Practice Areas and Services

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A La Carte Services 
 

Below are additional services that can be tailored to meet your individual needs

  • Wills

    • Individual with Spouse, Adult Children and over $1.5 million in Assets

    • Married Person with Multiple Minor Children

  • Trusts

    • Revocable

    • Irrevocable

  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

  • Co-op Board Counsel

  • Real Estate Closings 

    • Review and negotiate the Contract of Sale with the Seller

    • Facilitate the transfer of down payment money into seller’s escrow account

    • Oversee the process of your purchase, making sure that you remain in compliance with the terms of your Contract of Sale, including all financing requirements

    • Request and review the Abstract of Title to make sure that there is clear title to the property

    • Coordinate the closing of title and the mortgage loan with your lender

    • Will be present with you at the closing to review documents, answer your questions, and to disburse any money due 

    • Prepare a closing binder containing all documents from your transaction

  • Nonprofit Organization Full Package 

    • ​File all documents for federal & state tax-exempt status 

    • Draft all required policy statements

    • Draft fundraising, economic development, and management plans

    • Register the nonprofit with all required federal and state governmental offices

    • Prepare documents for the first board meeting

    • Be present at the first board meeting to answer questions about the formation process

  • Civil Litigation

    • Small business & close corporation civil suits

    • Real estate partitions and evictions

    • Insurance claims (not including personal injury)

    • Guardianship proceedings

    • Surrogate court proceedings

  • Review of Self-Prepared Legal Documents

Prix Fixe Services 
 

These services are competitively priced and include the items listed below.  Clients may add more services to these packages, and will be provided with a cost estimate before any work is done on these additional services.

  • Estate Planning Package (per person) – $500

    • Simple Will

    • Living Will

    • Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

    • Power of Attorney for Health Care

    • Other discretionary documentation required by law

 

  • Domestic Partnership/Cohabitation Agreement – $200 

 

  • Nonprofit Organization Startup Package* – $600

    • Registration of corporate name

    • Articles of Incorporation

    • Organizational By-laws

    • Procurement of EIN (tax ID)

 

        *for NY State only

 

  • LLC Formation - $500**

    • Registration of corporate name

    • Articles of Organization

    • Corporate Operating Agreement

    • Corporate shares

    • Procurement of EIN (tax ID)

 

         **plus state filing fees and publication costs

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