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Local Business Law Attorneys

Advocating For Your Business Interests in Westmoreland County and Southwestern PA

At Bumbaugh George, we provide expert legal representation for businesses of all sizes. If you’re just starting a business in PA, we can help you select the best entity type to set up for your goals. We can also review your contracts, represent you during litigation, and ensure your legal compliance. By choosing Bumbaugh George as your business law firm, you can feel confident that your company’s interests are in good hands. 

  • Strategic Counsel
  • Clear Guidance
  • Strong Advocacy
  • Robust Representation

Corporate Representation & Business Entity Formation Support

Are you seeking reliable legal solutions for your business? Our competent team of corporate lawyers can facilitate your business entity formation, fortify your risk mitigation, and ensure you’re operating within the bounds of the law.

  • Formation
  • Acquisitions
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Dissolving
  • Arbitration
  • Taxes and Licenses
Business Formation – Business Entity

Starting a business in PA can be a lucrative endeavor. If you’re eager to become a business owner, the first step is to choose your entity type. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), corporations, and non-profit organizations offer varying levels of liability protection and come with different requirements. Our business lawyers can suggest the ideal entity type for your goals, draft your business formation documents, and ensure your legal compliance every step of the way. 

  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Business Name Registration
  • Obtain an EIN
Business Acquisitions – Business Entity

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can give your company a competitive edge. Executing these transactions smoothly requires strong legal support. Fortunately, our M&A lawyers have extensive experience negotiating transactions, conducting due diligence, drafting agreements, and navigating M&A regulations. Whether you’re wondering how to sell a small business or merge a large corporation, our transactional law experts can assist with the process.

  • Asset Purchase Agreement
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • HSR Filings
  • Non-Compete Agreement
  • Legal Opinions
Contracts – Business Entity

To protect your business, its contracts must be clear and legally enforceable. Our skilled business attorneys can draft strong contracts that shield your business from risk, safeguard its interests, and support its success. We can also review contracts presented to you by other parties and represent you during contract disputes. 

  • Service & Provider Contracts
  • Sales & Purchase Contracts
  • Employer & Worker Contracts
  • Partnership Contracts
  • Lease & Rental Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Contracts
Intellectual Property Rights – Business Entity

Your company’s intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset. You can protect it by registering it with the appropriate government agencies, drafting licensing agreements, and taking legal action if your IP rights are infringed upon. The intellectual property lawyers at Bumbaugh George can strengthen your IP protection strategy and prevent infringement. 

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Cease and Desist Letter
  • License Agreement
  • Patent Application
  • Trademark Application
  • Copyright Registration
Business Dissolving – Business Entity

If you’re retiring, facing financial difficulties, or seeking a fresh start, you may want to dissolve your business entity. At Bumbaugh George, our corporate liquidation attorneys can guide you through our closing a business checklist and ensure each step is completed according to all relevant laws and regulations.

  • Clear Guidance
  • Meticulous Compliance
  • Efficient Service
  • Effective Dissolutions
Business Arbitration – Business Entity

Business arbitration is an alternative way to resolve business disputes. Since it takes place out of court, it has the potential to be more cost-effective, time-efficient, and confidential. If you’re considering business arbitration, the business dispute lawyers at Bumbaugh George can represent you during arbitration proceedings, draft your agreements, and offer advice.

  • Strategic Negotiation
  • Dependable Representation
  • Reliable Resolutions
  • Tactical Advice
Taxes and Licenses – Business Entity

To operate legally, you must adhere to all relevant tax regulations and attain your necessary business licenses. At Bumbaugh George, our experienced business lawyers can help you determine what licenses and permits you need before registering a business in PA. We can also strategize legal ways to reduce your tax liabilities. 

  • Straightforward Guidance
  • Transparent Communication
  • Tactical Advice
  • Tax Expertise
Complex Challenges, Legally Sound Solutions

Corporate Lawyers Ensuring Your Business Success

Corporations face a wide variety of legal matters, from commercial contracts to detailed regulatory compliance. At Bumbaugh George, our diligent business attorneys can ensure your corporation abides by its legal requirements and aligns its legal strategies with its overarching goals. With our dedicated legal team working behind the scenes, you can focus your attention on running your business.

  • Comprehensive Support
  • Attention to Detail
  • Clear Communication
  • Strategic Advice
Corporate Lawyers

Safeguard Your Legal Standing with Bumbaugh George

Selecting a business attorney is a big decision. That’s why we offer Business Entity Formation & Corporate Representation consultations at Bumbaugh George. To book your consultation, call 724-864-6840 or fill out our Case Evaluation form.

Safeguard Your Legal Standing with Bumbaugh George

Selecting a business attorney is a big decision. That’s why we offer Business Entity Formation & Corporate Representation consultations at Bumbaugh George. To book your consultation, call 724-864-6840 or fill out our Case Evaluation form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What licenses are needed to start a business?

The types of business licenses you’ll need depend on several factors, including your industry, business type, and location. Some common examples include business licenses, professional licenses, health department permits, and zoning permits. A business law attorney can help you determine the required licenses for your upcoming business venture.


How much does a business license cost?

In Pennsylvania, you can register your business with the Department of Revenue free of charge. However, you may be charged fees to obtain other types of business licenses, such as professional licenses or local permits. The cost of these fees can vary. Our business law attorneys can calculate the cost of acquiring your certificate of registration and required business licenses. 

How do I sell a small business?

The steps involved in selling a small business include assessing its fair market value, preparing it for sale, searching for potential buyers, negotiating a purchase agreement, conducting due diligence, and finalizing the sales transaction. A transactional attorney can advise you during each of these steps and draft the associated documents. 


How do I close a business in PA?

Dissolving your business in Pennsylvania is a complicated process. The specific steps depend on your business entity type, though they typically include notifying government agencies, fulfilling tax obligations, settling debts with creditors, and legally dissolving the business entity. Our business law firm can provide more personalized advice on how to close a business in PA during your initial consultation.

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What steps are involved in forming a business entity?

To form a new business entity, you must select a business structure and choose your company name. After that, your business attorney can draft your business formation documents, register your business with the appropriate government authorities, and help you obtain your licenses and permits. 

What does a corporate lawyer do?

Corporate lawyers advise businesses on a wide variety of legal matters, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, contracts, and transactions. Corporate attorneys also play a vital role in negotiating business deals, resolving disputes, and protecting their clients’ assets. 

How do I find a good corporate lawyer?

You can find a trusted corporate lawyer in your area by asking your business contacts for recommendations, consulting legal directories, and searching for “corporate law firms near me” or “small business lawyer near me” online. Once you have a few law firms in mind, you can schedule consultations to see which one is the best fit for your business. If you’re located in Westmoreland County, Allegheny County, or another part of Southwestern Pennsylvania, make sure to book a Corporate Representation consultation with Bumbaugh George. 

Learn About Business Entity Formation & Corporate Representation

Starting a business is exciting, but legal requirements can get confusing. Check out our resources to simplify business entity formation and connect you with great corporate representation!

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