Business & Corporate Law

The lawyers at Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting have extensive experience representing business entities and assisting clients with their business needs through all stages of the business life cycle, from start-up through growth to dissolution and liquidation. Whether you are a novice entrepreneur starting a home based business, a CEO of a well-established company negotiating new business opportunities or a corporate entity facing legal issues, our attorneys have handled situations similar to yours.

We assist business clients in a wide range of transactional matters, including:

  • Business formation (partnerships, corporations, non-profit organizations and limited liability companies)
  • All types of business negotiations
  • Preparation of contracts and agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Secured and unsecured commercial transactions
  • Stock and asset purchases
  • Equity compensation arrangements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Business successions
  • Business dissolution or liquidation

The attorneys at Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting also regularly assist our business clients with their litigation needs, and provide aggressive representation in civil trials as well as in alternative resolution (ADR) proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations. When a case requires trial, our attorneys are aggressive, experienced and proven advocates who create unique and efficient solutions for each case, while keeping a client’s needs regarding cost in mind. We assist business clients in a wide range of business dispute and litigation matters, including:

  • Business contract disputes
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Real estate
  • Breach of warranty
  • Creditor rights in bankruptcy
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Piercing the corporate veil
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Public entity and municipal matters
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Specific performance
  • Tortious interference

We offer businesses of all sizes a broad range of transactional and litigation services, as well as other legal business services including advice and representation in real estate and bankruptcy matters. We understand how important your business is to you, your business partners and your family. If you need to speak with an experienced attorney about your business, do not hesitate – contact us so that we can help you.