Business Services

ZSWS’ Business Services Group regularly provides general corporate representation and negotiates and documents contracts and complex transactions for both our publicly traded and closely held corporate clients. Our corporate attorneys work closely with the attorneys in all the other practice groups at ZSWS to provide the most efficient and appropriate legal services to corporate clients.

The Business Services Group at ZSWS has developed an outstanding reputation for providing a broad range of corporate legal services to both large and small businesses, predominantly in the tri-state area. ZSWS has consistently met the challenges of its clients by assembling a team of highly qualified and motivated attorneys to address all corporate issues arising in its clients’ day-to-day operations, including advice to directors and officers, contract law, mergers and acquisitions, state and local taxation and insurance law.

Our Business Services Group represents businesses in numerous industries, including, among others, manufacturing, insurance, service, real estate developers, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, gas and electric utilities and marketers, coal, oil and gas companies, construction, hospitality, gaming organizations, school corporations and religious entities. Many of our clients, including growth companies, expanding local businesses, and major international companies, look to our firm for all or the majority of their legal services. Our clients also include national companies whose needs require assistance with regional, or local matters or with specific transactions.

We assist our clients with all aspects of their general corporate and transactional needs. Services offered by our Business Services Group include, among others:

  • Entity organization, governance and succession planning
  • Corporate planning and consultation, shareholders agreements, and employee stock option and other non-qualified defined compensation plans
  • Contract review, drafting and negotiation
  • Lending and real estate transactional assistance
  • Assistance with respect to a variety of complex transactions, including sales of equity and assets, reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions

Our Business Services Group also provides a full-range of legal services to area banks and financial institutions. Our significant banking experience also benefits our corporate and individual clients by allowing us to provide experienced advice on negotiating and structuring loans, restructuring existing loans and structuring seller-financed mergers and acquisitions.