Most new businesses cannot afford to keep a lawyer on staff to help handle legal problems. That is where Lefkowicz & Gottfried, LLP comes in. Via the internet, your business already has access to constant, secure, and legal services. Lefkowicz & Gottfried will help you avoid costly litigation, show you how to reap the most profits from your business, or if necessary, effectively litigate cases for you.Established/Larger Businesses
Even established and larger businesses can make greater profits by properly protecting their assets, limiting risks, avoiding litigation, limiting liability, or effectively and aggressively meeting the challenges that come with a litigated matter.
Small Business/Corporate Formation
Before you begin a new business venture you have to decide how to best limit your risk. Lefkowicz & Gottfried, LLP can help you form a variety of business entities, set up shareholder agreements, LLC membership agreements, partnership agreements and corporate structures that simplifies your corporate life. Forming a business entity is a straightforward matter, but if it is done incorrectly it can have severe consequences. Let us help you understand which statutes grant liability protection to the officers and directors of your new business.
Small Business Purchases/Sales
Our lawyers should be part of your team once the decision to buy or sell a business has been made. We can assist with the preparation of a package of information necessary for offering the business. A myriad of considerations require legal expertise. Whether its: valuation of assets, sales and marketing of businesses, tax analysis, existing contract rights and obligations (loans, real estate and equipment leases, rights of refusal, shareholders agreements, employment agreements, supply contracts, production contracts, distribution agreements, franchises, intellectual property rights, etc.), we can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.
Whether its forming your new corporation or LLC changing an existing one, adding new executive officers, selling stock shares, amending corporate by-laws or membership agreements, complying with publication requirements, or any other type of situation where you need the advice of an experienced attorney call on Lefkowicz & Gottfried, LLP.
If you are looking to purchase or invest in a franchise, whether a fast food business, gas station or any franchise opportunity we can help. Franchisors have made these types of contracts virtually indecipherable. Let the experienced attorneys at Lefkowicz & Gottfried assist you in interpreting the franchise agreement as well as the offering plans and pre-purchase disclosures into plain coherent language.
There are many considerations that must go into a decision to file Corporate Bankruptcy. Lefkowicz & Gottfried’s attorneys can help you answer the following important questions:
Are there creditors poised to lien or levy on assets that could be used to pay debts for which the shareholders or officers are personally liable ?
Are the services of a Trustee are necessary to preside over the liquidation of assets and the winding up of the business, freeing the corporation's officers to seek employment, etc. ?
Would filing bankruptcy discourage creditor suits which have a tendency to name the officers and shareholders personally, irregardless of whether they are legally liable for the debt?
We can explain what rights you have and what options most effectively protect you.
Commercial Leases and Real Estate
Leasing commercial property is a complicated process requiring the assistance of an attorney that has the right experience. Let the attorneys at Lefkowicz & Gottfried help you avoid the common missteps of inexperienced attorneys and close your next commercial real estate deal quickly and efficiently.