Every business needs legal advice from the formation of the business to any issues that arrive as the business grows. Businesses conduct transactions with clients, suppliers, vendors, and more every day. If you own or manage a business, consulting with a business transaction attorney can help you protect yourself while starting and running your company.
Discuss Your Case With a Pittsburgh Business Transactions Attorney
At Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, our business law attorneys provide skilled legal counsel to small to mid-sized businesses in the Pittsburgh area. One of our attorneys can help you prepare and finalize business transactions in a way that protects your assets and moves your business forward effectively. We can also help you understand your legal and financial obligations to the other party as well as your entitlements. Contact Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our Business Transaction Services
The business transaction attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace can assist you with every aspect of starting and growing your business, including the implications of different strategic business decisions. We offer clients business transaction services for everyday business transactions and legal assistance in extraordinary circumstances and crises. Our attorneys find innovative approaches to help you achieve your financial and business goals. Our Pittsburgh area clients rely on us for cost-effective legal advice in the following types of transactional matters:
- Commercial leases
- Business formation
- Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
- Licensing agreements, including franchise documents
- Review, revision, and negotiation of third-party contracts
- Buy/sell agreements and other business succession-related documents
- Employment documents, including employment agreements
- Independent contractor agreement
- Review, revision, and negotiation of third-party contracts
- Requirements contracts and other supply-based agreements
- LLC, partnership, and shareholder operating agreements
- Joint venture agreements
- Indemnification agreement
- Financing documents, such as promissory notes, guarantees, and security agreements
- Escrow agreement
- Purchase and sale of business
- Legal audit
Business Formation Transactions
Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a business, or you own an established business and would like to buy, sell, or expand, our business transaction attorneys can help. We will guide you through the complexities of real estate transactions, major financing, and entity formation. Taking the time to ensure that your business transactions are in your best interest and legally sound will help you as you grow your business in years to come.
As part of our business transaction services, we will help you negotiate the best possible agreement. For example, we can help negotiate and prepare equity ownership, entity control, and governance agreements, including shareholder agreements. Our attorneys can help you with mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions. We can also provide you with assistance drafting:
- Executive employment agreements
- Incentive compensation plans
- Non-compensation plans
- Non-competition agreements
- Releases and severance agreements
Business Contract Attorneys
Contracts are an essential part of running a business effectively. Working with an attorney who can help you prepare an effective, legally valid contract can help you avoid litigation in the future. Should the party you are contracting with breach your agreement, we can help you negotiate a solution. Whether the breach of contract was intentional or unintentional, we can begin communication and proceedings toward the breaching parties. We will negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best outcome possible. In some cases, litigation over breach of contract becomes necessary, and our trial-ready attorneys will represent your interests at trial.
Our knowledgeable business attorneys can work with you to draft contracts that protect your vested interests and valuable assets. If you are planning on signing a contract, we can review the contract to ascertain whether there are any red flags before you sign it. We have successfully represented clients in the following types of business contract matters:
- Software licensing
- Corporate and LLC operations and governance
- Private placements
- Strategic partnership agreements
- Software and R&D development agreements
- Technology and licensing agreements
- Patents, trademarks, and copyrights
Employment Agreement Attorneys
The business transaction attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace are prepared to handle all of your employment transaction matters. We can help you develop best practices within your human resources department. We can also help you draft employment and independent contractor agreements. As your business grows, you may need to offer some employees who are leaving the company severance packages. Our attorneys can assist you with drafting and reviewing all of the employment agreements they will need, including non-disclosure agreements and nonsolicitation agreements. Utilizing effective contracts and transactions can help you avoid a potential lawsuit from a current or former employee.
We Will Help You Make Cost-Effective Decisions
At Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, our attorneys have a significant business lot of experience. We worked with clients in a wide range of industries from the construction industry to the tech industry. We have first-hand knowledge of the types of day-to-day transaction issues our clients will encounter. From choosing the correct business entity for your business to handling day-to-day contracts, we are here to help you protect yourself and your company. We also understand how expensive business transactions can be for business owners, especially when litigation is involved.
Our attorneys work diligently to help our clients make cost-effective decisions that will save them money in the long run. We want our clients to understand all of the factors at stake so they can make the right decision at the time to attempt to avoid more financial issues down the line. Ensuring that your transactions and contracts are written in a way that protects your business and your rights will help you avoid potentially costly litigation.
Contact a Pittsburgh Business Transaction Attorney Today
No two businesses are alike, and every business has different needs and goals when it comes to business transactions. At Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, we carefully listen to our client’s needs and goals and prepare customized documents for each transaction. We will work closely with you to develop the document that serves your business needs. Our business transaction clients come to us for legal services but stay with us due to the confidence and peace of mind they gain from working with us. Contact Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace today to schedule your initial consultation.