Gressel Law
Friday, January 08, 2010


Advising small businesses throughout their life cycle is a large part of my law practice. I can help if you are thinking of starting a new business, and need to decide whether to incorporate or operate as a limited liability company, or you want to transition your existing business to your children, or sell it. Along the way I can help you bring in partners, hire (and, alas, fire) employees, choose and implement employee benefits, and assist you through the ever growing complexities of state and federal regulations in the employment field.
I also advise employees who believe they were not treated fairly at work, or who do not understand their retirement, severance, or other benefits. 
My business services
I advise business owners with regard to:
Setting up new businesses
      • Interaction with Secretary of State's office
      • Advice on tax and other issues in choosing whether to incorporate or use a limited liability company
      • Coordination with client's accountant and other advisors
Buying an existing business
      • Review, negotiation and preparation of agreements to protect clients who acquire existing businesses
      • Tax, legal and business advice about the transaction- protection for the client’s investment
      • Coordination with client's accountants and lenders
      • Review, negotiation and preparation of agreements between the clients and their customers, vendors, landlords, employees
      • Review and recommendation of benefit options for employees and owners
      • Advise about how best to preserve retirement benefits
Employment issues
      • Strategies for rewarding and retaining key employees
      • Help with employee disputes, discipline, hiring and firing, review of severance agreements
      • Preparation and review of employee manuals

Legal Basics for Small Business