Covered Bridge in Northfield Vermont

Covered Bridge in Northfield Vermont

Business & Non-Profit Law

Over the years, Mr. Atherton has served the mightiest Fortune 500 and foreign corporations to humble sole proprietorships and local manufacturers. His diverse clientele has included: banks, web page designers, telecommunications firms, computer consultants, manufacturers, junkyard owners, car dealerships, contractors and real estate developers. Moreover, as a long-time small business owner and ordained minister, Mr. Atherton has the legal knowledge and practical experience to help fellow small business owners and not-for-profit organizations make prudent investments in legal services. As a result, Mr. Atherton provides a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and not-for-profit entities, including the following:

  • Business Formation.
    Mr. Atherton guides his clients through the maze of organizational forms available today to help his clients choose the right entity to fit their particular needs.
  • Electronic Commerce.
    As a former owner of an ISP and web page design firm, Mr. Atherton is uniquely qualified to assist businesses interested in operating on the world wide web.
  • Business Transfers.
    Mr. Atherton assists clients interested in all aspects of business transfers, including buying, selling, break-up and/or succession.
  • Real Estate.
    Mr. Atherton offers comprehensive services to business clients needing assistance in real estate planning, development, financing, conveyance and acquisition.
  • Contract Preparation and Review.
    Mr. Atherton assists clients in the preparation, negotiation and review of contractual agreements.
  • Non-Profits.
    Mr. Atherton is able to assist a wide variety of non-profit and tax-exempt organizations with their legal needs. Mr. Atherton’s specialty, however, is assisting churches.
  • Litigation.
    Mr. Atherton is an experienced litigator able to counsel and/or represent his clients in a wide variety of civil disputes.

Mr. Atherton is also knowledgeable about a wide variety of other issues that affect his business clients, including employment law, taxation, securities and intellectual property. No matter what his clients needs are, however, Mr. Atherton is a team player who recommends and works well with the myriad of other experts (i.e. accountants, insurance companies, engineers and legal specialists) that businesses often need to accomplish their goals.

Do you need a lawyer?

If you're looking for a lawyer to represent you in Business and Non-Profit Law; Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning; Real Estate and Land Development Law; Civil Litigation and Family Law or ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), then you've come to the right place.

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Steven H. Atherton

(802) 485-5595

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