Your lawyer matters. To the judge, to the jury and most importantly to you.
Estate Planning and Probate
Planning for the future not only makes sense financially, but it is also a way to show how much you care about your family.
Allow our office to assist you with your estate planning needs. We draft Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives. Our office does free consultations and Will reviews for clients who would like to know their estate planning needs.
Ensure your wishes for your estate are carried out by allowing us to draft a Will for you. The state will decide how your assets are distributed unless you execute your own Last Will and Testament. The Will is a document which becomes operative on your death to distribute your assets. It is a very important tool in preserving your assets and protecting your beneficiaries. We also recommend all of our clients have durable powers of attorney to assist them with their financial planning and advanced healthcare directives to ensure their healthcare wishes are carried out.
A living trust may assist you in carrying out your estate planning wishes. We seek to understand and tailor our trust plans to the specific needs and life situation for each client. These plans encompass more than a basic one-size-fits-all approach, rather we transition to an advanced tax planning, asset protection approach for heirs and assets of the estate. This may include protection for children, spouses, businesses, and a wide array of special needs for each given circumstances of a client.trust may be necessary to make sure your assets are protected.
Dealing with the death of a family memeber is one of the most difficult matters in one's life. Our firm can assist your family with the daunting task of administering your loved one's estate. We can advise on all of the matters involved in probating an estate. Each year, we are privileged to assist clients with the probate of estates both with and without Wills. We have substantial experience which makes the process much easier on families. It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney to advise on the necessary steps to finalize estates.
Auto accidents change lives every day. Slip and Fall accidents are very serious matters which must be handled by an experienced attorney to protect you.
If you’ve been injured in a serious auto accident, you’ll need legal help that’s just as serious. Even the most straightforward auto accidents can benefit from a legal advocate. Talking to someone at our office costs you nothing upfront. We will ensure your best interests are represented, particularly as insurance companies look to settle for the lowest possible amount to preserve their bottom-line profits.
Sometimes these disputes are solved swiftly and easily – particularly if the insurance company knows you have a legal shark in your corner. About 95% of car accident cases resolve in settlement negotiations, rather than going to trial. If it’s your first injury settlement negotiation, you may not have the confidence to demand what your case is worth.
Our robust legal strategy helps auto accident victims recover money to pay for:
Past, present, and future medical expenses
Hospital bills, surgeries, medications, diagnostic tests, and rehabilitation
Lost past and present wages, as well as loss of future earning capacity
Emotional distress, pain, and suffering
Home modification expenses related to a disability
Loss of consortium, companionship, support, and guidance
Funeral and burial expenses
Slip and Fall Accidents
You are deep in thought when, without warning, your feet slip out from under you with a whoosh of air, and you land hard on an unforgiving surface. These types of slips and falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States. Often, the injured individual winds up paying the bill for the lapse in attention that caused the injuries, but many times, somebody else should pay. Where the accident occurred and whether someone’s negligence led to the unsafe conditions that caused the fall are the determining factors for slip and fall liability. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, and you think you may have a case, your best strategy is to consult with a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible.
When to contact an attorney
It is very important to have an attorney involved as soon as possible. Insurance companies record conversations and try to get you to say things which may hurt or invalidate your case.
It is very important to begin medical treatment as soon as possible. Seek treatment at the hospital or emergency room then follow up with your personal physician or begin treating with a physical therapist. If you wait, the insurance company will hold this against your case.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
From the very beginning, insurance companies will do anything to get you to say something that will hurt your case or settle it for far less money than it is worth. The same is true of your insurance company so don't trust them either.
We draft custom Limited Liability Company and S-Corporation agreements to benefit our clients. We begin by determining if the name chosen by our clients is available to be registered in the state as well as a trademark search to see if there are federal barriers to registration.
Our firm assists our clients with drafting employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements and employee handbooks. We draft and review commercial leases for our clients. We answer the day to day questions which arise in running a business.
Our firm has assisted our clients with both bringing and defending litigation. Our firm has represented our business clients in Delaware Chancery Court, Delaware Superior Court, Circuit Courts of Maryland, Circuit Courts of Virginia, and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.