Small Business

The Law Office of Claire Johnson Saénz, LLC, provides a broad range of services to small businesses and small business owners, including advice and counsel regarding:

Small Business Formation

Ms. Saénz will take the time to learn the details of your proposed business operation and will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different legal structures, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations.  She will prepare all of the documents required to establish your business in compliance with Pennsylvania law, including articles of incorporation, certificates of organization, by-laws, minutes, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, promissory notes, security agreements, and leases.

General Business Matters

Ms. Saénz will advise you regarding legal issues that arise during the day-to-day operation of your business, including the preparation, review and negotiation of business agreements of all types, as well as preparation of internal documents such as corporate minutes and agreements between owners, employees and independent contractors.

Review of Franchise Opportunities

Ms. Saénz has extensive experience in the franchise area representing both franchisors and franchisees.  If you are considering the purchase of a franchise, she will review the disclosure documents provided to you by the franchisor, provide advice regarding the franchise opportunity offered, and assist you with setting up an appropriate business entity through which to operate the franchise.