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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation & Arbitration / Employment Law / Commercial & Residential Real Estate / Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate / Small Business Planning & Representation
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
The firm deals in a broad range of matters concerning the sal and management of real property. This includes: 1) zoning and landuse planning, 2) environmental issues and concerns, 3) residential property sale and financing, 4) commercial property sale and financing, 5) tax appeals, 6) financing and re-financing, 7) landlord/tenant and residential/commericial leasing.
WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATES & PROBATE
This firm represents individuals in their personal and/or family planning and distribution of wealth. In this regard, it 1) prepares wills, trusts and estates, 2) probate wills, 3) ministers estates, administration of wills and estates, 4) interactions with accountants and financial planners, 5) advance directives for health care (living wills), 6) powers of attorney, guardianships and other family planning documents. Probate litigation
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
MEDITAION & ARBITRATION
Alternative dispute resolution involves methods and procedures of resolving disputes outside the public, civil trial court system. Additionally, it involves preliminary methods of resolving disputes which are currently in litigation.
The firm's founding partner, Richard A. Herman, provides counsel to individuals, companies, and other attorneys in the following areas: 1) preparation and planning for mediation and arbitration proceedings, 2) acts as mediator in commercial, employment matters, real estate, and probate, and 3) designs efficient and effective dispute resolution processes.
Employment law mediates the relationship between employees, employers, trade unions and the government. Employment law, as compared to labor law, deals with the relationship between the employee and the employee's union and/or employer. 1) termination and separation agreements, 2) wrongful termination, 3) employment discrimination.
The firm represents clients in conncetion with the following matters:
In addition, the firm represents employers/employees in various matters of these types in alternative dispute processes and litigation.
Employment standards are social norms (in some cases also technical standards) for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees or contractors are allowed to work. Government agencies (such as the former U.S. Employment Standards Administration) enforce labor law (legislative, regulatory, or judicial).
SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING
REPRESENTATION & LITIGATION
Small Business planning involves starting, maintaining, and termination of SB entities best suited to meet the needs of the client. This includes: 1)formation of legal entities including corporations, partnerships, coprorations, limited liability companies, 2) mediation, arbitration and litigation of small business disputes including disagreements among owners and disputes with third parties, 3) ineratcs with accountants and other financial advisors to accomplish individual/small busniess goals.