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Corporate & Business Law

Effective Business Litigation

Operating a business has become, and will continue to be, increasingly complex and competitive. Clearly, this is not “our parents’ business climate.” For example, the retail profile is constantly changing, new businesses are forming, globalization of the economy is continuing, government regulations are expanding, new technology is having an ever-increasing impact, and mergers and acquisitions are spreading, just to name a few.

To help deal with these challenges and opportunities, industry leaders and heads of companies can afford, and have, in-house legal counsel, and also attract outside directors. However, smaller businesses do not have such a readily available pool of consultants available to them.

At Greenberg & Lanz, our business attorneys have been providing these services and more to clients for more than 30 years. We are available to provide legal guidance and direction for your corporate matters when you are in need of business litigation.

Shareholder Disputes/Corporate Divorce

Hackensack Shareholder Dispute Lawyers

New Jersey Business Litigation Lawyers

Untangling a business entity such as a corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or partnership is just as complicated, if not more so, than ending a marriage. Not only is there a high level of emotion involved, but also financial, tax and accounting considerations. In the beginning, you and your business partners are excited about your new business and often you believe that nothing could ever go wrong. As the business climate changes, grows and peoples’ lives change, so do the needs and arrangements of your company.

Just like in a family, there is no one formula that works for every situation. However, there is one thing you can do to minimize your stress and protect your interests: contact Greenberg & Lanz. Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping businesses form and taking them apart as the situation demands.

Hackensack Shareholder Dispute Attorneys

When there is a dispute between shareholders, partners, members or managers, litigation may seem like the only way out. By looking at your company’s situation from the inside-out, the attorneys at Greenberg & Lanz are able to offer all possible solutions to your problem. We are often able to put forth multiple options to meet your needs. However, if litigation is the only option, our thorough knowledge of your company allows us to strategically negotiate and aggressively litigate to protect your interests.

Representative case: Greenberg & Lanz represented one brother in a dispute with another brother over a trucking business. As there were multiple issues that could not be settled, litigation was the only option. We were able to locate experts and use them effectively to evaluate the real estate and manufacturing aspects of the business. Throughout the litigation, we were able to support our client in such a way as to retain the value of the business to meet his best interests once the litigation was successfully resolved for our client.

Another solution at times could be a buy-out of one partner by another. This would include a valuation of the departing owner’s interest, and structuring an agreement that makes the most business and financial sense for your specific company. Another option would be dividing the business assets so each partner walks away with either a free-standing company or line of business.

Full Service Representation

By working with our clients to understand their business, goals and problems, we can tailor solutions that work the best for your company. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Merger/Acquisition/Purchase or Sale of a Business

Hackensack Business Mergers Lawyers

New Jersey Business Acquisition Lawyers

In today’s financial and business reality the “law” is only part of the formula for success. Business stability and growth start with your strategic overview and the vitality of your tactical implementation. At Greenberg & Lanz, our lawyers understand the difference between the two and can contribute intellectually to your business plans as part of optimum use of your legal team.

Full Service Representation

At Greenberg & Lanz, clients who are considering selling or purchasing a business, or merging two businesses, come to us at all different stages in the process. Often times we are helping to research and negotiate a favorable deal, and sometimes the client already has the pieces put together and they need our experienced representation to complete the arrangement. No matter where you are in the process, we will get to know your company and your business goals in order to best advise on and negotiate the business and legal terms.

We have experience helping clients with:

  • Representation in preliminary negotiations
  • Advising on asset purchases, stock purchases, management and leveraged buyouts and mergers
  • Advising on opportunities and risks associated with creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Entity formation, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and partnerships
  • Drafting and reviewing complex contracts
  • Management of due diligence investigations from buyer and seller perspectives
  • Drafting agreements of sale, asset purchase agreements and stock transfers
  • Assistance in financing merger and acquisition transactions
  • Transfer of commercial lease agreements
  • Real estate and title transfers
  • Complex contract work

Hackensack Business Mergers Attorneys

For a breadth of service and trial tested corporate law skills, the attorneys at Greenberg & Lanz will be there for your company. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your business needs.

Business Formation

Hackensack Business Formation Lawyers

New Jersey Entity Formation Lawyers

Your desire to form your own business can take any number of directions, each variable with pros and cons for owner responsibilities. Whether you are an existing business owner who wants to add to your business, an entrepreneur with an idea for a start-up, or a business owner doing all you can to ensure your company thrives, an experienced business attorney can not only help you solve legal disputes but can also help you avoid future problems.

At Greenberg & Lanz, our attorneys have been providing these services and more for clients for more than 30 years.

Proven Strategies and Tactics

When you are forming a business, you already have a strong knowledge of the product you want to produce or the service you want to provide. However, you may not have a good vision of how the company will run. For instance, there is a significant difference between various entities, and choosing the right one for your company is crucial. At Greenberg & Lanz, we have guided clients in the formation of their companies, including:

  • Corporations, both S-corps and C-corps
  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Joint ventures with other businesses

By meeting with you and truly understanding your product and your future goals, we can assist you with preparing articles of incorporation, articles of organization and drafting contracts, operating agreements and by-laws. We are also experienced in how forming a business can affect other relationships including suppliers and customers you have contracted with, banks who provide financing, real estate decisions and partners/family members you work with. We can help you maintain these relationships and make stronger bonds for the success of your company.

