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Business counseling

When you are looking for legal services, you want attorneys who care as much about your business’ success as you do. With our firm, you have the expertise of more than 140 lawyers and professionals in multiple disciplines at your disposal to assist you in guiding your business. This means you get strategic counseling and legal advice customized to meet your needs. Our attorneys capitalize on years of experience and creative problem solving to help your business overcome its challenges and achieve success. We can work with your business in a number of ways:

  • Assistance with day-to-day operations in a number of areas, including:
  • Boardroom counseling
    • Addressing the rights and demands of your shareholders, creditors or other constituencies
    • Advising through various stages of growth, from startups to distressed businesses
    • Working through the issues boards of directors or business managers confront
  • Compliance issues, questions and policies
  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • Corporate governance
  • Merger and acquisition counseling 
  • Sale of business
  • Selecting the best structure during business formation 
  • Viewing financing holistically, as a balance sheet structure that best serves the goals and needs of your business. We will:
    • Present you with various options
    • Introduce you to other resources, such as investment bankers or direct funding sources


James E. Stief, Chair


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Jason M. Smith

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Jason M. Klein

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Rick L. Hindmand

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Frank Wardega

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Steven M. Harris

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Amy Wojnarwsky

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Christopher Riley

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Morgan Mackovjak

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Michael J. Kaczka

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Kirstyn Wildey

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Richard S. Cooper

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David A. Agay

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John G. Marvar

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Mazen Asbahi

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Christal L. Contini

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James E. Stief

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Shawn M. Riley

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Bernard L. Karr

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Michael J. Meaney

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David M. Kall

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Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

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Patrick J. Berry

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Robert A. Cohen

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Todd C. Baumgartner

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Raul Valero

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Patrick A. Karbowski

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Michelle F. Kantor

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Ilirjan Pipa

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Charles B. Zellmer

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John P. McNew

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Rachel H. Yaffe

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John T. Metzger

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Joseph J. Weinberg

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Alan M. Burger

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Lisa S. Lauer