Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Real estate law, or property law, generally refers to the laws controlling the ownership or use of land in the United States. Real estate law is a branch of civil law that covers the right to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent man-made additions attached to it. Real estate law directly or indirectly impacts most of us on a daily basis, affecting homeowners, renters, landlords, home buyers, and home sellers.

Business Law

Business law deals with everything from the creation of new business to any issues that can arise while operating, such as tax law, intellectual property, real estate, sales, employment, bankruptcy, contracts, and more.

Corporate Law

Corporate law is the body of law governing the rights, relations, and conduct of persons, companies, organizations and businesses. The term refers to the legal practice of law relating to corporations, or to the theory of corporations.

Environmental Law

Environmental law is a collective term encompassing aspects of the law that provide protection to the environment. A related but distinct set of regulatory regimes, now strongly influenced by environmental legal principles, focus on the management of specific natural resources, such as forests, minerals, or fisheries.

Water Law

Water law is a system of enforceable rules that controls the human use of water resources. In the United States, these rules are created by statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations.

Natural Resources Law

Natural resources law governs how people can use the parts of the environment that have some economic or societal benefit. Generally, these benefits include air or wind, light, water, soil and plants, animals that occupy the land, and underground minerals or oil.

Oil & Gas Law

Oil and gas law is the body of law that controls oil and gas production. Oil and gas laws establish who owns the right to mine for oil and gas. It determine the conditions that mines have to follow when they extract oil and gas. The area of oil and gas law is a combination of common law, statutory law, and administrative regulations that controls the mining and harvesting of these natural resources in the US.

Mining Law

Mining law is the branch of law relating to the legal requirements affecting minerals and mining. Mining law covers several basic topics, including the ownership of the mineral resource and who can work them. Mining is also affected by various regulations regarding the health and safety of miners, as well as the environmental impact of mining.

1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges

A 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange is a procedure that allows the owner of investment property to sell it and buy like-kind property while deferring capital gains tax.   It gets its name from Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which allows you to avoid paying capital gains taxes when you sell an investment property and reinvest the proceeds from the sale within certain time limits in a property or properties of like kind and equal or greater value.

Family Law

Family law is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations. Subjects that commonly fall under a nation’s body of family law include: Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, adoption, surrogacy, child protective proceedings, juvenile law and paternity.

Elder Law

Elder law is an area of legal practice that specializes on issues that affect the aging population. The purpose of elder law planning is to prepare the elderly person for financial freedom and autonomy through proper financial planning and long-term care options. Elder law includes: estate planning and administration, medicaid, disability and other long-term care issues, wills, trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, committment matters, including fiduciary administration, elder abuse, neglect, fraud, and end-of-life planning.

Agricultural Law

Agricultural law deals with the production and sale of agricultural products. It also includes the impact of agricultural production, including issues of environmental law, sustainability, animal welfare, and food law and policy.

Municipal Law

Municipal law is the national, domestic, or internal law of a sovereign state defined in opposition to international law. Municipal law includes many levels of law: not only national law but also state, provincial, territorial, regional, or local law.

Military Law

Military Law. U.S. armed forces are governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and service-specific regulations. Military Law includes, but is not limited to, the Laws of Armed Conflict, various international laws, and criminal laws unique to servicemembers, and disciplinary rules and regulations for the good order and discipline of the forces. Some of the more common issues servicemembers deal with are Courts-Martials, Article 15’s, and involuntary separation boards.