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New Jersey Business and Corporate Law Attorneys

The corporate environment is the prevalent values, views, opinions, and mindset that a specific company or business will adopt as it conducts its manner of business. It is common for a company’s culture to be identified to the clients, staff, or employees in a “mission” or “vision” statement. This mission statement is often reflected in the amount of significance placed upon corporate hierarchy, competition, and teamwork.

Business Law Attorneys in New Jersey

The business law attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. have an in-depth understanding of this corporate mindset and can easily assist with your legal concerns regarding the complexities of corporate structure, finance, and regulations. From new businesses to conglomerate companies, you can count on our legal skills to be tailored to your specific needs. We have worked closely with several of our business and corporate clients in New Jersey for many years and have represented clients from Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium-sized firms. Over the years, we have gained their trust and have successfully earned a solid reputation for being successful and competent legal advisors whose primary concern is in our clients’ success.

New Jersey Business and Corporate Law Attorneys

New Jersey Corporate Law Attorneys

There can be several commendable reasons as to why your business or corporation should have strong ties to qualified attorneys. If you were to become sick or injured, your first inclination would be to go to a hospital or call a doctor. Likewise, you should not hesitate to consult with a lawyer if your business has a legal problem. If, for example, you are under investigation for fraud or possibly one of your customers has been injured by one of your products, our corporate law attorneys can help.

Some situations in which an attorney may be needed for your business can be crystal clear while other instances may not be. If an employee or former employee speaks of suing your business because he or she claims be have been discriminated against or sexually harassed, it is important to seek the assistance of a competent lawyer. A mistake in any legal area can cost you and your business partners serious money. However, this can be prevented well in advance by having the assistance of a capable lawyer.

Business Law Attorneys

Small Business Lawyers

The business and corporate law attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. are not only helpful to the corporate organizations, but can definitely be of assistance to small business owners as well. If you are a small business owner, an attorney may be necessary if you:

  • Need a written business plan
  • Are researching a name for your business
  • Need a website domain name
  • Need any licenses or permits
  • Are looking to create a legal partnership, or a limited liability company (LLC)
  • Need to submit any IRS documentation
  • Are creating any contracts to be used with customers or clients

Your decision to hire an attorney for your business needs should not be limited to the aforementioned legal tasks. Naturally, for peace of mind or if a legal topic turns out to be much too complicated, hiring our business and corporate law attorneys can prove to be one of the best decisions your business can generate.

Corporate Law Attorneys

New Jersey Business Formation Attorneys

Business formation is a fundamental aspect of starting a new company, especially when starting a partnership. It’s important to observe that the requirements for forming a business may vary from state to state and it also depends on what type of industry you are in. If you are forming an LLC, a corporation, a sole proprietorship, nonprofit, or a partnership, the business formation attorneys at Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. are highly experienced in assisting you with everything you need to get your business started.

The four main types of business formations are a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, and a corporation. Each type of business formation has its own advantages and disadvantages.

New Jersey Business Formation Attorneys

Four Main Types of Business Formations:

1. Forming a Sole Proprietorship in New Jersey

With a sole proprietorship, all of the assets belong to one person and he or she has not created a separate business organization. Oftentimes, small businesses operate as sole proprietorships. Under a sole proprietorship, there are no legal documents that need to be written except for possibly a business license, depending on what your enterprise is. You have the option to do business under your own name or you may apply for a name to give to your business. One of the main burdens of a sole proprietorship is they are susceptible to claims from business creditors. A sole proprietorship has no protection from lawsuits or creditors. Both personal and business assets are at risk to claims from creditors. Your personal assets can be capitalized to appease any debts or legal judgments. Therefore, it can be beneficial for a sole proprietorship to retain a lawyer, more specifically, the attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C.

Forming a Corporation in New Jersey

2. Forming A Partnership in New Jersey

General Partnerships

– Differ from a sole proprietorship, being that general partnerships are joint businesses whose primary responsibilities are management, profits, and especially debt liability. If you are planning to be in or currently in a general partnership, it is especially important to have an attorney. It is imperative that anyone entering into a general partnership knows either partner can be liable for all of the debts in the partnership. Also, any one partner is capable of binding the two partners under contracts. Essentially, a general partnership is a joint effort between two or more sole proprietorships.

