Business Formations and Transactions

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.

Business Formation

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.

Conveniently Located Hazleton Office

67 N. Church Street
Hazleton PA 18201


Phone: (570) 213-7961
Fax: (570) 454-3485

10.0Robert J. Gillespie Jr.

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Based in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, we serve businesses and individuals in the Poconos and the Anthracite Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Weatherly and Mountaintop.

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