Areas of Practice

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Areas of Practice

 

bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal procedure available to a person or business that cannot pay its debts. The experienced attorneys at Weary Davis advise clients of their options and chart the best course forward for a successful outcome.  


GUARDIANSHIP/ CONSERVATORSHIP

A guardian may be necessary for the care of minors or adults. A guardian’s primary task is to look after the well-being of someone, called the ward, who cannot do so on their own. The ward may be unable to take care of themselves due to physical, mental, or legal (as in the case of a minor) reasons. A conservatee is a person who needs help handling their financial or business matters, and is impaired due to physical, mental, or legal reasons. A conservator may be appointed to handle the conservatee’s finances for various situations, such as when the conservatee is under the age of eighteen, or the conservatee has reached an advanced age where mental or physical ailments require the need for help. 

Guardianships and conservatorships may be voluntary or involuntary. Getting appointed as a guardian or conservator requires legal knowledge. The attorneys at Weary Davis have the expertise to handle guardianships and conservatorships. 


Business/ Corporation

Weary Davis’ business and corporate attorneys team up with clients in a wide range of business sectors, including manufacturing, distribution services, technology, telecommunications, financial services, professional services, construction and health care. The firm’s business and corporate practice is as diverse as its client base, with seasoned experience in entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, private equity and debt investments, tax planning and structuring, and general business and corporate advice. At all stages of a business, from inception to divestiture or succession in ownership, we are there to navigate our clients through operational or regulatory issues and transactional opportunities. We are accessible to our clients. We understand the special demands of business clients for timely and focused legal services. Weary Davis offers practical, experience-based, efficient and effective advice and guidance for our business clients, whether they be small, mid-sized or large business concerns, institutions, or individuals.  Our ethos is to provide as good a quality of service that one expects from a large urban law firm, but with a cost efficiency our clients can appreciate.

MEDIATION

Mediation is a process to resolve all types of cases without going to court. Our experienced mediators work with the parties to achieve resolution.


CIVIL LITIGATION/ GENERAL TRIAL

Litigation simply means a dispute will be resolved by the court. If your case is headed to court, you’ll need an experienced attorney to thoughtfully advise, prepare and address all possible legal concerns and identify the best options available for a successful outcome.


COLLECTIONS/ FORECLOSURES

Weary Davis attorneys represent a number of banks and other businesses and have extensive experience in handling mortgage foreclosures, enforcing security agreements, and general collections for our clients.


DIVORCE/ DOMESTIC

Divorce and domestic relations involves legal actions such as divorce, custody agreements and adoption as well as Protection from Abuse and Protection from Stalking orders. Our attorneys are well versed in these areas and have significant expertise in divorces involving members of the military and the division of farming operations and assets.


Employment

Federal, state or local laws may be at the heart of employment cases. Weary Davis routinely handles cases related to wage and overtime standards, termination of employment, sexual harassment, discrimination and more. If you have a question or concern related to your employment, please contact our office for an appointment. 


Estate planning/ probate/medicaid planning

Weary Davis provides comprehensive estate planning services and counseling for estates of all sizes and types—small to large and simple to sophisticated. We offer broad estate planning services tailored to accomplish your personal and family goals. Deciding ahead of time what will happen to your assets is the best way to protect yourself and your family and help ensure that your wishes are honored. Our goal is to protect the assets you have worked hard for now so that those assets are there for you and your family in the future. We draft and offer advice on wills, trusts (revocable and irrevocable), powers of attorney, living wills, prenuptial (and antenuptial) agreements, succession planning, charitable giving alternatives, tax planning, and more.

Probate is the process of transferring assets through the courts after a person’s death. Probate may occur when the decedent dies with a will (testate) or without a will (intestate). The loss of a loved one is a difficult time emotionally, and the experienced probate attorneys at Weary Davis can provide comprehensive legal representation throughout the entire process, as well as how to proactively plan to avoid probate and draft alternatives to probate.

We also advise family members and institutions such as trust companies and bank trust departments in connection with administering a deceased person’s estate whether that be in the form of a probate proceeding or a trust.

The attorneys at Weary Davis have substantial training and experience in all aspects of “elder law” including helping families protect their hard earned assets when faced with the high cost of an extended nursing home stay of a loved one.


Landlord/ Tenant Disputes

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you are entitled to have your lease agreement enforced. We have extensive experience in representing both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes.


Personal Injury Law

Personal injury cases involve injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions, typically through some form of negligence, but, also as a result of intentional conduct. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, our attorneys will fight for a fair and equitable solution.


Real Estate

Weary Davis’ extensive real estate practice encompasses every aspect of real property transactions, including complex acquisitions, dispositions, developments, financings, construction, leasing, sale and leasebacks, workouts and like-kind exchanges. The firm’s real estate practice is not just regional. Our real estate attorneys have represented owners, developers, lenders, and investors in connection with commercial, industrial and multi-family residential projects and transactions all over the country involving sales and exchanges, ground-up developments, leasing, senior secured and mezzanine debt financings, sale-leaseback financings, and public-private partnerships. Our real estate practice group includes attorneys who, themselves, have been active real estate investors and developers, and our clients frequently express an appreciation for the practical perspective we bring to the table.