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Bankruptcy Law

A business or an individual can declare bankruptcy once they have ascertained that it has become impossible to pay off one's creditors. It can give you a chance to start over from a financial point of view, as most of debts are relieved after bankruptcy as been filed.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

If you're plagued by debt, filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy may be the most effective way to protect yourself from creditor harassment and start afresh.

Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP is a licensed bankruptcy attorney ready to help you file for Chapter 7 and make the phone calls stop. We've helped numerous clients absolve themselves of debt and can do the same for you. Some advantages to filing Chapter 7 with Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP include:

  • Help analyzing your debt
  • Determining your property exemptions
  • Assuring your eligibility for Chapter 7
  • Reaffirming your secured debts
  • Assistance filing all the necessary Chapter 7 forms

Beyond guiding you through the Chapter 7 process, Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP will instruct you as to the best course of action. Chapter 7 isn't for everyone, and there are numerous factors to consider. No matter your situation, you can always trust Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP to provide honest legal counsel that helps with your debt.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is available to every business, whether organized as a corporation or sole proprietorship, and to individuals, although it is most prominently used by corporate entities.  When a business is unable to service its debt or pay its creditors, the business or its creditors can file with a federal bankruptcy court or protection under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 11.

A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by creditors that meet certain requirements.

Generally, a written disclosure statement and a plan of reorganization must be filed with the court. The disclosure statement is a document that must contain information concerning the assets, liabilities, and business affairs of the debtor sufficient to enable a creditor to make an informed judgment about the debtor's plan of reorganization.  The contents of the plan must include a classification of claims and must specify how each class of claims will be treated under the plan.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

When you're deeply in debt climbing your way out seems impossible. You want to pay back what you owe, but mounting financial pressures and the cost of ordinary living make paying off debts seem a far away dream.

In these cases Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be the extra boost you need to start paying back debts and restore your good credit.

Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP takes pride in helping individuals file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and establish viable repayment plans for debts. As a qualified bankruptcy attorney and Chapter 13 attorney, Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP has helped numerous debtors recover from their debt and return to living financially healthy lives.

We'll help you with all the particulars and paperwork involved in establishing Chapter 13, including:

  • Analyzing your debt
  • Determine eligibility and gauge your income
  • Establish your property end exemptions
  • Complete and file all forms
  • Represent you at hearings and help negotiate a payment plan with creditors

Beyond guiding you through the Chapter 13 process, Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP will instruct you as to the best course of action. Chapter 13 isn't for everyone, and there are numerous factors to consider. No matter your situation, you can always trust Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP to provide honest legal counsel that helps with your debt.

Corporate Law

Corporate law includes not only the business laws governing how you run your company, but also how your company is formed and properly maintained. From your corporate constitution, or charter, to shareholders' agreements, board of directors and liquidations, it's crucial to have a professional legal team who can help you navigate the world of corporate law.

There are several ways to form a corporation, including:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Incorporation
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Publicly Limited Company
  • Trust
  • Unincorporated Association

For more information on corporate law, or to receive top-notch advice from our experienced attorneys, contact us today.

Elder Care Law

Whether by nursing home caregivers, health care providers or family members, elder abuse is a serious issue and instances of elder abuse should be reported immediately to the authorities.

There are several types of behavior that is defined as elder abuse by the law, including:

  • Active physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Mental abuse or emotional suffering
  • Withholding of care
  • Sexual abuse

In some jurisdictions, elderly individuals who neglect their own care can be charged with elder abuse.

If you feel that you or someone you love has been a victim of elder abuse, whether by family members or nursing home employees, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you decide if there is a case, and work hard for your rights while maintaining your dignity. Call us today – we're here to help.

Environmental Law

When you need legal help with an environmental issue, you need an attorney with experience. Environmental law encompasses tremendous number of issues and is a complex facet of the legal system. Therefore it is essential to have a knowledgeable attorney you can trust when tackling any kind of environmentally related case.

At Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP, we are a group of attorneys specializing in environmental law. Our firm has experience across a broad range of case types and a thorough understanding of Unites States environmental law.

Our firm is commonly called up on by both businesses and private individuals to offer our expertise across a broad array of case types, including:

  • Ecology and conservation related cases
  • Environmental stewardship related cases
  • All manner of cases involving environmental responsibility

All Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP attorneys are knowledgeable across a wide array of environmentally related issues and subjects. Whether your case involves issues of air quality, climate change, contaminated land, biodiversity, sustainable development, agriculture or waste management, we can help. Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP has also been involved with the EPA in numerous cases and has an intimate understanding of the organization and their policies.

Family Law

No one's family is perfect – but sometimes, a breakdown in the family relationship can require outside help to resolve. Family law governs the legality of family relationships, and can be used in a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Child custody and visitation rights during divorce proceedings
  • Adoptions
  • The determination of paternity
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Financial arrangements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Legal agreements between unmarried couples of the same or opposite sex

The parameters of what falls under family law jurisdiction vary from state to state. For more information about your rights under family laws, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced staff of family law attorneys. We're here to help.

Federal Court Practices

If you've been accused of a federal crime and face the possibility of going to jail, you already understand the seriousness of your situation.

