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The Wagoner Firm, PLLC
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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m an attorney as well, though a couple hundred miles away and with a different practice specialty. But as a lawyer I tend to have very high expectations from other attorneys. I did not know Matt prior, and when my son got caught up in a minor criminal matter at college I took a chance and hired him. I was not disappointed! He was highly responsive and professional, very fair in his fees, obtained a great result (ACD), and was very reassuring to my son. Matt even gave my son a ride to and from the courthouse. What more could you ask?

  • 27 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ivette B.
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This was an incredible service! He answered immediately, with solid advice, and gave me the resource if his contact information. Now I feel secure, that a have an attorney to turn to, which is very, very comforting! Thank you!

Hug Law PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Loreli A.
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Mr. Hug was very prompt in responding not only to my initial request for attorney's assistance, but in any questions I had thereafter. Handled the matter quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Rosenblum Law Firm, PC
5.0
from 1 review
    Ed E.
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    Mr. Rosenblum got me out of a traffic ticket in New York, I would highly recommended him and his website http://www.ticketdefenselaw.com/

    About

    Our firm can assist you in protecting your family and your assets. At Rhoades, Cunningham & McFadden, PLLC, we devote the majority of our practice to representing those facing family and marital difficulties, such as custody, divorce, domestic violence, child support, and other family law issues.

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    I am a sole practitioner lawyer with emphasis on appellate practice, criminal law, family law, and bankruptcy. I am a conservatory-trained musician (saxophone, clarinet, flute) and composer.

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    Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP® is one of the leading personal injury attorneys in New York. Our team of attorneys work to get the money in the hands of those who deserve it the most: someone who has been wrongfully injured as a result of negligence. Our main office in Schenectady, New York is devoted to defending the rights of injured persons, and is greatly experienced in many personal injury cases, such as auto accidents, burn injuries, job-related injuries, social security disability cases, and many more.

    • 14 years in business
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    Delain Law Office offers services that PROTECT THE PRODUCT OF YOUR MIND™ by providing legal services relating to obtaining, commercializing and protecting patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret rights. Our services range from initial registration of your to the negotiation and drafting of licensing and franchising agreements. We also offer intellectual property audits, which help you understand and put a value on your intellectual property. Finally, we offer business law services, ranging from business formation advisement and registration, business counsel, contract negotiation and drafting, all the way to business wind-up and closing. We offer our services as fixed-price modules; this enables our clients to choose the services they need and want and not pay for services they don't. Our clients are generally small to mid-sized businesses, or individuals who are just starting to get their businesses up and running.

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    Life-changing events, such as divorce and separation, can be overwhelming. Family members struggle to maintain stability in their day-to-day lives while dealing with the legal and financial consequences of the dissolution of a relationship. If you are involved in a divorce or separation, or if you are involved in a family court matter, you would be well advised to seek the services of seasoned legal professionals who can help to guide you through this difficult period of your life. While you and your loved ones are recovering from the emotional impact of a split, the attorneys of Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey LLP will manage the practical matters associated with the divorce or separation, such as determining fair arrangements for spousal support, child custody, and equitable distribution of the assets. We also handle all family court matters. Our firm in Upstate New York treats each of our clients with respect, compassion, and confidentiality that their sensitive circumstances necessitate. If you live in the Capital District, the Albany, Saratoga, or Schenectady regions of New York or Upstate New York and need a family law or divorce attorney, please contact Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey LLP to schedule a consultation.

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    I have been representing defendants in criminal cases for more than thirty years, and in the Hudson Valley for more than 25 years. Most criminal defense lawyers, if they're honest, dread coming the Columbia County. But I'm familiar with navigating the many idiosyncrasies one encounters here.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does an immigration attorney do?

    Immigration lawyers help their clients through all phases of the immigration process. Experts on immigration law, they are legally qualified to represent U.S. citizens, permanent residents or undocumented immigrants. Immigration lawyers also provide assistance to visitors here on student, work or travel visas, and can represent clients who may have an expired visa or who have overstayed their visa.

    You can hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with petitioning for renewing a permanent resident or green card, navigating the naturalization process, submitting an employee-based petition for a work visa, filing a petition for a family member, or representing you or a loved one who is facing detention or deportation, as well as replacing, extending or changing a current visa, green card or work permit. The immigration process is highly complex, with multiple hearings, paperwork and requirements. Hiring a legal expert to represent you can help you make your best effort in the process. When researching immigration lawyers, it is very important to verify their qualifications and find a reputable attorney. Read reviews and verify that the immigration lawyer is licensed by your state before paying any fees.

    How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

    If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

    • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
    • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
    • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
    • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
    • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
    • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
    • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

    What is a personal injury lawyer?

    A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

    To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

    What does a real estate lawyer do?

    A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

    What kind of lawyer does wills?

    No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

    Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

    • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
    • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
    • Have an ownership stake in a business
    • Expect someone to contest your will
    • Want to disinherit your spouse
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