Our attorneys and support staff have a wide array of knowledge and experience to meet your legal needs. As a general practice law firm, we offer our clients professional and skilled legal counsel in the following areas:
Estate Planning & Probate
Our attorneys understand the importance of planning for your family and your future. We can assist you in accomplishing your objectives for the distribution of your property by drafting wills, trusts, premarital agreements, healthcare directives, living wills and financial powers of attorney. We can also assist with all aspects of administration of estates and/or trusts, conservatorships, and guardianships.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, commercial property or farmland, our attorneys can assist you in all aspects of the transaction, including tax-free/deferred exchanges. Our attorneys have extensive experience in examining abstracts and preparing title opinions. We represent lenders and realtors in closing residential loans. We can also assist you with foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues and preparation of leases, including farm leases and terminations, as well as subdivision documents.
Taxation / Tax Return Preparation
Our firm provides tax preparation services for individuals and businesses, including advising clients on tax issues and tax planning. We also provide services to plan for estate taxes, gift taxes, generation-skipping transfer taxes and marital deductions.
Our attorneys can help you navigate through the many complex issues involved in marital and family relationships. We represent clients in dissolutions of marriage, child custody disputes, child support issues, paternity, collaborative divorce, adoption matters, and modification of decree or support orders.
Civil Litigation / Small Claims
Whether for the Plaintiff or Defendant, our attorneys have experience and expertise to represent you in all types of civil litigation, including small claims. If litigation cannot be avoided, we will work to ensure your rights are protected.
Our municipal law attorneys have provided counsel for local governments and municipalities for many years. We can provide assistance on matters such as ordinance and resolution drafting, 28E agreements, annexation, zoning and employment issues.
Our attorneys provide a range of business law services to our clients. These services range from business formation, including drafting of organizational documents for a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, to general contract drafting and review, to sale or dissolution of your business.
Criminal Law Defense
Our attorneys can defend you in a wide array of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, including OWI, traffic violations, domestic abuse and assault, theft and drug possession and paraphernalia. We'll assist you in understanding your rights and making an informed decision while negotiating the criminal legal process.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious personal injury due to the fault of others, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our attorneys are available to act as your guide to help you develop an appropriate strategy if you have been injured in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, negligent act, or due to a wrongful death.
Our attorneys represent individuals injured while on the job. We will work to protect your interests against the interests of your employer. As you recover from your injuries, we will seek to obtain the benefits (financial compensation for temporary or permanent injuries, lost wages, and payment of medical bills) to which you are entitled.
Family Law Mediation
Our firm provides mediation services in family law cases both as mediator and attorneys. We can assist clients and attorneys in the mediation of their family law cases.
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