Civil Litigation Representation in various aspects of litigation at arbitration, probate, and state administrative hearings, and in matters before state and federal courts, including debtor/creditor collection actions, real estate foreclosures, and court appeals from administrative and probate hearings.
Corporate & Business Law Advice and representation for formation of limited liability companies, stock and non-stock corporations, partnerships and limited partnerships; for issues regarding small business start-ups, dissolutions, mergers, purchases and sales; for preparation of buy-sell and shareholder agreements; and for legal representation concerning general corporate and business needs, including drafting of contracts and agreements.
Development & Construction Representation of Property Owners, Contractors and Developers for the drafting of construction contracts between owner and general contractor, and between contractor and sub-contractor; for filing of Mechanic’s Liens; for litigation regarding construction matters; for creation of limited liability companies, corporations, joint ventures, general partnerships and limited partnerships; for closings for the purchase, finance and sale of property; for preparation of construction financing and permanent financing documents; and for subdivision and site plan approval. Elder Law Advising the elderly client on issues such as Medicaid (TitleXIX), paying for Health Care including Long-Term Care Insurance, and Medicare; Discussion of planning for incapacity including property ownership, asset management including the use of trusts and powers of attorney, health care decision-making including the use of health care representatives and conservatorship proceedings, Health Care Facilities and alternatives such as Home Care; and Preparing wills, trusts, living wills and health care instructions, powers of attorney, and HIPAA authorizations. Employment Law Representation of employers and employees in matters concerning State and Federal employment laws and regulations, including wage and hours issues, termination issues, unemployment hearings and benefits issues; and preparation of employment agreements.
Real Estate Advice and representation for purchase, sale and financing of real property, both residential and commercial, including the preparation of real estate sale agreements, options, commercial and residential leases, mortgage instruments, loan documents, and condominium development documents; providing title examinations and title insurance; and advice and representation for subdivision and development of property.
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate Preparation of individualized wills, trusts, living wills and health care instructions, powers of attorney, and HIPAA authorizations, including comprehensive estate planning; Probating of estates, including the preparation and filing of Connecticut estate tax and federal estate tax returns; and Preparation and filing of applications for guardianship and conservator.
Zoning & Environmental Determination of zoning and environmental use restrictions that pertain to property; Preparation of applications and Representation before local and state administrative agencies, including planning and zoning commissions, zoning boards of appeals, and inland wetland agencies, regarding land use, planning and zoning issues.