Providing personalized and cost-conscious legal services for individuals and small to medium sized businesses

Call Us: 412-281-1015
Email Us: katzlawoffice
Fax Us: 412-325-1532
Pittsburgh Office
1019 N. Canal Street
P.O. Box 7826
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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     KATZLAWOFFICE concentrates in commercial law. Commercial law includes the buying and selling of products and services by both businesses and consumers, the financing of all such purchases (whether through a bank loan or on credit), the securing and collection of loans and credit transactions, and bankruptcy. Our practice includes the representation of both creditors and debtors. By representing both creditors and debtors we have developed a balanced objectivity that gives our clients the best overall strategy in dealing with their legal situations.

     Our services include:
  • forming corporations and other types of business associations (partnerships, joint ventures, etc.), usually in conjunction with the clients' accountants or other tax advisors;
  • helping clients comply with the organizational laws under which they were formed;
  • documenting the purchase or sale of businesses and business assets and representing clients in disputes that may arise after the transaction;
  • documenting miscellaneous business transactions and representing clients in post-transaction disputes
  • representing clients in the purchase or sale of real estate and in post-transaction disputes;
  • representing clients in the negotiation of leases of real estate or personal property and in post-transaction disputes;
  • documenting loans and other types of financing transactions;
  • drafting contracts and agreements of all types;
  • prosecuting and defending lawsuits arising out of business and consumer transactions (including commercial collection, contract disputes, breached contracts, defense of credit card collections, mortgage foreclosures, etc.);
  • helping business clients improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their credit and collection efforts; and
  • representing clients in bankruptcy, including the representation of creditors facing a customer's bankruptcy, representation of businesses looking to reorganize or liquidate, and the representation of consumers looking for a fresh start or wishing to cure mortgage or vehicle arrearages in Chapter 13.

     We will typically offer a free consultation (in person or on the phone) for the purposes of generally discussing the matter and whether we can assist.

     If your matter is one where we can be of assistance, we will frankly discuss the cost of legal assistance, and, if possible, options for controlling those costs. Before we are engaged we will enter into an engagement agreement. You should review all engagement agreements (whether ours or those of some other attorney) carefully to ensure that they meet with your approval.

     Our goal is to give you what you want and need, not what we decide you should have.

     For more information on one of our practice areas, General Commercial Matters (which includes business and consumer transactions other than bankruptcy), Creditor Rights & Recovery, or Bankruptcy Practice, follow that link.

For information, questions, comments, etc., contact us at katzlawoffice or at the telephone or fax numbers set out on these pages. PLEASE NOTE: (1) the transmission of e-mail may not be secure and, in any event, would not create an attorney-client relationship; (2) we limit our practice to Pennsylvania (provided, however, we assist Pennsylvania clients who have matters outside of Pennsylvania with the assistance of local counsel); (3) the discussions in these pages are for general information and are not intended to be, and do not constitute, legal advice and are not a substitute for legal assistance -- we recommend you engage the services of a professional licensed to practice in your jurisdiction for legal advice and representation when confronted with any legal matter; (4) the engagement of our firm is subject to a written engagement agreement (and the terms and conditions of that agreement). Utilization of this site does not create a legal relationship.

Dated: January 2009