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Small Business

Practice Areas

Small Business

There are times when most every business, regardless of size, needs qualified and experienced legal counsel. Frantz, McConnell & Seymour’s Small Business Practice Group is able to fulfill your need for companies and responsive legal counsel. 

FMS provides a full range of legal services to small and mid-sized businesses whether you are an established corporation or a start-up company. Attorneys in our Small Business Practice Group have experience in the full array of situations that a business might encounter from routine transactions and contracts to bet-the-company litigation. 

Our Small Business Practice Group’s primary goal is to keep you out of the coutroom; however, should a discoute arise, FMS has an extensive and successful litigation practice and will zealously represent your interests.  


What We Do For You 

We work with individuals, partnerships, corporations, and the full range of business entities, locally and state-wide, to assist them in structuring, managing, protecting and growing their businesses. Our capabilities and experience include: 

  • Contract review, preparation and negotiation 
  • Employment and human resources matters 
  • Employment litigation 
  • Zoning and land-use compliance and litigation 
  • Real estate transactions 
  • Trade-secret protection 
  • Creditor Rights 
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Formation and dissolution of business associations 
  • Property tax assessment disputes 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Commercial liens 
  • Garnishments 
  • Commercial litigation 
  • Non-disclosure and non-competition agreements 
  • Business planning and liability risk assessment
  • Data security breach and incident response, investigation & litigation
  • Data privacy violation and identity theft remediation

Who We Serve

Our clients range from national corporations engaging in complex litigation to local small businesses with real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and dissolution and virtually any situation that requires the skill and insight of competent and experienced legal counsel. Specifically in regard to small businesses, our attorneys have represented a wide assortment of industries, including: 

  • National and Regional Banks 
  • Title Insurance and Real Estate Brokerage Firms 
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Developers 
  • Mining and Aggregate Companies 
  • Construction Companies 
  • Healthcare Providers 
  • Professional Service Firms (Accounting, Engineering, Architectural, etc.) 
  • Food Service and Supply Companies 
  • Nursing Home and Health Care Facilities
  • Internet Service Developers and Web Developers 
  • Commercial and Residential Leasing Companies 
  • Hospitality Companies (Hotels and Restaurants) 
  • Transportation Providers 
  • Amusement Providers 
  • Alcoholic Beverage Distillers and Brewers 
  • Tobacco Sellers and Producers 
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