Commercial Real Estate and Business Transactions
Starting a business is a major undertaking. Once you’ve opened your doors, the hard work has only just begun. New business owners need to hire employees, market their product or services, keep their shop clean and attractive to customers, and, with many businesses, perform no small amount of physical labor. It is a tiring and arduous road, but one that can leave you brimming with pride as commercial endeavors blossom into long-term financial success.
Knowing the ins and outs of your own business is just one part of the equation for success. All businesses, large and small, must take into account many complex legal matters. How will you manage your business’ real estate? What if you want to grow by acquiring another business? What if someone is injured at your business? Will you be held responsible? These, as well as a myriad of other business transactions, require effective legal management, and that is where the Delaware County business attorneys at Raffaele Puppio can help.
Entrepreneurs are essential to the revitalization of our economy and are in need of practical, results-oriented legal advice to properly structure their businesses, to protect themselves from personal liability, to comply with federal and state laws, and to prepare and review contracts. Family-owned businesses are confronted with many sensitive issues relating to ownership succession. Entrepreneurs also may find themselves in the throes of litigation.
The business and real estate attorneys of Raffaele Puppio help entrepreneurs in Delaware County and the greater Philadelphia area solve their legal challenges quickly and efficiently so that they can focus on the successful operation of their businesses.
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Key Market and Historical Economic Observations: Effects on Delaware County Business GrowthSeptember 13, 2018
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Tax Reform â€“ A Potential Pitfall or a Possible OpportunityJuly 13, 2018
Game-changing tax laws have the potential to impact your business. The effects on your business depend on how you approach the opportunities and challenges that arise from these reforms. Business Planning Opportunities after Tax Reform, a thorough article released by the PNC Center for Financial Insight, analyzes the changes and their possible effect on small... Read More...
Delaware County Reassessment Helps Address Tax UniformityJune 28, 2018
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Growers and Processors Permits Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana ActJune 13, 2017
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What to Do When the General Contractorâ€™s Work Causes Your Delaware County Business an Anticipated Delayed OpeningOctober 27, 2016
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