REAL ESTATE and

TAX ASSESSMENT MATTERS

 

The purchase and sale of residential and commercial real property, permits,  zoning and planning board proceedings, home owners associations, litigating contested titles, boundary disputes, adverse possession and partition proceedings. Real property tax assessment challenge proceedings representing residential and commercial taxpayers and also municipal taxing districts and school districts.

 

 

 

 

Areas of Practice

ESTATE PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION and  PROBATE LITIGATION

 

Preparation of estate plans, wills, revocable (living) trusts, irrevocable trusts, qualified residential trusts, powers of attorney, health care instructions (living wills), charitable remainder trusts, endowments, probate and trust administration including State and Federal estate tax returns, formal and informal accountings and estate settlement. Experienced in probate court litigation, will contests, beneficiary disputes and contested accountings.

CORPORATE AND SMALL BUSINESS

 

Formation of corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs); professional limited liability companies (PLLCs), partnerships, joint ventures and membership corporations and Not-for-Profit corporations. Shareholder agreements, operating agreements, succession planning, employment agreements, preparation of liquor license applications; corporate policy statements; employment manuals; labor and employment law; maintenance of corporate minute books, preparation of annual minutes and annual electronic New York State filing services for business entities.