Estate Planning

Estate planning is a highly specialized area of law and our New York estate planning lawyers have the experience and legal knowledge to take care of your estate planning needs. Most people who are developing an estate plan don’t know the detailed ins and outs of the tax code. Our New York estate planning attorney practitioners are very experienced with tax issues and know how to structure wills and trusts…

Art

Part of  the unique character of New York and Brooklyn in particular, are the artists that make it a creative and vibrant place to work and live.  As Brooklyn attorneys we use our legal expertise to assist artists with legal and business issues so they can concentrate on their work.  We regularly handle a wide variety of issues for artists, including contracts, copyrights, cease and desist letters to those violating…

Unauthorized Use

One of the most difficult legal issues facing artists including photographers is the unauthorized use of their art and work product.  Unauthorized use may occur when 1. a party with no prior relationship to the artist of photographs uses the art without permission or 2. when a party with whom the artist has a relationship uses the artwork beyond the scope of a license agreement. Cease and Desist An attorney…

Debt Collection

If someone owes you money and you are finding it hard to collect, a Brooklyn attorney can assist you or your small business with debt collection.  A strongly worded demand letter from a Brooklyn lawyer lets your debtor know you are serious about collecting money owed to you.  Often times the debtor is compelled to pay what is rightfully yours once they receive a well drafted demand letter.  Where the…

Small Claims

New York Small Claims are for lawsuits for damages of up to $5,000.  Although Small Claims courts seem informal, the court is required to apply the New York Civil Law and Rules to the facts of your case to determine a judgment.  A New York Small Claims Court attorney can use their understanding of the law and procedure to assist both claimants and defendants. New York Small Claims Attorney An…

New York Police Brutality

Although the majority of police officers perform their duties properly, the reality is that many people are victims of police misconduct such as excessive force, false arrest, racial profiling, and harassment.  If your rights have been violated by the NYPD  you may file suit against the NYPD and the City of New York. The purpose of filing a lawsuit against the NYPD for misconduct is to recover money damages in…

New York Public Urination

What is a summons for public urination? Most often, if you are issued a summons for public urination in New York you are being charged with a misdemeanor. Generally, the charge can be dismissed in exchange for a plea to a violation and the payment of a fine. What is difference between a misdemeanor and a violation? In New York, there are three classification of crimes 1. felony, 2. misdemeanor,…

Reckless Driving

Is reckless driving a criminal charge? Yes, reckless driving is a criminal charge in New York and is a very serious offense. Under the Vehicle and Traffic Law §1212, persons convicted of reckless driving are guilty of a misdemeanor. Will I have to appear in court for a reckless driving ticket? You will have to appear in court on a specified date to defend against the reckless driving charge. Best…

New York City Summons

What are you being charged with when you receive a Summons? In most cases a New York City Summons, normally a pink ticket, can be issued for offenses ranging from disorderly conduct and drinking alcohol from an open container in public, public urination to more serious offenses such as unlawful possession of marijuana. This ticket requires you to appear in criminal court on a specified date to answer for a…

Landlord/Tenant

Owning and renting property in New York City can sometimes be frustrating, confusing and can lead to disputes. New York City Residential Landlords are subject to numerous provisions which are favorable to tenants and which can subject landlords to fines imposed against them in favor of the tenant and which may even require that they pay the prevailing tenant’s attorney fees and court costs as well.  Whether you are a…