When you or a loved one is being investigated or charged with a crime, your choice of attorney is the most important decision that you will make. Your attorney must have the ability to negotiate effectively with the government to mitigate your criminal exposure and secure you the best available resolution. Should a favorable disposition not be attainable through negotiation, your attorney must be able to litigate your case. This requires the ability to identify legal issues in your case, file the appropriate motions and be ready for trial.
As former prosecutors, the partners of this firm have expertise in these vital tasks. We handle all levels of offense ranging from misdemeanors such as driving while intoxicated to the most serious of felony crimes. It is important consult an attorney immediately, as many Constitutional rights that you have can be waived, in most circumstances, to your detriment.
Our firm handles a wide array of complex commercial legal issues. We specialize in contract litigation and the formation and dissolution of corporations and other business organizations. Our firm has successfully litigated actions on behalf of our clients in both a plaintiff and defendant capacity.
Our clients include business owners and shareholders who have been wronged or are accused of some wrongdoing. Our client’s business affairs range from small business owners and local contractors to large-scale developers and corporations. It is our mission to provide the same level of expert representation to all of our clients, regardless of the complexity of the case or the amount of money in question.
It is important to know your rights and obligations under the contracts you have entered into. In many cases, litigation may be avoided if the issues are addressed early. We are available for consultation to discuss any issues that you are having or foresee.
To be a successful landlord, you must use lease agreements that protect your interests and enable you to seek judicial remedies should your tenants breach the agreement. In most cases, the form leases that are available on the Internet do not address the individual circumstances of the landlord's property. Failure to have specific language in your lease agreement may bar your from certain recoveries, including attorney’s fees.
It is important to address these issues before there is a problem with a tenant. The language of the agreement that you have made binds you and may affect your ability to have a successful outcome in your eviction proceeding.
It is also important to be able to count on an attorney who understands the law, the courts and the procedure of an eviction. Our attorneys handle both commercial and residential rental and lease agreements and disputes. We provide cost-efficient, expert representation in all aspects of the landlord tenant relationship.
Our firm handles all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions. Our clients include homeowners, builders, cooperatives and investors. We perform the transactional work and contract formation for the transfer of real estate and the litigation that could result from a breach of an agreement. We also represent homeowners who have foreclosures actions started against them. There are many options that a homeowner has to protect the equity that they may have in their home, and it is important to consult with an attorney who understands this area of law.
Our firm works to ensure that our clients are protected in every step of the transfer of property. We are accessible and willing to answer questions because we know how stressful these transfers can be to all parties involved. It is important to have experienced attorneys to safeguard against the various issues that can result from complicated transactions.
Under certain federal and state law, the government may seek to seize assets that they allege are the proceeds of illegal activity. These forfeiture actions, while related to the criminal action, are separate and distinct civil actions. It may be possible to recover significant portions of this seized property, including money. It is important to address these matters in a timely fashion. Our firm has handled large asset forfeiture actions on the state and federal level and we have been successful in recovering our clients money.
Divorce and Family Court
With these complicated and sensitive issues, an attorney needs to understand the competing interests involved in each case and work with the client to find the best possible resolution. When going through a divorce, it is imperative that you have an attorney who will work towards an expeditious resolution and protect all of your assets and future interests.
The various petitions that are filed in Family Court are all very different and require different actions. To be successful in all of them however, an attorney needs to passionately advocate for their client to ensure that their voice is heard and that their interests are advanced. This applies to both petitioners and respondents.
Our attorneys regularly appear in Family and Supreme Court for these types of actions. If you are seeking representation for this area of practice, we are available for consultation at no cost to you.
Wills and Estate Planning
While it can be a daunting to think about planning for your death, an effective estate plan is necessary to ensure that your loved ones are provided with exactly what you wish them to be. This requires an attorney to carefully plan with a person and choose the most tax efficient methods and safe methods of this transfer of wealth. Our firm works closely with accountants to ensure that each plan is tailored to best fit the individual circumstances of the client.
Living on Long Island is impossible without a valid Driver’s License. There are serious consequences that you may face if you have been issued a traffic ticket. This includes the assessment of points, suspensions, revocations and the increases in your insurance that follow. Some tickets, while appearing to be simple summonses, are actually traffic misdemeanors, exposing a person to increases fines, criminal convictions and the potential of jail.
While in general it is possible to handle some traffic ticket on your own, your chances of adverse consequences to your license are greatly diminished by hiring an attorney. We are available for consultation on all your traffic matters, no matter how significant.
Divorce and Family Court
Wills and Estate Planning