My practice has always emphasized business, real estate and probate.Over the years I have been able to capitalize on my background as a CPA and an accountant. My litigation is limited to non-jury matters. My goal is professional service and client satisfaction.I pride myself on being available to give them personal attention whether it is litigation, advance business planning, formation of business entities or estate planning.Although I may use the services of other attorneys where warranted, I personally will be handling all of the client’s matters.You will not be shoved off to another attorney.If you have a matter which I do not handle, I will work with you to locate another attorney who has the expertise in that area of law.I believe it is important that the client be well advised so that they can make good decisions.
Communication is a key issue with clients and I pride myself on being available and responsive.My clients are copied with all correspondence when sent or received.This keeps clients informed as to the progress of their matters.I encourage clients to call me whenever questions arise.In today’s environment, I have found the use of emails to be an effective way to instantly communicate and forward documents.
I do not avoid the discussion of legal fees.In most instances, the fees will be based upon my current hourly rate and the time expended.I maintain detailed time records and will bill monthly.At the time a new matter is started, I encourage clients to discuss all issues with me, including my legal fees. However, sometimes the total fees are outside of the attorney’s control and will be difficult to estimate.
I have had the opportunity to represent and assist clients in a variety of businesses, including real estate developers, micro-breweries, commercial landlords and tenants, sellers and purchasers of real estate and businesses, taverns, contractors and professionals. I have participated in the structuring, financing and closing of real estate transactions throughout the United States.
This experience is a benefit for my clients as it provides either immediate knowledge of issues or a background from which the client's matters can be approached.