Philadelphia Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Helping you adapt to a changing commercial climate

The Philadelphia community is home to many diverse businesses. However, the commercial marketplace is in a constant state of flux. To thrive as a 21st-century business, you need the guidance of an experienced attorney who stays up to date with the latest business and legal trends. Richard L. Vanderslice, P.C. brings 34 years of experience in counseling Philadelphia business owners and entrepreneurs in their commercial transactions.

Our attorneys understand your specific needs and tailor innovative strategies to achieve your goals. Whether you dream of starting your own business or want to grow or sell your current business, we can provide you with advisement services on:

  • Business formation
  • Start-ups
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Franchise agreements
  • Purchase and sales of businesses


Protecting your business in the boardroom or the courtroom

Our firm’s priority is to protect our clients’ business interests, but this cannot always be achieved through negotiation. When litigation becomes necessary, you can rely on our well-seasoned litigators (one of whom serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s TIPS Business Litigation Section) to help resolve disputes between your business and a client or contractor. We handle:

  • Enforcement of employment agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Invoices and collections
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Invested in your future success

When the terms of a contract or agreement are not met by the other party, your business’s profitability, as well as its reputation, may suffer. We do everything in our power to ensure your business continues to run smoothly by pursuing monetary damages or punitive damages from the violating party or reformation or rescission of the original contract.

Let’s talk

We look forward to helping take the stress away from whatever situation you face.

Richard L. Vanderslice

Richard L. Vanderslice

Attorney Richard L. Vanderslice is trusted by his clients for his pragmatism, personal attention and up-to-date knowledge of current developments in the legal sphere. He is very active in both American and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as in public interest work, and has been named to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Pro Bono Honor Roll.