The stressful issues of family law hit hard at a time when our clients are most vulnerable. Our clients come to us worried about their future, concerned about whether they will be able to survive financially, worried about their children, or afraid they will be kicked out of their home. When faced with divorce, there are many questions and issues racing through your mind, and you know you have a lot at stake. We know that, too, and we are here to protect your rights and help you through this difficult time.

Our comprehensive family law practice encompasses many of the most common and most important areas of family law, including:

Divorce

We represent clients in both contested and uncontested divorces. When the divorce is contested, we provide persuasive negotiation and strong, effective advocacy in matters involving
property and debt division, alimony and child custody and support. We have particular expertise representing parties in high-net worth divorces and in dealing with post-divorce issues such as modifications or enforcement of custody, support and other domestic relations orders.

Prenuptial Agreements

No one enters a marriage thinking it will end badly, but we all know that divorce is prevalent in today’s society. Openly discussing the couple’s expectations for property distribution, alimony and other issues in the event of divorce or death can be a healthy way to start a marriage, with security and peace of mind, especially when there is a disparity of wealth between the couple or if one or both spouses had a previous difficult divorce that left them wary about trying marriage again. We negotiate fair, sensible premarital agreements based on full disclosures that meet the present and future needs of our clients.

Adoptions

Helping families grow through adoption is one of the most satisfying experiences we have as family law attorneys. We help couples through the often-complicated process of agency adoptions, private adoptions, international adoptions and stepparent adoptions, as well as adoptions by grandparents or other family members in the best interests of the children.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very real and tragic occurrence and we take a strong stand in helping victims find safety and put an immediate and lasting stop to abuse. At the same time, we know that these issues can be complicated and sometimes involve misunderstandings, overreactions and even false accusations. Our practice includes the representation of those accused of domestic violence in certain situations as well representations of abuse victims.

For nearly every type of business, real estate is a crucial component of success. For property owners, managers, developers and construction companies, commercial property issues are an everyday facet of business, and skillful solutions to those issues are essential to success of the business. Even if your company is not directly involved in the real estate industry, your place of business -- whether purchased or leased -- is an important investment. Regardless of the issues you are facing, The Law Offices of Michael Drezoin can provide the counsel and support your business needs. Based in Weschester, New York, our diverse law practice extends from structuring contracts and financing for large real estate and development deals to negotiating commercial leases for individual business clients.

Property Rights, Boundary Disputes, Easements & Agreements

As property owners - both individuals and businesses - find out every day, simply owning property does not mean that they have full control over what they can do with it.  Most property owners do not give issues such as property boundaries and water rights a second thought until a dispute arises that threatens their property rights and freedom to enjoy their home or business property.  

The firm has well-established experience with protecting the constitutional rights of clients from burdensome regulations and arbitrary actions.  It also represents clients confronted with disputes about easements, boundaries, nuisance conditions, trespass, waste (illegal tree cutting), and adverse possession claims. 

Representing businesses and individuals, the firm focuses on negotiating durable settlements for all parties, but is prepared to litigate when necessary.

Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)

The firm has expertise in assisting homeowners’ associations with developing covenants and restrictions, bylaws, and agreements addressing private wells, roads, driveway, or other common facilities.

The Law Offices of Michael Drezi also represent homeowners’ associations in enforcement actions as well as individual homeowners defending against such enforcement activities.

The firm also drafts condominium formation documents.

The Law Offices of Michael Drezi assists clients in addressing local, state and federal regulation of wetlands, and advocates for their property rights within that context.  The firm also addresses issues arising under the Forest Practices Act including assisting clients with getting permits, administrative appeals to the Pollution Control Hearings Board, as well as appeals to Washington Courts.

Evironmental Laws

Agriculture

We address issues affecting agricultural enterprises arising under the Growth Management Act, Critical Area Ordinances, and the Right to Farm Act.  Farmers also depend on us to help them with wetland and stream issues.  The Law Offices of Michael Drezi also represent clients obtaining permits to deposit biosolids on their agricultural properties.

