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Alexander Attorneys & Advisors provides complex services to individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses. These constituencies constitute our core client base, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Accordingly, our value proposition and price points are narrowly tailored to cater to the needs of such clients. At the same time, our service portfolio is broad enough to cover virtually any legal, strategic business or risk-management matter that our clients may present. In sum, we are proud to provide a suite of sophisticated and essential legal, risk-management and strategic products and services for every-day people and businesses.

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Bankruptcy is a federal legal process for debtors seeking to eliminate or restructure their debts. Federal law governing personal bankruptcy provides for a federal system of laws and courts which permits debtors to place their financial affairs under the control of the bankruptcy court.

Bankruptcy court is the specialized federal court in which bankruptcy matters are conducted. There are several bankruptcy courts in each state, which are branches of the District Courts of the United States. Each of these court’s territories cover several counties.

The most common types of personal bankruptcies for individuals are:
• Chapter 7, which allows debtors to wipe out many debts they’ve accumulated in exchange for giving up non-exempt property to be sold to repay creditors; and
• Chapter 13, which allows debtors to keep all of their property and repay all or a portion of their debts over three to five years.

Businesses can file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 allows a company to reorganize its debts to stay in business and use business income to pay its debts.

If you are having trouble paying your bills, please note that bankruptcy may not be your only option. Please visit our Loan Modification or Credit Repair sections or contact us for a consultation prior to making this important life decision.

“Business Law” (also called "Commercial Law") covers most aspects and transactions of the business spectrum, including business formation, licensing, management and operations, accounting, bookkeeping, financing, commercial litigation, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, commercial leasing, and consumer protection. Other specified legal areas that are types of business or commercial law include banking, consumer credit, debtor and creditor relationships, landlord-tenant law, negotiable instruments, real estate transactions, labor relations, sales, secured transactions and bankruptcy.

The law of business formation in the United States is regulated by state authorities. Although federal law ensures that new businesses comply with all laws and policies which impact the environment and other federally regulated aspects of society, business licensing, registration and permits are all covered under state law. To consult state business licensing and registration laws, visit our resources page.

In sum, there are all sorts of complex business, legal and tax issues involved in starting a business, running it as a going concern and ultimately winding up its affairs. From conception to execution, Alexander Attorneys & Advisors’ unique blend of business, legal and other professional expertise can help you avoid common pitfalls and guide you towards formulating and realizing your business’s vision, mission and strategy. If you are interested in starting a business or have legal or strategic questions about running your business, please contact us.

Contract Law deals with obligations established by express or implied and written or oral agreements between people or entities. Contracts involving the sale of goods are generally standardized throughout the nation by the adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code.

The attorneys at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors are impeccably trained and experienced in the area of contract law. If you need to form a contract with someone, or if you feel that someone has violated a contract with you, you may be entitled to damages for the opposing parties breach of your agreement. Please contact us for a consultation.

The term “Corporate Law” (also called corporations law or company law) deals with the formation and operations of corporations and is related to commercial law and contract law. A corporation is a legal entity created under the laws of the state where the corporation is registered. State laws, which vary from state to state, regulate the creation, organization and dissolution of their corporations.

Forming a corporation creates a legal or “artificial person” or entity that has standing to sue and be sued, enter into contracts, and perform other duties necessary to maintain a business, separate from its stockholders. Corporations are taxable entities, which shields the individual owners or shareholders from personal liability for the liabilities and debts of the corporation, with some limited exceptions – such as unpaid taxes.

Corporations are often used in tax structuring, as historically, they were taxed at a lower rate than individuals. Until formally dissolved, a corporation has a perpetual life. In other words, the termination or death of corporate officers and/or directors or stockholders in the corporation does not generally alter the corporate structure. States have registration laws requiring corporations that incorporate in other states to request permission to do in-state business.

There are also federal laws relevant to corporations. Corporations in certain industries are subject to federal regulation and licensing, such as communications and public transportation. The Securities Act of 1933, which is federal law, regulates how corporate securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) are issued and sold.

The Corporate law professionals at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors are trained in the legal formation, governance and other complex formalities of corporations and other business entities. These attorneys can also help you construct joint ventures, licensing arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, and the countless other transactions entered into or affairs conducted by corporations and other business entities. If you need help with forming or have other questions related to a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, sole proprietorship or other business entity, please feel free to contact us.

The term “Charitable Organization” is used as a broad-based term that encompasses all organizations that have a mission that does not involve making a profit and making distributions to investors or shareholders. Known as charities, non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs) or civil society organizations (CSOs), these entities are regulated by local, state and federal laws.

The law governing not-for-profit entities is complex and beyond the scope of a general summary. If you are interested in forming a not-for-profit organization or have a question about one that you or someone else has previously formed, please contact us for a consultation.

Civil Litigation is the process of bringing and pursuing a lawsuit that involves a private dispute. A civil lawsuit is usually commenced to enforce, redress, or protect a private or civil right. It is initiated by the person who actually suffered the effects of the harm. Civil litigation usually deals with torts, contracts and other private disputes.This is in contrast to criminal prosecution, which is commenced by the state.

Civil litigation encompasses the entire procedure of suing a person or entity, from commencing the action in court to resolving the dispute through either an out of court settlement or a judicially prescribed resolution.

The participants in civil litigation (usually called plaintiff, defendant, applicant, petitioner or respondent) are called litigants while the trial or case is ongoing. Attorneys who represent the litigants in court are referred to as litigators. Civil litigation involves many complex legal issues which require expertise and knowledge of the law that governs the dispute, as well as the laws governing the procedures to be followed while litigating a case.

Included within the field of civil litigation is commercial litigation, which is the legal process of resolving business disputes between or among adverse parties.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you need to go to court to resolve a dispute, the seasoned litigators at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors will apply their vast business and legal backgrounds to understand your unique situation and devise a litigation strategy specifically tailored to your needs. If you feel that a person or company has violated an agreement with you or has hurt you in some way that has caused you financial and/or physical harm, you may be entitled by law to recover damages from this person or company. To find out, please visit our personal injury section or contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

A credit score is a number based on a statistical analysis of a person's or entity’s credit accounts, which is meant to represent the creditworthiness of that person or entity. In other words, a credit score gives a prospective creditor a numerical representation of the likelihood that a prospective borrower will or will not pay his or her bills. A credit score is primarily based on credit report information, typically from one of the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Income is not considered by the major credit bureaus when calculating a credit score.

There are different methods of calculating credit scores. FICO, the most widely known type of credit score, is a credit score developed by FICO, previously known as Fair Isaac Corporation. It is used by many mortgage lenders that use a risk-based system to determine the possibility that the borrower may default on financial obligations to the mortgage lender. All credit scores have to be subject to availability. The credit bureaus all have their own credit scores: Equifax's ScorePower, Experian's PLUS score, and TransUnion's credit score, and each also sells the VantageScore credit score. In addition, many large lenders, including the major credit card issuers, have developed their own proprietary scoring models.

The FICO credit score ranges between 300 and 850. The VantageScore score ranges from 501-990.

The consequences of having a poor credit score can be very harmful to almost every aspect of a person’s life. Such consequences can include denial of a car loan, mortgage loan, private (non-federally guaranteed) student loans, or credit cards. Moreover, even if a person with a poor credit score is able to obtain a loan, loans to persons with subprime credit scores often carry interest rates far higher than loans granted to those with higher credit scores. This makes borrowing money more expensive for people with damaged credit scores. Consequently, even if it does not result in altogether denial of credit, a poor credit score can increase the overall cost of borrowing by thousands of dollars.

Recently, many companies have begun using pre-employment credit checks and the trend appears to have grown since 2000 within the United States. According to a survey in 2010, many individuals felt that employers should have the right and duty to check credit reports for all jobs, while another 28 percent felt that it depended on the potential employee's job responsibilities such as banking or accounting jobs.

The experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors understand that there are numerous reasons that your credit can be damaged through no fault of your own. We have helped countless individuals repair their credit scores and restore their peace of mind. Our specialists will meet with you, learn why your credit was damaged and work with you not only to diagnose the cause of your credit problems, but also to create a financial plan to prevent you from falling back into debt. For more information on our credit repair services, please contact us.

Criminal defense is the area of law that an attorney practices when representing a person accused in a criminal prosecution or in a criminal appeal. Although the term “criminal” should only apply only to those actually convicted of a crime, it is more widely used to refer to criminal defendants.

The professionals at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors understand that people are wrongfully accused of crimes every day, and stand ready to help you with your case. If you feel that you may be a suspect in a criminal investigation or if you have been arrested, please do not talk to anyone except your lawyer. Preserve your rights and contact us for help.

Customs brokerage is a profession that involves the 'clearing' of goods through customs barriers for importers and exporters (usually businesses). The field involves the preparation of documents and/or electronic submissions, the calculation (and usually the payment) on behalf of the client of taxes, duties and excises, and facilitating communication between the importer/exporter and governmental authorities.

Customs brokers in the United States will often prepare and submit documentation to notify or obtain the clearance from other government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Fish and Wildlife Service, and many other federal agencies. Customs Brokers are familiar with the duty rates for imported items, and the regulations governing importations into the United States.

For example, a customs broker may need to advise an importer regarding country of origin marking requirements or the precise paperwork requirements for a clothing shipment subject to quota/visa requirements. Knowing the requirements of each type of import can avoid costly delays or seizure of the merchandise.

Many customs brokers specialize in certain types of transactions, such as wearing apparel, perishables, or clearing the crew and manifest of large cargo vessels. Customs Brokers can be located at inland "ports" to clear merchandise sent "in bond," but most are located at major airports and harbors with international traffic. Customs Brokers normally arrange the trans-shipment, or local delivery, of cleared merchandise through relationships with trucking companies and others.

The Customs Brokers at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you with your import and export business issues. Please feel free to contact us for all of your customs needs.

Elder Law is a specialized legal area comprised of the laws, statutes, regulations and decisions that deal with the needs and issues specific to Senior Citizens. Federal law in the United States defines a senior citizen as a person who is 60 years of age and older. Some states follow this guideline and others use the age of 65.

The fields of practice under the general umbrella of Elder Law include estate planning (wills, trusts, probate and advance medical directives); disability planning, long-term care insurance, long-term care planning, social security and retirement benefits, Medicaid, Medicare and other healthcare, nursing home issues, age discrimination, guardianship, conservatorship and commitment matters, and various other issues related to the elderly population.

Elder law also covers some aspects of criminal law, including protection against elder abuse, financial abuse of elders, nursing home abuse and neglect, fraud, exploitation and other consumer protection issues.

All 50 U.S. states have created legislation that addresses elder abuse and neglect, although the laws vary from state to state.

The lawyers at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors have extensive experience in all of the areas of elder law and are prepared to help guide you through all of the complex legal matters involved in caring for and protecting the assets of your elderly loved ones. Please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Entertainment law is a term for a mix of more traditional categories of law with a focus on providing legal services to the entertainment industry.

If you are a talented person seeking to turn your passion into profit, and you feel that you may need representation to protect your interests, the experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you with negotiating, drafting, and reviewing your contracts for licensing, publishing and recording in the music, film, art, television, photography, fashion and literature industries. We can also help you with copyright and trademark disputes and protection.

For more information on our entertainment practice, please contact us.

If you are seeking investment capital for a large real estate transaction, let the equity brokers at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors help you find investors to make your deal happen. Our affiliation with major institutional investors can help you find the investment capital you need for your development project. If you are a developer in the New York or Los Angeles Metropolitan Areas and you are in need of investment capital, please contact us for more information.

Estate Planning and Trust Law involves the management of a person’s assets while the person is alive and the distribution of those assets after the person dies. This planning allows for the orderly administration and disbursement of a person’s estate and includes taking actions that will minimize taxes and distribute assets to the appropriate heirs. There are three basic options when planning one’s estate: (i) a will; (ii) a living trust; or (iii) intestate succession. Intestate succession occurs when a person dies without a will and the state’s laws determine how the property will pass to the person’s heirs.

