KATZ LAW OFFICE
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
[Map]
1019 N. Canal Street
P.O. Box 7826
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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GENERAL COMMERCIAL MATTERS

     KATZLAWOFFICE concentrates in the area of 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; and
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

     It is sometimes said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. We think that is only true when the person with a little knowledge assumes that he or she is now an expert. We think that, far from being dangerous, a little knowledge on the part of clients facilitates the attorney - client relationship. A little knowledge will not turn a client into an attorney, but it should help the client to better understand the legal matter, what needs to be done in order to properly address the matter, and why.

     We believe in making sure that the client remains fully informed throughout the attorney-client relationship and understands what is happening and why. It sometimes means we provide the client with more information than they want or think they need, but in the end we think it leads to more satisfactory results for the client.

     In the interest of helping individuals and the small and medium size business community educate itself about some of the issues with which it may need to deal in the area of commercial law, we offer the following articles and memos.

These articles/memos are offered for general informational and educational purposes. They are not offered as, and do not constitute, legal advice or legal opinions. These materials should not be utilized as a substitute for professional services in a specific situation. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of an appropriate professional should be sought.

  • Interpretation of Contracts. A brief memo on the interpretation of contracts under Pennsylvania law.

  • Elements of a Breach of Contract Action. A discussion of a recent case out of the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania that provides what we think is a good case study of an action for the breach of a bilateral contract.

  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation. A discussion of how you can be held liable to third parties for innocent or reckless representations.

  • Fraudulent Transfer Law. A discussion of fraudulent transfer law, including an extensive discussion of the application of fraudulent transfer law to leveraged buyouts. Anybody buying the assets of a business, or selling a business where the purchase price is to be borrowed against the assets of the business, needs to be aware of this body of law.

  • Successor Liability. A very brief discussion of successor liability under Pennsylvania Law. This is again something about which purchasers of assets of a business need to be aware.

  • Non-compete Agreements. A discussion of the issues that arise in seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement.


     For additional information or questions, email us katzlawoffice , or call (412-281-1015) or fax (412-325-1532).


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