Limited Partnerships

– Similar to a general partnership, a limited partnership is a partnership where only one partner is required to be the general partner. When people are putting together a real estate development or investing in a business, it is very common for individuals to go in a limited partnership. In this type of formation, there is a written agreement between the general partners even though there are no filed state documents. Generally, each partner invests a certain amount of funds. Likewise, each partner expects to receive an expected amount of the profits.

Forming a Sole Proprietorship

3. Forming A Corporation in New Jersey

Corporations are formed under state approval and work as acting persons to maintain a business. A corporation can sue and can likewise be sued. They can also issue stocks to increase capital. Since corporations are legally separate from their owners, liability from debt or any kind of monetary damage becomes limited to the company’s assets.

4. Forming A Limited Liability Company, LLC in New Jersey

An LLC, or a limited liability company is a business whose owners actively participate in managing the company, but unlike a general partnership, they are protected from any personal liability from the company’s debts or liabilities. An LLC has both characteristics of a corporation and a partnership.

Attorneys To Help Form Your Business

If you are looking to start or join any of the aforementioned business types, the  attorneys atBorrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. can counsel or assist in your decisions. Our attorneys can get you started on a business formation plan to enable you to focus on the development and growth of your company.

Forming a Partnership

Business Transactions Attorneys

From an accounting perspective, business transactions are economic events that commence the accounting process of the company. Before going through with any type of business transaction or business contract, it is best to consult with a knowledgeable attorney so you have a full understanding of your benefits and obligations. Our business transactions attorneys can provide you with the guidance you need throughout your negotiation and transaction process so you can safeguard your business needs and expectations. Whatever deal may be occurring, we can help your company meet its objectives in the most efficient manner.

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New Jersey Contract Law

The attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. can provide counsel to any company regarding business transactions, negotiating agreements, or developing any terms and conditions for selling goods or services. We realize that business transactions are at the center of every enterprise and are imperative to the growth of your enterprise. When goods and services are bought and sold, lasting relationships between a company and clients can be established. Our attorneys are experienced in contract law and have the knowledge necessary to assist you with fulfilling your contract requirements along with closing agreements. We have experience in nearly every type of business transaction that your company may be anticipating. Our accomplished and seasoned attorneys are skilled in protecting your business from unexpected risks and liabilities.

In addition to business transactions, we can also assist with drafting any type of contract that you may need for your operations. We understand that every word is important to achieve the transaction goal. We also know that successful contracts clearly state the rights of both professional parties.

New Jersey Contract Law

New Jersey Business Transactions Law

The business transactions attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. understand all the different aspects of the business cycle. Whether you need assistance with a start-up, expansion, debt, equity, merging and acquiring, we decades of experience in those areas as well as in the following transactions:

  • Forming enterprises, purchasing franchises
  • Incorporating articles and bylaws
  • Operating agreements
  • Raising capital
  • Leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, and buy-ins
  • Asset-based loans, cash flow loans, lines of credit
  • Franchise counseling and advising
  • License and distribution
  • Intellectual property protection
  • International transactions
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Business Law Attorneys

In addition to seizing and overseeing the fundamental aspects of business transactions, our attorneys are exceptionally skilled in using representations as well as warranties. The laws that are pertinent to your business transaction can oftentimes be complex and varied. Our seasoned New Jersey attorneys can administer reliable legal consultations as you put our business transactional knowledge to work for your company in any type of business transaction.

For partnerships, our law firm can offer assistance if your business partner were to leave the business. We can also provide assistance in real estate transactions. Our real estate business attorneys have practice in commercial real estate purchases and sales. Additionally, our attorneys can assist you with buying or selling your business.

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New Jersey Employment Law Attorneys

Employment laws regulate the relationship between employers and their workers, trade unions, and organizations. These include the rights and obligations between employers and their employees. This can apply to current employees, former employees, or job applicants. Employment relationships can range in complexity. Situations can vary from discrimination, wrongful termination, or even safety in the workplace.

Our experienced employment law attorneys at Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. have represented employees in employment-related legal matters for nearly 50 years. Protect your legal rights against discrimination in the workplace and issues that may arise during the course of an employment relationship such as, unemployment claims, requirements of the Family Leave Act, fair compensation, right to privacy, and wrongful termination.

