Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing a home, an investment property or a commercial building, we are here to guide you through the sea of real estate agents, mortgage brokers, attorneys, title agents and municipal clerks, all while protecting your interests.
If you fall behind in paying your mortgage, we can help you in your negotiations with your lender to modify your mortgage, explore alternatives to foreclosure or, if necessary, represent your interests in court if your lender begins the foreclosure process.
In addition, we are here to help you with various land use issues, planning and zoning applications and tax appeals.
Whether you are looking to adjust your immigration status, trying to help a family member, sponsoring an employee, or are concerned with your company's compliance with the ever-changing web of immigration laws and regulations, we are here to walk you through your options, prepare the necessary petitions, and assist you in your dealings with the appropriate governmental agency or consulate.
In addition, we work with foreign investors that are looking to invest in a new business, expand a business or invest in a regional center located in the United States for the purpose of obtaining E-2 and EB-5 visas.
PERSONAL INJURY LAW
If you have been injured through the fault of another, you are entitled to full and complete compensation. Our goal is to maximize your recovery while treating you with respect and dignity.
In most cases, discussions are first had with the insurer for the possibility of negotiating a settlement without starting a lawsuit. If the insurance company is not interested in settling the matter, or will not settle for an amount that is fair and reasonable, then a suit will be started. We are committed to providing you with diligent, thorough and pro-active representation. You deserve no less.
We handle all types of serious and catastrophic personal injury claims, including cases with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury and accidental or wrongful death. We also represent plaintiffs in lawsuits involving serious neck and back injuries, broken bones, rotator cuff, wrist, hand and knee injuries.
WORKER'S COMP. LAW
If you have suffered a serious injury in the workplace, or if you are unable to work because of serious illness or injury, you need an experienced attorney to protect your interests. You also need an attorney who will take the time to listen carefully to your concerns, so that you can get the compensation you deserve.
We handle all matters related to applications for benefits under the Connecticut workers' compensation laws, as well as the federal Social Security Administration, helping clients prepare and submit applications for benefits and handling any appeals throughout the process. We focus our workers' compensation practice on serious and catastrophic injuries, handling cases that result in death, total disability, or permanent partial disability.
We understand that many people (and businesses) fear litigation because it can be time consuming and expensive. We can work with you to explore and pursue various alternatives to litigation. However, if other alternatives are off the table, you can rest assured that we are prepared to represent your interests in court.
Whether you are involved in a private civil dispute, a landlord / tenant disagreement, a commercial dispute with a U.S. based or foreign business entity, or a shareholder derivative action, we are prepared to represent you or your business in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations.
The legal entity chosen for a business can potentially affect all of its operations. In establishing a business enterprise, investors and entrepreneurs need to consider all of these ramifications in order to choose the proper form of business organization. We have the legal experience in business planning and formation, as well as a practical understanding of business operations. We can provide you with clear and comprehensive guidance in all matters related to business formation and governance.
The restaurant industry carries tremendous inherent risk. We cannot eliminate all risk, but we can use our legal experience in business planning and formation, as well as a practical understanding of business operations to provide you with clear and comprehensive guidance in various matters related to the formation, operation, acquisition or sale of a restaurant, fast food establishment, night club, tavern, bar or other commercial entity. From the selection of the right business entity, to the preparation of various agreements (ex. partnership agreements, purchase and sale agreements, construction agreements, etc.), to your dealings with municipal departments, government agencies, service providers, suppliers and employees, we are here to provide advice and representation.
Many people find that planning for the disposition of their estate is an uncomfortable and difficult process. It does not have to be. We will work with you to develop and implement a plan to pass the fruits of a lifetime of your dedicated effort and hard work to your loved ones. Whether that requires a simple or complex will, guardianship or trust provisions, generation-skipping transfers or charitable gifts, we will help you protect your assets, ensure your personal and financial well-being (and that of your family members), and facilitate the disposition of your estate upon death.
In addition, we can assist you in the preparation of durable powers of attorney and healthcare advance directives. These are simple, cost-Effective ways through which you can, in the event of disability or incompetence, allow your family members to manage your estate and make difficult healthcare decisions.
PROBATE & Litigation
Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult and emotional times for family and friends. This is made more difficult by the resulting legal implications. Often, one of the most pressing and complex legal issues is estate administration - the legal process of transferring the decedent's property or estate either through the provisions of a will, a trust, or the laws of intestate succession (if the decedent dies without leaving a will).
While the probate process can be time-consuming, difficult, and expensive, we work closely with family members to ensure a smooth transfer of the assets and estate of the deceased. In addition, we recognize that often the family members and relatives of the deceased live out-of-state, and it can be difficult to deal with legal issues and proceedings that take place far away. In turn, we work with out-of-state residents to facilitate the transfer of assets, and to ensure that the legal aspects of the decedent's passing are properly handled. This allows family members and relatives to deal with the issues that really matter, rather than worry about the legal aspects of their loved one's passing.