Practice Areas

Civil Litigation & Appeals

 

We handle all civil litigation, from breaches of contract to claims against insurance companies to property disputes, and everything in between. We focus on Oneida and Herkimer Counties, but we also represent or defend clients throughout the State, from New York City to Plattsburgh to Buffalo.

 

We utilize our four decades of experience to negotiate fair settlements whenever possible and resolve matters through litigation when that is necessary to protect your interests.

 

We have handled numerous appeals in the courts of this state and take pride in doing the research and preparing thorough briefs to best present your arguments to the appellate courts.

Personal Injury

 

If you are seriously injured, it is important to discuss your matter with us as soon as possible, as many matters have notice requirements and some matters have short time limits to file claims.  Our firm will do everything necessary to get you compensated for your injury and recover all damages possible.

 

Many clients like our personal approach in strongly advocating for your best interests.

Matrimonial, Custody & Family Law

 

We utilize our years of experience as hearing examiner, Family Court Judge and Judicial Hearing Officer to fairly analyze your case in accordance with current law and statutes, and we are committed to obtaining results that are in the best interest of your children as well as fair and equitable to you.

 

We appreciate that matrimonial litigation is often stressful, and we use our experience and dedication to best serve you.

 
Real Estate

 

Buying a home can be an exciting but stressful process.  How do you know that the Seller has clear title to the property that you are about to buy and that there are no liens which will affect your purchase?  It is important to call us before you sign the Purchase Offer so that your vital interests can be protected.

Wills, Estate Planning & Surrogate's Court Practice


It is important to have a Will, a Power of Attorney, a Health Care Proxy, and a Living Will which reflect your choices and protect your loved ones. We analyze your situation to determine the best approach to preserve your assets for the family. We use our experience to correctly administer estates to carry out the terms of the Will.  Some estate matters involve courtroom litigation, wherein we utilize our experience to resolve estate questions and issues.

 

Business, Corporate & Municipal Law​


If you need advice about starting or running a business, call us about incorporating or forming a Limited Liability Company.  We have done all sorts of business-related litigation, including corporate dissolutions, shareholder disputes, and protecting businesses from unfair competitive practices.

 

We have served in the County Legislature and have represented the County Health Department, and we continue to represent several municipalities.