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Assisting With All Business And Commercial Legal Matters

Starting a business or purchasing an ongoing business involves not only planning and foresight, but also a keen understanding of the legal implications of incorporation and business transactions. Whether you have a small business in Central Pennsylvania or are affiliated with a larger business with interests in the Harrisburg or Central Pennsylvania area, the services of a knowledgeable business attorney are essential.

Business Incorporation And Formation

If you have considered starting your own business or expanding your current business, a business lawyer can assist you in deciding what type of legal entity to form. Whether it be a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership or a sole proprietorship, the choice of a legal entity will affect how you conduct your business in the years to come and how future disputes may be handled. At Beckley & Madden, LLC, our attorneys form ongoing professional relationships with business clients to address every legal issue presented by a new or ongoing business. Our business attorneys are happy to discuss how we can help you with the following:

  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Business incorporation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Tax planning
  • Licensing
  • Contract review
  • Minority business enterprises
  • Family business partnerships
  • Small-business consulting
  • Joint ventures

Business Acquisition And Sale

Whether you are considering purchasing an ongoing business, or selling all or part of your current business, it is critical that you take the steps necessary to protect yourself and the business from unforeseen pitfalls. Given today’s varied business structures, it is also important to know what you are buying or selling, and how to buy or sell it. Let the lawyers at Beckley & Madden, LLC, meet with you to discuss the following:

  • Business acquisition agreements
  • Asset acquisition agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Environmental concerns
  • Franchise agreements
  • Loan agreements

Serving Out-Of-State Business Clients

The business and corporate law team at Beckley & Madden, LLC, has also assisted national and international companies with their local interests in Harrisburg and throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our insight into the local business culture and the laws that affect it has helped us to become one of Central Pennsylvania’s leading business law firms. We represent and counsel clients on a range of issues, including employment matters, real property transactions, business purchases and sales, LLC formation, tax concerns and stock purchase agreements. Our firm also devotes a significant portion of our practice to assisting out-of-state counsel and businesses with business litigation in Central Pennsylvania courts.

To learn more about our work with out-of-state business entities or to consult with a member of our legal team, contact Beckley & Madden, LLC, today: 717-233-7691.