New Jersey Employment Law Attorneys

Employee Rights In The Workplace

All employees are entitled to basic rights in the workplace. These include having the right to privacy, fair compensation, and the right to work in a discrimination-free environment. These rights extend to the employee’s handbag, briefcase, lockers, or anything accessible only to the individual. A worker’s privacy is even extended to cell phone conversations or messages. However, privacy is limited when using the employer’s computer system. In our modern age of technology, workplace rights to privacy on the internet and through email can be a hot issue.

Employee Rights in the Workplace

Federal Law Regarding Employment

The following is a brief overview of the main federal laws regarding employment:

Title VII

  • For employers with 15 or less employees.
  • Restricts employers from discriminating during the hiring process against race, national origin, religion or gender.

Americans with Disabilities Act

  • States that a disability is a physical or mental impairment that drastically limits more than one life activity
  • If an individual can perform the necessary functions, with or without accommodation, that person cannot be discriminated against due to that disability
  • Prevents discrimination against and individual with a disability
Federal Law Regarding Employment

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Prohibits employers from giving priority to younger workers in the hiring process
  • For employers with more than 50 employees
  • Does not avert employees from preferring older employees over younger employees

Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Regulates the number of workdays, and breaks that an employer must provide to its employees
  • States acceptable salary and overtime requirements determined by the federal government which applies to a majority of private and public employment. In addition, this act restricts the hours children under the age of 16 are allowed to work and limits the work children under the age of 18 from certain jobs that are considered too dangerous.
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Family and Medical Leave Act

  • Requires employers to allow employees up to 12 weeks absence leave for qualified medical reasons
  • In order for an employee to qualify for this leave of absence, the employee must be with the company for at least 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours within those 12 months
  • Protects the position of the employee during the leave of absence

State and Local Standards

We also provide individuals with counsel and representation under their specific jurisdiction

  • The New Jersey Family Leave Act
  • The New Jersey Wage and Hour Act
  • The New Jersey Equal Pay Law
  • The New Jersey Law Against discrimination
  • The New Jersey Minimum Wage Law
Workplace Discrimination

New Jersey Employment Law Legal Help

Employees are entitled to a number of both federal and state rights in the workplace. If you suspect that your rights have been violated based on the terms of your employment, there is employment law legal help and it may be in your interest to speak with one of the attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. in order for your rights to be better explained and to protect your legal rights.

New Jersey Real Estate Transaction Attorneys

Contact Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C., for all your real estate transaction needs in New Jersey. Whether you are in the market to purchase or sell your home or a commercial property, our real estate transaction attorneys can help ensure you get the best financial and legal outcome. In addition, we also help ensure that your transaction closes smoothly. We represent clients with sales and purchases for both residential and commercial properties, mortgages, foreclosures, land development, construction, land use zoning, commercial lease negotiations, easements, title issues, real estate tax appeals, and much more.

Real Estate Law Attorneys

Who We Represent If you are seeking an experienced and ethical real estate transaction attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us at our office in North Brunswick today. From individuals on a fixed income to Fortune 500 companies, we have a diverse client base and can represent you in your real estate law issue, no matter how big or small. Our clients include developers, contractors, landlords, tenants, homeowners’ associations, and purchasers and sellers of real property. With over 45 years of legal experience in New Jersey, our law firm is ready to handle your case. Call our office for a consultation with real estate law attorney today.

New Jersey Real Estate Transaction Attorneys

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Real Estate Law – Areas of Practice
We have a broad-based real estate practice covering all aspects of real estate transaction and ownership issues. Some examples of the services we provide include:

Real estate sales transactions

Transactions – We represent both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. We can draft or review purchase agreements, agency agreements, disclosures, offer letters and counter offers, quit claim deeds, escrow agreements, and many more. Our experienced real estate attorneys can assist you with any transaction.

– Ensure your contract closes, and prevent it from falling out of escrow. We can help close your real estate transaction smoothly.

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Condemned Properties and Eminent Domain

– If your property is condemned or facing eminent domain seizure, please contact us immediately. We can help.

Real estate development

–From land purchases, to construction contracts, to zoning issues, our real estate attorneys can help you through the complexities of all matters regarding development projects, big and small.

