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    Corporate Formation

    Choice of Entity, Government Filings, Charter Documents

     

    Choosing the correct entity is a big decision for new businesses - it can have far-reaching tax and liability implications. To take some of the pressure off, we assist entrepreneurs and new business owners in making the right choice of entity type for their new venture, weighing and discussing the many different factors that play into what type of entity is best.

     

    Once that choice is made, we will prepare and file all the paperwork and obtain the proper business licenses for the new company.

     

    Finally, we prepare the business' charter documents and any other agreements between the founding members regarding the formation of the business.

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    Business Law

    Contract Creation & Review, Trademarks, Copyrights, Compliance, Business Transactions, Employment Issues, Leases, Succession Planning, Dissolution

     

    We know and love business, and we love helping clients deal with the wide variety of issues that arise in the marketplace. As such, we provide wide-ranging business representation. We offer general legal counsel in a broad range of areas, including entity formation, business acquisitions and sales; reorganizations and mergers; business and financial contracts; tax planning; personnel policies; employment contracts; and succession planning. We also offer to review a business' structure in order to assess if their are any weakness in the corporate veil, and to reveal other areas of potential liability.

     

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    Contracts

    Business, Personal, Employment, Insurance, Real Estate

     

    Binding contracts are an essential tool for conducting your business and personal affairs, and they tend to touch every aspect of life. We help clients by reviewing contracts before clients sign them in order to point out areas of negotiation, potential liabilities and red flags to be aware of; and to discover any clauses that are illegal or erroneous statements of the law. We also draft contracts for clients pertaining to most contractual affairs.

     

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    Real Estate

     

     

    We offer a wide range of services related to real estate, including preparation of deeds, easements, covenants, land use, purchase and sale agreements, and residential and commercial leases. In addition to being an attorney, Ross is a licensed real estate broker - this additional training and knowledge base accentuates his acumen in real estate.

     

     

     

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    Estate Planning

    Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Guardianship

     

    We assist families and individuals with all aspects of estate and trust planning, from basic Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives, to more complex Trusts and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Our practice includes advising clients on guardianship issues, addressing elder law issues, and probate and trust administration.  We will also review any existing estate documentation to address whether or not your estate plan needs to be updated due to changes in your life or changes in the law.

     

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    Probate Administration

    Opening and Closing the Probate Estate, Facilitating Probating Administration

     

    Probate is the process of administering a deceased person's estate through the courts, and is required in many situations.  Probate administration can be a long and arduous process, especially for those unfamiliar with the probate process.  Let us assist you in this process and ease your burden in the difficult times that accompany the loss of a loved one.

     

  • Documents We Prepare

    The Following is Non-Comprehensive List of Common Documents Prepared by the Firm

    - Purchase and Sale Agreements

    - Promissory Notes

    - Bill of Sale

    - Corporate Bylaws, Partnership Agreements, and Operating Agreements

    - Licensing Agreement

    - Employment & Independent Contractor Agreements

    - Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements

    - Easements

    - Deeds (Quitclaim Deed, Statutory Warranty Deed, Personal Representative's Deed, Transfer on Death Deeds, Deed of Trust)

    - Security Agreements

    - Leases and Contract Sales

    - Wills

    - Trusts

    - Power of Attorney

    - Healthcare Directive, also known as a Living Will

    - Property Status Agreement

    - Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements