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Business Law

Business Law

The Law Office of Gary R. Swavely, Jr. advises and represents  business owners, entrepreneurs and managers on a wide range of legal and business matters. Attorney Swavely works with start-ups in selecting and forming business organizations and provide advice on trademark protection and licensing. He also assists clients who are looking to buy or sell a business.

Business Startup Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. Attorney Swavely assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs develop business strategies that help them achieve their goals. He also advises, negotiates and prepares shareholder agreements, and membership agreements. He advises on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction, including:

  • Subchapter C-corporation formation
  • Subchapter S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

Buying and Selling Businesses

Attorney Swavely guides business owners through the entire process of buying or selling a business, including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

In consultation with business owners, Attorney Swavely reviews, drafts and negotiates contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Lease agreements

If you are looking to start a new business, or buy or sell an existing business, call for a consultation today at (610) 816-6366.



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