Business and Commercial Law

We help our clients with the purchase or sale of their businesses and/or interests from the early stage in the contract negotiation process making sure that our clients’ legal rights are protected, and continue to assist them with the legal aspects of their daily operations. We provide a full array of legal services to help our clients to run a successful business that complies with current laws, policies, and regulations. Our firm has a vast experience with many industries, including but not limited to restaurants, theme parks, medical and dental groups, entertainment, property management companies, aviation, and the construction industry.

Some of our legal services include:

  • Purchase or sale of businesses/interests
  • Licenses and Leases
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements and Licensing Requirements
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Secured Transactions
  • Product Sales and Leases
  • Merchant/Vendor issues and disputes
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentially Agreements

Our firm also represents our clients in connection with all litigation matters, from the negotiation phase to mediation or arbitration proceedings, and from the filing of a lawsuit through trial and appeal if necessary.

Corporate Formation & Operation

Our attorneys advise our clients what type of legal entity is right for their type of business and organization. From our first meeting and during the course of our legal representation, we assist our clients with all legal aspects of their businesses and corporate actions and help them achieve their business goals. In Kanowsky & Associates we prepare all necessary corporate documents and assist our clients with the following:

  • Entity Formation
  • Corporations, LLC’s, Partnerships and Non-Profits
  • Government Regulations
  • Changes in Management/Operations
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Corporate compliance
  • Company Administration

Labor & Employment

Kanowsky & Associates represents employers and employees in all matters arising from their employment relationship.  Our attorneys also advice on a wide range of employment law matters including record-keeping policies, employee handbooks, and compliance with State and Federal employment laws. Our experiences includes:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Labor Relations Issues
  • Employee Handbooks and Policy Manuals
  • Posting Requirements

Real Estate

Our attorneys handle all of our business owners real estate needs, including all phases of commercial property acquisition, leases, and operations.

  • Purchase Agreements
  • Disclosures
  • Commercial and Industrial Leases
  • Commercial real estate transfers
  • Land use disputes
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Financing
  • Title Issues and Searches
  • Escrow Arrangements

We also provide real estate litigation services, including but not limited to quiet title actions, commercial landlord evictions, mechanic’s liens, and easements and licenses issues.

Wine Law

  • Restaurant Ownership and Operations Issues
  • Federal & State License/Permits
  • Liquor/Wine Retailer Operations and Issues


As part of our comprehensive and complete legal services to our clients, Kanowsky & Associates assists and handles our clients’ litigation matters in connection with:

  • Business and Commercial Transactions disputes
  • Insurance coverages/Bad Faith
  • Real Estate Transactions Disputes
  • Personal Injury and Property Damage Litigation
  • Construction Law and Related Claims
  • Shareholders/Members Disputes

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