Our business law practice provides you with fair representation


The business law practice of Sommer Law Group, PC, provides diligent and comprehensive business consulting, representation, and counseling to real estate and business investors, corporate and non-profit entrepreneurs, and small to mid-sized businesses in Pittsburgh, PA – and throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


We understand how complicated it can be to start and run a business or corporation -- and our attorneys are there for you every step of the way. From helping the new business ideas become reality to defending yourself and employees against litigation, you can be assured that you'll have an experienced business law practice on your side. We handle cases ranging from hospitality law to mergers and acquisitions, to labor law and employment law disputes.


Small Business Consulting

Sommer Law Group, P.C. can help you in the sale, acquisition, or transition of a business.  Our attorneys are experienced in preparing the necessary legal documentation for mergers, stock purchases, and various other business planning tools.  The attorneys at Sommer Law Group, P.C. are also highly experienced in the field of business formation; including bylaws, incorporation, and LLCs.  Whether you are a first-time business owner or a seasoned vet in the industry, our attorneys can help you to create and finalize the legal documentation necessary to both secure and protect your business investment.  


By providing comprehensive general counsel services to small business owners and larger professional partners alike, we give our clients the benefits of an in-house legal department at a fraction of the cost. 

Our business law practice works with:

  • Business consulting and business transaction; small business law and small business consulting
  • Hospitality law and hospitality consulting; liquor licensing and entertainment law
  • Employment law, labor law, and employee's rights, as well as employment defense work and defamation of character suits
  • Partnership agreements and formations, corporate agreements and formations, and corporate structuring
  • Business mergers and acquisitions, contract disputes, and risk management
  • Patents, trademarks and intellectual property, as well as e-commerce law and international business law


Our business law practice also provides extensive consultation for:

Business Plans/Start-Up

Corporate Structuring

Business Mergers and Acquisitions

Commercial Finance Structuring

E-Commerce / Internet Business Law

Due Diligence Reviews

Legal Opinions

Employer Defense Litigation

Contracts  - Creation and Negotiation

Public Utility/Transportation Licensing

Professional Licensing

Trademarks/ Intellectual Property

Franchising Law

Debt Collections

Asset Sale Structuring

Business Valuation Assistance

Business Dissolutions and Bankruptcy

Small Business Consulting

Risk Management Evaluations

Employee/Management Training

Advertising Claims

Invention Consulting

Consumer Protection Claims

Liquor Licenses and Hospitality Law and Consulting


Non-Profit Entities


Limited Liability Companies

Insurance Claims Service

Commercial Litigation

Contract Disputes

Partner/Shareholder Actions

Preliminary and Special Injunctions

Fraud and Unfair Trade Practices

Insurance Coverage/ Bad Faith

Professional Liability

Negligence Claims

Complex Litigation

Intellectual Property

Entertainment Law

Liquor Liability/ DRAM Shop Actions

Agency and Vicarious Liability


Wage and Labor Law

Embezzlement Recovery 

EEOC/Title VII claims

Business Trusts

Human Resource Training