Whether you’re opening a neighborhood coffee shop, leasing your first office space, dealing with business disputes, or parting ways with a former business partner, the legalities can be confusing. Worse, you may not be aware of your rights and options. The Pennsylvania commercial and corporate lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli are prepared to help.
Commercial Litigation vs. Corporate Law: What’s the Difference?
Commercial litigation handles the disputes that arise between a company and its customer. For example, if an individual is using your company’s work without your permission, you may consider an intellectual property claim. This would fall under commercial litigation.
Our commercial litigation attorneys can handle all types of business matters, including:
- Business contracts and transactions – This includes creating and renewing contracts, contract disputes, and purchase and sale of assets.
- Business torts and related litigation – Such as partnership disputes, non-compete agreements, unfair competition and misuse of trade secrets.
- Breach of contract – This includes violations of the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act and third-party claim disputes.
Corporate law is very similar to commercial litigation. The difference is where commercial litigation deals with businesses and their customers, corporate law deals exclusively with private companies — from its inception until the doors close for good.
Our corporate law practice handles business issues for small- to mid-sized companies, such as:
- Starting a business, such as creating a LLC; getting your Employer Identification Number; get a business license, if necessary; getting a seller’s permit; and creating HR policies.
- Strengthening your business through incorporation, franchising, a merger and acquisition.
- Dispute prevention and resolution, including mediation services.