At Blaxberg, Grayson & Kukoff, P.A., we believe in the old adage that "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure." By working proactively with our clients, we guide our clients through each critical phase of a legal matter while strategically planning for the future. We take a prudent, practical approach to the practice of law, and our fusion of transactional and litigation experience gives us a unique perspective that enables us to pragmatically and cost effectively achieve our clients' objectives.
BGK practices in the following areas:
Banking and Finance Law
Banks and financial institutions are subject to a web of laws designed to protect individual and organizational depositors. Our firm assists banks and financial institutions achieve their goals in accordance with intricate state and federal banking statutes and regulations. Our attorneys have experience in lending and secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages and foreclosures, public finance, state and municipal bonds and financing, venture capital, and international banking matters. Our clients include borrowers, commercial banks, credit unions and holding companies.
The firm represents bankruptcy trustees and secured and unsecured creditors, including financial institutions, corporations, condominiums and landlords, in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings. We are especially qualified in pursuing complex avoidance claims, fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer litigation, and protecting creditors' rights in the face of discharge.
Business and Commercial
We are proud of our reputation for providing knowledgeable, practical, and innovative business advice. The firm has particular expertise in handling business matters for clients in financial services, condominium and real estate associations, and construction companies. The firm's business and commercial transaction services include assistance in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate; preparation of agreements; sale and purchase of businesses; obtaining financing and funding for business operations; employee relations; and dissolution.
Business and Commercial Torts
Our lawyers have significant experience in business and commercial tort litigation. We handle diverse commercial litigation matters arising from contractual disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, tortuous interference, RICO claims, shareholder rights and real estate and lease transactions. Our clients include a wide array of businesses, banks and financial institutions, condominium associations, construction companies, real estate developers, and other companies.
The firm's commercial leasing clients include landlords and tenants of industrial, manufacturing, warehouse, retail, and office properties. We advise clients on leases and subleases of properties of every use, including ground and build-to-suit leases. BGK understands the intricacies of commercial leasing, and can handle everything from initial negotiation and drafting to tenancy disputes.
Condominium and Homeowner's Associations
The firm specializes in assisting condominium and homeowner associations with legal issues such as assessment collection, document interpretation, rules enforcement, and transition representation. Additionally, the firm offers litigation services for construction claims, financial issues and other condominium and homeowner association related matters.
Because of project complexity, new construction raises a range of legal issues and possible disputes, including delay and change claims, design or construction deficiencies, mechanic's liens, and payment-performance bond actions. When problems cannot be prevented or resolved through planning or negotiation, we are prepared for vigorous prosecution or defense of our client's legal rights.
We have broad experience in the collection of debts owed to institutional lenders, businesses and private individuals. Creditors must comply carefully with federal and state law in pursuing its collection efforts, including the Uniform Commercial Code and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. Our firm has a keen understanding of the legal requirements relating to the collection of debts to ensure that claims are pursued in a manner that complies with the law maximizes recoveries for our clients.
The firm handles a full range of family law matters including adoption, divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, and support. We have particular experience protecting assets in complex divorce matters, and help ensure our clients' interests are protected as their domestic circumstances change.
We have years of experience representing individuals, business and lending institutions in commercial and residential real estate matters: purchase and sale agreements, title examinations, options, mortgages, mortgage foreclosures and conveyancing. We have extensive experience in matters relating to commercial leases, landlord-tenant disputes, condominiums and cooperatives, and appearances before zoning and planning boards. We provide development representation, including HUD and MHFA matters and construction law.
Litigation and Appeals
We have the extensive experience and expertise to bring litigation matters through trial and appeal, and our litigation practice has developed to meet our clients' changing needs. We understand the importance of identifying our client's short and long term goals and we strive to develop and pursue a plan of resolution that will fulfill those goals. We work to resolve conflicts practically and cost effectively. This includes mapping out multiple resolution strategies to provide our clients with a realistic understanding of potential outcomes and alternative options to achieve favorable results. By providing both litigation and transactional solutions to disputes, we create value for our clients from otherwise adversarial and unproductive situations.
BGK has over 40 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, truck accidents, automobile accidents, negligent security, slip and fall accidents, roofing accidents, construction accidents, crane accidents, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents, motorcycle accidents, cruise ship accidents, maritime accidents, longshoreman accidents, scooter and moped accidents, boating accidents, jet ski accidents, drilling accidents, diving accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, insurance claims, and burn cases.
Real Estate Investment
Real estate investment requires a careful eye for detail and depth of experience to avoid legal pitfalls. We assist our clients by reviewing financial projections and performing due diligence and tax analyses on proposed investment. The firm also negotiates formation, organization, finance, and security documents to secure client investments.
Real Estate Litigation
We have represented clients in such matters as breach of contract, appraisals, foreclosures, construction and development loans, ADA claims, environmental and liability issues and partition. The firm's depth of real estate experience enhances our work on disputes headed for trial, and gives our clients the support they need to be successful in such cases.
Real Estate Transactions
The firm assists clients in the negotiation and closing of real estate transactions, including the preparation of documentation, due diligence, and tax analysis. Our attorneys advise clients on methods of financing real estate transactions and the negotiation and documentation of loans, security instruments, and other financing arrangements.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") Act was passed by the United States Congress to enable persons financially injured by a pattern of criminal activity to seek redress through the state or federal courts. RICO actions may be brought against corporations and professionals for fraud, false advertising, and other schemes. BGK stands ready to assist companies faced with RICO issues.
The firm regularly represents shareholders in disputes amongst fellow shareholders, officers and directors. We seek efficient resolution of shareholder conflicts to support both a positive outcome for our clients and the ongoing health of the corporation. Our experienced attorneys can not only assist with existing disputes, but can provide valuable insight into the impact and effect any potential resolution will have on the shareholders and the corporation.
As the importance of business image accelerates, BGK represents individual and business intellectual property creators and developers to litigate trademark disputes. The firm assists clients in identifying infringement and seeking resolution short of trial, as well as in pursuing or defending a trademark.