We Are Your Legal Team

Effective Attorneys In Business Law

At Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we understand the focus it takes to run a business. Business litigation only takes you away from this focus. It uses time, energy and resources you would rather devote to other things. That is why we are dedicated to resolving matters efficiently and effectively. When we take your case, we take on the burden of legal action so that you can focus on the things that really count — like your business.

We tailor our approach to meet your needs. So, no matter what your concern, we can take action that gets you the results you deserve. We help our business clients with a wide range of issues, including business formation, maintenance of existing businesses, business dissolution, employment law issues and collection of delinquent accounts.

Guiding You In Business Formation Matters

Many of our clients are entrepreneurs with great ideas for startup businesses, but they need our help to put those ideas to work. We counsel them on what needs to be done, guiding them through the business formation process.

Starting a business correctly is a critical step toward protecting yourself from liability down the road. It also can help you maximize profits and avoid being taxed too much. Our law firm can prepare the documents necessary to form your S and C-corporation, limited liability partnership (LLP), general partnership or limited liability company (LLC). We can also prepare and file all documents necessary to register your new entity with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and help you obtain your business’s tax identification number.

Depending on their business needs, we often assist our clients in LLC formation, preparing the required operating agreement, which must be filed with the state. LLCs are often the best choice for small-business owners.

Some areas of business law, in particular, taxation, may be more appropriate for an accountant, tax attorney or another specialist. If so, we can provide you with referrals to appropriate professionals.

Making Sure Your Business Operates Smoothly

After your company is formed, we can assist you in developing bylaws, maintaining corporate minutes, drafting and negotiating contracts, collecting accounts receivable and advising you on employment law issues. We can counsel you regarding the things you need to do to keep your business operating smoothly while protecting yourself from litigation.

Skilled In Business Litigation

If it is necessary to end your business, we can assist you with the process of winding up and business dissolution. In this process, business accounts must be closed, creditors must be paid and proper notices must be given to the state. We can help.

Small-business owners are some of the hardest working people we know. But when they have a business dispute, we work hard for them. We can handle a broad spectrum of business litigation for our clients. Much of this litigation involves contract disputes and breach of contract.

We Answer Your Questions, So Call Now

To contact us regarding your legal concerns, call Shay, Santee, Kelhart & Deschler LLC at 610-295-5328 or toll-free at 877-716-3631. You may also complete our online contact form to arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer.