PRACTICE AREAS

Business Law

Whether you are starting a business or have an ongoing business, we can help. We handle all types of legal matters faced by business owners, including: forming corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; obtaining licenses and permits; contract writing and review (including shareholder and sale of business agreements); and advising on employment matters.

We can also help you with other key areas related to your business, including asset and lawsuit protection, trade secret protection, and succession planning. These issues are of vital importance to every business and business owner, and our experience with these issues can help make sure these issues are handled in the way most advantageous to you and your business.

Real Estate Law

Real estate transactions can be complicated. We provide legal assistance in all matters relating to real estate, including buying or selling a home, buying or selling commercial property, and landlord/tenant matters for both residential and commercial property. We have handled many different types of real estate transactions, ranging from the sale of single family homes to large commercial developments. We have the resources, experience and expertise to help make sure that your real estate matter is handled in the way most beneficial to you.

We also handle construction defects claims. If you purchased a home and have experienced serious defects – whether soon after you moved in or even years later – call us. We have helped many homeowners recover the maximum amount of compensation under the law for construction defects.

Litigation Law

Whether you are planning a simple residential addition or a complex multi-acre commercial development, we can help. We handle all types of municipal land use applications and work with a team of professional engineers, architects, land surveyors and certified planners. We have the experience and knowledge to obtain all of the necessary municipal approvals, including seeking application and formal presentation before municipal planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment.

Personal Injury Law

Auto, slip and fall and other types of accidents are common. Though some of these accidents are minor, many result in serious and life-altering injuries to the victim. Even accidents that seem minor can over time cause you to go through a significant amount of medical treatment as the injuries develop into more serious problems. This can result in large medical bills, a lot of missed work and other major changes to your life.

If you are in an auto or other kind of accident, many factors determine if you can recover damages as well as how much compensation you can receive. These issues are complex and should be explained to you by experienced and qualified professionals, like our firm. Don't rely on what insurance adjusters tell you about your right to receive damages, how much compensation you can receive or other matters related to your accident. Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company, not you. Although adjusters may seem friendly and eager to help you, the truth is their job is to pay you as little as possible.

If you are in an auto or other kind of accident, call us for legal help. We handle all types of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, product injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and dog bites. We have helped many accident victims recover the maximum compensation for their injuries and losses. We have the resources, experience and knowledge to investigate your accident, negotiate claims with major insurance companies and file a lawsuit if needed to get you the compensation you are entitled to receive. Call us as soon as possible after your accident, as the time right after it can be vital to your claim. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and will fight to get you the maximum compensation.

Local Government Law

Local municipal governmental law can be complex. If you are a member of a municipal borough, township, commission or city, we can serve your legal needs. Our attorneys have served in every level of municipal government having served as municipal solicitor, solicitor for planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment, municipal prosecutor and municipal public defender. Contact our office today for a consultation.

Wills, Power of Attorney

Estate planning is something we all must do. To properly plan your estate several tools should be considered, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills. Having the right documents will help make sure your property is distributed the way you want after you die, that the property is transferred faster, and that more is left to your heirs. It will also help make sure your assets are protected and your medical affairs are handled the way you want in the event you ever become physically or mentally incapacitated.

Call us for an estate planning consultation. We have helped many people properly plan their estate, giving them the peace of mind that their wishes will be carried out when they are no longer here. We will advise you of the tools that will achieve your estate planning goals, and give you too the pleasure of knowing that everything you worked so hard for during your life will be distributed in accordance with your wishes.

Traffic & DUI

Getting arrested and entering our criminal justice system can be an extremely frightening experience, especially with everything that can follow – being taken by a police car to a detention center, getting booked, and the potential loss of your freedom. The steps you take after you are arrested can have a tremendous impact on your future, including how your case is resolved.

Please call us if you are ever arrested. We handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, both juvenile and adult, including drug possession and driving under the influence. There are many steps in the criminal justice system, both state and federal and it is vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side, as any misstep along the way – such as saying the wrong thing – can have extremely serious consequences. Our law firm can advise you of your rights and defend and protect your interests, which can help you win your case or get the penalties reduced. Call us as soon as possible, as the sooner we are on your side protecting you, the greater the chance we can help minimize the disruption to your life.

Military Law

Serving our nation as a member of the United States Military is an honor. However, the potential for issues that require legal counsel can arise. Our firm member, Mr. Siciliano, served our nation as a member of the Department of Defense, United States Air Force. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he was a duly designated Judge Advocate and earned a Certificate of Competency as Trial and Defense Counsel. Mr. Siciliano is fully acquainted with the rules for Courts-Martial in the United States Military, as well as the military rules of evidence. As a member of the 27th Fighter Wing, 8th Air Force, Air Combat Command, he served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. In this capacity, he prosecuted military and civilian members for felonies and misdemeanors which occurred both on and off the military installation. As a member of the storied 8th Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, Pacific Air Command, he served as the Chief of Military Justice. In that capacity, he tried and supervised assistant staff judge advocates and increased the trials by Courts-Martial fourfold over that of his predecessor. As the Area Defense Counsel for Air Force Legal Services Agency, Mr. Siciliano represented and was Chief Criminal Defense Counsel for 24,000 United States Air Force Personnel stationed in the National Capitol Region. Finally, as a member of the Air Force Legal Services Agency, Mr. Siciliano served as Circuit Defense Counsel for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of the United States Air Force and served as Criminal Defense Counsel for the Eastern one-third of the United States.

Our office has experience with all military trials by Courts-Martial to include summary, special and general Courts-Martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice,10 U.S.C. § 101, et seq. Article 15, Non-Judicial Punishment or Captain’s Mast ; Administrative Separation Proceedings for both officer and enlisted; parole revocation hearings and physician’s medical credential hearings.

If you or a loved one is involved in the United States Military and are facing adverse proceedings, call us as soon as possible. The sooner we are on your side protecting the rights afforded to you under the United States Constitution, the greater your chance we can minimize the disruption in your life.