Business Transaction Lawyers
Legal transactions are part of regular operations for any small business. Some are major and some are mundane, but in any transaction, the business should work with an experienced business attorney to protect its interests.
At KM&A, we work with businesses on significant transactional issues like the sale or purchase of expensive assets. We also work with businesses to develop form contracts that can be used regularly in the scope of business.
When the business or its owners are buying or selling in a substantial transaction, they need an attorney to help protect their interests. Major transactions include:
- Asset purchases
- Asset sales
- Real property transactions
- Mergers and consolidations
With significant sums of money at stake, smart business owners know to involve an attorney to spot hidden issues and maximize legal protections. Sometimes, extremely subtle changes in language can have huge ramifications for liability later on.
Businesses restructure by bringing in new owners, buying out current owners, or changing ownership in some way. There are two general ways that an attorney can be involved. One is as an attorney for the business, not taking the side of any particular individual. The other is as an advocate for one owner to maximize that owner’s legal position in negotiations. Restructuring may involve:
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Stock Redemption Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements or Stockholder Agreements
- Bylaws or Amended and Restated Bylaws
Whether we are engaged by the business or by an individual owner, KM&A works effectively to draft the clearest and most beneficial legal language for the necessary documents. For more information, visit our business restructuring page.
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There are two situations in which contracts arise: some are presented to the business and others need to be generated by the business. There are also two overall types of contracts: some are agreements with vendors or suppliers and others are agreements with customers or clients. Within those broad categories are a large number of specific contract types. Because KM&A works with so many different businesses, it can assist with virtually any contract situation that arises. Some examples include:
- Purchase Orders
- Service Contracts
- Employment Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Management Agreements
Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC “KM&A” is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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