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Steven W. Zoffer
Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

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Corporate Services Attorneys

To compete in today’s sophisticated and ever-changing corporate climate, businesses require strategic and timely legal services. The pace of today’s business world moves at breakneck speed. Never before has management been so pressured to dot every “i” and cross every “t.” In this highly-charged atmosphere, clients need to recognize that there are both offensive and defensive legal strategies that can be used to protect business property, minimize risk, and grow the company.

The Corporate Services Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote offers clients a full spectrum of services essential for any for-profit or not-for-profit company — from start ups to partnerships, from family businesses to physician practice groups, and from mid-sized manufacturers to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include both publicly-traded and privately-held companies.

Our attorneys are seasoned in the nuances of business law. They know how to think like business people as well as lawyers. This mindset is essential to ensuring actions are not just legally sound — but that they are good for business as well. We pride ourselves on our ability to turn on a dime — to respond quickly and cost-effectively to client’s needs and the dynamics of the legal marketplace.

Corporate Services Group attorneys assist clients in a variety of areas including:

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Structuring and Legal Entity Choice
  • Technology Transfer
  • Regulatory Filings and Permitting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Real Estate Transactions and Financing
  • Commercial Agreements and Relationships

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote attorneys regularly counsel clients on M&A and divestitures. These may include stock or asset-based transactions, leveraged buy-outs or spin-offs. Services are complete in scope from due diligence through structuring and financing the deal. Our M&A clients have ranged from multi-national companies to subsidiaries of U.S.-based companies, from old economy to new economy companies.

We understand the alternatives to mergers and acquisitions, including joint ventures and strategic alliances and can structure innovative solutions in the areas of business, finance, and taxes.

Business Structuring and Legal Entity Issues are Key

The decision to become a Subchapter S Corporation, a C Corporation, a Limited Liability Company, or some other legal entity is an important consideration for any business owner. Because of our involvement with start-up companies, entrepreneurial buyers, and physician practices, among others, our attorneys understand the tax, liability, and ease of administration ramifications of each and are trained in selecting the proper entity.

Commercial Agreements and Relationships

Commercial contracts are the basis of virtually every business and our attorneys have provided a spectrum of contract services. These may include contracts for equipment leasing, franchise agreements, distributor agreements, and sales and licensing contracts. As part of these agreements, our attorneys can also assist in financing arrangements including capital or finance leases and letters of credit.

Technology Matters

In partnership with our Technology Law Group, our lawyers are capable of assisting technology and emerging growth companies with the major issues facing them, including technology licensing and transfers, commercial arrangements, employment and litigation issues.

Employment and Labor Matters

Our lawyers partner with the firm's Employment and Labor Law Group to assist clients in meeting the challenges of employment-related issues. We can help to anticipate and efficiently prepare employers to meet the challenges of employee complaints and concerns by drafting and implementing appropriate policies and procedures and establishing appropriate guidelines in contracts and other employment-related agreements.

To learn more about the capabilities of the Corporate Services Group, contact Steven W. Zoffer at 412-392-5492 or via e-mail at