Discover the Possibilities

As business owners ourselves, our Hackensack business formation attorneys understand what it takes to successfully run a business. We have worked with a variety of businesses from formation to strategic planning meetings, board of director meetings and turnaround plans.

By working with our clients to understand their business, goals and problems, we can tailor solutions that work the best for your company. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Drafting a Contract

Hackensack Business Contracts Lawyers

New Jersey Contract Lawyers

At Greenberg & Lanz, we know the importance of making sure that your business contracts and agreements are negotiated and drafted correctly to ensure that your interests and rights are protected. We take a strategic approach when it comes to business contracts and agreements. We want to make sure that your present and long-term objectives are taken into consideration while also protecting you from unnecessary lawsuits.

In-Depth Legal Representation

A lot of business owners have a general idea of what a business contract or commercial lease entails. They may have a specific goal in mind and know that they want to protect their rights while attaining that goal. However, the details of a business contract are complex and need to be specific to your business but still flexible enough to meet all of your needs.

At Greenberg & Lanz, we do not believe that assisting clients in drafting contracts means just filling out a form. We want to learn as much as possible about our clients and their business. By learning about who the client is, what their product or service is and the goals of the business, we are able to establish documents tailored to our client’s unique needs. We take a comprehensive survey of the entire business, not just regarding one specific part, in order to ensure all relevant facts are included in your decision making.

Our Hackensack business contracts attorneys also guide clients through negotiating specific terms of a contract. We never shy away from the hard issues or disputes because we understand that establishing the correct language and making sure that all parties are on the same page is often the difference between a successful contract, and a contract that could lead to disputes later on. Effective contracts will not only help your business now, but well into the future.

Full Service Representation

By working with our clients to understand their business, goals and problems, we can tailor the best possible solutions for your company. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) & Secured Transactions

Hackensack Uniform Commercial Code Lawyers

New Jersey Secured Transactions Lawyers

In a secured transaction a borrower agrees that the lender may take collateral owned by the borrower should the borrower default on a loan; in other words, it is a way to secure a loan. Contracts for the sale, lease, and/or distribution of goods are often governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Secured transactions and cases arising under the UCC comprise a large portion of commercial litigation.

At Greenberg & Lanz, our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with questions and concerns related to secured transactions and the UCC. To discover how we can help you, call us at 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Experienced, Strategic Representation

UCC and secured transaction cases typically involve:

  • Purchases and sales
  • Leases
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Bank deposits
  • Funds transfers
  • Letters of credit
  • Bulk sales
  • Investment securities
  • Collateral interests
  • Floating liens on inventory
  • Accounts receivable
  • Personal guaranties

Many of these agreements are interlinked. At Greenberg & Lanz, we know that clients need a practical and viable way to ensure that all parties can be secure in their business practices by establishing documents that close loopholes, are easily enforced and protect their rights. We also always consider the risks associated with such agreements and are honest with our clients about whether or not the relationship they are forming is beneficial to their company.

When our clients are doing business with suppliers and customers around the country, we often work with attorneys in different states who are familiar with specific state rules concerning these transactions. This safeguards our client’s interests and protects their rights at every stage in the process.

As secured transactions and sales of goods involving the UCC often expand into other areas of business, including creative financing and letters of credit, it is important that your legal representative is knowledgeable about the entire business. This knowledge helps the business run more smoothly today, while looking towards profit maximization into the future.

Discover the Possibilities

By working with our clients to understand their business, goals and problems, our Hackensack Uniform Commercial Code attorneys can tailor solutions that work best for your company. To discover how we can help you, speak with our Hackensack business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate and estate administration lawyers. Call 201-487-7755 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

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The Business Law Representation You Need

Whether you are in need of legal assistance with shareholder disputes, a corporate divorce, or any other business law services, our team will be there to assist you. We have represented a number of companies that span many sectors of the economy, including:

  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Real Estate Developers & Managers
  • Retailers
  • Service Providers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Secured Lenders
  • Consumer Product Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Food Industry Operators
  • Technology Companies
  • Transportation Companies

Attending clients’ directors and management strategic and tactical planning meetings is common practice for our attorneys. We provide ongoing advice and counsel, both legal and business related. Our experience and performance in these areas has been honed through corporate representation in shareholder disputes, sales and purchases of businesses, contract drafting, UCC and secured transactions, service as court-appointed fiscal agent and receiver for various businesses, and involvement in the management of a number of institutions and agencies.

Likewise, our experience as commercial litigators enables us to provide appropriate guidance to assist you in avoiding potential problems. In fact, some of our clients have come to rely on us as an "on call in house counsel."

Discover the Possibilities

To discover how we can help you, speak with our business law, litigation, life planning, estate planning, probate, and estate administration lawyers. We provide free initial consultations to all of our clients so they can feel comfortable discussing the legal possibilities available to them in detail.

Contact us to protect your business during any legal disputes.