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Corporate and Commercial Law

New Jersey and New York Corporate Counsel

Business Formation, Contracts, Employment, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Tax Attorneys

Schiffman, Abraham, Kaufman & Ritter, P.C. provides services in the nature of "in house" counsel to many New Jersey and New York businesses which do not employ counsel on staff. Our lawyers answer your questions and handle your corporate law issues promptly, diligently and effectively.

Our corporate and commercial business attorneys, Robert L. Ritter, Paul N. Ambrose and Steven L. Davis, perform the following legal services:

Business Formation

As experienced business organization lawyers, we prepare and file all necessary documents needed when starting a business as well as modify or dissolve business entities, including:

  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Joint venture or other business structure

Our firm provides essential advice regarding which business entity is most appropriate for your particular venture to ensure that it provides maximum tax and financial advantages. We work closely with other professionals in planning and establishing your business entity, always making sure your business complies with the framework of corporate law standards.

Business Contract Drafting

We have the unique advantage of bringing the perspective of experienced litigators to the drafting of contracts and agreements. Our work aims to prevent litigation by filling in key gaps that are found in many agreements drafted by "specialists" who have never litigated a contract. We handle an array of complex contracts, including:

  • Employment and business contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Trade secret agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Merger and acquisition agreements
  • Purchase order terms and conditions of sale
  • Sale and lease back agreements
  • Business dissolution
  • Consulting agreements
  • LLC operating agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Proxy agreements
  • Voting trusts
  • Lease agreements

We recognize that business requires immediate attention. Our approach of providing comprehensive service in a small law firm context affords you the individualized, personalized legal service that is otherwise only obtainable from an in-house attorney. We want to make commercial law work for you.

Governmental Compliance

Our lawyers can provide your business with guidance, representation, and advice for regulatory compliance with any local, federal, or state agency involved in your daily business operations, including:

  • DEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection)
  • DCR (New Jersey Division on Civil Rights)
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
  • BME (Board of Medical Examiners)
  • OAE (Office of Attorney Ethics) and many more

We have learned how to handle governmental agencies in a manner which recognizes their legitimate concerns, while also protecting your economic and business interests.

The key is to resolve matters without incurring the expense, delay, and frustration of lengthy litigation with a governmental agency. We can guide you through the often confusing procedures and requirements imposed by these agencies. If you have been cited for a violation, we can represent your interests diligently and effectively.

Contact Us

To gain our firm's assistance in any corporate or commercial law matter, contact us to schedule a consultation.

Our business law and contract law attorneys serve clients throughout North Jersey and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, including Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, and Morris County.

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We are more than just a winning team. Our firm’s success is due to the combination of experience, knowledge and high-quality representation with an attentive, concerned approach to our long term clients and friends. Whether you need an experienced business counsel, a civil litigation attorney, a real estate attorney, a family law practitioner or an estate and trust specialist, we look forward to serving your needs.

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Three University Plaza : Suite 410-4th Floor : Hackensack, New Jersey : 07601 : 201-488-2600 : Email Us