Business Law – Corporate Practice

Rickard, Denney, Garno & Leichliter has a full range of experienced attorneys ready to meet your Business Law and Corporate Transactional needs.

The corporate transactional practice at Rickard, Denney, Garno & Leichliter combines real-world business acumen with the latest legal expertise to provide timely and relevant counsel on a variety of complex issues facing today’s businesses.  We handle all forms of business transactions, including contract law and negotiations, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate filings, business development agreements, licensing agreements, business associate agreements and services agreements.

Our Business Law experience includes the following areas:

1. SETTING UP A NEW BUSINESS: Advising clients which business entity best fits their needs: a corporation, limited liability company, a partnership or sole proprietorship. We will advise you which business best balances your goals of limiting liability, minimizing taxes and streamlining paperwork.


a. Employment Law:

Advising clients how to address difficult employees without unnecessarily exposing the company to liability
Walking you through the maze of complicated employment laws

b. Contract Laws:

Negotiating and advising clients regarding contracts. Lawyers are always cheaper up-front than after-the-fact. We encourage you to get legal counsel before you sign an expensive contractual commitment. Negotiate away bad contract provisions before you sign onto them.

c. Business Succession Planning:

Advising businesses how to pass the business on to the next generation of owners. Advising clients and drafting agreements to allow for a smoother business transaction if an owner retires, dies, becomes disabled, or sells.

d. Buying or Selling a Business:

Whether you are buying or selling a new business, our firm will help walk you through the process. Let us help you identify which sale provision helps the buyer or seller more and which leaves you exposed to unnecessary liability.