Areas of Practice - Denise L. Stern
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate:
We prepare wills, trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, authorizations for remains and other estate planning documents. We typically charge a flat fee for these services.
If you are the personal representative or executor of a Will, we will help you through the probate process by preparing all court documents, contacting creditors and settling claims. If you are "hands-on", we will advise you on the things you can do to make the probate process less expensive.
If you are establishing a business, changing the form of an existing business, involved in a business dispute, or are in need of legal advice pertaining to any aspect of setting up, operating or dissolving a business, we can help. We also help our business clients avoid trouble by maintaining corporate formalities, preparing annual minutes and preparing and reviewing contracts.
We prepare or review purchase and sale agreements, leases and other documents. We also represent clients in boundary disputes, easement issues and other disputes or issues concerning real property.
We prepare all documents required to adopt a child or re-adopt a child born in a foreign country. We also do second parent adoptions for same sex couples. We typically charge a flat fee for these services.
We represent commercial landlords in all aspects of commercial tenancies including drafting leases and agreements and evicting tenants.
We will review any legal documents you plan to sign and advise you as to changes we believe are necessary to protect you or provide you with other alternatives which may be of benefit. Obtaining a legal opinion before you sign will most likely save you money in the long term.