Running a business can be demanding. Whether it is a sole proprietorship or a public corporation, a business requires attention to legal details and the benefit of reliable legal counsel. The attorneys in the Mette, Evans & Woodside Business Law practice can provide your business with the legal strength you need to succeed.
Our Business Law attorneys are skilled at guiding you through the often complex challenges of forming, owning and operating a business. We can help you realize your entrepreneurial dream and make sure you can maximize its potential.
Our business attorneys have broad experience in many industries, including: Real Estate, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, Education, Public Utilities, Energy, Finance, Agriculture, Retail, Construction, Engineering, Hospitality, Automotive, Distribution, Student Housing, Residential Rentals
Business Formation & Organization
The attorneys at Mette, Evans & Woodside assist start-up companies in all aspects of the business formation process. Our attorneys have experience in all aspects of business and tax law and can guide you through selecting an entity structure that provides the most benefits. We can prepare and file all required formation documents, as well as, assist with annual filings and corporate legal issues.
Business reorganization is sometimes a necessary alternative when cash flow does not equal expenses or when a company needs to reorganize debt, restructure or maximize the value of its assets. Regardless of the situation, our attorneys have the experience to provide a customized reorganization plan that meets the needs of your individual situation.
Because every business is unique, the available legal remedies and strategies can differ considerably. Complicated laws and regulations, tax codes, bankruptcy laws and state and federal employment laws make each business reorganization different. Our attorneys draw on their extensive experience to navigate a successful reorganization.
- Business Reorganization
- Debtor and Creditor Relations
- Out-Of-Court Workouts
In addition to helping launch businesses, our attorneys offer proactive assistance with a full range of legal concerns to help avoid issues. At Mette, Evans & Woodside, we recognize the importance of taking a proactive approach to legal issues to minimize corporate liability, bypass common business mistakes and avoid potential litigation. We can serve as trusted counsel for whatever situation arises in the course of running your business successfully.
- Business Formation
- Choice Of Entity
- Bylaws and Operating Agreements
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Asset Purchases and Sales
- Shareholder & Partner Agreements
- Commercial Disputes and Litigation
- Employment & Executive Compensations
- Employment Agreements
- Board Duties and Indemnification Issues
- Public & Private Offering of Securities
- Contract Preparation, Analysis & Negotiation
- Executive Compensation
- Joint Ventures
- Tax Planning
From simple collection matters under state law to complex bankruptcy proceedings under federal law, Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys understand all aspects of the collection process.
We represent creditors in both business and consumer collections, loan workouts, turnarounds, liquidations and bankruptcy proceedings. We are committed to finding creative and effective solutions that will maximize your recovery and minimize your costs and fees.
- Consumer and Business Collections
- Loan Workouts
- Out-Of-Court Restructuring
- Bankruptcy Proceedings
Surviving the unplanned departure of a key owner or managing executive can be perilous for any business, whether a large corporation or family-run business. Unfortunately, many business owners and executives fail to adequately plan for their successors.
The attorneys at Mette, Evans & Woodside work with businesses across all types of industries to assist with succession planning to help them ensure a smooth transition that will enable them to achieve future business goals. Our attorneys have experience in managing the heavy lifting required for a large corporation transition, as well as the subtle nuances of a leadership change in a closely-held family concern.
Our legal team has expertise in both business succession and estate planning, so we can facilitate creating a plan that not only provides a smooth transition, but also takes into consideration any potential tax consequences.
- Succession Planning
- Family Business Matters
- Transition Strategies
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
- Pass-Through Entities
- Private Placements & Private Equity Transactions
- Buy/Sell Agreements
- Ownership Transfers
- Tax Planning
- Lifetime Gift Planning
- Wealth Transfers
Business Law Attorneys
Thomas A. Archer
Matthew D. Coble
Kara M. Eshenaur
John A. Feichtel
Gary J. Heim
Timothy A. Hoy
Jacob H. Kiessling
Aaron D. Martin
Benjamin A. Ried
Thomas F. Smida
Sarah E. Straub
James A. Ulsh
Jennifer Denchak Wetzel
Geographic Regions Served
Harrisburg • Lancaster • York • Philadelphia • Pittsburgh • State College • Altoona • New Jersey