We offer comprehensive legal services, for the individual or company:
Personal Injury and civil litigation: If you have been injured in an accident, you need an attorney. Have you ever played poker with someone that you knew was bluffing? Dealing with an insurance company without a lawyer is like sitting across a poker table and telling the other play that you have a jack high and you're going all in. Without an attorney, an insurance company knows that you're not willing to litigate and they have no incentive to give you a good settlement. Proper representation will assure that the insurance company will deal with you in good faith and you will get the settlement you deserve. I have management experience with the largest healthcare provider in the state and I've run a medical device sales company. I know the healthcare industry and the insurance business.
Criminal Defense/DWI: If you are facing criminal charges, rest assured the Prosecutor does not know you. They don't realize that you're an upstanding citizen dealing with trying circumstances, and frankly, they don't care. Their sole purpose is to punish you based on the words of a report - the contents of which you don't even know. You need someone to represent you that knows the system. Whether you're dealing with a traffic ticket or a more serious charge such as a DWI, you need to be represented. Charges such as these can have an impact on your driving record, insurance coverage, and even your job. Learn more here.
Divorce and Family Law: While getting a divorce or dealing with child support issues can be a highly emotional event, you can't lose sight of the fact that this may be among some of the more important legal issues that you deal with. You need someone that can deal with the issue at hand objectively. Even if there is general consensus and things are essentially uncontested, a dissolution is at it's heart a legal transaction that requires the expertise to make sure it is done correctly. There can be unforeseen circumstances that need to be considered when dealing with these issues. We have handled complex and contested divorces to uncontested divorces effectively and efficiently, with the right results in a timely manner.
Corporate Issues: With extensive experience in industries such as information technology, energy, healthcare and finance, we are prepared to assist in any capacity with corporate matters. Whether starting up a new business or dealing with transactional matters in a more complex setting, this office can help make sure that the proper legal due diligence has taken place and your issues are handled in a proficient and expert manner.
Other Practice Areas:
Collections: If somebody owes you money, either an individual or a business, take the proper legal steps for collecting your money. Please call to discuss the process of making a claim and seeing it through to getting your money.
Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate: As a property owner, you need to be aware of your rights under the laws that govern landlord tenant issues. You need to be aware of what you can - and can't - do as a landlord. Many potential problems can be averted if you have a well written lease, but when dealing with a tenant, there is always a process that needs to be followed, or you can weaken your position and potentially open yourself up to liability. If you are a commercial property owner, there are many other potential pitfalls in dealing with tenants. We have negotiated and drafted numerous commercial leases and have represented both landlords and tenants in a variety of legal issues, including rent and possession, mechanic's liens, evictions, and unlawful dispossession.
Entertainment/Intellectual Property: The heart of entertainment law is intellectual property set to a unique business environment. The Law Offices of Tom Appelbaum supports the local entertainment industry. We have reviewed proposals for project financing and submissions as well as recording contracts for local musicians. We are also involved with industry organizations. If you have any questions with regards to how the law interacts with the creative process, let us help you.