookfield, WI Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(262) 785-9000 14170 West Greenfield Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005-7006
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Liberty University School of Law
My grandfather’s great grandfather came to Milwaukee in 1867, the same year Jacob Leinenkugel and John Miller started a brewery in Chippewa Falls. However, instead of being skilled at brewing beer, Grandpa Heinen had a passion for woodworking. He started a cabinet shop out of his home and ran his small business off Market Street for over 15 years. Numerous people throughout Wisconsin have a passion for the skills and talents God gave them; they pour their lives into families and businesses they cherish. My passion is legal counseling and advocating for those brewers, woodworkers, and...
Daniel B Purtell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Madison, WI Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(608) 833-4001 7633 Ganser Way
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Wisconsin Law School
He is the co-author of Your Life, Your Legacy (2003) and has written numerous published articles on various estate planning topics. Attorney Purtell is an active member of WealthCounsel, the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys (past-President), the Madison Estate Council, the State Bar of Wisconsin (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), and the Dane County Bar Association. He is also committed to his community through involvement in the Optimist Club of Cross Plains (past-President), being an active parish member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, and through his appointment to the Chair of the Personnel Committee for the Village...
Matthew A. Drewes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Madison, WI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(608) 255-8891 Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School
I'm a shareholder with DeWitt Law Firm practicing in the areas of real estate and business. I have assisted local and international banks and retailers, national restaurant operators and other businesses, community associations, property managers and owners, title insurers, general contractors and construction trades, creditors, landlords, and parties to insurance coverage disputes. I also work with community associations and their property managers in all kinds of transactions and disputes. I have successfully tried and arbitrated cases and handled insurance appraisals in state and federal courts, as well as appeals. I have also been selected to serve as mediator involving issues...
Amy Salberg
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
West Bend, WI Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(262) 353-9556 Salberg Law Firm, S.C.
18 E. Washington St., Suite 101
West Bend, WI 53095
Business
University of Wisconsin Law School
If you own a business, your lawyer should have the same interest in advancing your business goals as you do. That is why I opened Salberg Law Firm, where the experience gained from years of representing large national corporations is applied to helping Wisconsin businesses reach their goals. I provide practical legal advice clients can use to make sound business decisions. By helping businesses prevent problems in their relationships with others - including customers, regulators, employees, and suppliers - I help clients avoid costly legal issues so they can devote their time and resources to developing...
James Edward Lewis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Green Bay, WI Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(920) 434-9977 2149 Velp Ave
Suite 206
Green Bay, WI 54303
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Divorce
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney Jim Lewis received his Bachelor Degree with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He then went on to the University of Wisconsin and earned his Law Degree in 1998. Jim has appeared on behalf of his clients in 25 Wisconsin Counties and both Wisconsin Federal District Courts. Although he has previously handled controversies in almost every area of the law, Jim currently concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Reorganization and Collections. Jim also practices in the areas of Business and Estate Planning and Family Law. He is a...
Shawn G. Rice
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Grafton, WI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(262) 375-0625 101 Falls Road
Ste 601
Grafton, WI 53024
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Marquette University
Shawn Rice practices primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate, business, real estate, banking & finance and estate planning. Shawn provides counsel and strategic direction to business clients and individuals, guiding them through a variety of transactional matters. Shawn focuses his practice on business, corporate and commercial matters. He advises businesses of all types and sizes, from closely-held, family companies to multi-national corporations. He has extensive experience providing counsel on general business matters such as start-up and formation, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships, corporate governance, shareholder relations, bank and other financing, securities, real estate matters, and contracts...
John W. Schuster
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Oshkosh, WI Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(920) 292-0000 2214 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Business, Collections and Real Estate
University of Iowa
Atty. John W. Schuster, MBA is the owner of Caliber Law, S.C. and uses his strong business background to provide his clients smart, practical legal advice. John practices in the areas of Business Law and Real Estate and he has performed a wide range of business transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, large-scale buy-outs, business start-ups, small business transactions, private and bank financing transactions, and commercial and residential real estate transactions of all sizes. John enjoys working with both small and large businesses and understands the ins-and-outs of businesses, business disputes, and their practical needs.
Hon. Linda M Van De Water (Ret.)
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Brookfield, WI Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(262) 424-8004 20945 Bartlett Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Marquette University Law School
I formed CCMA SOLUTIONS, LLC (Consultation, Collaboration, Mediation & Arbitration) and mainly focus on Alternative Dispute Resolutions as a Certified Mediator. My 27 years of practice as a lawyer and 12 years as a Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, along with my Mediation Certification from Northwestern University, give me a unique ability to resolve a multitude of cases fairly and efficiently without having to waste time and money litigating them in court. Although many of my cases are Divorce and Paternity, I have also Mediated a multitude of topics including: Contract disputes, Landlord/Tenant leases, Probate disputes, Real...
Bryan Thomas Kroes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
(414) 727-6250 1011 North Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Free ConsultationWauwatosa, WI Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Business, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
BRYAN T. KROES, is an attorney with Hurtado Zimmerman SC, practicing in the areas of construction and real estate litigation, construction contract negotiation and preparation and related intellectual property law, commercial and residential real property acquisition, and public bond finance. He has broad experience representing trades contractors, designers and owners in matters related to perfection of lien rights, construction disputes, property purchases, sales and leasing, and intellectual property protection. Like every member of the Hurtado Zimmerman executive team, Bryan pairs legal expertise with boots on the ground practical experience - before practicing law, Bryan worked as a construction laborer and...
Maxfield (Max) Neuhaus
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
River Falls, WI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(715) 425-7281 219 N. Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
Max Neuhaus is a partner in the firm specializing in wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, business, and real estate. Aside from his private practice, Max serves as a Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Special Investigator, as well as a Judge appointed trustee, mediator, and guardian ad litem in cases where children have been injured. Over the years, Max has served the community as President of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, President of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, President of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association, and President of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

