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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Real Estate

Our attorneys represent owners, builders, contractors, developers, landlords, and tenants in all types of real estate transactions, whether residential, commercial, industrial, retail, or office, and as to all types of administrative matters, including building and fire code compliance matters. We have extensive experience in acquisitions, financing, leasing, development, construction, and sales.

 

We also represent banks, investors, borrowers, sellers, purchasers, surveyors, engineers, architects, appraisers, brokers and agents with the preparation and negotiation of purchase/sale documentation, like-kind exchange documentation, and loan documentation; mechanics liens issues; BUSTR issues; condominium creation and administration; regulatory compliance and expedited home closings.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Richard E. Wolff
Thomas A. Lupica
Michael W. Bragg
James P. Silk, Jr.
Sarah K. Skow
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

Succession Planning

Wealth management is another core practice area of Spengler Nathanson. Our attorneys will help you develop succession plans that minimize or eliminate federal and state taxes while successfully installing the next generation of leaders for your business. We have represented many multi-generational family businesses and can help you address and plan for family disagreements and outside conflicts before they occur. We can also help to resolve those disputes if they occur.

 

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

 

Tax

Tax – Federal, State and Local

 

Our attorneys know well the complexities of taxation and can assist you in understanding tax law and minimizing the effects on your bottom line. We represent taxpayers in business planning, including exit strategies, charitable giving, compensation planning, and income taxation for trusts and estates. With our assistance, you will be able to comply with the ever-changing tax laws, while still meeting your own business and personal goals. Some of the services we provide are business and income tax planning, transactional planning, corporate and partnership planning, entity selection, business succession planning, Internal Revenue Service audit and appeal representation and state and local tax, including sales and use tax representation.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Michael W. Bragg
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
Nicolas A. Linares
David G. Wise

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