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Experienced Business Law Representation

Whether choosing the proper business entity, purchasing or selling a business, or handling business disputes, the business attorneys at Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., have the experience you want to provide the best legal representation possible. Our business clients include multi-state corporations, small businesses, sole proprietors and entrepreneurs just getting started.

Contact us to learn how we can help you with your business law needs throughout central Pennsylvania.

What Is Business Law?

Businesses have myriad issues for which they need legal assistance.


Right from the start, it is crucial that you choose the correct form for your business. Our Pennsylvania business lawyers will help you determine whether you should form your business as a corporation, partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP) or limited liability company (LLC). We will advise you on the positives and negatives of each type of entity as we look at your company’s specific needs.

Purchase & Sale

Whether buying or selling a business, there are numerous issues about which you must be aware. We prepare contracts for our clients and analyze contracts prepared by the other side. It is critical to make sure your contract provides the protections necessary whether you are buying or selling a business.


When a business dispute arises, you need attorneys who are known for fighting on behalf of their clients. We frequently represent our clients in court, and our opposition knows this. It is important that you retain counsel who will not shy away from trying cases. Opposing counsel will take advantage of any hesitation on the part of your lawyer to fight for you in court. We litigate Pennsylvania business issues, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Auction of business real estate and personal property
  • Business injuries, including wrongful interference with contractual relations
  • Defense of discrimination claims brought by employees and customers against our business clients

Contact Us For Help With Business Law

As a long-term business ourselves, Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., knows the needs of our business clients and can help you regardless of your business’ size. Contact our office today at 717-846-8846 for all of your Pennsylvania business law needs.