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John D. Lychak, P.C.'s

Areas of expertise

With a deep understanding of the legal landscape, John provides expert guidance to help businesses navigate complex challenges and achieve their goals. His strategic approach and commitment to excellence ensure that clients receive tailored solutions designed to protect and enhance their business interests.

Business And
Corporate Law

Expert legal guidance for businesses, contracts, and corporate law.

Wills, Probate And
Real Estate

Specialized in wills, probate, estate planning, and real estate law.

Personal Injury &
Civil Litigation

Expert legal guidance for businesses, contracts, and corporate law.

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Business and Corporate Law

Business law deals with legal matters which arise from any action taken by or against a business. Examples include the contractual relationships that arise between a business, employees, suppliers, manufacturers and customers.

It may also include commercial transactions, such as promises or obligations to pay money among individuals, businesses, or lenders, which may be a secured transaction. Secured transactions are those in which a debtor gives a creditor an interest in their property as security for the obligation.

Corporate law not only deals with actions taken by or against separate legal entities called corporations, but also may include limited liability companies, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and other legal entities.

This broad area of the law also includes the formation of such entities, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions, purchase or sale of corporate assets or stock, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes. Examples of services offered in this area include:

  • Negotiating and drafting contracts, including commercial leases
  • Counseling small businesses and startups
  • Incorporation or formation of legal entities such as limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships or non-profit organizations
  • Corporate and business dissolution
  • Acquisition or sale of a business
  • Litigation / arbitration of contractual or other business disputes
  • Collection of debts
  • Business “divorce”
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Bylaws


To get the legal help you need with business or corporate law matters, call the Law Offices of John D. Lychak, P.C. at (610) 865-1195 to schedule an appointment.

Fees: Business formations are generally based on a flat fee. Other matters on an hourly basis except collection matters in which our fee is based on a percentage of what we recover.
A Variety of Legal Services for Over 32 Years
Conveniently located in downtown Bethlehem, the Law Offices of John D. Lychak, P.C. have been providing quality, affordable legal services for over 32 years.

We provide personal attention to your case and will return all calls within 24 hours. Contact us today for more information about our services by calling (610) 865-1195.

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Wills, Probate and Real Estate Matters

A will is a legal document that states your intentions regarding your home, money and other assets (your estate) when you die. It also identifies who you want to handle your estate, how you want your assets divided and who you want to be the guardian of your minor children. Should you die without a will, state laws will control how your assets are disposed of and who will receive them.
 
Other legal documents including a durable power of attorney or advanced health care directive-living will are also recommended.
 
A durable power of attorney gives a person or persons of your choice the legal authority to act in your place in the event that you are unable. Should you become incapacitated and not have a durable power of attorney, your financial affairs cannot be taken care of by another unless your assets are jointly held with that person or the court appoints a guardian to act on your behalf.
 
A living will allows you to retain control over whether your life should be prolonged by the use of artificial means in the event you become incompetent and have a terminal condition or are in a permanent vegetative state. Otherwise, your spouse, next of kin, medical provider or in some extreme cases the court will make such decisions.
 
Estate planning is the process of considering the way assets are titled, taxes that will be due upon death and the manner in which beneficiaries will receive your assets.
 
To get the legal help you need with wills and estate planning, call the Law Offices of John D. Lychak, P.C. at (610) 865-1195 to schedule an appointment.

 

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate is the procedure used by the courts to prove that a Will is valid and genuine before authorizing the distribution of assets provided for under the Will. Probate also covers the ongoing jurisdiction of a person’s estate including the collection of assets, payment of debts and the distribution of the remainder to the deceased person’s heirs.
 
Estate administration of a deceased person’s estate. It is the procedure following the probate of a person’s estate whether they die with or without a Will. The procedure is carried out by the executor/executrix under a will or by an administrator if no executor/executrix is named. However, most executors or administrators hire a lawyer to handle the actual process of administration.
 
To get the legal help you need with probate and estate administration, call the Law Offices of John D. Lychak, P.C. at (610) 865-1195 to schedule an appointment.
 
Fees: For Estate Administration fees are based on a percentage of the gross estate (Lehigh and Northampton Counties), otherwise on an hourly basis. For all estates valued at $150,000 or less, fees are based on the hourly rate. Estate planning documents our fees are based on a flat fee. More complex estate planning may involve an hourly rate as well.

 

Real Estate Matters

Real estate law covers a wide range of legal matters involving real property such as leases, sales, mortgages, deed preparation and filing, agreements of sale, listing agreements, claims against real estate, and disputes arising from the sale or ownership of real property.

Our real estate practice is limited to the review and preparation of documents relating to real estate, the assistance of buyers and sellers and claims for personal injury or property damages arising from real property. We are not title agents, but can arrange for and assist in real estate closings on behalf of buyers. Some of the services provided in this area are the following:
  • Preparation and recording of deeds and mortgages
  • Drafting and review of agreements of sale
  • Representation of buyers or sellers in real estate transactions
  • Preparation of residential and commercial leases
  • Representing landlords or tenants in lease disputes, including evictions
  • Claims involving defects to real estate

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Personal Injury and Civil Litigation

Personal injury and accident matters involve any claimed violation of an individual’s rights, other than property rights. Claims are not limited to physical injuries, but also include those for invasion of privacy and libel and slander. Further examples of personal injury claims are those arising from:
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Premises liability, products liability, negligence, worker’s compensation
  • Automobile, truck and motorcycles accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Lead paint poisoning
  • Medical or dental malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Defective or dangerous premises
To get the legal help you need with personal injury and accident law matters, call the Law Offices of John D. Lychak, P.C. at (610) 865-1195 to schedule an appointment.

 

Civil Litigation

This area of practice includes every kind of legal dispute except criminal matters, such as lawsuits brought by one person or group against another to enforce a legal right or to recover money as payment for an injury or loss. Some examples are:
  • Claims for breach of contract – such as contracts for construction, sales, supply, service, leases or promissory notes
  • Claims to collect debts
  • Claims for injury or damage to a person or property
Fees: Personal injury accident and collection cases are based upon a percentage of the amount we recover on your behalf. Unless we recover money damages on your behalf, we receive no fee. You are only responsible for costs such as court filing fees, expert fees, etc. Other litigation matters are on an hourly basis.
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