Practice Areas Include:

Labor and Employment

Labor and employment law governs the entire employer/employee relationship, including helping businesses comply with employment laws and regulations, managing disputes between employers and employees, advising on wage and hour matters, and assisting with appropriate employment policies and procedures. In addition to showing businesses how to reduce their risk of employment litigation, labor and employment law encompasses the legal rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee with regard to work related disputes. Labor and employment law can also involve the representation of individuals or labor unions in disputes with employers about pay, disciplinary action, illegal discrimination, and other disputes arising from the employment relationship.


Healthcare law involves a variety of federal and state laws encompassing the delivery of healthcare services, the regulations governing physicians, physician organizations and hospitals, private health insurance matters, contracts, administrative law, financing, torts, corporate structuring, and ethics. Physicians, physician organization, pharmacies and other healthcare organizations and institutions need experienced healthcare counsel, particularly with regard to compliance with the intricate web of regulatory matters affecting the delivery and marketing of healthcare services and devices, healthcare business transactions, and employment, leases and other compensation arrangements between healthcare providers.

Business Transactions and Litigation

Business law attorneys can assist you with different aspects of your business law needs, including compliance with the rules, statutes, codes, and regulations which govern commercial relationships, and can provide a legal framework within which business may be conducted and managed.


Contract law governs oral and written agreements associated with the exchange of goods and services, money, and property. It includes topics such as the nature of contractual obligations, limitation of actions, freedom of contract, privity of contract, termination of contract, and also covers agency relationships, commercial paper, and contracts of employment.


Construction lawyers handle all legal issues relating to the construction process from land acquisition and project financing to post-construction claims settlement. These issues may include disputes over construction contracts, progress payments, surety bonds, lien claims, design or construction errors, and property damages claims. If you are involved in any aspect of a residential or commercial construction project, you should consult with a construction lawyer.

Government Contracting

Government contracts law is comprised of all the statutes, cases, rules, regulations and procedures with which any company must comply to do business with the government (federal, state or municipal).

Real Estate

Real estate lawyers represent and assist business entities in a variety of residential and commercial real estate issues, including real estate investment opportunities, acquisitions and sales, real estate construction and development, farm acquisitions and sales, leasing, landlord/tenant matters, land use, zoning, eminent domain, financing, refinancing, mortgages and foreclosures, and other real estate matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The area of law that involves the acquisition of or merging of a corporation with one or more other corporations and/or any of various methods of combining two or more organizations.


Corporate law attorneys assist clients in selecting an appropriate legal entity for their business and assist them in organizing the entity by filing a charter, articles of organization or other formation documents with the state in which the entity is to be organized. Corporate law attorneys also prepare a wide variety of contracts and agreements that govern the company’s relationships with its owners, employees, suppliers, lenders and customers. These include, but are not limited to, bylaws, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, and corporate resolutions documenting corporate governance and business decisions. A corporate law attorney can also provide valuable advice and assistance to you in drafting business plans.


Lawyers assist clients with financing by reviewing loan documents for a variety of transactions including real estate, business and personal matters.

Wills and Estate Planning

Estate planning attorneys deal with planning for the future and the inevitability of death, such as preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents governing your assets and specifying your wishes. The advice and direction of your estate planning attorney will be essential to implementing an estate plan that both disposes of your assets according to your wishes and meets your other personal objectives.


Probate lawyers deal with the legal process during which the estate of a deceased individual is administered by seeking to have the Last Will and Testament of the decedent admitted to probate Court if the decedent died with a Will or in the case of a decedent dying without a Will, seeking what is known as an intestate administration of the estate. The probate process includes: inventorying the assets of the deceased individual; dealing with the payment of estate debts; addressing creditor claims (including applicable lawsuits) and payment of taxes; and distributing the assets of the estate to the proper beneficiaries.

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