Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP is a well-established business law practice dedicated to serving small and midsize businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania. We provide a powerful combination of sophisticated legal advice and business acumen to clients across multiple industries on matters ranging from entity selection and business formation to transactions and commercial litigation.
When you consult with us, we will take the time to understand the dynamics of your business and work closely with you to achieve your objectives. Trust our experienced business lawyers to provide you with informed representation and cost-effective service while helping to keep your business moving in the right direction. Please contact our Pittsburgh office today to schedule a consultation.
The Informed-Choice in Pennsylvania Business Law
The contemporary business landscape offers lucrative opportunities but also presents significant challenges. Balancing the risks and rewards inherent in running a business requires the advice and counsel of a seasoned business lawyer. This is where Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace come in. Our comprehensive legal services include:
Business Formation and Startup Counsel
Starting a business can be an exciting venture, but achieving your objectives requires a solid foundation. It takes a skilled business formation attorney to help you hit the ground running by choosing the right business structure. Our business practice group regularly advises startups and entrepreneurs on establishing various types of business organizations, including:
- Subchapter C corporation
- Subchapter S corporation
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- General partnership
- Limited partnership
- Business Trusts
We start by helping you select an entity that best suits your needs and mitigates potential risk to both your business and personal assets. Our legal team will work closely with you through all phases of business formation, from choosing a suitable name and preparing foundational documents (e.g. articles of incorporation, bylaws), to securing required business licenses and establishing a leadership team — executives, managers, officers, and directors.
Working with our experienced business lawyers will also help you get your arms around related business concerns, such as regulatory and compliance and employment matters (establishing employee handbooks, employee-incentive plans, resolving employment-related disputes). Above all, our trustworthy advice and objective insights help you get your business off the ground and achieve your objectives in the marketplace.
Western Pennsylvania Business Transaction Attorneys
Our business law team is committed to helping our business clients engage in successful transactions, including joint ventures, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions. We are highly experienced in negotiating and preparing a wide range of agreements for all types of business transactions, including:
- Business purchase and sales agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Operating agreements
- Partnership agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Vendor contracts
- Service Contracts
- Employment agreements
- Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
At Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, we work to put in place well-conceived business agreements that protect our clients’ interests. Above all, we will help you make informed business decisions that allow you to engage in successful transactions.
Pittsburgh Business Litigation Attorney
Our business practice group is highly experienced in prosecuting and defending all types of business disputes, including:
- Contract disputes (breach of contract, misrepresentation)
- Fraud claims
- Collection actions
- Employment disputes
- Insurance disputes
Because protracted litigation can be costly and a potential disruption to business operations, we often recommend that clients pursue alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation. At the same time, we prepare each case for trial to strengthen our position at the bargaining table. If litigation cannot be avoided, we have a proven history of achieving positive outcomes in state and federal court and administrative proceedings.
Comprehensive Business Law Counseling For Pittsburgh Businesses
We provide ongoing counsel to business clients on a wide range of operational issues, state and federal tax planning, employee benefits and executive compensation, risk management, and dispute resolution. Our business practice group is also well-versed in a wide range of financing arrangements, including:
- Bank/SBA loans
- Business lines of credit
- Equipment leasing
- Private placements
- Venture capital
We have developed proven strategies that can help you prepare for an array of exigencies, mitigate liabilities, and engage in successful business ventures.
Business Succession Planning
While you focus on launching your business and engaging in transactions, it is crucial to be forward-looking. What will become of your business as you approach retirement, if you are seriously ill or incapacitated, or when you pass away? The best way to ensure that your business will survive into the next generation is to establish a well-thought-out succession plan.
Our business practice group designs business succession plans as part of a comprehensive estate planning strategy. Regardless of the nature of your business, we will work with you to select successors, establish operating guidelines, determine the value of the business, and prepare buy/sell agreements.
We regularly collaborate with a respected network of business accountants and financial professionals to arrive at business valuations and will always work in your best interests. Ultimately, we can help to design a business succession plan that protects your life’s work and your legacy.
Contact Our Experienced Pittsburgh Business Law Attorney
At Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates of business owners who provide our clients with innovative solutions and strategies. We bring to bear high-level negotiating skills and are fully prepared to represent your interests in court when necessary. Please contact our office today to speak with an experienced business law attorney.