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Business Law

Knowledge and Experience to Address the Unique Needs of Your Business

Our attorneys have decades of experience in serving the unique needs of the area's business community. We understand the challenges of growing in today's economic environment and, with that in mind, provide a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of our clients. From professional services such as dentists, doctors and accountants, to restaurants, manufacturing and real estate developers, our firm has the experience to serve the needs of many industries.

Personal Attention and Skilled Planning to Grow Your Business

Getting to know our clients on a personal level builds strong relationships. It also allows us to provide the specialized and personalized legal services needed to help a business grow. Our dedicated attorneys assist our clients in choosing the best possible entity structure and advising them in matters of management, tax and transferability of ownership implications for Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships. And, we work closely with other highly skilled professionals such as accountants, real estate agents and financers to fully meet our client’s needs.

A Commitment to Addressing the Changing Needs of Businesses

Our attorneys counsel businesses and business owners beyond formation as the unique needs of each client change. From stock sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, to buy-sell and employment agreements, our experience enables our attorneys to help your business meet its changing needs in any economic environment. We can assist in business "divorce" scenarios when you and other owners no longer see eye-to-eye. We are also able to counsel businesses in areas of employment law and litigation should such issues arise.

In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience in various transactions involving Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board licenses.  We are able to assist clients in transferring liquor licenses, defending liquor license citations, renewing licenses and obtaining license extensions.  We are also experienced in assisting clients in obtaining special permits and licenses and license safekeeping.  We have the necessary experience to address your business's unique needs involving any issue related to Pennsylvania's regulation of liquor licenses.

Dedicated Service For the Life of Your Business

Our dedicated attorneys work with clients throughout the life of their businesses, addressing the immediate concerns of the present and planning for successful futures. From formation to dissolution, sale or succession planning, we serve our business clients throughout every stage of their development.

Recent Updates & Recommended Articles from the Lancaster Law Blog:

  • Could a Condominium Face Legal Trouble Because of Residents’ Blog Against Emotional Support Animals
    • I have written a number of times on this blog about providing reasonable accommodations for “service animals” and “emotional support animals.”  This legal battle continues to affect condominium and homeowner association communities.  A recent case shows a new way that a condominium association could get in trouble for refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation: because of a neighbor’s blog post.
  • Double (IPA) Standard for Craft Breweries?
    • One of the more popular craft breweries in the country, Wicked Weed Brewing out of Ashville, North Carolina, was acquired by Anheuser-Busch, the world’s largest producer of beer. Interestingly (but not surprising if you follow the craft beer industry) the announcement was met with significant backlash from the craft beer community.
  • Federal Rule Changes Impacting Equity Crowdfunding and Social Media Use Go Into Effect Today 
    • For entrepreneurs in states that permit state equity crowdfunding, effective today, a change in federal rules will allow those states to allow entrepreneurs to use social media to solicit out of state residents to raise money for their business ventures. This article posted on LancasterOnline describes the impact of the law change on businesses raising money pursuant to state crowdfunding laws: Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws.
  • How Your Small Business is Like Professional Wrestling
    • The attorneys at Russell, Krafft & Gruber work with many small businesses every day.  Personally, I love to work with family–owned businesses, and get to know the family and what makes them and their business special.  In honor of the well-deserved recognition small business owners are receiving this week, I wanted to offer some advice and encouragement to the many small businesses in our community. I didn’t want to do the typical “here is a problem and here is how to fix it” post about the problems that small businesses face – taxes, employees, contracts, security, technology, and all of that stuff.  This post is a thank you to small businesses.