Corporate Law


The attorneys in Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Corporate Group work with all types of businesses, from start-up companies to international and publicly traded corporations. We possess the experience, knowledge and dedication to assist you through the legal issues that you face, from obtaining financing, to buying and selling businesses, and for all day-to-day legal issues you face in today’s highly competitive business marketplace.

At Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, we advise New Jersey corporations of all sizes on matters such as selection of the proper entity type for their business, the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, and the purchase and sale of business entities. We take pride in our longstanding relationships with many corporate clients, and offer them guidance at every stage in the life of their business, from inception and formation through the variety of corporate and business transactions such as distribution and licensing agreements, executive compensation, and general contract negotiations, to full corporate wind-downs.

Our corporate law and taxation guidance addresses such situations as:

  • Formation of business entities, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Tax implications of acquiring existing businesses
  • Reorganizations of partnerships, corporations and other business entities
  • Tax aspects of corporate transactions, including real estate transactions
  • Dissolution and disposition of businesses and assets
  • Revision of tax returns, including minimizing potential negative consequences of incorrectly prepared returns
  • Federal and state tax litigation
  • IRS and New Jersey state tax matters

Our approach is more “hands on” and lets us truly know your business and its needs. We will address your short and long-term goals and strategies and assist you in implementing your business plan. We will be there to provide the legal support needed to efficiently meet the issues that arise in changing markets and by third party complications.

Representative Matters

The following representative examples range in size between $1,000,000 to $200,000,000:

  • Represented a national security company in a closing of a $195 million asset-backed credit facility with a private equity group of funds.
  • Represented a national services company in a closing of an asset-backed credit facility of $100 million
  • Represented a NJ builder/developer in the financing of the construction of a new office building
  • Represented a defense contractor in the sale of specified assets
  • Represented an industry trade organization in the sale of its separate business entities to key employees
  • Represented a hedge fund management company in a joint venture purchasing asset-backed bond portfolios
  • Represented a NJ grocery chain in the purchase of another NJ location
  • Represented a utilities authority in the financing and implementation of a hydroelectric facility
  • Represented several medical practices in the organization of the company ownership documentation and in two cases the sales of practices
Litigation Support for New Jersey Companies

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden represents business clients in mediation, arbitration, and litigation across a broad spectrum of business and commercial disputes in New Jersey, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business torts (including deceptive trade practices and tortious interference with expected economic benefits)
  • Contract disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes, including oppressed minority shareholder, partner, and member matters
  • Workplace discrimination and disputes
  • Employment counseling
  • Covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Director and officer liability
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trusts and estates litigation
  • Closely-held business litigation
  • Buyouts
  • Banking litigation
  • Investigating and litigating corporate fraud
  • Franchise litigation
  • Unfair competition
  • Complex and multidistrict litigation (MDL)