Practice Areas

Please explore our practice areas below to learn more about our areas of focus.  We do more than what you see below, so even if you don't see the practice area you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.  We may be able to help or at least provide a referral to an attorney who values client service as much as we do.

Business Law

Our firm represents business clients ranging from single member LLCs to multi-shareholder corporations with numerous employees.  Whether you are starting a business, facing a disgruntled employee, involved in a contract dispute, selling your business, or planning for growth, we guide our business clients through the obstacles facing them so that they can focus on running their business.

Estate Planning

Life happens.  And we take great satisfaction in helping our clients be prepared for the unforeseen, the inevitable, and the planned transitions in their lives.  See us for an initial consultation, and we can prepare wills, powers of attorney for both finances and health care, trusts, marital property agreements, and other tools to structure an estate plan that serves your goals and can give you peace of mind.

Real Estate

Our firm has extensive experience in real estate transactions of all stripes (residential, commercial, condominiums) in both urban and rural settings, representing either the buyer or seller.  We know what questions need to be asked and what pitfalls need to be avoided to ensure a smooth closing and satisfied clients.  And our affiliated title company makes closing convenient - right at our offices.  Whether you are selling your house without a real estate broker or with one, we can help. 

Creditor/Debtor

Our firm is proud to serve several community banks and lending institutions for their foreclosures, collections, and bankruptcy proceedings.  That experience comes in handy if we need to advise other clients who may be facing foreclosure and are looking to minimize its impacts.

Municipal

We have experience with a wide range of municipal issues, including ordinance drafting, inter-governmental agreements, public construction projects, board of review, open records requests, building inspections and raze orders, employment law, and municipal financing.  We currently represent a number of municipalities, so a significant portion of our practice is devoted to municipal law issues.  We understand that each of our municipal clients have different expectations of their municipal attorney, and we can tailor the level of our service to suit the needs of the municipality and its budget.

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property, also called “IP,” refers to intangible assets such as inventions, literary and artistic works, trade names, logos, and designs.  These can be protected through patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Our firm can help you protect and maintain the value of your IP and protect against infringers by securing governmental registrations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in the Copyright Office.

Similarly, we can advise you on implementing processes to protect your confidential information and trade secrets against misappropriation.  We can also help you steer clear of infringing others’ intellectual property.  Once your IP rights are secured, we can increase the value of your intellectual property through licensing and other types of arrangements that turn your ideas into money.

Technology Law

We can help you with the legal aspects of technology and doing business on the internet.  We assist clients with a wide variety of technology legal issues in many areas such as software development and licensing, creation and protection of digital content, e-commerce regulations, privacy laws, and website terms of use.  Technology law changes fast, but we can help you keep pace and stay current.