Business Law

Staten Island Business Lawyer Serves NY and NJ Enterprises

Helping startups and mature companies overcome legal obstacles

New York and New Jersey are very competitive areas for starting and maintaining a business. In this environment, you cannot afford to make mistakes, especially the kinds that are preventable when you have knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel. Since 1996, William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law has counseled business owners at every stage of their operations. We can support your efforts with services related to:

  • Business formation
  • Bylaws
  • Commercial real estate purchase or lease
  • Contracts
  • Employee relations and compensation
  • Entity selection
  • Franchising
  • Liability management
  • Sale or purchase of a business
  • Taxation
  • Trademark rights
  • Uniform Commercial Code issues

What you need to know when acquiring a business in NY or NJ

Many entrepreneurs who want to be their own bosses take that step by purchasing an existing business. While there are distinct advantages to acquiring an ongoing business with name recognition and a customer base, there can be serious drawbacks too. An apparently thriving enterprise could be saddled with debt from secured creditors, unpaid taxes and judgments from lawsuits.

Your business law firm must perform the due diligence necessary to quantify the value of a particular company as an investment, and either arrive at a reasonable price or warn you off the project. We provide numerous vital services to investors and owner-operators looking to purchase businesses in New York and New Jersey, including:

  • Document review
  • Inspecting business and tax records
  • Addressing operational problems
  • Investigating the company’s lawsuit history
  • Analyzing tax consequences of your purchase
  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale documents
  • Ensuring compliance with all New York or New Jersey requirements for business sale and purchases

The hallmark of our business practice is our personal concern for your success. As your business attorney, we dedicate the time necessary to thoroughly analyze the pros and cons of your proposed purchase so you can make a fully informed decision. We are especially patient with first-time entrepreneurs who may not be aware of all the contingencies they must take into account. We want our clients to be able to rest assured that the business decisions they make are the best ones.

Contact a thorough, engaged Staten Island business attorney for your venture in NY and NJ

William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law counsels business owners in New York and New Jersey about every stage of their commercial enterprise. To schedule a consultation in our Great Kills Town office, call 718.815.5800 or contact us online.

office location

William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law
3884 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York 10308
718.815.5800 Phone
888.419.1547 Fax
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William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law is located in Staten Island, NY and serves clients in and around Staten Island, Breezy Point, Brooklyn, New York, Jamaica, Rockaway Park, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Long Island City, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Sunnyside, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Woodside, Arverne, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Astoria, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Corona, East Elmhurst, Inwood, Springfield Gardens, Bronx, Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Orange County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.