Manhattan Business Attorney

Manhattan Business Attorney

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Manhattan, often referred to as “The City,“ is one of the five boroughs in the state of New York, and is famed for a lot of things such that it will take multiple pieces of content to list out all the things that make Manhattan the world-renowned city that it is.

However, some of the most amazing things that are unique to the city of Manhattan are things like the Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 Memorial,) Times Square and many more.

Even though the borough of Manhattan is geographically the smallest of all the counties, it is also the most densely populated of them all. It is perhaps this fact that makes it one of the best places to start and run a business, basically because of the large human capital that exists in such a small geographical space.

Starting or running a business anywhere in Manhattan can be both a very rewarding and challenging experience at the same time. From opening up a small business anywhere in SoHo,  NoHo or Harlem, to attempting to swim with the “sharks” in FiDi or Midtown Manhattan, there are endless opportunities to start a new business or buy and run an existing one there.

It is exactly for this reason that the law firm is Small Business Attorney NYC was formed. As business attorneys, our goal at formation was to be the number one resource that businesses, large and small, turn to for help with a vast array of business services, not in the least those of a legal nature.

We therefore like to see ourselves as the go-to Manhattan business or commercial lawyers that will go above and beyond to make sure that we do whatever it takes to find a solution to whatever legal problem or challenge you or your business is facing.

Services Our Manhattan Business Lawyers Can Offer You

Some of the inexhaustive list of things we can do for you, whenever you decide to start a new business, or buy an existing business in Manhattan include:


The Startup ecosystem is one of the most amazing things that has happened to the world of business in the 21st century. With all the hopes, dreams and promise that a new or existing startup holds, all of these can come crashing in the twinkle of an eye if extreme care is not taken with regards many of the activities that these entities engage in, in the running of their everyday activities.

To that end, we are able to help any Manhattan-based startup with any of the following, and more…

  • Company Formation: Corporation, LLC, S-Corp formation.
  • Partnership, Founder, Shareholder, Stock Purchase and Separation Agreements.
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Registration.
  • Trademark Registrations.
  • Partner Disputes and Buyouts.
  • Non-Disclosure, Joint Venture, Operating and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Loan Promissory Notes

Small and Big Business Transactions

Established businesses and corporations are not exempt from the intricacies of the business world, including being subject to business litigation at any point in time. While it is not always possible from a financial standpoint to have an in-house counsel for your business or commercial enterprise, an outside counsel is very easily the solution to this challenge. Gladly, we are able to assist with this.

Some of the services our Manhattan local business lawyers are able to provide you are:

  • Commercial Leases
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Debt and Loan transactions/financing
  • Contract Review, Drafting and Negotiating
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Employment matters
  • Dissolution of Business
  • Recapitalization and Restructuring


A franchise is often an “easy” and quick way to start a business. One that has many advantages that may or may not be available to a newly established or non-franchise business. Just as we are able to support a brand new business with all their legal needs, we likewise can do the same for any type of franchise.

  • Franchise Agreements
  • Franchising Your Business
  • Property Lease Negotiations
  • Permits, Licenses and Registrations
  • Independent contractor, supplier and employer agreements
  • Franchise Agreement Termination

Some of the other reasons why you should speak to us, whether by filling out the form on the right side or below this page, or giving us a call, are:

Other Reasons to Let Our Business Law Firm Help You:

  • We are Manhattan’s foremost local commercial attorneys
  • We are available if ever you need an outside counsel or corporate attorney
  • We are business lawyers who offer free phone consultation
  • If you are based in Manhattan and need a business attorney near you, then you should speak to us
  • We are a top-rated Manhattan corporate law firm
  • We specialize exclusively in business law
  • Our fees are reasonable and affordable.

FAQ About Working With Our Manhattan Commercial Lawyer

  • Q: What Are Your Business Attorney Fees?
    A: Our fees vary depending on exactly what service we carry out for you. As you can imagine, the fee we charge for registering a business for you will be different from the cost you will incur if we took a litigation case of yours to trial. So in that sense, one size does not fit all. You will have to give us a call to speak about exactly what it is that you need help with, before we can give you a quote.
  • Q: Can your business lawyer form an LLC or corporation for me?
    A: Absolutely: company formation, be it an LLC, S-corp or C-corp is one of the core services we provide. Additionally, we are able to provide ongoing legal support services in the form of an outside counsel or outside legal counsel to these businesses.
  • Q: Do you offer free consultation?
    A: Yes we do. Our law firm offers an initial free consultation over the phone. This free initial consultation is essentially to help us determine if we will be able to help you solve whatever legal challenge you are facing with your business. Once it is determined that we are able to help, we will then likely book an appointment for you to come into our offices. Note however, that some services may or may not necessarily require you to come into our offices. For instance, if all we need to do for you is to review or draft a contract, or even register a company for you, then you won’t necessarily need to come in, unless you chose to.
  • Q: What other small business legal services do you offer?
    A: We offer a wide range of services for both small and big business. So even if we listed them all out here, chances are that there will be some specific services you might require for your business venture that, even though we don’t “officially” provide it, we just might be willing to do whatever it takes to help you. So to that effect, it is perhaps a better idea if you gave us a phone call and let’s have a discussion on exactly what you need done for your business.
  • Q: Why hire a business lawyer?
    A: There are countless reasons why you might want or need to hire a business lawyer, such that the list would be very long that we might as well not start that list. That said, the main reason why you might want to hire a commercial lawyer, is likely going to be because you need one. 
  • Q: Do I need a lawyer to open a small business?
    A: Not necessarily. Generally speaking, anyone can go through the process of registering a company for the purpose of carrying on a business activity. For anyone who has never gone through the process previously, the main things you will need in order to try and register a business include things like knowing the requirements to open your specific type of business, how and where to acquire your federal tax ID, what license and/or permits you need, if any, that your business might need to acquire, and more.

    For most people, all these steps are usually too much for them to want to go through on their own, more so when there is always the possibility that they would not be doing the right thing. It is exactly for this reason why the vast majority of people contact a business lawyer to help them carry out the entire process for a small fee, as this obviously has its advantages. And what is more, this process can often be concluded within 24 hours from when you pay the necessary fee quoted you by the attorney. 

  • Q: How do I choose a business lawyer?
    A: There are several things you should consider when looking to hire a business or commercial lawyer in Manhattan, or in fact anywhere in the city of New York. Some of the most important things being the experience they have, their pricing structure, the “fit” you have with that attorney. In other words, the “chemistry” you have with them, the amount of positive and negative reviews about them that you can find, and more. 
  • Q: Have any more questions you’d like us to answer?
    A: If so, shoot us an email and we will gladly answer your question.

So if you are ready to let us help you either actualize the dreams you have for your idea or newly established business, or to take your existing business to new heights, then be sure to give us a call on (646) 793-9660 so we can have a discussion on what exactly we can do for you.