Practice Areas



General Business Law

As a successful businessman, Peter Shaheen brings a unique and personal perspective to all areas of business law. His experience is especially helpful to those seeking advice about:

  • Family Businesses & Business Formation
  • Choice of Entity & Taxation
  • Employment Issues
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Contracts

Estate Planning and Probate

Peter Shaheen can help your family plan for the future and protect your assets. Estate planning can include:

  • Writing and executing a will
  • Forming a trust
  • Reducing estate tax through effective estate planning
  • Writing clear healthcare directives
  • Establishing a power of attorney
  • Establishing guardianship
  • Navigating probate
  • Medicaid Planning

Real Estate Law

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a contractor or a landlord, you will benefit from the expertise and insight of an experienced real estate attorney. Peter Shaheen brings 30 years of experience to real estate and represents parties involved with:

  • Buying or selling of residential and commercial property
  • Real estate closings including title searches, review of purchase and sale documents, and resolution of contract issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Zoning ordinances and variances including appeals, land use issues, commercial development plans and permitting board representation

Employment Law

Employers and employees each have obligations when entering into a workplace contract. Employment law includes the execution of employment contracts; resolution of wage and hour disputes; unemployment claims settlement; discrimination and harassment issues. The team at SGO work through resolution using counsel, litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


Family Business Law

Business today is challenging, but family businesses face unique obstacles for success. Issues such as succession planning, estate planning, governance and conflict resolution challenge the most skilled of managers, but are made more difficult when impacting immediate family members. Peter Shaheen specializes in advising family business owners on matters of family law. He brings to the table a unique perspective as a third generation member of a family business. As a skilled attorney, he can help family business owners design plans to balance interpersonal relationships and financial stability to ensure success when transitioning the business to subsequent generations.


Creditor's Rights

At SGO our experience gives us the expertise to assist creditors in dealing with business disputes, distressed businesses and protection of collateral. We regularly represent both secured and unsecured creditors in and out of the bankruptcy setting.


Commercial Litigation

Even the most skilled business owners and managers occasionally face workplace challenges that require legal advice. Sometimes the resolution of these issues includes litigation. Mr. Shaheen has many years of experience as a litigator with numerous appearances on the state and federal levels. His experience includes litigation of:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary responsibility
  • Real property disputes

State, Local and Municipal Zoning Issues

Construction of new buildings, expanding existing structures or demolishing an old structure, as well as the creation of subdivisions include compliance with multiple local, state and municipal and federal regulations, and require permits and approvals.


Contractor and Construction Law

Like many businesses, contractors are held accountable for much more than building skills. From purchasing to permitting, from billing to collection of payments, many contractors benefit from Mr. Shaheen’s extensive experience with the business of construction law.