I chose to start my own law firm in Hamden and Fairfield, Connecticut to be able to provide personal representation to my clients in a cost-effective manner. I represent all clients myself. I am readily available to my clients by phone, in person, or through email and the internet. I maintain an active blog, Twitter account and profile on the legal site Avvo, which includes reviews of my services from prior clients. For more information please review my website.
My firm represents individuals and small business clients. My focus is on representing small businesses on a variety of legal matters including real estate transactions, drafting and reviewing leases, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, contract drafting and review, contract disputes, evictions, landlord-tenant) in New Haven County and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Please be advised that I DO NOT handle eviction cases for tenants, I ONLY represent landlords.
I provide legal advice to small businesses to try to prevent serious legal issues before they happen, and to prevent the small problems from turning into major problems that can get out of control. By having an experienced business lawyer that you can call or email to ask a quick question, or review a proposed contract or lease, or discuss a potential dispute, the business owner makes a small investment in legal services, but prevents significant cost and expense later on. I provide document review services on a very cost-effective basis, thus allowing my business clients to receive the legal advice they need to protect themselves and their businesses without paying the fees and retainer a larger firm would require.
Free initial consultation, sufficient to understand the nature of the problem and decide on the scope of the representation or if the client and potential matter are a good fit for my style and philosophy.
I can handle most commercial real estate closings (purchase, sale and refinance) on a fixed fee basis, depending on the nature of the matter. Many other matters can also be done on a fixed fee basis, disclosed and agreed to prior to the commencement of the representation, and agreed to in writing. Discounts are available for clients mentioning that they found me on Nolo.com. Please contact me for a fee quote on any service, including a quote and explanation of the closing costs including legal fees and title insurance for a real estate closing.
$175 to $225 depending on the situation.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment.
My areas of practice allow me to work directly with clients. I find working with people and helping them solve their problems and achieve their goals to be very rewarding.
I appreciate clients who have tried to learn about and research the law applicable to their situation. However, this is not a substitute for legal advice from an experienced Connecticut business attorney. Nolo.com provides a wealth of information for small businesses and those considering opening a small business. You can also review the information I have provided in my website.
I am willing to review documents prepared by clients, however, it may be more cost-effective for standard documents for me to use a document I am familiar with rather than edit a client's document.
I do not coach clients who wish to represent themselves except in very limited circumstances and in accordance with all applicable ethical rules. I am willing to talk to potential clients to assess if they need a lawyer or may be able to handle the matter without legal counsel.
I have worked in large and small law firms, as corporate counsel to a multi-state corporation, counsel for a title insurance company. Most of my legal experience has been in the areas of business law, corporate law, real estate law and titles and title insurance. To read more about my background and experience as a real estate attorney and business attorney please visit my website.
My extensive real estate and business experience allows me to provide honest and direct advice and counsel. Being the father of three children and the owner of a small business, I understand the challenges facing many people today. I have structured my law practice to be able to offer cost-effective legal services, provided in an accessible manner.
My strengths are my listening skills, my ability to negotiate, and my ability to prevent a potentially difficult situation from escalating out of control. I keep my clients' needs foremost, and I do not get caught up in a 'battle' for no purpose.Personal interests:
I am active in many affairs in my hometown of Hamden, Connecticut. I am active in my children's education, in helping to protect open space and recreational areas, and in protecting Hamden's neighborhoods. I am active in many online legal forums where I enjoy providing my thoughts and ideas and having legal and political discussions.
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