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Immigrants Running Small Businesses

Attorneys in Wilmington and Philadelphia Helping Immigrant Small Business Owners

Dozens of Hogan & Vandenberg clients own small or medium sized businesses — laundries, auto repair, software companies, stores, restaurants and more. Our lawyers in Philadelphia, Allentown and Wilmington provide extensive business and corporate legal services to our clients while keeping their immigration status in mind.

Hogan & Vandenberg is dedicated to helping our clients expand their family-owned businesses by establish a legally secure business structure in the United States. Contact us to speak to skilled immigration and business lawyers.

We Protect Your Business and Work With Your Immigration Status

We handle business formation issues that are unique to U.S. immigrants. One common situation occurs when a legal permanent resident wants to establish a business. Legal permanent residents are not eligible to establish "S" corporations under most state corporate regulations so we help to identify another corporate designation when a company incorporates. We address any tax and contractual issues that must be considered during this phase of start-up in order to avoid expensive or unwanted consequences.

Employment law for small businesses is also a commonly cited area of difficulty for immigrant run businesses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. We assist our clients with hiring employees, releasing employees, writing employment contacts and handling payroll and unemployment insurance matters.

Often times our clients wish to sell or buy an existing business. This can be a one of the most important decisions for a business owner. We provide complete legal support in the buying and selling process and work hard to ensure our clients get the best deal for themselves and their families that is available.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding purchasing or forming a small business or hiring for your business, contact Hogan & Vandenberg, LLC. We accept credit cards, charge reasonable and competitive rates, and will credit our small consultation fee back to you if you hire us. We are available for evening and weekend appointments.

Our immigration attorneys and support staff speak 10 languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Bosnian, Arabic, Italian, Urdu and Gujarati. To contact us, call at our Delaware office at 302-225-2734 or our Pennsylvania address at 610-664-6271.

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what our clients say

We want to thank you so much for helping us with A.'s Permanent Residency. It has allowed A. and our family to find great opportunities to better our future. We sincerely thank you for your time and effort put onto our case.


Thank you for the great job you did in my case, it couldn't be better!!! you helped me take the right decision in that critical moment. May GOD bless you all.