Houston Harbaugh’s team of business lawyers insist on providing practical advice that balances the legal effort to the nature of the task at hand. Our goal is to ensure that every dollar spent on legal fees strengthens the competitiveness of the client’s business.

The business attorneys at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., work with privately and closely held businesses of all sizes, from start-up to multi-million dollar enterprises, so we understand the different and unique legal challenges companies face.

Our lawyers are a part of the client’s team. We seek to understand your business objectives and to make certain that our legal advice helps achieve these objectives. Our business law attorneys partner with company owners and executives to address legal needs such as:

  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Business formation and entity selection
  • Corporate governance
  • Raising capital and bank financing
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Protection and licensing of intellectual property
  • Non-profit tax exemption
  • Business succession planning

Representative Transactions

Sale of Mental Health Care Pharmacy Provider to Private Equity Buyer

The transaction required coordination and clearance from over 30 state regulatory boards concerning licensing and permitting issues as well as the transfer of over 100 contracts with local mental health agencies.

First Hospital Affiliation Integration for Allegheny Health Network

Houston Harbaugh served as lead counsel to a long-time community hospital client in connection with the Hospital’s affiliation with and integration into Allegheny Health Network, the health care provider system of Highmark Inc.

Facilitating Sale of Technology Company to Facebook

In addition to acting as general counsel and trusted business and legal advisor since 2001, the team assisted with structuring, negotiating, and closing the Facebook transaction.[…] MORE

Restructuring Revolving Line of Credit for 300 Acre Mixed-use Brownfield Development Project

A real estate developer restructured a revolving line of credit with a syndicating agent for a network of member banks, in connection with infrastructure improvements for a 300 acre mixed-use brownfield development project. Houston Harbaugh’s real estate attorneys were able to efficiently handle the complicated loan restructure to keep the project moving forward with critical infrastructure funding.

Locally-Based Business Sold to Industry Leader

Houston Harbaugh attorneys advised the client as it evaluated several purchase offers. In the end, an international conglomerate’s global network of high-growth businesses, and strong management team, represented an ideal landing point for the client.

Tax-Exempt Financing of Manufacturing Facilities

A manufacturer of mine safety, rescue, gas detection and monitoring systems, sought assistance in consolidating their current operations, and modernizing and expanding into a new facility to meet increased customer demands arising from the new regulatory environment existing in the mine safety and gas detection industry.

Finding a Buyer to Maximize Sale Price While Fitting with Existing Culture

Houston Harbaugh represented the largest Lean enterprise transformation coaching and consulting firm in the world , from its founding in 1995 until in its sale to in 2014 for over $90M.

The Best Business Law Practice

Houston Harbaugh’s Corporate Practice was selected as the winner of The Legal Intelligencer’s 2015 Best Law Firm Corporate Practices contest for the Midsize Firm category.

For this contest, The Legal Intelligencer wanted to find the Pennsylvania firms making an impact with their corporate and transactional work. Houston Harbaugh’s submission was among those The Legal Intelligencer described as “impressive across the board.” The Legal Intelligencer stated, “We had difficult decisions to make…but we came away satisfied that we’ve identified the firms that truly exhibited excellence in their fields over the past two years.”

“Our goal is to provide our business clients with the highest quality legal services in a practical and cost-effective manner. We appreciate the support of our clients and the dedication of our talented attorneys, paralegals and staff in achieving this award,”- Alex Thomson, Chair of Houston Harbaugh’s Business Law practice.

Our corporate practice has closed more than $750M worth of deals in the last 5 years alone, and we’ve been outside general counsel to over 1,000 businesses – and in many cases have been since the inception of the client’s business.

A supplement profiling all of the winners and finalists of the 2015 Best Law Firm Corporate Practices contest was published in September, 2015. An event honoring the winners and finalists was held on October 7, 2015 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

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