KRASSENSTEIN & ASSOCIATES PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, established in 1993, provides legal services in the areas of general business, franchise, trademark, real estate transactions, litigation and estate administration.
Business Entity Formation and Maintenance
We assist with the choice and formation of entities and ownership relationships for clients while seeking to limit the personal liability of the owners for third party claims. Ownership relationship agreements address issues of control and succession within the business, such as shareholder “buy-sell” agreements and limited liability company operating agreements. We also assist clients with the ongoing maintenance of these entities, preparing corporate consents and other entity actions.
Purchase & Sale of Businesses
We advise clients concerning a myriad of issues related to the purchase or sale of businesses, including asset purchase agreements, equity transfer agreements, distributorship agreements and franchised businesses.
Business Document Drafting and Review
We draft and review business and commercial contracts of all types, including commercial leases, financing agreements, employment and consulting agreements, product sales agreements and the like.
Franchises & Licenses
We prepare Franchise Disclosure Documents on behalf of franchisor clients to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Franchise Rule.” On the other end, we review Franchise Disclosure Documents, licensing agreements and other business opportunity documents and provide advice to clients who are evaluating a franchise or licensing opportunity.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
We represent clients in resolving commercial and financial disputes, including arbitration, mediation and state and federal civil court litigation.
Trademarks and Licensing
We represent clients in connection with obtaining, maintaining and licensing federal trademarks.
Executive Separation Agreements & Employment Matters
We represent both employers and executives and professionals in negotiating the terms and conditions of both amicable and hostile separations of employment. We also represent employers and employees on a myriad of employment related issues including the drafting & negotiating of employment agreements, compensation agreements and restrictive covenant agreements, terminations & discrimination claims.
Mr. Krassenstein served as the Chairman of the Zoning Hearing Board for the Borough of Bradford Woods for many years. He has represented businesses and residents in a variety of zoning issues in Allegheny County and the surrounding area.
We represent businesses and individuals in buying and selling real estate, and with drafting, negotiating and enforcing commercial, residential, and oil and gas leases.
Estate Administration & Probate
We have significant experience guiding estates through probate with a minimum of expense to the estate. In our probate administration work, not only do we ensure the orderly distribution of an estate, but we also obtain appraisals on decedent’s assets, pay the last expenses of the estate and ensure that necessary taxes are paid prior to distribution to heirs.