Wills enable a person to select his heirs rather than allowing the state laws of descent and distribution to choose the heirs. A will allows a person to decide which individual could best serve as the executor of his estate, distributing the property fairly to the beneficiaries while protecting their interests, rather than allowing a court to appoint a stranger to serve as administrator. Wills are generally prepared to dispose of property, direct how property is not to be disposed, direct how a person’s body will be disposed of upon his death. If someone duly transfers all of their assets during their lifetime, no property will pass by will.

The experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you or your loved ones plan for life’s eventualities to ensure that your affairs are settled during one of the most tumultuous times in your life. Please contact us for more information.

Family Law law covers rules for living together, prenuptial agreements, marriage, divorce, alimony, and mediation, along with the laws on domestic violence, child support, child custody and visitation, adoption, same-sex marriage, elder care, and senior law. Laws governing these areas vary from state to state. Family courts hear cases involving these areas.

Divorce is a legal proceeding governed by state law that terminates a marriage relationship, requiring a petition, or complaint for divorce or dissolution by one of the parties. Once a divorce is final, parties to a divorce are free to remarry. Grounds for divorce in New York State include: (i) cruel and inhuman treatment; (ii) abandonment for one or more years; (iii) imprisonment for more than three years; (iv) adultery; (v) living apart for one or more years pursuant to a separation agreement between the spouses; or (vi) a separation judgment issued by a court. Recently New York also passed a No-Fault Divorce law.

Only state courts have jurisdiction over divorces, so the petitioning or complaining party can only file in the state in which he/she is and has been a resident for a period of time. In most states the period from original filing for divorce, serving the petition on the other party and final judgment, or decree, takes several months to allow for a chance of reconciliation.

A fault divorce is one in which one party blames the other for the failure of the marriage by citing marital misconduct or other statutory cause for judicial termination. Fault divorces are most common where abuse is a factor. Abandonment, desertion, inability to engage in sexual intercourse, insanity, and imprisonment are other causes for fault divorces. In states that do allow fault divorces, the spouse who proves the other’s fault might receive a larger share of the marital property or more alimony.

No fault divorce is where neither spouse is required to prove fault or marital misconduct on the part of the other and one party must simply state a reason for the divorce that is recognized by the state, such as incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or irretrievably broken. In some states, a couple must first live apart for several months before they can obtain a no-fault divorce. No fault divorces are the most common type of divorce.

An uncontested divorce is a proceeding in which a person sued for divorce does not fight it and instead reaches an agreement with the spouse during the proceedings. In these cases, the terms of the divorce are agreed upon by both parties. Uncontested divorces are generally much more amicable and economical than other types of divorce.

The possible issues needed to be addressed in divorces include: division of property and payment of debts, child custody and support, maintenance (spousal support), child visitation and attorney's fees.

For purposes of distributing assets after a divorce, courts may divide property according to a concept referred to as equitable distribution. With equitable distribution, assets and earnings accumulated during marriage are divided fairly, but not necessarily equally.

The experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you negotiate a pre-nuptial agreement that protects your interests. We can also help with all of the steps involved in obtaining a contested or uncontested divorce. For more information, please contact us.

Franchise Law deals with legislation protecting the buying and selling of another firm's successful business model. Generally, a franchisee buys a franchise from a franchisor in order to distribute the goods of a well established business.

