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Business Formation and Transactions Services at Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm

At Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm, we understand the complexities and challenges faced by businesses in today’s dynamic environment. Located in Franklin, PA, and serving clients throughout Venango County and across Northwestern Pennsylvania, our highly experienced and distinguished attorneys are adept at guiding businesses through the intricate process of business entity formation and commercial transactions. Businesses throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania know they can depend on our firm to provide high-quality legal services seamlessly and affordably to businesses large and small. Our focus is to provide tailored legal solutions that align with your business objectives, ensuring a solid foundation for your entrepreneurial journey.

See below for a brief overview of our firm’s services in the areas of business entity formation and commercial transactions. For more information or immediate assistance, call us at 814-432-2181 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Entity Formation Services

Unless you are operating as a sole proprietorship, the first step toward commercializing your idea involves creating a formal business entity to run your company. Pennsylvania law recognizes many different forms of business structure, and each type of entity offers different advantages and drawbacks when it comes to vital matters such as liability, management and control. Our business formation practice includes helping you identify the entity that most closely matches your needs and goals, and performing the necessary steps to establish your company as a legal entity licensed to do business in Pennsylvania. The main entities most commonly formed in Pennsylvania are corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.


Creating a corporation is a strategic decision that offers numerous benefits, including liability protection for owners and enhanced credibility. Our team assists in navigating the legal requirements for establishing a corporation, from drafting the Articles of Incorporation to advising on corporate governance issues. We ensure compliance with Pennsylvania state laws, aiding in setting up a structure that suits your business needs.


Partnerships offer a flexible structure for businesses with favorable taxation, especially suited for joint ventures or family-owned enterprises. We help draft partnership agreements that clearly outline the roles, responsibilities, and profit-sharing mechanisms, ensuring a harmonious business relationship among partners.

Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

For those seeking a structure that blends the liability shield of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership, forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be an ideal choice. Our Franklin business law attorneys are well-equipped to advise on LLC formation, including the preparation of an Operating Agreement and filing the necessary documentation with the Pennsylvania Department of State. We focus on creating an LLC structure that offers flexibility in management and control of daily operations and major business decisions, combined with liability protection.

Business Transaction Services

No matter the nature of your business, you likely conduct numerous transactions daily. When it comes to major transactions like buying or selling a business or business assets, you want advice and representation from a skilled group of experienced business attorneys with a reputation for excellence and dependability. Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm is here to assist in business transactions large and small throughout Venango County and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Buying and Selling a Business

Navigating the process of acquiring or divesting a business requires meticulous planning and legal expertise. Our law firm provides comprehensive support in these transactions, ensuring due diligence, negotiation, and drafting of sale agreements. We assist in identifying potential legal risks and structuring the deal to optimize your financial and operational objectives.

Business Asset Transactions

The buying or selling of business assets is a critical aspect of business operations. Our attorneys offer expert legal advice on the various facets of these transactions, negotiation of terms and drafting asset purchase agreements. Whether it’s real estate, inventory or equipment, we ensure a smooth and legally sound transaction process.

Your Law Firm for Business Formation and Transactions in Venango County and Northwestern Pennsylvania

At Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm, our commitment to providing exceptional legal services in business formation and transactions is unwavering. We understand the nuances of business law in Pennsylvania and are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals with confidence. Whether you are starting a new venture or are involved in complex business transactions, our team is here to provide the guidance and support you need every step of the way.

For personalized legal assistance in business formation and transactions in Venango County and Northwestern Pennsylvania, call Dale Woodard Gent McFate Law Firm in Franklin at 814-432-2181 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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