Business and Commercial Law
Commercial law focuses on the sale and distribution of goods, as well as financing of certain transactions. Business law focuses on the other aspects of business, including forming a company, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights, and property issues such as leasing office or warehouse space. For over 25 years I have been providing a broad range of business and commercial services including:
• Business formation for corporations, partnerships and LLC’s
• Shareholder rights
• Employment Agreements including, executive compensation, non-competes
• Consulting Agreements
• Corporate governance and fiduciary responsibility
• Contract negotiation
• Private equity financing
• Commercial real estate leases
• Corporate Restructuring
• Workout Agreements
• Financing Agreements
Personal Injury Law
I have extensive experience in representing injured people and making sure that they receive all of the compensation they deserve. I have represented clients in both large cases (in excess of 2 million dollars) and in smaller cases. I began my legal career as a personal injury attorney working for a small practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and honed my skills while working for Nationwide Insurance Company in the mid 90’s. My extensive knowledge of personal injury law and experience working inside a major insurance company give me a broad prospective from which to provide assistance and advice and make sure your interests are properly represented.
Farming, Equine and Animal Law
Advising and assisting farm owners; farmers; horse facility operators and owners; non-profit animal rescue facilities and others in business formation; protection of assets; selling/transfer of businesses and related matters.
Performing both residential and commercial real estate services. Assisting homeowners and businesses in the acquisition and purchase of real estate; arranging private financing of real estate; property sales; variances; tax assessment appeals; lease agreements; and other areas of property law.
Wills and Estates
A will is a powerful document. A will gives you the ability to distribute your estate, choose your heirs, appoint guardianship for your minor children, and give your belongings to the people you choose. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a last will and testament is a part of an estate plan, not an entire estate plan. A comprehensive estate plan contains much more than your last will and testament. It should include a durable power of attorney; a health care directive; an advanced directive; and, if you so choose, trusts for your children, grandchildren, favorite charity, or even a beloved pet. I provide personal consultation to my clients to ensure that they are able to implement an estate plan that accomplishes their goals.
A Mechanic’s Lien is an effective means to ensure that property owners and general contractors will pay a contractor for the service and materials used in improving the property. If the owner does not pay, the contractor, supplier or construction company can seek enforcement of the lien. The Mechanic’s Lien is recorded at the county clerk’s office and is attached to the title of the property. The property owner and general contractor are served with a notice that a lien has been placed on the property. If a property owner does not pay, court proceedings may be undertaken to enforce the lien.