Protecting The Interests Of Small Businesses

There are pros and cons associated with every type of business formation. In general, the more direct control a business owner has of a company, the more liability he or she must shoulder. How profits are passed along to shareholders and how money is handled for federal income tax purposes depends on whether you opt for an S corporation or a C corporation.

Additionally, if you're a small-business owner, your bylaws should complement the terms of your estate plan for business continuity purposes. At the law office of Howard M. Hyman, we advise and represent individuals and companies in regard to formation, regulatory and compliance issues. We also provide ongoing, consultative legal services for small and medium-sized businesses as business needs change and develop over time.

Regardless of whether you're opening a small business or merging operations with an existing company, we have the resources and experience to help you.

Our Business Law And Business Formations Practice

The law office of Howard M. Hyman advises and represents clients in the following business law issues:

  • Formation of an S corporation, a C corporation or a limited liability company
  • Partnership agreements
  • The evaluation and negotiation of lease contracts — business owners are often unaware of the multiple differences between commercial and residential lease law
  • Licensing required by ordinance, statute or regulations
  • The drafting and evaluation of contracts
  • The review of employee handbooks
  • Providing representation for your company when disputes arise involving employees — wage, discrimination or harassment allegations
  • Providing legal representation for your company in tort cases — slip-and-falls or other alleged duty of care breaches
  • Drafting articles of incorporation and bylaws
  • Franchise agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Protecting Your Position In The Marketplace

Small businesses often face numerous legal requirements that can become overwhelming and confusing such as Sarbanes-Oxley, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, zoning requirements and insurance issues. As your attorney, Howard M. Hyman can help you avoid unwanted liability and legal difficulties by auditing your current practices, contracts and lease agreements.

To schedule an appointment and discuss your business needs, call 215-725-1950 or contact us online.