When faced with a federal criminal charge, you need a federal defense attorney who will treat your case with equal severity: a federal case lawyer that understands what hangs in the balance for you and your family.

Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP is an experienced federal defense attorney who will treat your case with the seriousness it deserves. We have an intimate understanding of federal law and will provide you with the best legal strategy for your case. Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP will try to negotiate a plea that gets your charged reduced. And if your case does go to court, we will work tirelessly to see you exonerated and proven innocent.

Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP spends time and conducts a through investigation of every individual case; including gathering information from witnesses and prosecutors. With the help of Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP, you will understand the full ramifications of your charge and receive the best possible counsel and the minimum penalty.

At Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP, we are frequently called upon to defend against a variety of federal charges, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Drug charges
  • Bank fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Counterfeit charges

Regardless of the federal charges filed against you, Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP will use its legal knowledge and experience to bring you the best possible outcome in your case.

Personal Injury Law

If you've been injured in a fall, or hurt on the job as a result of someone else's negligence, you are entitled to fair compensation. You shouldn't have to pay for other peoples' mistakes, nor should you have to pay for medical bills or wages lost as a result of your injury. Unfortunately, employers aren't always so diligent about paying workers compensation. And many establishments and corporations will fight tooth and nail to avoid a personal injury lawsuit.

If you find yourself hurt and backed up against the wall with medical bills piling up and personal expenses accumulating, call the personal injury attorneys at Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP.

Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP is ready to help you to file a lawsuit and get you financial assistance; so you can get well without the added headache of money problems. We have extensive experience in personal injury and workers compensation cases and will work tirelessly to see that you receive the maximum amount for your injuries.

Our personal injury background includes a broad array of injuries, including all kinds of accidents and wrongful death suits. If you or your loved one has been hurt in any way, don't hesitate to call us. We will see to it that you receive justice.

This is America, and no one has the right to cheat you out of your compensation. Don't let them get away with it; call the personal injury attorneys at Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP today and get what is rightfully yours.

Real Estate Law

From acres of open farmland to the tiniest studio apartment, real estate law covers the most fundamental aspects of where we live, work, and play. Even the simplest lease should be run past an attorney before it is signed.

Our real estate law division is staffed by the most knowledgeable attorneys in the profession. We can help with any real estate issue, including:

  • Commercial real estate
  • Residential real estate
  • Landlord/tenant relations
  • Real estate financing
  • Buying, selling, leasing, renting property of any kind

     

Real estate law varies from state to state and changes constantly. We urge you to be fully prepared for your real estate issues by allowing us to handle anything that comes your way. We're here to help.

Tax Law

Taxes – there's no avoiding them, but there is a lot that can be done well within the guidelines of the law to reduce the hit to your wallet when tax time comes around.

As your assets grow, it becomes more important to protect them – and that's where our top tax attorneys can help. When you come in for a consultation, we'll take a look at your entire portfolio and all of your assets – and we'll create a personalized tax plan that will let you keep as much of your heard–earned money as possible.

Receiving our counsel on tax matters will also greatly reduce the chance of being audited. But, if that unfortunate event occurs, we will do everything we can to make it go smoothly – including post–audit appeals and other kinds of representation.

If you're looking for a competent, ruthless tax attorney who will fight for your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us – we're here to help.

Tax Preparation

Preparing your own tax returns can be an intricate and difficult process, and certain deduction errors can put you at risk of an audit.

At Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP, we can help you get the most money back in the shortest time possible – without raising your liability for an audit.

Specializing in tax preparation, we strive to provide dependable tax services and are proud to stand behind all our work. We have developed a reputation for reliable, efficient and affordable tax services, and we promise to do everything in our power to get you the most on your return.

Call today to speak with one of our many experienced and qualified accountants and find out more about how you can save with Cohen, LaBarbera and Landrigan, LLP.

White Collar Crimes

The term "white collar crime" is used as a type of slang meaning any crime committed in relation to a business. It refers to the stereotypically white collars of men in suits, as opposed to "blue collar" workers in uniforms.

White collar crimes can include, but are not limited to:

  • Fraud (Internet, bank, credit card, insurance)
  • Bribes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money laundering
  • Trading, buying or selling proprietary information
  • Embezzling
  • Extortion
  • Tax evasion

White collar crime is often prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. If you or someone you know has been suspected of a white collar crime, we urge you to contact our firm today and seek the best legal representation from our experienced attorneys and professional staff. We're here to help.

Wills & Trusts

We encourage our clients of all ages to think about having a living will and a will for after they've passed. Far from being a morbid exercise, these documents give you the confidence that your wishes will be carried out as you desire.

A living will expresses your wishes in no uncertain terms when you're unable to speak for yourself during an illness. You can stipulate whether or not to be resuscitated, who is to act as your representative in this decision, and includes the relevant language for hospitals and your doctor.

A will is a vastly more flexible and personalized document. You can specify your funeral arrangements, how your property and assets should be disbursed, and what happens to anything you haven't mentioned. You can also name your executor, or the person who will be in charge of following your wishes.

The process of this disbursement and the laws that govern it fall under the area of trusts and estates. If you're looking for advice on your estate planning and the writing of your will, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced and courteous attorneys. We're here to help.

 

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