Connection—Confidence—Awareness

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  • Addressing Special Asset Issues

    Your Property in Bankruptcy Most people who file bankruptcy do NOT lose anything they own that they want to keep. That's because everything they own is "exempt," meaning that they are all of the types of property that are protected from their creditors when filing bankruptcy. And the value of ea... Read more

  • Department of Defense Injuries

    If you are a civilian employee working for the Department of Defense and you have sustained an injury on the job, you want a lawyer with a specific set of skills and knowledge to help protect your rights. As a federal worker, you are required to file any claim for workers compensation under the F... Read more

  • U.S. Labor Department Considers New EEOICP Act Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor is reviewing a new rule that it hopes will increase administrative efficiency with respect to claims filed under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA governs the payment of workers' compensation and similar benefits ... Read more

  • What Happens If You Were Partially At Fault for Your Injury?

    When you've been hurt because of someone else's wrongful or careless act, one of your first thoughts is to seek compensation for lost wages or income, medical expenses and other damages. But what if the accident was partially your fault? Can you still recover a financial award to pay for the los... Read more

  • MAKING WORKER SAFETY A PRIORITY OVER PROFIT IN 2016

    In response to a large increase in worker deaths in the last fiscal year, changes to the status quo are being proposed. Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY, said it is a priority to get legislation passed requiring workers on buildings over ten s... Read more

  • How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Most Valuable Assets?

    These are the most common questions I am asked during an initial client consultation: Will I lose my home if I file for bankruptcy? What about my car? My IRA, or 401K? The good news is, for most prospective bankruptcy debtors filing bankruptcy with Texas, rather than Federal, exemptions the answer... Read more

  • Personal Injury Claims Related to Criminal Sexual Conduct

    If you have been the victim of criminal sexual conduct, can you also file a civil suit, seeking damages for physical or emotional injury? The answer is clearly yes—many, if not most, victims of sex crimes also seek compensation in a civil suit. What Type of Claim Can You File? Most personal in... Read more

  • Formation Of Business Entities

    There is no question that in situations other than personal homestead, it is extremely prudent to hold title to business or investment real estate in the name of a separate entity, and not the owner's individual name.  Why? If properly set up, a separate entity can protect an individual from ... Read more

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