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BUSINESS LAW

From entity formation to growth and exit strategies, our attorneys devise legal strategies that address business challenges.

We counsel businesses across a wide range of industries on the formation and maintenance of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and other forms of business associations.

Our attorneys provide legal assistance on the following business matters:

- Asset Sales and Purchases
– Business Succession Planning
– Corporate Governance
– Financing
– Mergers and Acquisitions
– Not-For-Profit Entities
– Shareholder Agreements
– Stock Sales and Purchases

CREDITORS' RIGHTS

When financial institutions and businesses need to pursue recovery of outstanding obligations or have their rights as creditors protected in Bankruptcy Court, our experienced attorneys are ready to help. 

 

Representing exclusively creditors, our firm is able to provide legal representation in the following areas:

- Chapter 7 and 13 Consumer Banrkuptcy
– Chapter 12 Farm Bankruptcy
– Chapter 11 Individual and Business Bankruptcy
– Replevin/Seizure Actions
– Foreclosure
– Collections Actions (Federal & State Court, Commercial Claims)

 

We employ a practical “phased approach” to reduce client expenses and use a broad array of tools to locate assets and maximize recovery.

 

Patrick G. Radel, the primary attorney in our creditors’ rights department, is the President-Elect of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association, a member of the Standing Local Rules Committee for the US Bankruptcy Court (NDNY), and is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy topics.  

 

ESTATE PLANNING

Our firm offers comprehensive estate planning services and expertise in all aspects of estate and tax planning and the administration of estates and trusts.  We provide legal services to everyone, from young couples needing a basic plan with a will, to seniors concerned with long term care and Medicaid planning, to business owners and other professionals requiring more extensive planning.

We also represent clients in all phases of court and administrative matters related to trusts and estates including probate, guardianships and litigation.

Our wide array of services include:

- Charitable Trusts and Planned Gifts
– Elder Law
– Health Care Proxies
– Irrevocable Trusts
– Life Insurance Trusts
– Living Trusts ( Inter Vivos)
– Medicaid Planning
– Powers of Attorney
– Special Needs Trusts
– Trust and Estate Administration
– Wills

 

FAMILY LAW

 

Our firm represents clients in both divorce and family law proceedings.  In each case, our primary focus is to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of our client, following a thorough investigation of relevant facts and legal principles.

However, if a negotiated settlement is not possible, we are always prepared to proceed to trial to ensure that our client receives a fair and equitable result.

Our attorneys are knowledgeable and possess the necessary skills to provide our clients with effective representation in the following areas:

- Child Custody and Visitation
– Child Support
– Divorce
– Domestic Partnerships
– Equitable Distribution
– Grandparents’ Rights
– Maintenance/Alimony/ Spousal Support
– Orders of Protection
– Paternity
– Postnuptial Agreements
– Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
– Separation Agreements

FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Over the years, our firm has represented many banking and financial institutions in residential and commercial lending transactions and regulatory and workout matters.

Our approach is not only to provide practical, objective advice, but to bring closure to the matter in an economically efficient manner. We are very aware   of   the   competitive   economic environment in which financial institutions operate and our team approach to identifying and resolving issues in an expeditious fashion has proven to be very successful.

Our attorneys assist financial institutions on the following matters:

- Bond Financing
- Commercial Mortgage Financing
- Foreclosures
- Manufactured Housing Financing
- Personal Property Financing
- Regulatory and Compliance
– Residential Mortgage Financing
– Workouts

LITIGATION

 

Our firm handles all aspects of court cases and numerous areas of civil law.

These areas include personal injury, wrongful death, labor and employment law, property law, commercial bankruptcy, product liability, collection, insurance, and other areas of law as needed.

Our attorneys have years of experience in representing clients in local, state and federal courts as well as in government proceedings, mediation and arbitration.

PERSONAL INJURY

 

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing seriously injured persons.

We help individuals litigate and receive compensations from those responsible for their injuries.

No case is too large for our firm to accept.   We have been successful in litigating a wide range of injury cases, including:

- Construction Site Accidents
– Defective Products
– Law Enforcements
– Medical Malpractice
– Motor Vehicle Accidents
–  Premises Liability
– Workplace Accidents
– Wrongful Death

PERSONAL INJURY

REAL ESTATE

 

Whether representing individuals in purchasing homes or representing commercial clients in developing real estate, our attorneys, paralegals and staff have the expertise to finalize each transaction efficiently.

Our extensive experience ranges from basic to complex real estate transactions, including:

- Agricultural and Farming
– Condominiums
– Construction Contracts
– Easements and Deed Restrictions
– Environmental Site Assessments
– Evictions
– Foreclosures
– Land Use and Rezoning
– Leases
– Mortgage Financing and Refinancing
– Sales and Purchases
– Tax Assessments
– Subdivisions
– Title Insurance