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The law can be complicated, confusing, and intimidating; that’s why you need a lawyer to help you sort it all out. Kerilyn E. Micale, Esq. is dedicated to helping you navigate the N.Y. Court system. Whether you find yourself facing charges in the criminal courts, with a traffic ticket, involved in a lawsuit, needing estate planning, or forming a business, Kerilyn can help. Our firm offers personalized legal services at reasonable rates.

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Traffic Violations:

New technology is changing the way we drive and as the law evolves to keep up it can be difficult to know the best course of action to take when faced with a traffic ticket.  New York often leads the nation in implementing new traffic laws that can leave the average driver bewildered. New York drivers need to be aware of the impact that a violation can have on their right to drive and the effect that the violation can have on insurance rates. Maintaining a proactive stance and hiring an attorney can keep points off of your driving record and keep you on the road.

Let us help you:

       Reduce fines 

       Maintain lowest possible insurance rates 

       Reduce or eliminate charges 

       Help you understand any implications that may follow while searching for or maintaining a job that requires driving

 

Defense assistance can include:

 

       Speeding 

       Seatbelt Tickets 

       DWI / DUI 

       Reckless Driving 

       Cell Phone Tickets 

       Failure to Yield 

       Driving While Suspended

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Criminal Defense:

We know that facing a criminal charge can be intimidating, but it does not have to be the end of the world. Having an attorney who understands New York’s laws will help. Kerilyn has knowledge and experience in navigating the court system and defending against charges. We are prepared to help you understand the charges against you, what defenses are available, and the effect all of this can have on your life.

Kerilyn is prepared to help handle the misdemeanor and felony charges against you:

       Larceny

       Petit Larceny

       Theft Crimes

       Outstanding Warrants

       Harassment

       Assault

       Possession of Controlled Substances

       Possession of Marijuana

       Criminal Trespass

       Violations of City, Town or Village Ordinances

       Youthful Offender Cases

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Estate Planning:

Wills and Estate Planning are not just for the rich and famous.  The bottom line is that you need a plan and we can help. 

Everyone can benefit from a professionally handled will and estate plan; even if you think your estate is minimal. We can help you with all aspects of the estate planning process – even the parts you didn’t think to ask about! Kerilyn will guide you through the process of figuring out gifts and plans for your surviving loved ones, as well as ensuring that all the formalities and statutory requirements are fulfilled.  Having an estate plan in place can help minimize or eliminate contests to your will and give you and your family peace of mind.

Questions an attorney may assist you with:

       If there is no will, what will happen to my estate and property? 

       What happens to my bank accounts? 

       How can changing laws affect my will and its beneficiaries? 

       What qualifies as probate and will having an estate plan help to avoid or minimize the process?

       How long does probate take?

       How do I leave a charitable gift?

       How do I leave an estate to my loved ones without unnecessary taxation?

 

Legal Assistance is available in the following areas but is not limited to:

       Wills 

       Revocable Living Trust 

       Divorce Protection

       Asset Protection 

       Trust Administration 

       Small business/Ownership rights

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Business Formation:

Coming up with a great idea for a business is the fun part, but then comes the intricacies of making your dream a reality. Knowing where to start is half the battle and we can help you form your business. From creating and forming a LLC to incorporating your small business and obtaining the proper licenses and insurance, and everything in between, Kerilyn is ready to assist. We will gladly assist in helping you decide which type of entity is best for your business.

Questions an attorney may assist you with:

 

       Why should I form a business entity?

       How can forming a business entity protect my personal assets?

       What is the difference between an LLC and a Corporation?

       How do I name my new business?

       Can my business have multiple names?

       What is a DBA?

       What is an assumed name?

       How are business taxed?

       What fees are involved in maintaining good standing with the Department of State?

 

Legal Assistance is available in the following areas but is not limited to:

 

       Limited Liability Company (LLC)

       Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)

       General Partnerships

       Limited Partnerships

       S- Corporations (S Corps)

       C- Corporations (C- Corps)

       Professional Service Corporations

       Not-For-Profit

       Operating Agreements

       Partnership Agreements

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Business Transactions:

Whether we have just helped to form your business, or you have an existing business and find yourself needing legal advice, we can help you navigate New York’s numerous Business laws. Different laws apply to interactions with employees, customers, tradesmen, and service people and an attorney can help you sort these out according to your particular situation.

Let us help you:

       File an Assumed Name

       Draft or Amend Operating Agreements

       Draft or Review Contracts

       Draft or Review Lease Agreements

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