At the Stone, Wiley & Linsenbach, we are pledged to providing practical advice and creative solutions for all business and corporate matters, including choosing a form of business; restructuring and reorganizations; business planning; and inancing. In addition, we advise corporations, boards of directors, individual directors, shareholder, partners, members and officers. Further, we sit on The Board of Directors of many Companies; and help set the strategy and tactics for those organizations. Moreover, we help pair our clients with other professionals to build a team in order to achieve maximum success. Our firm works to protect your intellectual property and when necessary to protect or advance our client’s interests via negotiation or litigation.
From Start-ups and cottage companies to Established Businesses, we advise and provide a vast array of services to newly formed businesses and rapidly growing companies. Moreover, we also have experience advising companies with intellectual property, alternative energy products, advanced technology and e-commerce issues.
Our Firm is committed to building long-term relationships with our clients by focusing not only on business goals, but the business owner’s personal goals and objectives. We will diligently work to achieve your desired outcome.We strive to balance legal expenses with business risks in the decision making processes.
If you have any business or corporate law matters that need to be dealt with, it would be our privilege to provide advice and legal services to your business and help you achieve your goals. Please contact us for an initial consultation.
Starting a Business
When starting a business, choosing the right form of business organization and business name is vital to your business’ success and protection. Our firm has helped numerous businesses thrive and become successful. We offer a variety of services and advice on every aspect of forming and running your business, including planning, finding financing, marketing, networking and avoiding liability.
Below are some key concepts to succeeding.
The secret to success is WORK.
Read about management, marketing, finances/accounting, technology and success stories of other businesses. Read in areas you know nothing about, as all business have shared fundamentals.
Start brain storming and setting goals and ideas down on paper. This will then be turned into your business plan. Go to the following website to get ideas on what you should be thinking about when starting a business plan: https://www.sba.gov/writing-business-plan
Build a team of professionals around you that you trust.
See us before you start so we can set up your entity right from the start.
Start. If you fail at something get back up and learn from it and go forward. Those that quit fail. Those that learn from failure succeed.
DEBT IS TYPICALLY BAD! Remember the old adage about the turtle winning the race. Maybe the only good debt is if you are buying a commercial property. Build up your reserves. In 2008 and 2009 those that were leveraged to the hilt or had no reserves or ability to absorb a bad year were closed or dissolved. Plan for rainy days.
You make your own economy and customers by your work, by your customer service and by your personality or product.
Continually plan and reevaluate.
Train others to do your job so the business can succeed while you are on vacation (you need sometime to recharge), sick or disabled.
We are committed to helping your business achieve its goals. At our Firm, we strive to provide you and your business the personal attention necessary to continue moving forward and prospering in an ever changing business and legal environment. We make every attempt to be the Key to Business Law.
The following are just some of the services we provide to small business owners:
Analysis of Contracts, Leases, Liability, and Business Operations
Appropriate Estate Planning and Business Succession
Business and Contract Litigation
Custom Contract Drafting
Intellectual Property matters: Obtaining Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
Liquor License purchase, Sale and Transfers, and Representation with PLCB
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate Services
Our Department serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.
To contact us to assist you with your business matters click here.