Cynthia A. Julin is a general practitioner focusing on Business Law, Civil and Family Mediation, Municipality, Real Estate Law, and Estate Planning & Probate.
Encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business, including how to start, buy, manage, and close or sell any type of business. Common issues that arise involve the state laws regarding how an existing business interact with the public, other companies, and the government.
Civil and Family Mediation:
A mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is private and confidential. The use of mediation is increasing as a means of resolving issues and can often save parties time and provides an additional level of privacy over litigation (no public record of litigation). Situations that can benefit from the meditation process include: breaches of contract, landlord/tenant disputes, nonpayment of bills and loans, contested wills, property damages, and divorce/divorce related issues including child custody, property settlement, child custody, and alimony determinations.
Municipal law is the law specific to a particular city or county and the government bodies within those cities of counties. This can cover a wide range of issues, including everything from police power, zoning, education policies, and property taxes. Overall, the local government has significant powers to regulate a resident’s home or business and it is wise to be aware of and understand municipal ordinances when undertaking a project that may be under local regulation.
Real Estate Law:
The practice of real estate lay involves a varied and often complex set of activities centering on land and the buildings on the land. This may include sales and acquisitions, title, land use/environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, litigation, and restructuring and workouts. All though real estate attorneys are not legally required at every transaction, if you are uncomfortable or are unsure of your rights in relation to your property, consulting with a knowledgeable lawyer is a logical first step.
Estate Planning & Probate:
This area of law focuses on helping clients to best preserve and protect their assets and property by creating valid planning documents that will contain your personal wishes as well as withstand legal challenges. Common documents include wills, business/farm succession, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, and guardianships. In addition, attorneys are often contacted to assist with estate administration, asset distribution, and probate representation.