Business, Real Estate and Tax

Living in a litigious society means there are laws you likely don’t even know about.

 

That’s an unsettling prospect when you are working hard to run a successful business, plan for your future, and abide by rules and regulations that impact your professional and personal life.

 

The business law attorneys, real estate attorneys, and tax attorneys of Spengler Nathanson have thorough knowledge of every law pertinent to you, which will keep you moving forward, not setting you back.

 

To learn more about any areas of our expertise, please choose from the list below or connect with us directly.

 

Banking and Financial Institutions

Representation of financial services entities has long been a staple of the Spengler Nathanson practice, and the firm is proud to count three former general counsels of major banking institutions among its partners over the years.

 

The attorneys at Spengler Nathanson have over sixty years of experience representing banks and other financial institutions in connection with all phases of banking law and operations, including representation in connection with deposit accounts, commercial paper and clearinghouse/federal reserve issues, electronic funds, lock boxes and safe deposit boxes, trusts, state and federal regulatory and compliance concerns, facilities/real estate ownership, banking center and LPO establishment, and leases and subtenants.

 

We have also been extensively involved with document preparation for commercial and consumer loans, including notes, lines of credit and other credit facilities, security and collateral agreements, real estate development and spec lending, guaranties, third party collateral agreements, mortgages, indemnity agreements, inter-creditor agreements and participations and legal opinions. We regularly assist financial institutions in connection with Regulation Z and X requirements, work out and collection modification agreements, restructure and forbearance agreements, voluntary liquidation agreements, mortgage defense litigation, foreclosures, bankruptcy related agreements including debtor in possession financing, note collection suits, liens, debtors examinations and garnishments, receiverships, defense litigation, UCC Articles 3 and 4 commercial paper suits, employment related suits, lender liability, class action regulatory violations and prevention matters, including harassment in the workplace, embezzlement and other bank protection issues, compliance training and records management and retention.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Richard E. Wolff
Thomas A. Lupica
Gerald R. Kowalski
J.Peter Millon

 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Protection

Our attorneys help companies and individuals address the issues and take advantage of the opportunities which exist in todays markets. Our clients include banks, manufacturers, distributors, health care providers, and retail merchants. We also represent creditors, secured creditors, trustees, landlords, licensors, licensees, vendors, customers, and in some cases, debtors.

 

We will help you make the best decisions available not only from a legal standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint. We can assist you with asset protection strategies and implementing collection devices.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Michael W. Bragg
Richard E. Wolff
Thomas A. Lupica
J.Peter Millon

 

Business and Corporate Law

We work closely with a broad range of business clients to help them achieve and exceed their goals and objectives. We understand the financial implications of the legal needs of your business. We endeavor to arrive at the best legal and financially-friendly outcome.

 

We assist business owners and key personnel with critical business law-related matters, including planning for the start-up and financing of new ventures, helping existing companies obtain equity and debt financing, succession planning, and negotiating the acquisition and sale of businesses.

 

We have over sixty years experience representing sole proprietors, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, S corporations, professional corporations and publicly-held corporations. Many of our attorneys have also had a broad range of involvement running their own businesses and they are uniquely positioned to understand how legal choices impact day-to-day operations.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
Michael W. Bragg
Pariss M. Coleman
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

Commercial Law

Our attorneys work with all facets of commercial law, including the preparation, negotiation and documentation of corporate contracts, such as non-solicitation, non-competition and consulting agreements; commercial transactions between business entities; antitrust matters; franchises and Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs); international trade; transportation; credit; banking and finance. We also represent liquor license entities and have the experience to guide you through state administrative issues.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
Michael W. Bragg
Pariss M. Coleman
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

Construction and Lien Law

Spengler Nathanson attorneys have broad experience in construction and lien law, from the planning stage through completion and, when needed, dispute resolution. We have represented homebuilders, developers, owners, condominium developers, general contractors, architects and engineers, surveyors, construction managers, financial institutions, investors, landlords and tenants, municipalities, and title, bond and liability insurers.

 

Projects have included many types of private and public works, including residential developments, condominiums, apartments, commercial developments, shopping centers, offices, universities, hospitals, hotels, and public infrastructure such as water supply and sewer systems.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Richard E. Wolff
Michael W. Bragg
Thomas A. Lupica
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

 

Environmental

Spengler Nathanson attorneys have experience in many aspects of environmental law: from the issues raised during the handling of hazardous materials to the resolution of natural resource problems. These services include helping buyers and sellers of property and businesses avoid environmental liabilities through the use and analysis of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. We also have experience in the preservation of wetlands, conservation easements, parklands and other dedicated uses.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
Michael W. Bragg

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys represent a wide range of businesses in connection with the development of growth strategies, including mergers and acquisitions. From planning to drafting and from negotiating to closing, we will assist you with all of your growth needs. We often use a team approach so that each of your specified growth needs, whether tax, environmental, ERISA, or labor is addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

Nonprofit Organizations

Our attorneys will help you organize to qualify for non-profit status if your corporation benefits the public, a specific group of individuals or the membership. Some of the non-profits we have represented include: religious organizations, charitable organizations, political organizations, metropolitan parks, credit unions and membership clubs.

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
John P. Hayward
J.Peter Millon

Zoning and Land Use

Our attorneys represent clients in matters of rezoning, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, zoning variances, and other growth management permit and development order issues. Our clients have included local governments, trusts, partnerships, property owners, and developers of residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use community projects.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Michael W. Bragg
John P. Hayward
Richard E. Wolff
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise
Truman A. Greenwood

 

 

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