Hazleton, Pennsylvania Business Law Attorneys
Start-Ups • Transactions • Employment Agreements
Gillespie, Miscavige & Ferdinand, LLC in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is proud to have fostered much economic development across Northeastern Pennsylvania. We not only assist in small business start-ups, but also support clients with the growth of their business through ongoing consultation and transactional assistance.
Free Initial Consultation • (570) 213-7961 or (888) 493-4887
Contact us today to discuss your new business venture or transaction. Our firm represents clients in Luzerne, Schuylkill, Carbon, and surrounding counties of the Poconoes and Anthracite Region.
Attorney Joe Ferdinand is an area native and has practiced law since 1977, helping hundreds of start-up enterprises build a foundation for success. He has assisted clients with business formation in a wide range of industries: hotels and restaurants, retail, construction, manufacturing, trucking, and professional associations. He counsels business start-ups on the most advantageous entity, based on the goals and type of business, and working with clients' accountants, including:
- Limited liability companies (LLC) and operating agreements
- Corporations (S corp or C corp) and shareholder agreements
- Partnerships, including family limited partnerships and succession planning
Business Transactions and Contracts
Mr. Ferdinand's considerable business acumen helps clients negotiate, review, and structure transactions to assure a smooth deal and avoid future entanglements. He conducts due diligence to ensure clients are not "buying a problem" and protects sellers from legal exposure. He can advise on all transactional and contractual matters, including:
- Purchase or sale of business entities
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Equipment leasing or purchasing
- Commercial lease agreements
- Business dissolution
Employment Law and Business Consulting
Gillespie, Miscavige & Ferdinand, LLC advises small businesses in an ongoing capacity, from contracts with vendors to general contractor disputes, to employment law issues such as restrictive covenants (i.e., non-compete agreements). If disputes arise—among company shareholders or with clients—trial lawyer Bob Gillespie has more than 30 years of commercial litigation experience and can help your business resolve the dispute efficiently.
Business Formation and Consulting for the Coal Region: (570) 213-7961 or (888) 493-4887
Contact our Hazleton office for a free initial consultation with an experienced small business law attorney.