Business.

Business Law

Today’s changing business climate in and around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania means that all new company formations are under more pressure to succeed on multiple fronts. Whether you are launching a new venture or combining forces in a merger or acquisition, we can help you navigate the myriad of details and set your business on the best path to ensure future success. In referral collaboration and affiliation with BusinessLegal P.C. Attorney Lynn Emerson teams with attorney William F. Caye II, LLC to assist business clients situate in and around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania with the legal formation of all types of business entities and in the operation, merger or collaboration of existing businesses.

From preparation of business agreements and protecting your investment and goals to guidance on the day-to-day operation of your business, we can provide straightforward strategies to set your business for future success. Deciding what type of business entity best suits your needs is by far the most important decision you have to make, whether merging existing companies or starting anew.  Working with you, we will provide expert and sound guidance on the right choices that will best help you achieve your business goals.

Once you as the client make this important decision, we can advise you on a myriad of details, including shareholder agreements, contracts, employee benefits, policies and training, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, family succession planning, corporate finance, intellectual property and creditor’s rights. This collaborative or team approach in the practice area of business law provides the most comprehensive and valued expertise, for example, when it comes to recurring issues like mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, collection of delinquent accounts and even liquor licenses.

Ultimately, your goal is to build and run a successful business; and the firm’s goal is to help you set up a strong and reliable foundation allowing you to focus on what you do best.


General Corporate

In referral collaboration with BusinessLegal P.C. Attorney Lynn Emerson teams with attorney William F. Caye II to advise innovative and emerging companies in and around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania respect of a broad range of ordinary course general corporate and commercial matters, including:

  • Issuances, transfers and redemptions of securities
  • Loan agreements and other financing alternatives
  • Purchases and sales of goods
  • Secured transactions
  • Sales representative and distributor agreements
  • Purchase and supply and toll manufacturing agreements
  • Licenses of intellectual property
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Joint ventures, research and development agreements and strategic partnerships
  • Leases and other real estate transactions
  • Customs and import and export controls
  • Employment and consulting agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Equity compensation and other employee incentive arrangements

 

Corporate Governance

In referral collaboration with BusinessLegal P.C. Attorney Lynn Emerson teams with attorney William F. Caye II to counsel directors and management of public and private businesses in various industry sectors in and around Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania on a wide range of corporate governance issues, including:

  • Composition of the board directors
  • Fiduciary duties of directors and officers
  • Risk management programs
  • Analysis of director independence, conflicts of interest and related party transactions
  • Personal liability protection and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance
  • Governance requirements of the securities exchanges
  • Committee charters and codes of conduct
  • Audit, compensation and nomination committee matters
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank requirements
  • Change of control transactions
  • Shareholder relations
  • Public company disclosure issues