At Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C., we believe that small businesses and individuals should benefit from the same breadth of experience that has traditionally been reserved for large firms and their clients. As skilled professionals we leverage our own business transactional and litigation experience to guide our clients towards successful results. Our Philadelphia business lawyers take a hands-on approach to helping our clients identify their goals and work diligently together to tackle individual and business challenges. We are skilled in the types of business law that are most important to small and growing companies such as:
Business & Commercial Transactions
Business & Commercial Litigation
White Collar & Qui Tam (“Whistle Blower”)
Providing Solutions that Get Positive Results
Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C. provides all the services of in-house counsel without the overhead expenses. Our goal is to help our clients flourish and prosper. We combine the depth of experience you expect from a large firm with the personal attention of a boutique practice. Our clients include local and national businesses, Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, non-profit corporations and individuals. Our Philadelphia business attorneys are also frequently retained by other law firms. Our large firm and in-house experience, coupled with a competitive rate structure, allows us to work strategically with other law firms to provide efficient legal services to our shared clients.
Philadelphia Business Lawyer
We look forward to getting to know you through an initial consultation and discussing how, together, we can grow your business while addressing your present and future legal needs.
CONTACT US if you are in need of the following:
Legal advice on how to implement a new business idea
Representation in commercial litigation
A business attorney to negotiate, review or prepare a contract, commercial lease, independent contractor agreement or employment agreement (i.e. non-compete)
A business professional to guide you in starting, purchasing or selling a business
Assistance with employment law issues or disputes
Legal representation for a real estate deal or negotiation
Our Philadelphia business attorneys are licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. In addition, we have represented clients in the federal courts nationwide.
Serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt has brought together attorneys focused on reaching successful and creative results for our clients. Our practice is aimed at helping both individuals and businesses address their legal needs. If you are searching for a lawyer in any of the following areas, Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt is an aggressive firm that will work on your matter with diligence to provide the best legal representation possible.
General Business and Commercial Transactions This includes all of your business and transactional needs, such as business incorporations and the creation of other businesses entities (LLCs, Limited Partnerships, Trusts, and Partnerships), contracts, employment and staffing issues, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, litigation avoidance, and the selling or purchasing of your business assets.
Business and Commercial Litigation Our attorneys have appeared in courtrooms representing businesses and individuals in both state and federal courts throughout the country. Locally we frequently appear before the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County, as well as both the federal Eastern District Court for the District of Pennsylvania and the Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Just a short drive across the river, our attorneys also frequently represent clients in the various New Jersey Courts located in southern New Jersey, and the federal court for the District of New Jersey.
White Collar Defense Our white collar practice is focused on protecting management and employees facing both internal and governmental investigations as well as indictments. We place great emphasis on protecting the reputation of our clients and understand that the outcome of the situation you currently find yourself in will have a great impact on your future, both professionally and personally. Very often the need for confidentially, including keeping investigations out of the press, trumps all other factors. For that reason, our best results are frequently cases which have been resolved quietly and no one will ever hear about them. Whether you are responding to an interview request in connection to an internal investigation, or find yourself forced to defend against a regulatory investigation, our firm is here to guide you through this complex and understandably imposing maze. We will work with you to develop a strategy appropriate to your unique situation and goals, and we are not afraid to push back hard against either your employer or the relevant governmental agency.
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation Whether you are buying, selling or leasing real estate, you need to protect your interests. Our lawyers know the ins and outs of real estate transactions from all sides based upon years of experience representing both the buyer and seller. In addition to providing transactional based advice, we represent numerous clients in court in connection with real estate litigation issues. We also assist clients in foreclosure proceedings and work with buyers who focus on the acquisition of properties through foreclosure proceedings and other real estate related litigation.
Employment Agreements and Disputes Employment Law governs the employer-employee relationship. This includes drafting contracts such as employment, non-competition, non-disclosure, confidentiality and independent contractor agreements as well as enforcing those contract in court. While employment law encompasses a broad spectrum of potential legal issues that could lead to litigation, it is the goal of our attorneys to minimize our client’s risk and exposure to this liability. We work closely with our client’s to implement preventative strategies that help them enforce important employment policies and remain compliant with Federal, State and local rules. If an employment dispute does arise, the attorneys at Danziger Shapiro and Leavitt, P.C. have substantial experience in litigating these issues to protect your valuable business assets and information.
Securities Litigation Our lawyers participate in securities litigation throughout the country advocating the rights of shareholders who have lost money based in large part upon corporate mismanagement and corporate fraud. To date, our firm has participated in the recovery of millions of dollars for wronged shareholders.
Insurance Coverage Disputes If you have had a property loss or financial claims and your insurance company fails to adequately meet your needs, our firm is prepared to investigate your case and confront the insurance company head-on. We have been able to help multiple clients who have been wrongly denied coverage for business insurance or homeowner's insurance claims.
Debtor/Creditor Issues We represent clients on both sides of suits. If you are a creditor and are owed money and need legal counsel on how to bring an action against a debtor, to prosecute or defend a fraudulent transfer, to defend a preference action, or to seek relief from the automatic stay, our attorneys can assist you. If you are a debtor and cannot pay your debts, there are many options available to you; however, the various chapters of bankruptcy are complicated and you may benefit from an attorney who knows which chapter would work best for your situation.