Anyone – whether an individual or a business – can fall on hard times. Divorce, loss employment, and illness can adversely affect a person’s finances at any time. Similarly, unexpected macroeconomic conditions, client loss, tax-related issues, loss of capital, accidents and natural disasters can have a negative effect on even the best of business plans. Our bankruptcy practice specializes in helping individuals and small to mid-sized business get back on their financial feet and obtain a fresh start.
The first step in this process involves gaining a complete understanding of the facts and circumstances of your case in order to determine whether filing for bankruptcy is the correct step for you or your business to take. We will help guide you as to which type of bankruptcy – Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 – is best suited to help you get back on your feet.
Is your business looking for guidance on how to bid or submit a proposal for a federal or state government contract? Does your business need advice on how to manage its government contracts and comply with the specific requirements imposed by regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation? Perhaps your business is facing an audit, would like assistance in initiating a contractor self-disclosure or in the filing of a bid protest. Whatever the case may be, our firm specializes in providing affordable guidance and representation to small and mid-sized businesses in the area of government contract law.
Federal Tax Controversy
If you or your business have unpaid taxes, you may be concerned about IRS collection efforts. We help individuals resolve their IRS problems through offers-in-compromise, innocent spouse claims, currently not collectible accounts, installment agreements and other strategies. Similarly, we aim to help businesses prevent or reduce IRS collections and avoid shutting down operations due to IRS collection actions.
Whether you or your business are facing a tax audit, have unfiled tax returns, need an issued appealed at the IRS or U.S. Tax Court level, or need help and advice in dealing with liens, levies, and license blocks, we are here to help.
Wills, Trusts & Estates
Illness, incapacity and death are not topics anyone wants to discuss. However, everyone one of us, will have a moment in life when we will have to face the questions brought about a protracted illness or the possibility of death. Some of these questions include:
- Who will take care of your children? Other dependents? Pets?
- Who will be able to make medical or financial decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated?
- What will happen to your property upon your passing? How can you minimize the tax consequences for those inheriting property?
Our firm will help you plan ahead so you achieve your goals if and when the unexpected happens. Specifically, we can help you with:
- Revocable, Irrevocable and charitable trusts
- Marital Agreements
- Disability Planning
- Do Not Resuscitate Orders
- Living Wills
If you need help navigating the laws governing how to start, manage, buy, divest, or close a business, we are here to help. Our firm provides legal guidance on wide array of business law matters, including, but not limited to: business entity selection, commercial and employment contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, Uniform Commercial Code, debt collection, and corporate governance and compliance.