Business Organizations

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin P.C. is general counsel to business entities of all types and in diverse industries. We provide advice and counsel to business clients at all stages of development and in all types of transactions, such as

  • Succession planning for family businesses, including stock retirement agreements, stock acquisitions and reorganizations
  • Formation of entities, including limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships, corporations and partnerships, and conversions of “C” corporations to “S” status
  • Reorganization and restructuring of entities, including partner buyouts, conversions of “C” corporations to “S” status, and cross-species mergers
  • Purchase, sale and financing of assets, including equipment leasing, asset acquisitions, and structuring new business ventures for existing entities
  • Operation and management issues, including employment agreements, employee manuals, non-qualified and qualified retirement plans, sales rep agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements and phantom stock plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Tax advice and planning, including tax-free mergers, tax-deferred exchanges, state and federal tax appeals, and tax-deferred sales using charitable trusts
  • Foreign entity registrations

The principal attorneys in this department are Michele J. Feinstein, Gary S. Fentin, Timothy P. Mulhern, Steven, J. Schwartz, James B. Sheils and David K. Webber