Business Lawyers in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Advising Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey

When you own or operate a business, important legal concerns can arise at any time. You may be considering setting up a new commercial entity and need guidance on the best legal form to choose. You may need to implement a contract to protect your rights with a customer, vendor or employee. You may have unresolved disputes with customers or competitors that can only be resolved through legal action. The attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier have the skill, knowledge, and resources to protect your interests.

At Shaffer & Gaier, our partners bring more than 45 years of combined experience to small-to-medium-sized businesses in and around Philadelphia, representing commercial entities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We will provide you with comprehensive counsel, no matter how big or small your problem seems. We understand that every legal situation is different, but we are committed to providing the same level of service to every client, helping you get the best possible result in a timely and cost-effective manner.

To learn about all the services we offer businesses and business owners, contact us online, or call our offices in Philadelphia at 215-751-0100 or in New Jersey at 856-429-0970.

Business and Commercial Litigation | Business Formation
Business Transactions

We offer full-service legal counsel to business owners and business entities in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, providing experienced and knowledgeable counsel on matters involving:

  • Business formation — We will take the time to learn as much as we can about your prospective business enterprise, and will carefully explain the different types of legal forms, as well as their benefits and disadvantages. Once you have determined which type of structure is best suited to your needs, we will prepare and execute all documents necessary to set your business up in compliance with Pennsylvania or New Jersey law. We handle all types of business forms, from partnerships to limited liability companies or corporations.
  • Business contracts — We will work with you at any stage of a business deal, from the negotiation of terms to the preparation and execution of the contract. We handle all types of business agreements, including employment, vendor and customer, non-compete and confidentiality, licensing and real estate contracts.
  • Business and commercial litigation — We represent businesses and business owners as plaintiffs or defendants in commercial disputes, including actions involving allegations of breach of contract and unfair competition. We also handle employment and ownership disputes.

Contact Our Office

To set up an appointment, call our Philadelphia office at 215-751-0100 or our New Jersey office at 856-429-0970, or contact us online. There is no charge for your first meeting. Evening and weekend meetings are available upon request.

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