Areas of Practice

The Firm represents numerous National banking institutions in New York and New Jersey, negotiating, preparing, supervising, and closing various types of financing transactions, as well as loan workout matters, foreclosures and bankruptcy claims. The transactions include secured and unsecured loan agreements and project financing agreements. Although not an exclusive the Firmís clients include, but are not limited to, ABN AMRO Mortgage Group (Interfirst), BankAmerica Mortgage, Cendant (PHH) Mortgage Corp., Chase- JP Morgan, Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., Colony Mortgage, Delta Funding, Flagstar Bank, First Union Mortgage Corp., Fleet Mortgage Corp., G.E. Capital Mortgage, GreenPoint Mortgage Corp., Homecomings Financial Network, Inc., Homeside Lending, Inc., IndyMac Bank, Long Beach Mortgage, Long Island Mortgage, Inc., The Mortgage Professionals, Network Lenders of America, Inc., N.K. Mortgage Services, Inc., Northern Star Funding, Option One, Source One Mortgage, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (formerly Norwest Mortgage) and WC Equity Services. (see list annexed hereto).

The Firmís commercial practice encompasses all corporate and commercial transactions practice including asset purchases, franchise activity, businesses formations, membership and agreements for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. The Firm manages all aspects of start up and wind down, including the preparation of partnership agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, stock purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, distribution/supply agreements, and closing documents.

The Firm handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters for both individual and corporate clients from the simplest to the most complex, at the Federal and State level. These matter include such diverse areas as legal proceedings on commercial transactions to construction litigation, through contract claims.

Our Firm has members and associates who have served in the prosecutorís offices of various counties of New York. Its expertise in this area of practice encompasses the representation of individuals in all types of federal and state criminal proceedings, including white-collar crimes, felonies, misdemeanors, DWI, and traffic matters, up to and including the appeals process. Our firm has appeared in courts at every level throughout the state and federal system.

The Firm represents a wide spectrum of clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions. The transactions include acquisitions, sales, and lease negotiations of existing property, and development property; condominiums and co-operatives; and litigation of real property issues, title issues, and mortgage foreclosures. In addition to the above, the Firm renders legal advice and services to developers of residential and commercial properties, including land use and zoning issues. Furthermore, the Firm represents numerous banking institutions and individual purchasers and sellers in transactions involving residential and commercial properties.

The Firmís trust and estate area of practice entails the representation of clients in all aspects of
trust and estate planning, probate and administration, and Surrogate's Court litigation. The Firm provides clients with a full range of trust and estate advice and services, including the preparation of wills and trust instruments; the analysis of the estate tax, gift tax, generation skipping tax and income tax consequences of the estate plan; the advisability of creating various trust instruments; and the planning of family partnerships.

The Firm also handles the representation of clients who have been injured and/or have negligence and personal injury claims against individuals and corporate entities, as well as insurance claims for auto accidents, trips, falls and workplace accidents.

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