Business Law Overview

Our corporate and business clients range from start-ups to middle-market businesses.  Their legal needs are varied – from business planning and formation to national and international corporate and tax issues, and everything in between. The depth and range of experience and expertise of our attorneys is as varied as the needs of our clients.

Our team includes former in-house general counsels from regional, national and international businesses, certified public accountants, attorneys with Masters in corporate, finance and tax law, former federal and state prosecutors, retired judges, and international and national corporate and tax lecturers. 

Porzio is a full service law firm with the resources and expertise to meet the day-to-day business needs of our clients and to respond quickly and effectively to the unexpected.  We have a particular expertise in dealing with COVID-19 issues and have written and lectured on related topics over the last year of the pandemic. Click here to go to our COVID-19 resource page.

Because the business attorneys at Porzio have general counsel expertise, clients often call upon us to act as their sole outside general counsel or to supplement a growing legal department, working collaboratively with our attorneys to optimize legal services and provide depth and expertise related to all areas of corporate governance and operations. 

In addition, our business attorneys regularly provide third-party legal opinions to lenders, rating agencies and other parties in business and loan transactions regarding entity formation and existence, authority, enforceability, non-consolidation, authority to file bankruptcy, UCC and other matters, including Delaware third-party legal opinions 

Our attorneys offer a unique team approach in assisting business entities and operations while not only providing corporate and tax advice for varied transactions, but also collaborating with the employment, bankruptcy, wealth preservation and commercial real estate and litigation teams to bring the best result for your business needs. 

Business Formation & Dissolution

Whether you are looking to start a new business entity or are considering dissolving one, involving skilled and experienced attorneys is critical to the secure navigation of legal hurdles that arise throughout the business formation or dissolution process. Porzio's talented team of business attorneys have years of experience working with clients who are in the stages of opening their doors and getting their businesses off the ground, as well as those making the difficult decision to close their doors or restructure their business. Porzio understands the complexities and intricacies of these stages and offers guidance throughout each and every step of the process.

Capital Markets & Securities

Today's business environment is constantly evolving and changing , making raising capital a significant challenge. Working with Porzio's experienced attorneys will help you discover new opportunities in this ever evolving market. We provide strategic solutions and comprehensive advice to companies, banks and investors on a wide range of investment opportunities.

Corporate Contracts, Corporate Governance & General Counsel Services

There are many responsibilities and obstacles that in-house attorneys face. At Porzio our  attorneys are available to help companies supplement the necessary capacity of their existing legal team so that they can focus on managing their business. Porzio's attorneys have years of experience serving as both in-house and outside general counsel to businesses in need of support with limited in-house counsel capabilities. Clients looking for Porzio to supplement their existing teams rely on our attorneys for trusted corporate advice and counseling on all issues of corporate governance and best practices. Porzio's lawyers serve as experienced counselors to corporate clients that find themselves in critical, high-risk situations. Our attorneys help boards of directors as well as senior executives on the full range of corporate governance issues. The team counsels on regulation, shareholder communication, best practices and more.

Corporate Finance

We have extensive experience advising companies and financial institutions on how to achieve their business objectives. Our attorneys have  a diverse mix of skillsets, blending together years of industry experience.

Corporate Tax

Porzio's corporate tax attorneys advise and provide practical advice for clients on tax issues that have business implications. Our team designs strategies to maximize tax benefits and minimize tax liability. We help clients develop proactive measures to limit their tax liability and provide strategies to benefit from available tax credits.

 

Franchising

Having extensively represented both franchisors and franchisees in varied national franchises, our team has the ability to understand and negotiate both sides of the transaction.  In addition, our department is equipped with up-to-date franchise software to ensure an efficient preparation of the Franchise Disclosure Document and any state filings.

Legal Opinions

An opinion letter is often necessary in the context of financing or other commercial transactions to express legal conclusions or to provide an analysis of the transaction. Porzio is a leading resource for legal opinions on matters surrounding corporate and business transactions. Our attorneys provide borrower and third-party legal opinions on matters such as real estate transactions and provide Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York entity non-consolidation bankruptcy, UCC, and enforceability opinions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Porzio's attorneys advise public and private companies with corporate merger and acquisition transactions. Our clients include companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large organizations from a variety of industries. The attorneys in this group have experience in reviewing proposed transactions, structuring and analyzing those transactions, negotiating the business points of the transactions, and drafting the transactional documents.