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Employment Litigation and Agency Charges

access_time Posted on: May 13th, 2019

Sometimes disputes arise despite efforts to develop and implement best employment policies and practices. When disputes arise, whether involving discrimination and harassment or wage & hour claims, agency investigations, or issues involving theft of trade secrets and unfair competition, CGA’s experienced employment litigation team provides a continuity of representation across all dispute resolution venues. From interfacing with government investigators, to participation in alternative dispute settings, to litigating in administrative settings or state or federal court, CGA has successfully represented clients in all types of employment disputes. When efforts to prevent litigation prove unsuccessful, we are prepared to fight for our… read more »

ESOP/Employee Benefits

access_time Posted on: April 15th, 2019

CGA Law Firm also has experience in counseling and structuring businesses in the establishment of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP). We regularly counsel, design, plan, and implement ESOP and S Corporation ESOP. We can help with ESOP strategies that include: ESOP Feasibility StudiesLender SearchesBusiness Succession through ESOPLeveraged ESOP buyouts and other Types of Structured Management Buy-Outs The CGA Employment Benefits attorneys stay current on state and federal regulations in the increasingly complex area of employee benefits and can help you reexamine your employee benefits program in light of evolving federal regulation and law.  We regularly work with the financial, legal,… read more »

Commercial Lending Representation

access_time Posted on: April 15th, 2019

CGA Law Firm represents both financial and non-banking financial institutions in all areas of commercial loan transactions. This includes initial drafting of loan documents through the due diligence review of all information pertinent to the borrower and guarantors. CGA commercial lending attorneys can help clients with every type of loan transaction: Acquisition FinancingConstruction LoansEquipment FinancingInventory FinancingLetters of Credit and Leasing TransactionsLines of CreditReal Estate Acquisition LoansReal Estate Refinance, Improvement, and AcquisitionTerm LoansUSBA and other Government-Assisted Loan TransactionsWorking Capital

Business Organization and Corporate Compliance

access_time Posted on: April 15th, 2019

CGA Law Firm Business Organization attorneys specialize in helping clients structure their business entities. They know that choosing the best legal structure for a venture is a critical step with major growth, liability and tax implications. They help clients weigh the advantages and disadvantages of major types of legal structures before they make a decision. They have expertise in the areas of law that cover creating, managing, and dissolving businesses in Pennsylvania. They regularly counsel clients on the legal guidelines for: “C” Corporation“S” CorporationApplication for Registration of MarkFictitious NamesForeign AssociationsGeneral PartnershipLimited Liability CompanyLimited Liability Limited PartnershipLimited Liability PartnershipLimited PartnershipPA Business… read more »

Banking Law

access_time Posted on: April 15th, 2019

CGA Law Firm Banking Law attorneys stay current on crucial government regulations that subject banks to certain guidelines, restrictions and requirements. We represent clients in matters of banking law, contract law, and other sub-specialties. We can assist in all manner of regulatory issues including debt and equity offerings, new bank formation, consumer protection, mergers and acquisitions, contests for corporate control, and securities reporting.

Business & Corporate Law

access_time Posted on: April 15th, 2019

The corporate and employment law attorneys at CGA Law Firm have the specialized skills you need to grow your business. Our legal team can assist you in achieving your business objectives, whether you’re at the helm of a large corporation, starting your first business, or leading a non-profit organization. We listen to your needs and provide solutions that are both practical and innovative. We share your passion, and should a problem arise, we are there to guide you. EntrepreneursSmall BusinessesNonprofit CorporationsClosely-held BusinessesPrivately Owned CompaniesCorporate Entities Banking LawBusiness Organization and Corporate ComplianceCommercial Lending RepresentationCommercial Real Estate purchases and leasesCorporate divestituresCorporate GovernanceCorporations… read more »

Affirmative Action

access_time Posted on: January 16th, 2019

Winning a federal contract bid is rewarding and exciting. However, it may subject your company to an audit by the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP). CGA Law Firm understands this and has developed a procedure when counseling its federal contractor employers by enacting Affirmative Action Programs (AAP). The AAP is a policy implemented at a federal contractor’s place of employment that promotes diversity in equal employment throughout the workplace. AAP should not be taken lightly. Carefully drafting an AAP and proper implementation of the program is of great importance to your company. CGA Law Firm stays current on… read more »

Employee Handbooks And Training

access_time Posted on: January 16th, 2019

No matter the size of your business or the industry, we know that you are faced with employment law challenges. Because we understand that you must stay focused on achieving your business objectives, we work with you to formulate preventative strategies to avoid risks that can lead to costly and time consuming issues. Workplace Harassment PreventionHiring, discipline and dischargeTitle VII / ADA / ADEA / FMLA ComplianceWorkplace ViolenceEmployee Performance ManagementWorkplace InvestigationsUnion avoidance Our trainings provide your managers and supervisors with the basics of employment law so they are better prepared to identify and prevent violations.  Please contact CGA Law Firm… read more »

Employment Agreements

access_time Posted on: January 16th, 2019

One of the most effective ways to minimize disputes between businesses and their employees is to document expectations and contingency plans. Well-drafted employment agreements, including non-compete obligations, protection for intellectual property and trade secrets, and clear expectations for the period during and after employment can save the many hours and substantial costs involved in resolving disputes in cases where obligations and expectations are left unclear. CGA Law Firm will prepare and/or help negotiate executive employment agreements and compensation plans, independent contractor or service provider agreements, restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and separation or severance agreements. In every… read more »

Labor Relations/Collective Bargaining

access_time Posted on: January 16th, 2019

Organized labor remains a powerful force, wielding tremendous influence over employers and management. CGA Law Firm understands this and has developed the talent and experience to counsel our clients to advantageous, legal and practical solutions concerning unionized workforces. As business partners, our labor law attorneys take a strategic approach to every engagement, helping our clients to: Negotiate union contracts and collective bargaining agreementsPrepare for and respond to work stoppagesRespond to and arbitrate grievancesDevelop strategies for union avoidance For all employers, positive employee relations are important to overall business success, but for employers of unionized workforces, positive labor relations are absolutely… read more »