The law firm of Whitbeck Benedict & Smith LLP provides comprehensive legal services to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. Our firm is committed to providing quality legal services in an efficient manner tailored to the specific needs of clients. Whether we are representing a large charitable organization or a small closely held business corporation, our firm strives to provide innovative answers to client needs.


We are available to assist you with any of the following aspects of corporate law:

  • Business formation: We represent individuals and businesses in connection with entity selection, formation, and governance, including mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and commercial financing.
  • General business law: We advise clients on all issues relating to day-to-day business operations, including contractual matters, corporate policies and procedures, employee relations matters, and legislative and regulatory compliance. We also have significant experience drafting and negotiating franchise agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, and lease agreements.
  • Not-for-profit organizations: Our firm represents businesses and individuals in connection with the formation, operation, and tax compliance of all forms of not-for-profit organizations, including public charities, supporting organizations, and private foundations. Our firm counsels clients on all issues related to the operation of a not-for-profit organization, including obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS and compliance with the laws of the various states related to the solicitation of charitable contributions. Our firm also counsels clients on issues relating to the rules regarding private benefit, private inurement and excess benefit transactions.


To learn how the experienced New York business lawyers at our firm can help you protect your interests and pursue your goals, contact us today.