Business Entities & Transactions

Business Law Attorneys

Serving Pittsburgh, Washington, Pa. and Surrounding Counties

Industries we serve:

The business law attorneys at Sweat Law are well versed and experienced in representing corporations and business entities of all sizes in a diverse array of industries. In addition to unparalleled legal advice, our attorneys provide creative strategies and practical solutions which align with their business goals and objectives. We place a particular emphasis on business acquisition and divestiture, closely-held businesses, financial services, lending, and the protection of intellectual property rights. We also routinely assist clients in commercial transactions of all types and levels of complexity, proper business operational procedures, and day-to-day governance issues.

  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Real Estate Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Closely Held Businesses

Our attorneys understand the need for effective and efficient results. Therefore, we are proactive with the advice and guidance we provide to our clients while providing prompt, effective and attentive service for all of your organization’s needs.

Entity Planning
Through our extensive knowledge and experience working with the owners of closely-held businesses, as well as our exposure to numerous complex transactions, we are able to prepare effective terms of operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and buy-sell arrangements for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and joint ventures. Our attorneys structure innovative solutions that are available for small and medium-sized corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, taking advantage of the flexibility offered by those entities.

  • Entity Formation
  • Drafting Operating Agreements
  • Drafting Shareholder’s Agreements
  • Issuing Stock Certificates and Corporate Books
  • Draft Corporate Minutes

In order to address the capital needs of our clients enjoying expansion, we provide assistance in the negotiating and obtaining of bank financing. Additionally, we aid our clients in working with venture capital firms and angel investors, as well as establishing joint ventures and making private placement offerings. We assist our clients in key aspects of financial transactions, such as retaining control over company management, limiting liability with respect to personal guarantees, requiring disclosure of critical information, and maintaining confidential information.

Succession Planning
Our attorneys have extensive experience in crafting, developing and implementing buy-sell arrangements, life insurance arrangements that minimize liquidity problems during estate administration, family limited partnerships (and unwinding family limited partnerships), non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, and private annuities and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts. Sweatlaw’s attorneys counsel our clients in connection with the transfer of their businesses from one generation to the next, in order to maximize tax benefits that may be available to the clients and to minimize any tax obligations associated with the transition.

Exit Strategies
Sweatlaw attorneys have participated in numerous transactions involving sales of closely-held businesses to key employees, other closely-held companies and take out the reference to Fortune 500 Companies. We provide highly personalized and responsive attention to the needs of our clients in negotiating the terms of business sales to achieve the best possible results. Our attorneys structure the sale of a business in a tax-advantaged manner, including participating in Section 1031 like-kind exchanges and maximizing potential estate planning opportunities.

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