About The Business Advisory Group at HRMM&L

There is no such thing as a general “business lawyer” anymore. Rather, lawyers who represent companies are regularly confronted with a variety of legal issues such as corporate structure and management, tax and financing laws, compliance with the myriad of federal and state employment laws, business sales and acquisitions, succession planning, asset protection, real estate transactions and environmental regulations, just to name a few. No single lawyer can be sufficiently familiar with all of the legal issues that arise for his or her business clients.

The Business Advisory Group at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is comprised of lawyers practicing across many legal areas who, together, counsel companies through numerous legal and business-related matters. Just as a person would not ask a criminal lawyer to write a Will, a company must assure itself that it is speaking with the right lawyer for each particular legal issue it faces. We created the Business Advisory Group as a resource for our business clients to insure that whatever legal issue might arise, they will be counselled by the appropriate lawyer–highly experienced to navigate their specific challenge.

To stay competitive, companies must adapt to the needs of their clients, the nature of the economy and keep apprised of the changing laws and regulations that govern the world in which we operate. The Business Advisory Group at HRMM&L has one goal: to first understand your business and then provide the necessary legal resources to help you succeed. We will strive to become your trusted advisors and counselors.

Questions Every Business Must Ask

Q. Has your business recently reviewed its legal structure to determine whether it is set up in the most advantageous manner for legal and tax purposes, considering recent developments and changes in the law?

Q. Do the owners of your business have a current, updated buy-sell agreement which controls how ownership interests in the business are to be transferred in the event of an owner’s death, disability or termination of employment?

Q. Have the owners of your business developed a succession plan to define how ownership and authority will transition upon the death or retirement of the present owners?

Latest News & Events

Non-Compete Covenants in Pennsylvania

by Robert Sebia, Esq. Pursuant to Pennsylvania law, restrictive non-compete covenants are enforceable only if they are: (1) ancillary to an employment relationship between an employee and an employer; (2) supported by adequate consideration; (3) the restrictions are reasonably limited in duration and geographic extent; and (4) the restrictions are designed to protect the legitimate… Read more »

“Framework” For Proposed Federal Tax Law Changes is Released

By Jonathan Samel, Esq. On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration and select members of Congress released a “unified framework” for tax reform. This document provides more detail than a number of other tax reform documents that have come from the Administration over the past few months, but it still leaves many specifics to be… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules that Former Employees Have No Right to Review Their Personnel Files

by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court settled the issue once and for all as to whether former employees are entitled to review their personnel files after their discharge. They are not. Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) controls access to employee personnel files. In the case of Thomas Jefferson… Read more »