Practice Areas

Litigation

Our litigation practice serves a variety of local and national clients, including insurance companies, private corporations, partnerships, municipalities, developers, investors, and a wide array of professional and self-employed individuals. 

Residential Real Estate

We represent buyers, sellers, investors, banks, landlords and tenants in all matters related to home ownership or rental.

Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial real estate experience is as varied as our clients’ investment portfolios, and as the Hudson Valley continues to grow and change shape, so do our clients’ needs.  

Landlord/Tenant Services

Our attorneys assist with lease preparation, negotiations and amendments, as well as vacancy agreements and evictions.

Wills, Trusts and Estates

We counsel our clients in all aspects of estate planning, including drafting and reviewing wills, powers of attorney, guardianship applications, trusts and certain lifetime transfers. We help executors and administrators navigate complex probate laws, and litigate estate issues when necessary.

Elder Law

Elder law focusses on issues that affect the senior population. While everyone has different relationships with parents, older relatives or caregivers, at some point it may be time for you step in to ensure their safety and the highest level of care. 

Labor and Employment

Our attorneys have extensive experience serving business clients in all aspects of the increasingly complex fields of employment law and labor relations.  

Land Use and Zoning

Our attorneys represent landowners, developers and builders in front of municipal boards when seeking the approval of development and construction projects. 

Construction

Our attorneys are experienced in providing counsel and representation across a wide variety of construction issues for both private and public projects.  

Navigation Law

The New York State Navigation Law (also known as the “Oil Spill Law”) is the primary statutory mechanism for addressing legal liability and the cleanup for oil spills on land and water in New York State. 

Municipal Law

Cities, towns and villages throughout the region have come to rely on our attorneys as both general and special counsel, and in all aspects of municipal governance.

Hospitality Law

Our attorneys are experienced in providing broad representation to developers and investors in the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, food halls, agritourism projects, distillers, breweries and bars.  

Business Law

From choosing the right structure when setting up a new business to including an established business in an estate plan or litigating a dispute, we are ready to address all of your company’s needs.

Liquor Licensing and Compliance

Applying for a liquor license is a complicated process. To manage this process successfully, we assist applicants and licensees in all aspects of liquor licensing and compliance throughout New York State, including violations, closings and hearings.

Insurance Coverage and Defense

Our firm represents insurance companies and large business entities in state and federal courts, before arbitration panels, and in defending administrative proceedings initiated by regulatory agencies.

Creditor’s Rights

On behalf of lenders and other creditors, we handle bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts to maximize their recovery or minimize their loss. 

Not-for-Profit Law

Despite the obvious benefits that come with having non-profits in our community, New York State and the Internal Revenue Service can make operations difficult through a quagmire of regulations. We help our non-profit clients navigate that quagmire.

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