We say “our specialty is you,” and that’s the way we work. Everything we do is guided by an understanding and sensitivity to what’s best for our clients

Business & Finance

  • Acquisition of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Alcoholic Beverage Distribution and Control Issues
  • Antitrust
  • Article 9 Foreclosures
  • Asset Acquisitions and Sales
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Asset-Based Lending
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Brand Development and Maintenance
  • Breweries, Wineries and Vineyards Alcohol Beverage Control Act Compliance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Capital Transactions
  • Charitable and Philanthropic Planning
  • Commercial Real Estate, Finance and Project Development
  • Company Policy, Public Records, Employee Discipline
  • Compliance Programs, Policies and Procedure
  • Construction and Surety
  • Contracts and Licensing
  • Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Trade Secret Protection
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Corporate Planning and Tax Advice
  • Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Not-For-Profit Entities
  • Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Data Privacy and Identity Theft
  • Debt or Equity Financing
  • Defense against Union Organizing
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Discrimination Issues
  • Due Diligence
  • Economic Development Incentives and Transactions
  • ERISA and Employee Benefits
  • Employment Wage and Hour Advice and Litigation Claim Defense
  • Energy and Utility Matters
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Entity Selection
  • Environmental Issues
  • Equipment Purchasing Transactions
  • Equity Owner Disputes
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Evictions
  • Executive Compensation
  • False Advertising
  • Family Owned Businesses
  • Federal and State Tax Matters
  • Finance and Bond Transactions
  • Franchise and Licensing
  • Fraud Audits and Investigations
  • Government Compliance and Investigation
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Facilities, Physicians and Other Health Care Providers
  • Housing Projects
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property Creation, Maintenance, Licensing and Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Internet and Electronic Commerce Matters
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Labor and Employment Matters
  • Labor Audits and Disputes
  • Leasing and Licensing
  • Letters of Credit
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Mechanics’ Liens
  • Medical Staff and Professional Licensure and Discipline Matters
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Misappropriation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganizations and Dispositions,
  • Mortgage Transactions
  • Municipal Finance and Economic Development
  • Municipal Law
  • Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Certification and Contracts
  • New York State Medical Marijuana Law (Compassionate Care Act) Representation
  • NLRB, PERB, OSHA, EEOC, and SDHR Matters
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations and Charitable Status
  • Privacy Issues
  • Public and Private Financing
  • Private Placements and Initial Public Offerings
  • Retirement Planning
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and SEC Matters
  • Securities Law, Including Private Placements, IPOs, Reporting, and Compliance
  • Severance and Separation Agreements
  • Small Business Financing
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Start-Up and Family-Owned Business Representation and Entrepreneurial Business Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Tax Disputes and Certiorari Proceedings
  • Tax Planning
  • Taxes, Pensions, and Benefits
  • Technology Commercialization, Transfer and Licensing
  • Trade Secret and Unfair Competition
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
  • UCC and Contract Rights
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utility Restructuring
  • Venture Capital Transactions
  • Water, Steam, Electrical and Sewer Facilities
  • Wealth Strategies Planning

Employment

  • Age, Gender, & Sexual Harrassment
  • Americans with Disabilities Matters
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Administrative Audits, including Department of Labor
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Service Law Issues
  • Commissioner of Education Appeals
  • Communications and Crisis Management Services
  • Compliance Policies and Procedure
  • Contractual Review for Diversity Compliance
  • Crisis Communications
  • CSE Issues
  • Data Privacy and Identity Theft
  • Defense against Collective Bargaining
  • Developing Compliance Programs
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Matters
  • Disablity Matters
  • Diversity Compliance Strategies
  • EEOC and Human Rights Division Representation
  • Electronic Employment Verification Issues
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee Benefits Matters and Litigation
  • Employment Disability Issues
  • Employment Discipline and Discharge
  • Employment Due Diligence Matters
  • Employment Misclassification Disputes
  • Employment Contracts and Employee Benefits
  • ERISA and Tax Matters
  • Executive Compensation and Severance Arrangements
  • Family Medical Leave Act Matters
  • Human Rights Law Violations and Proceedings
  • Immigration Law
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Job-Related Injuries and Claims
  • Labor and Employment Matters
  • National Origin, Race, & Religion Matters
  • Negoitiating Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Policy Drafting and Review
  • Regulatory Compliance and Oversight
  • Sexual Harassment Matters
  • Social Media Policies and Procedures
  • Substance Abuse and Testing
  • Student Issues
  • Succession Planning
  • Taxes, Pensions, and Benefits
  • Tax-Qualified Plans
  • Teacher Certification and Tenure Issues
  • Title IX
  • Title IX Issues
  • Wage and Hour Law Disputes
  • WARN Act proceedings
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Whistleblower and non-compete claims

