Philadelphia Lawyers - Business / Corporate Law

Corporate Lawyers in Philadelphia

Our team advises companies at all stages of growth, focusing on regional, national and often international growth. We work with clients to navigate challenges from corporate formation, to management, growth and transfers, helping clients to optimally transition through the corporate life cycle.  RS Law Group delivers responsive representation throughout:

Contract Preparation and Review

Before entering into a contract, it is crucial to understand the terms of the agreement. Every contract specifies various rights and obligations that the parties are bound to uphold. Carefully understanding which terms are more important for your business or project can help shape the contract to your benefit. With the assistance of lawyers, a contract can help you translate your business’s plans and needs into binding legal rights and obligations.  A properly drafted contract can often be the different prevailing in a lawsuit or not.  It is crucial to have your contracts prepared by knowledgeable attorneys who are also experienced litigators.

Business Formation
Forming a business requires complying with various state regulations and receiving certifications from the state that permit operation. For example, forming a limited liability corporation in Pennsylvania requires that you complete and file a certificate of organization, among other forms. It is also good business practice to put together an operating agreement that details the rights and obligations of the business’s members. An operating agreement is the document that defines the rules by which the company functions, outlines profit and loss distributions, names crucial positions within the company such as treasurer or president and serves many more functions. It is important to have operating agreements drafted by attorneys who not only know the laws but who also have a honed understanding of the business world in general.
Secured/Unsecured Debt Restructuring

Businesses who have trouble keeping up with their borrowing costs can sometimes turn to restructuring their secured (backed by collateral) or unsecured debt (not backed by collateral) to lower and lengthen payments, among other options. Often, businesses can be successful in restructuring their debt by providing new collateral, although ultimately it is up to the lender to agree to a restructuring. Attorneys can assist in restructuring efforts by laying out realistic options to the borrower and assisting in negotiating new terms with lenders. Restructuring a company’s debt should be considered prior to bankruptcy.Businesses who have trouble keeping up with their borrowing costs can sometimes turn to restructuring their secured (backed by collateral) or unsecured debt (not backed by collateral) to lower and lengthen payments, among other options. Often, businesses can be successful in restructuring their debt by providing new collateral, although ultimately it is up to the lender to agree to a restructuring. Attorneys can assist in restructuring efforts by laying out realistic options to the borrower and assisting in negotiating new terms with lenders. Restructuring a company’s debt should be considered prior to bankruptcy.

Intellectual Property Protection

Property does not just include tangible objects like land, money, and equipment. The law recognizes different categories of intangible property, referred to as “Intellectual Property.”

  1. There are three main categories of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Patents provide an inventor with an exclusive right to make, use, and sell an invention. Copyrights protect original works of authorship, while Trademarks protect identifiers of products like logos and phrases.
  2. Intellectual property laws give owners the ability to register their IP and protect their intangible property from those who do not have the right or permission to use the property.
  3. If you are interesting in registering your Trademark, contact our experienced attorneys.

• Corporate representation and Outside General Counsel services
• Acquisitions and divestitures
• Commercial transactions and distribution agreements
• Financing of businesses in secured and unsecured loan transactions
• Employment Agreements