General Practice

Civil Litigation - Plaintiff or Defense
  • Filing and defending lawsuits on behalf of clients for breaches of contract and general business disputes.
Personal Injury Litigation
  • Litigating on behalf of clients injured in automobile accidents and for clients injured due to the negligence of others such as slips and falls. Also includes clients with claims for nuisance and trespass.
Consumer Protection
  • Asserting client rights against the sellers of defective products. Also includes litigation on behalf of victims of fraudulent and deceptive business practices.
Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Reviewing and negotiating of contracts for the purchase and sale of businesses, employment agreements, and settlement agreements.
Employment Law and Social Security Disability
  • Litigating on behalf of of employees and employers regarding discrimination claims. Assistance with the wrongful denial of benefits by employers and the Social Security Administration. Includes ERISA compliance.
Divorce, Separation, and Family Issues
  • Guiding clients through contested and uncontested divorces, separation agreements, and annulments. Includes child custody issues and pre-nuptial and ante(post)-nuptial agreements.
Wills, Estates, and Trusts
  • Drafting wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Also includes healthcare proxies, probate matters, trust administration, and guardianships.
Representation of Executors, Estates, and Legatees
  • Handling the probate and administration of estates. Represents plaintiffs and defendants in will contests and disputes.

Real Estate

Purchase and Sale of Residential and Commercial Property
  • Advising and representing the buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property. Includes review, drafting, and negotiation of listing agreements, offers, and final contracts. Preparing deeds and closing documents. Reviewing mortgage applications.
Foreclosure Defense
  • Helping homeowners keep their homes by responding to foreclosure proceedings at any stage of the process.
Residential Refinancing and Reverse Mortgages
  • Mortgage review and guidance. Preparation of closing documents and tax consequence advising and planning.
Real Estate Litigation
  • Litigation regarding breach of real estate contracts including failure to return downpayments for real estate transactions.
Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Dealing with issues surrounding activities on and changes to real property. Includes permits and variances.
Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Evictions
  • Represents landlords and tenants to resolve property disputes. Includes filing and defending eviction proceedings.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing leases for residential and commercial property.

Taxes/Tax Planning

Individual Federal Income Tax Preparation
  • Tax preparation and filing of 1040 returns.
State Tax Preparation
  • State and local preparation and filing.
Fiduciary Tax Preparation
  • Preparation and filing of fiduciary tax returns for trusts and estates (1041).
Estate Tax Preparation
  • Preparation and filing of State and Federal estate tax returns.
Accountings for Trusts and Estates
  • Preparation of accountings and asset reconciliations for estate executors and trustees.
Gift Tax Planning
  • Tax advising and planning for gifts.
Audit and Examination
  • Handles and responds to IRS audits on behalf of clients.
Property Tax Grievances
  • Files tax grievances and advocates for clients seeking to reduce their residential property taxes at hearings and in NYS Supreme Court.
Corporate Structuring and Legal Entity Selection
  • Sets up corporate structures for new and existing businesses such as corporations and limited liability corporations. Advises on the tax benefits of entity selection.