Legal Services For Small Businesses

There are a surprising number of day-to-day legal matters involved in running a small business. If you ignore them, you run the risk of serious legal problems. But learning about them and addressing them may pull you away from what are you are best at, running your business.

Often, the most cost-effective answer is to hire a lawyer to take care of your day-to-day legal affairs. Attorney Howard M. Hyman's small-business services take the burden off of business owners so they can concern themselves with other important issues.

Since 1979, we have served small businesses throughout the Philadelphia area, including surrounding areas of Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Contact us to set up a free initial consultation.

Your Business Has Many Legal Obligations

We can help you with all of your legal matters, including:

  • Maintaining your corporate books and keeping up to date with minutes
  • Issuing stock certificates
  • Making sure annual meetings, shareholder meetings and directors meetings are held
  • Keeping bylaws up to date
  • Administration necessary to keep your business compliant with IRS and other government agencies
  • Legal contract audits
  • Contract drafting and review: equipment lease agreements, purchase agreements, etc.
  • Selling a business
  • Breaking a partnership
  • Establishing a new business

We also send all clients a checklist of things they must be sure to do themselves, including, most importantly, treating your business like a separate entity. You must make sure you have a separate bank account, checkbook, etc. for your business, no matter how small it is.

Such tasks are more important than they may seem. For instance, if you do not hold annual meetings, the protection given to your corporation or limited liability company (LLC) will be thrown out in the event of a tax audit or lawsuit. You can lose your corporate charter entirely if you don't keep minutes of shareholder and directors meetings in a corporate book.

Learn More About Our Services

To speak with a lawyer offering a wide range of small business services, contact Howard M. Hyman, Attorney at Law. Initial consultations are free. You can reach us at 215-725-1950 today.