William Bankes and Chebot, LLC.
William, Bankes and Chebot Law group

Whiteman, Bankes & Chebot, LLC (WBC) is a general civil practice law firm committed to providing the personalized service and affordability of a small firm with skills and breadth of experience beyond its size. We provide legal counsel in a wide variety of areas including:

  • business entity formation and related organizational and tax matters;
  • domestic business and real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of business entities and assets;
  • transnational business and real estate matters, especially involving U.S. business and nonprofit entities conducting business in underdeveloped countries;
  • formation of, and application for tax exempt status for, religious, charitable, and scientific nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations (including humanitarian relief organizations) and 501(c)(6) trade associations;
  • advice as general counsel concerning ongoing corporate and compliance issues, including risk management, issues related to the handling of restricted funds, and compliance with federal standards pertaining to 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations;
  • commercial litigation, particularly in matters related to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA); and
  • estates and trust administration.

The firm has roots dating back to the 1920s. Since its formation, the firm has maintained its small size, which permits it to develop personal relationships with its clients, while providing a comprehensive approach to their legal needs in the United States and throughout the world, particularly in underdeveloped countries where personal relationships are paramount.

WBC is located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic section within walking distance of the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and state and federal courthouses. We are conveniently situated between New York City and Washington, D.C.