If you are a franchisor or potential franchisor, our attorneys can assist you with legal and business matters including:

• Developing your franchise business programs;
• Structuring your franchise business entities to maximize business flexibility and safeguard your assets;
• Preparing and registering your franchise disclosure documents (FDDs);
• Filing trademarks and the managing the licensing of your intellectual property;
• Preparing a detailed report analyzing the franchisor’s current disclosure document and agreements along with proposed modifications;
• All matters relating to franchise law compliance and the development of an in-house compliance department;
• Negotiating and closing of your individual franchises;
• All matters relating to the franchisor-franchisee relationship, including dispute avoidance and resolution;
• Trademarks for use in connection with the franchise system;
• The drafting of all legal agreements in connection with your franchise;
• The best methods to protect and license trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property;
• All real estate matters, including property acquisition, lease and sublease preparation, and drafting agreements with third parties with or without relation to
  the franchise system;
• Methods to minimize legal and business risk exposure in connection with the franchise system;
• The development of the optimal corporate structure for enabling the franchisor and its affiliates to separate their various streams of revenue from one
   another, thereby shielding valuable assets from possible litigation; and
• Day-to-day business consulting.

If you are a current or potential franchisee, whether you are a single-or multi-unit operator, we can provide you with many essential services, including:

• Assisting you with matters such as acquiring and selling franchises and territories, including advising you on researching the opportunity;
• Reviewing franchise disclosure documents;
• Reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements, leases and other important business contracts such as supplier agreements, employment agreements, non-
  disclosure agreements and non- compete agreements;
• Forming business entities, including structuring the entity that will own the franchise and drafting the shareholder, partnership or LLC operating
   agreement; and
• Forming and representing of franchise associations.
• All real estate matters, including reviewing and negotiating purchase agreements, leases and resolving environmental, zoning and building code issues.

If you need someone to help you with your franchise-law matter, please contact us.

New York State’s Mental Hygiene Law authorizes a court to appoint a guardian to manage the personal and/or financial affairs of a person who cannot manage for himself or herself because of incapacity. Guardianship orders are usually specifically tailored so that the powers that are granted to the guardian are those that are specifically necessary to meet the needs of the person who is incapacitated. For example, although a person may not be able to pay his or her bills or manage his or her money, he or she may have the ability to make healthcare decisions. In such a case, a court might appoint a guardian with powers that are limited to financial management.

In other cases where incapacity is broader, the powers granted by the court may include not only a full financial management powers, but also the power to make healthcare decisions and the power to determine where the incapacitated person should reside (including nursing home placement if the incapacitated person cannot be reasonably maintained at home).

Other powers that a court may grant to a legal guardian include:

• The authority to pay the bills for an incapacitated person.
• The power necessary to prevent self-neglect.
• The power to stop financial abuse.
• The authority to stop physical abuse.
• The authority to engage in medicaid planning.
• The authority to engage in tax planning.

If you feel that someone you know requires the assistance of a guardian, please contact us.

Immigration Law refers to national government policies which control the methods, processes and practices associated with immigrants coming into their country. This area of practice is associated with nationality law, which governs a person’s legal status with regards to citizenship and nationality. Immigration laws vary from country to country and are regulated by international law. The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights mandates that all countries allow entry to its own citizens.

U.S. Immigration Law is mandated by the federal government of the United States. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA) defined an alien as any person who is not a citizen or a national of the United States. U.S. Immigration Law determines whether an individual is an alien, and covers the legal rights, duties, and obligations associated with being an alien in the U.S. It also encompasses the processes by which certain aliens can gain residence in the U.S., or become naturalized citizens with full rights of citizenship. Federal law regulates entry into the U.S. borders, addressing which persons may enter, how long they may stay and when they must leave.

Because they are federal, immigration laws are generally uniform across the United States. There are various U.S. agencies responsible for enforcing immigration laws. In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the INS. Within DHS, three different agencies handle the duties formerly held by the INS. These agencies are:

(i) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which handles the INS’s naturalization, asylum, and permanent residence functions;

(ii) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles the INS’s naturalization, asylum, and permanent residence functions; and

(iii) U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement (CBE), which handles the INS’s border patrol duties.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) manages consulates and embassies around the world.

If you have a question about an immigration matter for yourself or a loved one, please feel free to contact us.

In an increasingly successful business or not-for-profit organization, many seemingly insignificant details that accompany the growth of the organization are often left on the “back burner,” not out of neglect, but out of a simple lack of sufficient time to attend to them. Many of these matters, most of which are related to the area of compliance, if left unattended, can cause a great deal of unanticipated problems for the organization and the company officer which is charged with their management (usually the General Counsel or Chief Financial Officer).

