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Bethlehem Business Law Lawyers

Serving Pennsylvania Business Professionals and Businesses

For more than 60 years, businesses throughout Lehigh Valley have trusted Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, L.L.C to provide sound business advice and trusted legal counsel. Today, that tradition continues as our experienced Easton and Bethlehem business law attorneys assist clients with all facets of business entity formation, business transactions and business litigation. Our comprehensive business law practice comprises a broad range of services.

  • Business formation and entity selection: When beginning a new business venture, inexperienced businessmen and businesswomen may be unaware of the varied types or forms of business organizations that are available and the reasons why some business forms may be good for their company and its owners or shareholders and other business forms may not be. By way of example, there are corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and sole proprietorships, each with their own set of rules and governance principles. In advising our clients in the business start-up process, we assist our clients in analyzing tax and personal liability concerns of owners as well as other goals of the business and business owners, to mutually determine the most suitable business organization for the client's specific business. Once the type of business organization is selected, we walk our clients through all necessary steps in the creation of business organizations, including preparing the appropriate paperwork and registering the business with the Pennsylvania Department of State. We have experience drafting operating agreements, corporate bylaws or company bylaws, fictitious name registrations, and other similar essential documents.
  • Business transactions: Our Lehigh Valley business transaction lawyers offer exceptional skill and experience in handling a wide range of transactions, from negotiating complex business deals to drafting contracts. We assist business clients with mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of business property or commercial real estate, the disposition of business assets, and the resolution of zoning and land use issues. We also provide services in negotiating, drafting and facilitating commercial and residential lease agreements, and drafting other types of business contracts.
  • Business disputes: Disputes are inevitable in the business world. Our firm offers decades of experience in resolving simple and complex business disputes, including breach of contract disputes, breaches of covenants not to compete, business dissolution disputes and many other types of disputes. Regardless of the business case or controversy, our focus remains the same. In each business conflict case we handle, we ask one simple question: How can we best serve the needs of our client? We provide each client with dispute resolution services tailored to meet his or her individual needs, or the needs of the business — whether through mediation, arbitration or other method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), or through trial in the court system. Our experience with business and commercial litigation has benefited business professionals and other business clients for decades.

Our Lehigh Valley Business Transaction and Business Law Attorneys

While all of our firm's lawyers have significant experience handling commercial litigation matters, attorney Daniel E. Cohen handle most of the business and commercial transaction services for our firm.

Mr. Seidel has been practicing law since 1942 and Mr. Cohen has been practicing law since 1968. Together, they have more than 100 years of business and commercial law experience, having represented a significant number of businesses over that time.

Contact Us for Business Services in Pennsylvania

For assistance with business litigation, contracts, business transactions, corporate formations or another important business needs, contact a business lawyer at Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, L.L.C. We have offices in Bethlehem and Easton, and serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.