We prosecute foreclosures and handle matters in the Eastern and Southern District Bankruptcy courts. The Firm routinely represents clients in need of discharging all or some of their debts pursuant to Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Federal Bankruptcy Law. The Firm also assists in stopping foreclosures through forbearance (work-out) agreements or proper state court action.
RELIGIOUS & NON-PROFIT CORPORATIONS
The Firm routinely advises church and not-for-profit organization boards and officers. We also incorporate and obtain 501(C) 3 Federal tax exemption status for churches, faith-based organizations and not-for-profit charitable organizations throughout New York State.
BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Firm represents both local and out of state banking institutions for closing commercial and residential mortgage loans.
The Real Estate practice covers both commercial and individual clients in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate. We handle most matters involving real estate, financing, construction, title clearance, and leasing. We represent developers of affordable housing and condominiums. Our office has drafted and filed Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreements and restrictive covenants. The Firm has litigation experience with breach of purchase agreements and quiet title actions. We assist non-profit and religious corporations in obtaining judicial approval for selling or encumbering their properties.
Our Litigation practice covers a diverse range of matters including business and commercial, torts, real estate, wills and estates, and construction law. The Firm prides itself in aggressive advocacy and developing a strategy which is client specific and crafted to address both the immediate and long term goals of our clients. Our Firm is experienced in New York State and Federal courts, arbitration and a host of other forums.
Our corporate team has experience in a broad range of general business matters, including the formation of corporations (New York, Delaware, Bermuda, and West Africa), limited liability companies and partnerships. We advise our clients on all aspects of business including restrictive stock agreements, investor trusts, employment agreements, franchising and sales and distributor agreements. The Firm has served as general counsel to several companies and organizations including an emerging Ghanaian based pharmaceutical company, and has had the distinction of representing a client who received approximately thirty million dollars in funding from The Modern African Growth & Investment Company (MAGIC) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).