Litigation

  • Commercial and Contract Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partner Disputes
  • Labor & Employment (link to employment)
  • Intellectual property disputes
    • Trade secret
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, & Patents
  • Unfair competition
  • Antitrust Matters
    • Price fixing
    • Sherman act disputes
  • Surrogate Court Proceedings
    • Will contests
    • Termination of trusts
    • Disputes among beneficiaries
  • Personal injury
  • Internet and domain name disputes
  • Declatory judgement actions
  • Libel, Slander, & defemation actions
  • Labor & Employment
    • Union organizing defense
    • Employment discrimination
    • Wage & hour litigation
    • Missclassification of employee litigation
    • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Product liability litigation
  • Tax & ERISA litigation
  • Collection litigation
  • Real property tax assessment litigation
  • Arbistration & Mediation Proceedings

Real Estate

  • Commercial Buy/Sell
    • 1031 Exchanges
    • Sale/Leaseback
    • Sale of REO (Real Estate Owned)
  • Residential Buy/Sell
  • Commercial Lending
  • Mortgages
  • Asset based lending (non-real estate)
  • Collections
  • Representing borrowers in financing transactions
  • Residential Lending
  • Project Finance (assistance seeking public funding)
    • IDA Lease/Leaseback
    • PILOT Negotiations
    • Bond Financing
  • Easements
  • Leasing
    • Negotiation
      • Ground Lease
      • Lease/Leaseback
      • Commercial
      • Shopping Center
      • Industrial
      • Residential
      • Multi-Use Properties
      • Oil & Gas
      • Wind
      • Solar
      • Conservation easements
    • Drafting
    • Enforcement
  • Municipal Easements
  • Right of Way Dedications
  • State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
  • Title Issues
  • Zoning/Land Use
    • Applications
    • Planning Boards
    • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
    • Village/Town Board
    • Accountability Review Board (ARB)
    • Subdivision and Development Approvals
    • Special Use Permits
    • Variances
    • Certificates of Appropriateness
    • Water Rights Disputes
    • Boundary Lines
    • Uniform Docking & Mooring Law
      • DEC approvals
    • Article 78 proceedings
  • Development
    • Green Building/Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification
    • Purchase and sale of development rights
  • Public Authority
    • District Creation/Expansion
    • Easements
  • Utilities Separation
  • Private Utilities
  • Homeowners Association/Condominiums/Townhouses
    • Preparation of Offering Plan
    • Advice to Board of Managers
    • Property Management Contracts
    • Brownfield Redevelopment/Environmental Contamination
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title/Land Disputes
    • Boundary Disputes
    • Action to Quiet Title
    • Partition
    • Covenants
    • Adverse Possession
  • Liens/Judgments
  • Riparian Rights
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Evictions (residential, commercial, mobile home)
  • Lease Enforcement
      • Summary Proceedings
      • Yellowstone Injunctions
  • Fair Housing
    • Emotional Support Animals
    • Rent Stabilization
  • Assessment Challenges/Tax Grievances
    • Municipal
    • Property Owner
  • Mobile Home Abandonment Proceedings
  • Foreclosures
  • Loan workouts/restructures
  • Article 78 Proceedings – challenges to municipal board decisions

Bankuptcy, Financial Restructuring, & Debtor/Creditor Rights

  • Collection Litigation
  • Debtor Assets Search
  • Debt Collection
  • Large and Complex Collections
  • Unsecured Debt
  • Municipal Tax Foreclosures
  • Article 9 Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcies and Assignments for Benefit of Creditors
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Foreclosure
  • UCC and Contract Rights

Estates & Trusts

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable and Philanthropic Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning Services
  • Estate Planning for LGBT clients
  • Snowbird Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Retirement Planning
  • Personal Tax Planning
  • Special Needs Planning

Municipal

  • Board representation, including Town, Planning, Zoning, Conservation and Ethics
  • Code Enforcement
  • Cutting Edge Issues, such as Wind Energy and Hydrofracturing
  • Day-to-day Operations
  • Drafting and Enacting Resolutions and Legislation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • Enviromental Law, including SEQR
  • Establishment and Operation of Special Districts and Authorities
  • FOIL
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Land Use Planning & Zoning
  • Municipal Litigation, Including Environmental Claims
  • Open Meetings Law
  • Property Tax Assessment Challenges
  • Public Finance, including Municipal Bonds
  • Real Estate, Including Easements
  • Waste Management

Individuals & Families

  • Civil Litigation
  • Elder Abuse
  • Tax Matters
  • DWI & Traffic Offenses
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Real Estate Controversies
  • Purchase and Sale of Residential Real Estate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts, Estates, & Wills
  • Medicare & Longterm planning

Elder Law & Medicare Planning

  • Elder Law and Long-Term Care Planning
  • Elder Abuse
  • Medicaid Planning