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Small Business Law Firm in Rochester, NY

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Rochester, NY's Small Business Lawyer You Can Count On

Ronald J. Axelrod has over four decades of expertise serving as a Rochester, NY Small Business Attorney—whether starting a business or growing one.

To protect your business, you need a seasoned, multi-dimensional attorney with a career spanning a wide range of successful business from start-ups to sales and mergers. Ron is a past President of the Corporate and Business Law Section of the Monroe County Bar Association. He was a co-founder of a national franchised retail operation, which had over 600 outlets. He has owned successful enterprises in insurance, retail, real estate, construction, and distribution businesses. He is also a business broker with offices in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. Business and corporate law are where he and his team excel.

Services Provided

  • General Business Advice

  • Business Formation Services

  • Small Business Advisor

  • Business Brokerage Services

Small Business Formation Services

Our firm provides business formation legal services for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and those with larger business goals. There are several things to consider when deciding what type of business to create.

  • What is the nature of your business, and in what industry?

  • Is this a new business or are you taking over an existing business?

  • Who are the owners, investors, or members that will be involved?

  • How do you want to grow your business?

  • How do you plan on financing your new business?

  • Will you be collecting sales tax?

  • Will you have any employees, and if so, how many?

  • Are you buying a franchise?

  • Are there any licensing requirements?

  • And much more

Types of Businesses

  • Sole Proprietorship (D/B/A)

  • General Partnership (GP)

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)

  • Limited Partnerships (LP)

  • Professional Corporations (PC)

  • Incorporations (Inc)

  • Not-for-Profit Corporations (NFPC)

Buying or Selling a Business

Buying or selling your business can be stressful, but hiring a trusted Rochester, NY, Business Law attorney with decades of expertise in these areas is vital. Being well prepared can help make buying or selling your business less stressful and more profitable. Call us today at (585) 203-1020 to set up an appointment.

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Small Business Advisor in Rochester NY

Whether you are contemplating starting a new business or would like to grow an existing one, our goal is to advise and mentor you on a wide range of business matters and help you solve problems that might be hindering your growth. At Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, we'll use a personalized approach to help you succeed by acting as someone you can trust – whether we're guiding you through writing a business plan, connecting you with people and resources that may solve a particular problem, arranging financing, offering tax advice, and so much more. We not only want your business to survive in the current economic climate, we want it to thrive.

How We Can Help

  • General Business Recommendations

  • Provide Long-term Growth Strategies

  • Offer Business Succession Planning

  • Give General Tax Advice

  • Business Advisory Board

  • Offer Guidance in Writing Business Plans

  • Arrange for Short and Long-term Financing

  • Help you decide on your choice of business entities


COVID-19 UPDATE: We look forward to hearing from you. Due to Covid-19, we are in our office but will be doing the majority of our work with clients via enhanced video conferencing. We want you to feel comfortable and will take every possible precaution to maintain a safe environment, should there be a need for an in-person meeting.


Ronald J. Axelrod and his team are the Estate Planning attorneys to turn to ensure that your assets are protected and are distributed to your heirs according to the way you intended.


The Rochester, NY, Elder Law attorneys at Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates will assist you protect your assets, if you are about to move into a nursing home or need home health care.


Buying or selling property a home or commercial property? Learn why it is important to hire an attorney that is highly skilled in handling both residential and commercial Real Estate.

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