One of the primary purposes of the bankruptcy act is to relieve the honest debtor from the weight of oppressive indebtedness and to provide the debtor with a fresh start. While the debtor is either working out a plan or to preserve assets and/ or extinguish debt, the Bankruptcy Code provisions regulate the rights and responsibilities of the creditors and debtors. Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. assists clients through this difficult process.
Business / Corporate Law
Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. assists clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, such as, determining which form of legal entity would best enable our clients to pursue their set objectives, taking into the consideration the nature and size of the business venture, as well as tax and liability issues. In addition to advising and assisting in the formation of an entity – whether an LLC, Corporation, Professional Association, or any of the business structures permitted under the law, we assist in an ongoing capacity, advising as to contract, reporting and compliance issues. The opportunity to form a business can be an exciting one. Please allow us to assist you in navigating the opportunities and pitfalls our economy has provided as you focus on the success of your enterprise.
Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. assists clients in negotiating and preparing contracts. Whether a client is seeking advice on the enforceability of a contract or weighing their options in resolving a dispute, we can provide counsel and advice in the myriad circumstances in which contract law applies.
Criminal Law / Motor Vehicle Infractions / Violations
Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. represents individuals in the areas of criminal defense, such as cases involving charges of operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs, assault and battery and 209A Abuse Prevention Order violations. We also assist clients who are at risk of losing their license to operate a motor vehicle and with other matters involving the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Elder Law / Estate Planning / Asset Protection
The Elder Law area encompasses a variety of legal techniques to meet the objectives of the older client, as well as those who are planning ahead for the preservation of their families’ estates while being mindful of their changing needs as they age.
Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. can assist clients in preparing applications for Medicaid Coverage, Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney. In addition, we can help clients determine whether more comprehensive planning may be needed, and develop an appropriate structure for carrying out their intentions. We also offer services in administering estates.
Our services can also include planning for incapacity, assistance in planning for long term care needs, including but not limited to, nursing home and end of life care. Determining the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are some of the areas in which we offer counsel. Structuring your affairs is a step you may choose to take early on, or while you or your loved one is in a nursing home. Our goal is to counsel clients in this process, and provide them with the confidence that they have dealt with these areas of great personal and financial concern.
Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. provides consultation and advice services on a range of legal and procedural immigration issues. Whether a client requests assistance with matters such as resolving status disputes, assisting with work authorization, priority determinations, wait-list issues, or general information regarding your legal rights, contact our office for assistance.
Personal Injury / Torts
Torts are civil wrongs recognized by law which may be grounds for a lawsuit. Specific torts include, but are not limited to, trespass, assault, battery, negligence, products liability, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and personal injury. Tort law was developed to protect individuals from harm caused by another, particularly in instances where no criminal liability is attached. Further, damages from some acts found to be tortious are frequently designed to deter others from engaging in similar acts. Some torts require intent, other tort actions are based on “strict liability,” such as in the case of injuries caused by unsafe or defective products. Tort law is a broad area frequently interwoven into other areas of law, and a client’s business or personal legal matter may also include some aspects of tort law.
Personal injury law covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. Personal injury includes “slip and fall” injuries, injuries sustained in accidents involving vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, construction sites, but extends beyond those areas, as well. It includes dog bites, injuries compensable by worker’s compensation, and damages suffered as a result of improper medical care or treatment. This area also includes damages to one's reputation. The injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of some person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Persons who owe someone a duty of care include, but are not limited to, employers, physicians, and manufacturers of products you use.
Real Estate / Property Law
For many, home ownership is an important part of feeling connected to one’s community. For others, renting provides flexibility and mobility. Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. represents tenants and landlords, as well as purchasers and homeowners, in many areas of property law. Whether our clients are dealing with negotiating leases, resolving boundary or title issues, or closing on the purchase or sale of a home, to name a few, contact Bretta Law Advisors, P.C. for an assessment of your matter.