Even if these tasks are properly handled as they come in, the situation still becomes dire if there is no single person with the time to prepare and manage centralized policies and procedures for the handling of these matters by future parties. For example, a fast-growing business may have various legal and/or compliance matters which are handled by several outside law firms. Each of these law firms may report to different officers or directors at the client’s business. The voluminous and potentially conflicting paperwork created in such a scenario can create much confusion and for someone trying to establish and maintain an organizational principle for a company’s affairs.

Hiring a major law firm to do this sort of work would be neither cost effective or practical, as large and prominent law firms are simply too expensive to hire for such minute details, and, in any event, may find such mundane, non-glamorous work out of character.

Some of the everyday matters addressed by our in-house counsel support department include, but are not limited to the following:

• Overall business structure
• Corporate formalities
• Corporate compliance
• Establishment of foreign offices
• Director and officer management
• Guarantees and credit parties
• Employment agreements and employment matters
• Filing procedures
• Litigation practices
• Securities registry and tracking
• Selection of law firms
• Negotiation of office leases
• Selecting appropriate insurance coverages
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance
• Non-disclosure agreements
• Corporate forms
• Obtaining liquor licenses and other government licenses and approvals
• Review of intellectual property policies and protections
• Policies and procedures for appointment of directors and officers, and analysis of the liabilities and risks of such appointments
• Observance of corporate formalities for entities formed for transactions
• Compliance with internal operational requirements (including tax and ERISA requirements)
• Compliance with investor or fund requirements

If you feel that your company can benefit from our in-house counsel support practice, please feel free to contact us.

Alexander Attorneys & Advisors’ specialists can help you obtain all kinds of insurance coverage, including property, casualty, commercial, life, long-term disability, long-term care, and health insurance.

For more information, please contact us.

Intellectual property is a type of intangible property. In contrast to real property (land and/or buildings) or personal property (personal possessions), intellectual property refers to what people’s minds have created, usually expressed as or translated into a tangible form. The rights to the tangible form of these creations of the mind can be owned. Examples of intellectual property include musical pieces, literary creations, artistic works, inventions, software; and things such as symbols, names, images, designs, business methods and/or processes and industrial methods and/or processes used in business.

Intellectual property law encompasses the legal areas of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws, all of which typically protect intellectual property rights. If an original idea is granted a patent, copyright, or trademark, the government recognizes and enforces the public expression of this original idea for a limited period of time. Trade secrets, established by the courts, can protect intellectual property by contractual and/or tort (any wrongdoing for which a civil action for damages may be brought) remedies.

Copyright laws generally protect creative and artistic works such as books, movies, music, paintings, photographs, and software. Patents, trademarks and trade secret laws are used more often to protect industrial properties, as they are generally created and used for industrial or commercial purposes.

In the United States, intellectual property laws exist at both the state and federal levels. The laws vary somewhat from state to state. At the federal level, the Constitution and legislation authorized under the Constitution deal exclusively with patents and copyrights, and partially with trademarks and related areas of unfair competition.

International intellectual property law, with the exception of trade secrets, is governed by federal law and international treaties.

Intellectual property law is extraordinarily complex, and by its very nature, continuously evolving, especially in the international realm. If you feel that you have authored, built or conceived something original, the attorneys at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you protect your mind’s creation, and use it as you see fit. For more information, please contact us.

Through our affiliates, we offer unparalleled investment advisory, wealth management, financial and retirement planning, and investment brokerage services. If you need help with any of the above matters, please contact us.

Landlord and Tenant Law regulates the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants and empowers applications such as seeking extension of a lease or some other action or dispute concerning tenancy.

The experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors have extensive experience protecting the interests of landlords and tenants alike.

If you are a landlord or tenant and you feel that your rights under a lease have been violated, please contact us.

During periods of financial distress, hiring a skilled negotiator to deal with your mortgage lender can mean the difference between staying in your home and permanently losing it. Let the experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors handle negotiations with your lender, so that you can rest with the knowledge that qualified professionals are negotiating with your bank on your behalf.

