Practice Areas

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW

business1We facilitate the appropriate choice and formation of entities and ownership relationships for clients while seeking to limit the personal liability of the owners for third party claims. Ownership relationship agreements address issues of control and succession within the business, such as shareholder “buy-sell” agreements, operating agreements and voting trusts. We also represent our clients concerning a myriad of issues related to the purchase or sale of closely-held businesses. We structure the transaction, draft all related documentation and conduct the due diligence. When representing the buyer in a transaction for a business acquisition, we assist the buyers with all non-tax related aspects of investigative due diligence, corporate formation, SBA or conventional loan financing, title insurance, non-competition agreements, employment agreements, franchises, business license transfers and lease assignments. We pride ourselves on developing long lasting relationships with our clients. We strive to obtain an intimate knowledge of our clients businesses’ to help ensure their continued success in business going forward. Our specialty is acquisitions transactions for small to mid-sized businesses.

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NOT-FOR-PROFIT/TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS

moneyAs part of our corporate practice, we represent regional community foundations, active charitable and educations organizations, religious institutions and family foundations. We assist our clients in forming and qualifying a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. We structure entity and activities to ensure eligibility to apply for the 501(c)(3) status; counsel them on the potentially disqualifying activities and navigate them through unrelated business activities and avoid unrelated business income tax.

Area of focus include: Formation Matters, Obtaining Tax-Exempt Status, Federal State and Local Filings, Working with Governmental Agencies, Governance Structuring, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Personnel Matters, Real Estate Matters, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Consolidations, Fiduciary Obligations and Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues

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ESTATE PLANNING

estate-planning1The basic purpose for any sort of estate planning is to ensure that the client’s hard earned assets go to the appropriate beneficiaries when she/he passes away. However, estate planning can be used for a lot more than simply dictating which relative gets what precious antiques. Proper estate planning can help you accomplish the following goals and more: avoiding probate, providing for minor children minimizing death taxes, and charitable giving. Our attorneys work with our clients to develop tailored solutions to address our client’s objectives. 

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BANKRUPTCY LAW

bankOur firm provides legal services to consumers and businesses alike that have fallen on hard financial times. For individuals, we offer Chapter 7 debt liquidation and Chapter 13 debt reorganization. For businesses, we offer Chapter 11 services, where you are able to maintain control of your business as a “debtor in possession.” We spend ample time with each client. We answer your questions about bankruptcy, which may involve your credit rating, bankruptcy alternatives, the benefits of bankruptcy, and alternatives on how best to protect your assets. Bankruptcy offers a fresh financial start. Whether your home is facing foreclosure, your car is on the verge of being repossessed or your wages are being garnished, bankruptcy can ease your worries. We are a debt relief agency and we help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code. 

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IMMIGRATION, NATIONALITY AND CONSULAR LAW

nationality1Our comprehensive U.S. immigration and visa services include preparation of all temporary and employment visa petitions (K, F, J, H, Q, L, O, P, R, and E), applications that may lead to permanent residence (EB, marriage, labor certifications -PERM-, national interest waivers). Our attorneys are members of America Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA), and are strong advocates for immigration reform. In limited circumstances we also represent our clients in removal or deportation proceedings, claims for political Asylum, and complex adjustment of status issues.

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buildREAL PROPERTY

Real Estate Developer Representation: Our firm represents clients in real estate transactions, development and redevelopment projects, public-private ventures, loan/note acquisition, loan restructuring/work-out and litigation matters. We have experience representing different sizes of developers and investors in the acquisition, zoning and development of real property. Read More -->