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Trusts and Estates Legal Research and Writing
Draft state Inheritance and Estate Tax Returns, Federal Estate Tax Returns, wills, guardianship procedures adoption procedures and incompetency proceedings;
Assist in administration of estates including informal and formal accountings.
Research legal issues;
Frame legal arguments;
Analyze legal problems;
Prepare Appellate briefs, trial motion memoranda and briefs;
Draft and prepare pleadings.
Personal Injury/Litigation Corporate
Review and analysis of medical records;
Obtaining/analyzing police reports, ambulance reports, traffic light/engineering reports, weather reports and other public records;
Interviewing eyewitnesses, obtaining their statements and drafting notary ready affidavits;
On-site investigation of accident scenes, including photographs/videotape and written report;
Summarizing medical records; Preparation of time lines
Researching medical issues, obtaining medical journal articles, and drafting informational reports;
Conducting legal research and providing legal memoranda and case summaries;
Deposition Reviews, summaries, Attendance / Counsel;
Preparation of Trial Notebook;
Preparation of Pre-Trial Information Exchange;
Attendance at Trial w/Counsel if necessary.
Research name availability and reserve and/or register corporate name, LLC's;
Draft and file articles or certificate of corporation;
Draft corporate bylaws/operating agreements;
Draft notices of corporate meetings and resolutions;
Draft minutes of corporate meetings;
Assemble and maintain corporate book;
Order corporate seal;
Draft documents necessary to issue stock certificates;
Prepare and file application for Federal and State Tax Identification Numbers;
Draft and prepare all ongoing documents;
Draft and prepare Buy-Sell Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements.
Real Estate  
Real Estate Sales;
Commercial Sales/Purchase;
Foreclosures--draft and prepare all necessary pleadings. Completion of matter through receipt of Certificate of Regularity evidencing clear title; Appearance at Sheriff's sale for bidding purposes if requested by lending institution;
In Rem tax sale foreclosures -
In Personam tax sale foreclosures.





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