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Business formation

Smart decisions at the start provide a strong foundation for any business venture. Our lawyers will help you understand the legal requirements and available options relating to these formation concerns:

  • Legal entities — We will help you understand the relative advantages and drawbacks of various legal entities such as sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, LLPs and LLCs.
  • Tax designation — Changing tax rules present tricky questions when owners of a new business are electing how to address their tax status. We will work carefully with you and your tax advisors to look at your particular situation and help you make the right choice.
  • Licensing and permits — On issues relating to zoning, licenses, permits and other required government approvals, our firm ensures you understand the applicable rules and advocates for the authorizations you seek.

We take the time to truly understand your business and its objectives so we can work together effectively.

Contract matters

Well-crafted written contracts help businesses enforce their intended rights and operate with confidence. Our experienced attorneys prepare, review and negotiate sound, valid documents for all types of clients and situations. We handle sophisticated transactions involving financing, mergers, acquisitions and real estate deals. For clients facing financial difficulty, we often find creative ways to adjust and resolve debts and related obligations without having to resort to bankruptcy.

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Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli provides comprehensive business counsel to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Please call 570-562-4520 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Click here for a printer-friendly firm brochure.

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