We represent commercial clients and individuals in all transactions that deal with real property land and the structures attached to it including purchase and sale, land use, eminent domain, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, landlord tenant relations, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.
We handle a full range of Family Law matters including adoption, divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody and visitation, and support. You need the expertise of a firm with the knowledge and sensitivity to deal with special problems that may arise during family law matters. Our attorneys have years of experience to help you reach the best outcome for you and your family. If you seek a family law attorney, you should review some Family Law FAQs.
Estate Planning and Probate
Our firm handles a variety of estate planning matters, including planning for the distribution of an individual’s property at his or her death and taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain the maximum benefit of all laws, while, at the same time, carrying out the person’s wishes. Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon his or her death. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly. You can review our Estate Planning Questionnaire to determine what information can help you plan for tomorrow.
Civil Litigation and Appeals
We represent and advise clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in a variety of areas such as, personal injury, contract disputes, real estate, family law, and complex commercial matters.
Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony indictments, such as, drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, sex offenses, and arson.
Land Use and Zoning
Our attorneys have years of experience in matters relating to zoning and land use. We have appeared before the appropriate administrative entities in order to argue our clients’ cases for changes in designated real property status. We also have experience with use variances, special use permits, condemnations, and many other administrative land use matters.
State, Local, and Municipal Law
We have expertise and knowledge in the areas of powers and liabilities of state and local governments and municipal corporations, including matters such as land use and zoning issues, municipal employment disputes, and injuries to personal or property by municipal employees.
A home is important to a sense of security and well being. Likewise, the location of a business can be crucial to its survival. Our attorneys have dealt with disputes between Landlords and Tenants that threaten the relationship between lessors and lessees of residential and commercial property.
The law views marriage or civil union as a legal relationship between two people. Many matters arise when a marriage or civil union is to be dissolved and you need help to find your way to an agreeable settlement. As your legal representative, we have the experience and creativity to understand the difficulties that arise and the flexibility to help you discover new ways to cope during this stressful time.
Custody and Visitation
Divorce is traumatic for parents and children. When searching for the right visitation schedule or deciding where the children should live, each party should have an attorney who knows the law and is sensitive to the concerns of both adults and children.
Because each state has a unique formula for determination of Child Support amounts, you need proactive representation to help you reach a fair settlement and efficiency to reduce legal costs.
Adoptive parents accept all the challenges, rights, and responsibilities of parenthood. The adoption process can be a maze of legal twists and turns. We know what it takes to navigate the adoption process quickly and efficiently and can help you bring your new family together with minimum delay.
A will is a person’s declaration of how one wants their property dispersed after death. Because there are complex regulations regarding the validity of any will, it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge and experience. It is also true that these regulations vary from state to state. Be sure to hire an attorney who continually reviews changes in the rules to be sure your wishes can be honored after your death.
In order to establish a secure and regular income for loved ones left behind, many clients seek advice on Trust establishment and administration. By maintaining your assets in a Trust, you can minimize taxes and leave a larger inheritance. The use of a Trust is also a way to provide steady income to the Beneficiary over the course of time, rather than distribution in a lump sum. This strategy can reduce the Beneficiary’s tax and allow the Trust to grow through investment. Trusts can also be established that allow charitable organizations to benefit.
As the population grows older and lives longer, new legal challenges arise. Issues such as financial planning and long term care arrangements can prove to be daunting. Our attorneys are skilled at reviewing every client’s goals and assets to determine the best choices for each individual.
Our firm represents claimants and defendant’s involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damaged to another person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, slips and falls, and a variety of injuries caused by intentional misconduct or negligence.
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiff
Accidents happen. Sometimes, however, you are injured through no fault of your own. The result can be lost wages, damage to personal property, or worse. We have helped many injured victims win rightful and necessary compensation.
From negotiations to drafting to final review, each state of contract development is crucial in obtaining the goals of the parties. Our team of highly trained lawyers understands the nuances of language and applies them to our client’s advantage. Our attorneys have the litigation experience to prove the correct interpretation when ambiguities arise.
We have experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of drunk driving (DUI) and traffic violations. A drunk driving charge can affect your insurance premiums and your ability to drive, thereby impacting your ability to earn a living. If you are the holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) the stakes are even higher. It is important that your preserve your rights while protecting your reputation, regardless of the seriousness of the offense.
Our firm represents individuals and commercial clients in bankruptcy proceedings that are initiated by either an insolvent individual, or business, or creditors seeking to have the debtor’s remaining assets distributed among the creditors and, thereby, discharging the debtor from further obligation or restructuring and reorganizing the insolvent’s debt structure.
When collection is a necessity, turning to an experienced attorney can speed up the process. The collection process is driven by a maze of statutes and procedures that are confusing to both debtor and creditor. Sometimes a skilled negotiator can help the parties reach an agreement, eliminating the need for a burdensome legal collection. We have worked for commercial and individual clients to reach a resolution when the parties cannot agree on payment terms.
The form of a business affects every aspect of its operation. Our firm assists clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a sole proprietorship, closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise clients about directors’ and officers’ liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders’ rights.