If you are having trouble paying your mortgage and need to find out whether you qualify for a loan modification, please feel free to contact us.

If you need to change your name for any legal reason, our staff can help you with this process. To have our lawyers help you through this process, please feel free to contact us.

The area of personal injury law generally deals with the legal process that can be initiated where an injury to a person is caused by another's failure to use reasonable care. The types of damages the injured party may recover from the injuring party include: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, property damage, reasonable medical expenses, costs and attorney fees. Damages can also include both present and future expected losses resulting from the injury. The primary objective of personal injury law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing the same harm.

Liability in a personal injury case is usually based upon the defendant's failure to exercise reasonable care, where such failure could foreseeably result in the harm which actually occurred to the injured party. A person may be liable for the injury caused through negligent or reckless action. Negligence is defined as the failure to act as a reasonable person would act under the same or similar circumstances.

Some of the possible defenses to liability for personal injury include intervening causes, pre-existing condition, and assumption of the risk, which asserts that the plaintiff knew that a particular activity was dangerous and thus bears all responsibility for any injury that resulted.

Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Injury, Slip and Fall, Product Liability and Car Accident cases are all forms of personal injury.

The lawyers at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors represent injured persons on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we take your case, you do not pay any legal fees or costs unless and until we win your case or receive a settlement, and then we receive a percentage of the recovery as our fee. If we don’t win your case, you will not owe us or anyone anything in connection with our work.

Real Property Law is a broad legal area covering federal, state and local law dealing with real estate, real property, property rights and interests, buying and selling real property, homeowner’s rights, landlords and rental property, renters’ and tenants’ rights, and much more. This area of law governs personal interests in property, such as rights of ownership, establishing property title, requirements in sales and transfers of property, and settlement of claims against property.

Real estate law also covers property development, agricultural concerns, zoning and property land use, real estate lending, and foreclosures. This area of law can be very complex as state laws often differ significantly from state to state, and even from city to city.

The terms “real estate” (immovable property) and “real property” (realty) encompass all land, improvements and buildings thereon, including attached items and growing things. Real property also includes interests which are not physical, such as the right to future ownership, right to tenancy, the right to drill for oil, use of airspace or an easement across another person’s property.The attorneys at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you draft deeds, file liens, handle real estate closings, negotiate leases, as well as handle disputes involving foreclosures, receiverships, real estate sales contracts, housing discrimination, leases, loans, boundary and title disputes, and zoning matters. The real estate brokers and other specialists in our network can also help you sell your home or commercial property, find a new home or commercial property and obtain title insurance.

Alexander Attorneys & Advisors, PLLC offers superior marketing and business consulting services. Our business consultants will examine your business's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and will devise and help you execute a strategic plan to enable you to efficiently and effectively compete in the markets that your business serves, increase your margins, gain market share and realize your business' vision and mission. Please contact us for more information on this service.

Alexander Attorneys & Advisors has a broad network of attorneys and accountants that stand ready to assist you with all of your tax preparation and consulting needs. If you or someone that you know needs their personal and/or business tax return prepared or you require any other form of tax assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Getting a speeding ticket or traffic ticket in New York State is not a pleasant experience. Fortunately, the experts at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help.

Our staff will explain the process and will be honest about your prospects for successfully reducing fines, penalties and points. Instead of waiting on line at the Department of Motor Vehicles or in Traffic Court, please feel free to hire us and ease your mind. We will fight the ticket or negotiate a settlement on your behalf anywhere in New York State, including at the NYC Traffic Violations Bureau.

Whether you have received a speeding ticket, a red light ticket, a license suspension or any other moving violation, let the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Attorneys at Alexander Attorneys & Advisors represent you. For more information, please contact us.

Alexander Attorneys & Advisors can help you with all of your official and non-official translation needs. Currently we offer translation from English to Russian and vice versa, but our language offering is ever-expanding. If you require translation services from English to Russian or Russian to English, or if you have a suggestion for which languages you believe would be in high demand, please contact us.

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