The firm has an estate planning practice which ranges from drafting simple wills to developing estate plans for large estates requiring extensive tax planning, drafting of complex inter vivos and testamentary trusts, insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, prenuptial agreements, living wills, handling all aspects of probate proceedings, completion and filing of federal and state estate tax returns, handling estate tax audits, and facilitating gift tax returns.
The firm has a substantial commercial and residential real estate practice, encompassing commercial real estate purchases, sales and leasing involving a variety of office, retail, industrial and residential projects. The firm’s real estate experience includes complex, multi-million dollar financings and refinancings with banks, insurance companies. The firm has handled all stages of real estate development through and including initial acquisition, approval process with local and state authorities, financing, construction, rental, management and disposition. It also deals with ancillary matters such as environmental compliance, equity and debt financing and real estate brokerage, as well as traditional title and conveyancing issues.
The residential real estate market is also served by the firm. Our clients include developers of large and small residential real estate projects, individuals who are buying and selling a single-family home, townhouse and condominium. In addition, the firm provides residential mortgage loan review work for various private lenders and represents licensed mortgage bankers.
The firm has broad experience in subdivision, site plan, variance and permit applications for both residential and commercial uses, and is often called upon to examine applicable zoning, other pertinent regulations and any environmental constraints which may affect the use of raw land. We have the expertise to secure the infrastructure and regulatory permits which are integral to virtually all developments. The firm pursues and defends lawsuits which arise from zoning related disputes.
General & Personal Injury Litigation
The firm is also called on to be responsible for personal injury litigation and our clients’ personal, corporate, commercial, real estate, and estate litigation needs. With the assistance of its paralegal staff, this firm has developed a particular facility for handling complex, high-volume document litigation in an efficient and effective manner.
The firm recognizes that the litigation it handles should be avoided where possible but, when such a course of action is deemed necessary, the firm pursues legal relief resourcefully and aggressively.
Commercial and Corporate
We represent diverse, closely held business entities involved in a variety of business activities. Our legal activities in the commercial and corporate sphere encompass all legal services required by such entities, including but not limited to transactional and financing work, forming and organizing operating structures including corporations, partnerships, LLC’s and LLP’s, preparing operating agreements for LLCs, corporate shareholder agreements, partnership and employment agreements, structuring acquisitions and dissolutions and providing day to day counsel regarding the business operation of clients.