Helping Family Owned Businesses From Startup to Succession

The Leges Group offers comprehensive support and resources to aid start-ups and their owners. Having been a startup ourselves, our owner and managing attorney, Nikolas D. Capitano understands what it takes to be successful. He has been there and done that and continues to do that with each and every new startup client he has the privilege of assisting. Thriving on helping passionate entrepreneurs survive the roller coaster ride from the garage to the global marketplace, allow our business law attorneys the opportunity to help you make the ride as smooth as possible. Over the years, our team of experienced startup lawyers have represented a broad spectrum of emerging companies throughout the entire life cycle of their ventures.

Considering The Leges Group a family owned business in its own right, attorney Capitano strives to stay firmly connected to the family owned business community found in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Leges Group’s team is guided by the core belief that small business owners need access to world-class legal services, without breaking the bank. Years ago, while still in law school, attorney Capitano hypothesized that a team of straight-talking lawyers who are rewarded for providing exemplary customer service would rise to the top in an industry that is overcrowded by fast-talking professionals and corporate lawyers who are all too often disconnected from the everyday family business owner. This theory has been proven time and time again, as our lawyers have helped numerous of satisfied clients successfully navigate the marketplace in an unpredictable economy yet thriving community.

Start-Ups Have Different Legal Needs

The traditional start-up business owner has many needs that are unique to the initial stages of the company’s life cycle. The legal action items of start-ups often include:

  • Formation of a corporation or limited liability company (LLC)

  • Structuring the ownership of the company

  • Drafting and negotiation of an Operating Agreement (LLCs) or Shareholder Agreement (Corporations)

  • Founder Agreements or Partnership Agreements

  • Investment Agreements & Private Placements

  • Assignments of intellectual property (trademark, copyright, patent) to the business from the founders

  • Licensing contracts

  • Sweat Equity (Equity for Services) contracts

  • Lease(s) review

  • Employment Agreements

  • Non-compete contracts

  • Independent Contractor arrangements

  • Review of franchise documents

  • ROBS financing arrangements (use of 401k retirement savings


The needs of start-ups and emerging companies can vary dramatically, from major to minor. The Leges Group handles the whole range of start-up representation with efficiency and competence and at a price which brings high value with manageable expense.

The Leges Group Difference. The Leges Group offers specialized, startup-focused services for emerging companies by approachable business lawyers and contract attorneys. Our firm is neither a mega-firm that always requires teams of expensive attorneys nor a general law office that tries to squeeze corporate work in between criminal, divorce and other matters having nothing to do with the family owned business. Excelling at working with businesses to identify their strategic goals and objectives is The Leges Group does best to ascertain our client’s legal needs.

Realizing that client satisfaction requires focusing on key ingredients that are important not only to you but your family, allow us to help you better understand what it takes to start a business; make and keep more money, identify and manage risk, save time, and having access to affordable legal support from professionals who value your business as much as our own.

Find Out How We Can Help


The Leges Group and our family business law attorneys have the foresight to reduce the impact of any legal setback your family owned business may face by evaluating your needs through the lens of our experienced attorneys.

We will give you the honest answers you'll need and deserve to help prepare you and your business for the future. Call 610-228-2828 or contact us online and let us go to work for you. We are here to assist you and your business with any and all contract law and other business law related issues you may need assistance with.


Law Office of Nikolas D. Capitano, Esquire., The Leges Group LLC


Business and Family Law Attorneys serving Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Lancaster County

49 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, PA 19610


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