How I can Help your Business

Small business has always been the major focus of my legal practice. By small business I mean businesses that are owned and run by individual families and entrepreneurs. Both in the law firm context and as corporate counsel for a large franchise operation, I have always endeavored to provide a comprehensive approach to my practice. This approach provides a much more efficient and effective legal representation than the classic silo approach to legal practice. For the small company, this can be invaluable.   My expertise includes:

  • Commercial: Contract drafting and negotiation, including SAAS contracts, IT contracts and other technology agreements.
  • Corporate: Corporate formation, state filings, and corporate governance; succession planning and business divorce.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Asset purchase agreements; stock purchase agreements; mergers, succession planning utilizing mergers and acquisitions.
  • Real Estate: Purchase and sale of commercial real estate; Drafting and negotiating commercial leases. I drafted and negotiated multiple commercial real estate purchases from both the buyer and the seller’s perspective as well as leases from both the landlord and the tenant perspective.

 

 

Chapel Street, New Haven

 ELDER LAW


People often ask me what is Elder Law?  Elder law covers a wide range of legal matters that affect an older or disabled person.  These include asset protection, Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance, long term care planning, conservatorships, and Social Security. For the person or the family whose loved one is in need of legal assistance in any of these areas, it can be a very confusing and frustrating experience.  Having a dedicated experienced legal advocate at your side can make all the difference! I can assist you by developing a plan to maximize your retained assets under the law, implementing that plan, and negotiating the actual application process. I also do estate planning, including drafting asset protection trusts, pooled trusts and special needs trusts.

 

 

 

 

Sunset over New Haven Harbor

 

 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE

General forms for Advance Healthcare Directives are available from many sources including the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office and the American Bar Association. These forms give general instructions regarding end of life medical treatment but do not provide specific guidelines as to how interpret such general instructions in light of specific situations.  Often individuals may have strong opinions and beliefs regarding such end-of-life medical treatment options.  Various religious groups, including various Catholic organizations, have developed more detailed advance directives for healthcare in accordance with their own religious teachings.  I have been able to help individuals in my New Haven legal practice to develop their personalized Advance Healthcare Directives to more closely reflect their convictions.  Please contact me if you would like to know more about how your Advance Healthcare Directive can be drafted to reflect your personal beliefs.


 

 

 

A WILL, A LIVING WILL, AND A POWER OF ATTORNEY:

THE THREE LEGAL DOCUMENTS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE!

1. last will and testament:

This document allows you to distribute your belongings and assets according to your wishes and appoint an executor to oversee the distribution of those assets.  Properly executed, it will make the probate process much easier.

2. LIVING WILL:

Also known as an Advance Healthcare Directive, this document spells out your wishes for end-of-life medical treatment, should you become incapacitated and unable to communicate those wishes to your physician.  In addition, this document also allows you to appoint a person whom you want to make decisions on your behalf if you should become incapacitated and unable to make those decisions for yourself. 

3. POA or POWER OF ATTORNEY:

This document allows you to appoint a person you trust to be able to act on your behalf to conduct your financial affairs – and decide when it will be effective, i.e., either immediately or upon your becoming incapacitated and unable to take care of those affairs yourself.  

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Landback law LLC – providing legal services in elder law and business law in new haven county  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________