Recycling And Composting

The Law Offices of Michael Drezin has extensive experience in obtaining permits to establish recycling and composting operations.

Whether you already own a business or are considering starting a new business The Law Offices of Michael Drezi can help. Businesses are often times recognized as a separate legal entity and as such the decision of what form the business should take or how it interacts with its clients, vendors and owners involve serious legal issues that require the knowledge and experience of a seasoned attorney. The Law Offices of Michael Drezin can provide this knowledge and experience.

The Law Offices of Michael Drezi has broad experience in nearly every aspect of business and corporate law. We strive to offer businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs informed legal counsel regarding the issues they most often face:

Commercial financing, bonds and securities

Raising capital is one of the first and most important issues new and growing businesses contend with.Commercial financing, bonds and securities are all options for bringing in the funds to take your business to the next level. Michael Drezin can help you understand the benefits and restrictions of each of these methods.

Mergers and acquisitions

Because any market can be limited by the competition, successful businesses often need to absorb others to expand. The Law Offices of Michael Dreziin can guide you through the complex process of mergers and acquisitions when it is time for your business to grow.

Organization

The structure you choose for your business can have a lasting impact on operations. Whether you are incorporating a business or interested in converting an existing company, our organization and restructuring lawyers can help you make and implement a good decision. I offer tax planning strategy guidance to set your business on the path to success.

Business contracts

Contracts are the most basic building block of business relations. The Law Offices of Michael Drezi is available to assist in drafting and reviewing your important business contracts and to provide representation during negotiations and contract dispute litigation.

Healthcare

Doctors and other medical professionals and institutions face industry-specific challenges during business formation and operation. Michael Drezin understand the business side of the healthcare field and can help your practice meet any legal challenges it may face.

Not-for-profit organizations

Not-for-profit companies receive the valuable benefit of being income-tax exempt. In exchange, they are subject to a number of important limitations and ongoing requirements. The Law Offices of Michael Drezi advise clients of how to form not-for-profit organizations and help them understand and observe ongoing compliance requirements

The Law Offices of Michael Drezin are experienced and proven successful in many areas of law including car and truck wrecks, serious personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, NFL and NCAA disability insurance cases, maritime law and offshore injuries, industrial accidents, product liability, nursing home negligence, birth injury, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents. motorcycle collisions, slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, defective product claims, nursing home and elder neglect, burn cases and much more.

The Law Offices of Michael Drezin have been helping personal injury victims get the compensation they deserve for more than 20 years, with an extraordinary record of success that includes winning more than 98% of our cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in any way through the negligence of others, we urge you to contact us today to ensure that you receive the best legal representation to protect your rights and get the maximum compensation possible.

With so many years of trial experience, our legal team has the knowledge and expertise to protect you from insurance companies that will pressure you to accept unfair settlements. We will fight for your right to obtain justice and be compensated fairly. We have won tens of millions of dollars in compensation for well over 1000 clients – and we can win compensation for you as well.

Unlike many other lawyers out there, we will not charge you a single penny unless you receive a settlement – so there is no risk to you whatsoever. In addition, our initial consultation is absolutely free – and we will even come to your home for the consultation if needed.

The fact is that we realize what you are going through if yourself or a loved one has been seriously injured. You are worried about paying household bills and medical fees, taking care of your family and holding your life together. We are here to take care of every aspect of your legal case – with the goal of winning the compensation you deserve and improving your quality of life.

Regardless of how you may have been injured, The Law Offices of Michael Drezin have the skill and experience to help you obtain fair compensation. We have extensive expertise in all manner of personal injuries, from auto and truck accidents to maritime accidents, wrongful death, nursing home negligence and product liability, just to name a few. Please remember that if you are ever in need of legal assistance because of a personal injury, we are always here to help you and your family.