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Business Law

Our Business Law Department is comprised of experienced practitioners in those different areas of law most often encountered by small to medium sized businesses, start-ups and professional associations. We utilize a team approach that draws upon and matches the skills and knowledge of the attorney with the particular client need. In addition to addressing our clients' immediate needs, we emphasize planning and prevention, focusing on best practices, with an aim toward avoiding the legal entanglements often encountered in the business setting and, thus, allowing our clients to focus on their business objectives.

The following are among the services we provide.

Identification and formation of the most appropriate business entity:

  • corporations (subchapter C and S)
  • limited liability corporations and partnerships
  • limited partnerships
  • trusts
  • massachusetts business trusts

Acquisition and sale of ongoing businesses, having successfully handled the purchase/sale of numerous businesses, including:

  • manufacturing companies
  • best practices audit
  • retail establishments
  • medical and dental practices
  • automobile dealerships
  • nursing homes
  • restaurants
  • produce distributorships
  • salons

Contract Preparation, Review and Negotiation

Commercial Leasing (Office and Industrial Space)

Licensing Agreements

Franchise Agreements

Employment Law

Litigation of Business and Workplace Disputes

Litigation of Contract Claims

Collection of Debts and Receivables

Defense of Workers Compensation Claims

Business Succession Planning

Asset Protection

Tax Advice and Planning

In areas beyond the expertise of our own Business Law Practice Group, we are able to call upon an established network of attorneys in such areas as intellectual property, patent and trademark, securities law, immigration and complex tax matters, to ensure that our clients receive the best possible representation.

Contact: Department Head Richard B. Schafer