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Practice areas

  • Business Law and Planning
    Choice of entity, incorporation and formation of business entities, buying and selling business and corporate dissolution, business planning, succession planning, avoidance of a piercing of the corporate veil attack, due diligence investigations, corporate law and governance, shareholder matters, stockholder's meetings, limited liability companies, partnerships, small business planning, holding companies, commercial transactions and litigation, taking on a new partner, contract review / interpretation / negotiation and drafting, minority shareholder representation, business divorce.

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    General Counsel For Small Business
    Many of your competitors, by virtue of their size, have the benefit of their own in house counsel to represent their interests and have the ability to unleash these counsel on businesses such as yours. Since you may not have the luxury of being able to hire your own full time in house counsel, you are at a distinct disadvantage.

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    Tax Law and Planning
    Federal tax law analyses and planning, state tax law analyses and planning, IRS representation, state department of revenue representation, tax audits, tax planning, IRS appeals

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    Probate of wills before the Surrogate or Register of Wills. Family Settlement Agreements. Resolution of inter-family disputes. Probate proceedings, will contests and probate litigation.

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    Wills and Estate Planning
    Consultation and drafting your will and estate plan, living wills, powers of attorney, estate planning, marital deduction trusts, life insurance trusts, living trusts, review and analysis your existing estate and family counseling.

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    Real Estate
    Representation related to the purchase and sale of real estate, real estate agreements of sale, attorney review of real estate documents, real estate closings, landlord/tenant disputes, review negotiation and drafting of business and residential lease agreements, mortgage financing agreements, mortgage workouts, mortgage restructurings and debt consolidations, deed in lieu transactions, mortgage foreclosures, collections

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    Legal Programs
    Legal Tune Up The Business Legal Tuneup Program was designed to help small businesses evaluate their legal health, risk and litigation vulnerability, addressing the most relevant areas of a business to alert the business owner as to what areas need to be addressed, improved and, most importantly, what steps should be taken to ensure legal protection.

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