Max appears in...
Kathleen M. Bodenbach
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Milwaukee, WI Business Law Attorney
(844) 744-7529 4425 N Port Washington Road
Suite 107
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Business, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
My practice areas focus on real estate, construction, insurance coverage, and business matters. I seek to provide my clients high quality legal services using up to date technology that makes having to hire a lawyer a little easier. At Murdock Law, we are always looking to do good and be better.

I graduated from Marquette University Law School, where I served as Editor in Chief and Managing Editor of the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review. I earned my bachelors degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, reading for fun, catching up on...
John Dobogai
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Milwaukee, WI Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(414) 541-3570 6520 W Layton Avenue
L203
Milwaukee, WI 53220
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI and Estate Planning
Northern Illinois University
Atty. John E. Dobogai III has been practicing law since 2000. Prior to beginning his private practice, he was a Wisconsin State Prosecutor. Dobogai Law Offices, LLC is a general practice serving the people of Wisconsin statewide since 2005. Atty. Dobogai currently serves as Municipal Judge in his hometown, the City of Cudahy. At Dobogai Law Offices, every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed effective representation. Our consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. Dobogai Law Offices, LLC is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client.
Jeffrey Lee Murrell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Milwaukee, WI Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(414) 224-0668 P.O. Box 579
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Marquette University
Admitted to practice law in Wisconsin since 1995, I have had my own law practice since 1997. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my practice concentrates on litigation in the areas of criminal defense (all levels, state & federal), family law (divorce, child custody/support, paternity), personal bankruptcy (and alternatives), state & municipal licensing and other areas. I am admitted to practice in Wisconsin and in both the U.S. District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin. I earned my B.A. at the University of New Orleans in 1991 and my J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1995. I am...
Andrea Jahimiak
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
(414) 727-6250 1011 North Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Free ConsultationWauwatosa, WI Business Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Consumer
Marquette University Law School

I am an associate attorney of Hurtado Zimmerman SC, practicing in transactional and dispute resolution of construction, real property, and general business matters, with a special interest in complex commercial litigation.

I counsel and represent owners, contractors, design professionals, and subcontractors involving contract disputes, construction defects, delay claims, warranty claims, theft by contractor claims, right to cure issues, home improvement practices claims, construction collections, and lien foreclosure actions.

During law school, I worked as a Practicing Intern at the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I gained experience as a trial lawyer and worked diligently to protect my...
Patrick J. Taggart II
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Reedsburg, WI Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(608) 643-3391 110 E. Main Street
PO Box 231
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Patrick Taggart II grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University Law School, he returned to the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac area and joined the law office as an associate attorney. In 2001, Patrick became a partner of the firm. He is a general practice lawyer, whose areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law, Litigation and Real Estate Law. In April of 2011, Patrick Taggart II was awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating available to an attorney in the United States....
James Rudd
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Neenah, WI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(920) 725-2601 219 E Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Marquette University Law School
Jim was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. During law school, he clerked for the IRS researching areas of the federal income tax laws. Jim spent several years working for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee as a tax manager before relocating to the Fox Valley to join Remley & Sensenbrenner in 1991. His primary practice focuses in business/corporate, tax, estate planning, and real estate. Jim and his wife, Deb, live in Neenah and have two children. Most of Jim’s hobbies involve outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, and downhill skiing.
Sean Michael Sweeney
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Waukesha, WI Business Law Attorney
20720 Watertown Rd.
Suite 202
Waukesha, WI 53186
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Real Estate and Securities
Marquette University Law School
Sean's practice focuses on business transactional law, business litigation, civil litigation, and real estate law. Sean has experience litigating business and civil disputes as both plaintiff's and defendant's counsel, helping buyers and sellers complete real estate transactions, as well as experience drafting contracts ranging from small business contracts to plow a parking lot to large corporation contracts dealing with operating and maintaining real estate. Sean earned his Juris Doctor (JD) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Marquette University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Northern Arizona University. Before joining Halling & Cayo, Sean ran his...
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Business Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Business Lawyers in Nearby Counties

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.