Business Law


Cer­tainty is the most impor­tant aspect of any busi­ness deci­sion. Whether you are decid­ing to start a busi­ness, pur­chase or invest in a busi­ness, or part­ner with oth­ers to start or expand your busi­ness, the less guess work that is involved, the eas­ier the trans­ac­tion will be.  You will ben­e­fit from our broad range of expe­ri­ence in all aspects of busi­ness trans­ac­tions, from start­ing a busi­ness, to obtain­ing financ­ing, to devel­op­ing prod­ucts as well as nego­ti­at­ing licens­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, and/or dis­tri­b­u­tion agree­ments, and finally devel­op­ing a plan of busi­ness succession.

Mem­bers of our firm have rep­re­sented com­pa­nies of all sizes, from “mom-and-pop” retail estab­lish­ments to start ups to publicly-traded, multi-national com­pa­nies, in many sec­tors, includ­ing health­care, tech­nol­ogy, ser­vice, and retail, among oth­ers.  We have rep­re­sented com­pa­nies as well as investors, and ren­dered trusted advice on sig­nif­i­cant issues across a broad spec­trum of entity sta­tus and issues, includ­ing entity for­ma­tions, cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, and gen­eral con­tract draft­ing as well as busi­ness sales and acqui­si­tions, pri­vate offer­ings and financ­ing, secu­ri­ties qual­i­fi­ca­tions, licens­ing, real estate, and other busi­ness trans­ac­tions..  Regard­less of the size of your busi­ness or your pro­posed trans­ac­tion, you will receive indi­vid­u­al­ized rep­re­sen­ta­tion, designed to effi­ciently assist you in achiev­ing your busi­ness objectives.

Start­ing a busi­ness can present a daunt­ing and often con­fus­ing series of ques­tions.  Should I form an entity or should I main­tain a sole pro­pri­etor­ship?  If I form an entity, which type of entity should I form: a cor­po­ra­tion, an LLC or a part­ner­ship?  If I form a cor­po­ra­tion, should I form an “S” cor­po­ra­tion or a “C” cor­po­ra­tion?  There is no one-size-fits-all answer to these ques­tions, and our expe­ri­ence at nego­ti­at­ing these often chal­leng­ing issues will allow us to guide you to the deci­sion that best meets your needs.

Our expe­ri­ence deal­ing with reg­u­la­tions, not only as those who have to deal with reg­u­la­tions, but also being among those who cre­ate and imple­ment reg­u­la­tions, allows us to nav­i­gate the often con­fus­ing worlds of Fed­eral, State, and Local reg­u­la­tory schemes.  If you are fac­ing an issue, chances are we have faced a sim­i­lar one in the past and we can assist you in break­ing down the bar­ri­ers that stand between you and your busi­ness objectives.

To assist with some of the entry-level ques­tions, and to assist you in think­ing about issues that you may face with your busi­ness inten­tions, we have devel­oped the “Busi­ness Toolkit”, which is avail­able free of charge.  If you would like to have a free con­sul­ta­tion to dis­cuss your busi­ness objec­tives, click here or go to the “Con­tact Us” tab and set up an appointment.

At Scafide Law Firm, we’re here to help oth­ers achieve their dreams.  It’s what we do.  It’s what makes us different.