Business Law

Comprehensive business legal support, from startup to everyday operations.
Gross McGinley Allentown PA Business Attorneys

Your Business Law Authority

Specialized business attorneys know the law, negotiate well, have cultivated relationships with other attorneys, and — most of all — will fight for your best interests. Taking a DIY approach to address your business legal needs often yields less than optimum results.

Even what appears to be an easy document filing or uncomplicated contract, might lead to an expensive result down the road. Often, working with a lawyer really is the simplest, most cost-effective solution.

Banking Matters

From commercial lending transactions to mortgages, SBA loans to promissory notes, we offer comprehensive legal services for all banking and financial institutions to assist with managing financial risk.

Commercial Contracts

Contracts protect the value of your company, but it isn’t always easy to keep pace with contract-related commitments. Our contract attorneys have worked on thousands of commercial contracts. We’re focused on researching and providing you with the best information to make better decisions and manage risk.

Corporate General Matters

We believe in a hands-on philosophy, where we work directly with owners and shareholders to represent their interests and protect their companies’ rights. We also employ our deep knowledge of legal, market, and business principles to resolve complex business problems and advise on daily operations management.

Entity Formations

From the initial concept to opening your doors (whether in person or virtually), we’ll provide the legal guidance to cross all the legal T’s and dot all the I’s. Our business planning advice minimizes your exposure to personal liability, ensures regulatory compliance, minimizes tax exposure, and supports operational flexibility. We also counsel our clients on choosing the most appropriate entity to ensure a successful business venture.

Intellectual Property

We’re part of your team, acting as your advocate and your advisor to protect your intellectual property matters like trademarks, patents or copyright, IP business transactions, and more.

Internet, Privacy & Media

As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, our guidance balances risk with compliance. We make sure your representations to your clients, customers, employees, and third parties align with your legal obligations to reduce exposure and prevent risk to your operations and reputation. Need assistance with sweepstakes or promotional marketing campaign? We can help with that, too.

Liquor Control Board Licensing

The local, state, and federal laws regulating the alcohol industry are complex and challenging to navigate. Our lawyers understand the challenges various businesses face — and we work with you to design creative solutions that protect your interests and help you meet your goals.

Purchase/ Sale/ Transfer of a Business

Whether you’re buying, selling, or transferring a business, you’ll face a thick stack of legal paperwork. Don’t tackle it alone. You’ll benefit from our attorneys’ deep, broad knowledge that includes partnership dissolutions, franchises, corporate mergers, stock sale/ transfer, and more.

Succession Planning

Successful transitions begin with a plan. Ownership transfer requires an understanding of all available options, meticulous preparation, and long-term planning. We’re passionate about providing business owners with the guidance to plan for the future with confidence.

Taxes & Regulations

Our attorneys specialize in the complex, technical field of tax law. We’ll partner with your accountant to help you avoid potential problems. Whether you’ve got a taxable estate, plan to start a business, or have legal issues with the IRS, we’ve got the knowledge to guide you.

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    Business Team

    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Safa Ashrafi

    Safa Ashrafi

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Thomas A. Capehart

    Thomas A. Capehart

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Samuel E. Cohen

    Samuel E. Cohen

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    Michael S. Horvath, II

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney J. Jackson Eaton

    J. Jackson Eaton III

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney John F. Gross

    John F. “Jack” Gross

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Paul A. McGinley

    Paul A. McGinley

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    R. Nicholas Nanovic

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    Jacob D. Oldaker

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    Thomas E. Reilly, Jr.

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Stuart T. Schmookler

    Stuart T. Shmookler

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    View Profile Gross McGinley Allentown Law Firm Attorney Lauren Speziale

    Loren L. Speziale

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