Construction contracts

– Builders, engineers, architects, concrete suppliers, electricians, etc….any contracts you may need during grading, building, construction and throughout your development project.

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Leases– From residential apartment leases to long term commercial leasing with big box stores, our expert real estate attorneys can ensure your rights are protected under any lease agreement.

Easements – Easements for roadways, utilities, and any other situations that may arise need the careful review from someone well-versed in real estate law to guarantee your rights are not being violated and to help limit your loses. Contact Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C., today.

Mortgage-based financing transactions

– Banks and other financial institutions have, perhaps, the most complex and lengthy contracts and are often represented by a myriad of attorneys. Do not enter into such a transaction without the knowledge and expertise of one of our skilled real estate attorneys on your side.

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Commercial lease negotiations

– Commercial leases are much more complicated than residential leases. Does your tenant have the right to alter the structure? If so, who pays to return it to its original condition when that tenant moves out? From agreeing on renewals and options to NNN determinations, our attorneys will ensure you get the most from your commercial property leases.

Title issues –Whether escrow discovers a cloud in the property’s title and stalls your closing or you need to be certain the title of your development transfers smoothly, we can help. Call our real estate transaction law office today.

Tax-free exchanges – Also known under the Internal Revenue Service’s Code as 1031 exchanges, or Like-Kind Exchanges, we can review your case to get you the greatest tax benefit and reduce any capital gains taxes you may be liable for. Contact Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, PC for real estate tax legal assistance.

Real Estate Developments

Real estate tax appeals

– Why pay higher taxes? Our knowledgable attorneys in real estate law can negotiate an appeal of your real estate taxes, reducing your liability. We can file your appeal and even debate in the Court of Common Pleas if necessary.

We understand real estate in Central New Jersey. We are proud to have facilitated transactions throughout the area for more than 45 years. To consult with an experienced attorney about your real estate related legal needs, please contact our law firm today.

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New Jersey Employment Attorneys for Labor and Employment Issues

The United States has laws that are designed to protect your rights before, during, and after the interview process. Additionally, there are even laws that restrict what a potential employer can ask you as a potential employee. While a number of employers, as well as state and local governments have enacted laws against all levels of workplace discrimination, it is well known that nearly half of all LGBT employees go to work without any gender or sexual orientation antidiscriminatory laws. The more information you know about the rights you are entitled to, the better you can prevent employers from discrimination. Top New Jersey employment attorneys like Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. are highly experienced in protecting your rights against employment issues and discrimination.

Labor and Employment Issues

Labor and employment issues are protected by a number of state and federal laws. These laws are important to both workers and businesses, labor organizations, and governments. Collective bargaining, discrimination, employee leave, personnel issues, unemployment, wages, and hours are just a few of the major employment and labor issues common today.

New Jersey Employment Attorneys

Know Your Employment Rights

Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal government prohibits any potential employer from discrimination based on, but not limited to race, gender, nationality, religion, age, or disability. If you feel you are being discriminated against, the first step is to document every incident. Depending on your situation, the attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. can represent you.

Social MediaEmployment Law

For many individuals, not a day goes by without the need to access a social media site. Employee use of social media in the workplace is more frequent now than it ever has been before. In our new age of technology, the line between work and personal online activity is becoming even more blurred. Businesses also frequently access social media sites to market and promote their company. The convenient use of these platforms enhance the probability for possible damage from lawsuits. Use of social media in the workplace can also extend to harassment. Many cases allege social media was used as a method for harassing an individual or a coworker, with the employer being held liable.

Labor and Employment Issues

Discrimination Due To Disability

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the majority of American adults with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed even though they have the ability and the desire to work and be contributing members of society. Also, approximately one-third of employee discrimination charges reported to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission site discrimination due to disability. Individuals with disabilities also report various employment barriers to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employer Use of Background and Credit Checks

It is not very common for a potential employer to require a credit check prior to employment. In some states, it may not even be legal for companies to determine employment eligibility based on credit checks unless they obtain written consent from the applicant. The government remains prudent against background checks preceding employment. More specifically, it is even more prudent against using arrest records to base employment decisions.

The aforementioned scenarios are just a few examples of major employment issues. However each year, laws on employment change regularly and it is important for employees as well as employers to allow one of our qualified attorneys to evaluate certain employment policies, procedures and practices frequently.

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