BUSINESS

New Jersey Business Attorneys

 

Experienced Business Attorneys

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont have handled thousands of business-related matters for businesses and corporations of all sizes throughout New Jersey and beyond. While the firm has served as general counsel for large, publically traded, international corporations, we never forget the importance of providing top-quality, legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

 

The Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont regularly handles a wide array of business matters including, business set-up, employment law, commercial litigation, risk management, insurance matters, licensing & compliance, business consulting, intellectual property issues, and much more. A full list of our business practice areas is below.

 

Our business practice is based on open communication, honesty, transparency, dedication to our clients, and high-quality, outside-of-the-box solutions.  Whether you are a multi-million dollar company or an emerging entrepreneur, we possess the experience to help you protect and grow your business. 

 

Business-Minded Solutions

While we are relentless litigators, we know that very few business issues are solved through litigation. That is why we focus on practical, cost-effective solutions to modern business problems as an alternative to litigation. Just because you CAN file a lawsuit, does not mean that it is in your company's best interests to do so.

 

Beyond litigation, we also know that business is about taking calculated risks. We can help protect your company stave off unnecessary legal issues and analyze the risk-to-benefit factors to help you make decisions based on our legal assessment. 

 

We handle all aspects of business and work with companies of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to large international corporations. 

  • Corporate/Business Law

  • Business Formation

  • LLC Formation

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Brand Development

  • Content Protection

  • Licensing & Compliance

  • Insurance Issues

  • Arbitration & Mediation

  • Business Transactions

  • Risk Management

  • Employment Law

  • Training & Seminars

  • Policy Creation

  • Employee Agreements

  • Franchise Law

  • Internet & Website Liability & Exposure 

  • General Counsel

  • Local Counsel Services

  • Small Business Services

  • Trademark Registration & Disputes

  • Copyright Registration & Disputes

  • Business Purchase/Sales

  • Due Diligence 

  • Social Media Law 

Business Formation, Development & Solutions
 

You may have a dream of starting your own business or growing your existing business to new heights. Whatever your business dreams are we are here to help you achieve them. Simply put, it's our business. Our focus is on helping you build and grow your business while minimizing your legal risks and limiting the chances of failure or worse, costly litigation. We are a boutique law firm that works with start-ups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and expanding businesses to provide critical legal support in a variety of areas including, commercial contracts, partnership agreements, entity set-up and structure, employment contracts, business acquisitions, and sales, disputes, commercial real estate and much more. 

We Understand Small Business 

Despite the fact that we have represented large, international companies, we understand business because we are business owners. We know the challenges that small businesses face in today's technologically-driven, "big box"  world and we know how to overcome them. We understand entrepreneurship from first-hand experiences and know the importance of establishing a solid legal foundation.  We understand success.

 

Our firm's approach to our clients, including our small business clients, is to provide honest, straightforward legal guidance and support. We believe that open communication is vital to a successful attorney-client relationship.

 

We Can Get Your Business Set-Up Quickly 

We have set up thousands of businesses in a variety of structures including Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and Incorporations. We can advise you on the best structure for your business and get you fully set up and registered with the state and other entities quickly and cost-effectively. In fact, in many cases, we can get your LLC registered in one business day. We take care of everything. Our comprehensive LLC formation packages include:

  • Company name availability search

  • Filing and Obtaining a Certificate of Formation

  • Registering with the NJ Tax Department

  • Obtaining a Federal EIN

  • Drafting an Operating Agreement

  • Obtaining Sale Tax Certificate (if necessary)

  • Serving as your Registered Agent 

Employment Law & General Counsel Services

 

We have helped businesses of all sizes with their employment law related matters. We draft employment documents, employee policies, employee handbooks, train employees and management, provide counsel to CEOs, CFOs, and upper-level executives, and more. 

 

Our attorneys have helped our clients drastically reduce their liability and litigation risks by implementing a variety of employee policies and training procedures. We regularly provide counsel and legal advice to businesses located throughout New Jersey and beyond.  Whether you are hiring your first employees or are revamping your entire workforce, we are here to help.

We routinely assist businesses with a wide array of employment-related matters including:

 

 

 

General Counsel Services

Large companies usually have in-house legal counsel to advise them on day-to-day matters. Unfortunately, small to mid-size businesses often cannot afford to employ a full-time in-house attorney.  Budgetary restrictions often put small to mid-size businesses at a legal disadvantage. To level the playing field, we offer general counsel packages to small to mid-size companies at a fraction of the cost of full-time, in-house counsel. Our unique programs give every business the ability to "have an attorney on staff" rather than have to find one every time an incident or question arises. 

 

Our clients know they can trust the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont to be available for all of their business needs whenever they may emerge. As General Business Counsel, the Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont can be counted on to handle everything from assessing business risk and resolving disputes arising from complex commercial operations.

  • Employment agreements

  • Non-Compete agreements

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Independent contractor agreements

  • Employee handbooks

  • Social media policies

  • Employment applications

  • Employee training

  • Sexual harassment training

  • Liability prevention training

  • Risk management

  • CEO, CFO legal counsel

We serve a large number of industries and specialty groups. Here is a brief list of some industries that we provide regular legal & business counsel to.

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  • Construction

  • Kitchen, Bath, & Tile 

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Physicians & Medical Professionals

  • Interior Designers

  • Musicians 

  • Manufacturers & Retail

  • Shipping

  • Restaurants

  • Corporate

  • Entertainment

  • Domestic and International Trade

  • Lighting 

  • Sports & Recreation

  • Banking

  • E-Commerce

  • Education/Schools

  • Insurance & Claims

  • Small Business

  • Broadcasting

  • Social Media Influencers

  • Inventors