Wills, Trusts and Estates Litigation

Trusts and estates proceedings can heighten conflict and fuel disputes that may lead to litigation. Our attorneys represent both individuals and entities in contested probate, guardianship and other proceedings. With comprehensive experience in guiding clients through sensitive and volatile matters, we devise and execute strategies that align with key objectives and protect valuable family assets.

Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

Aging, disability and special needs planning can present a host of challenges, concerns and unexpected issues. We believe that when clients and their families remain informed and empowered, their wishes can be honored during their lifetime. Accordingly, we value and follow a holistic, strategy-driven approach to estate and long-term care planning through comprehensive guidance and… Continue reading Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

Tax Dispute Resolution

Harris Beach has a proven track record of successfully representing private and public sector clients in disputes with local, state and federal tax authorities. Our team members put their diverse tax backgrounds to work to assist corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates, as well as individuals and tax-exempt clients in tax controversies and litigation. Harris Beach… Continue reading Tax Dispute Resolution

I-9 Compliance and Legal Hiring Processes

With our increasingly global workforce, it’s critical to have awareness of both the legal aspects of onboarding foreign hires and the cultural, “human” aspects of a diverse global workplace. Managing a multi-national workforce requires careful management – from the initial hiring/screening process through relocation. Employers are mandated to review acceptable I-9 identity and employment eligibility… Continue reading I-9 Compliance and Legal Hiring Processes

Real Property Valuation Litigation

The fair market value of real estate is a crucial issue for both property owners intent on lowering their tax liability and municipalities concerned about the loss of tax revenue. At Harris Beach, we recognize the high stakes in the valuation of real property. We provide our property owner and municipal clients with knowledgeable and… Continue reading Real Property Valuation Litigation

General Obligation Bonds

Harris Beach’s Public Finance attorneys focus on providing advice and counsel to New York state, cities, counties, towns and other municipalities, school districts and various other public entities regarding the issuance of general obligation debt to finance capital projects, cash flow management, refundings, revenue shortfalls and deficit liquidation. Our attorneys serve as bond counsel on… Continue reading General Obligation Bonds

Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Life Sciences Intellectual Property Protection

Protecting innovation in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and life sciences is a critical part of commercializing and bringing these products to market.  Harris Beach provides full service representation to clients in these FDA-regulated industries, including intellectual property protection in all phases of product development from the initial concept, research and development to introduction to the market… Continue reading Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Life Sciences Intellectual Property Protection

Long-Term Care Governmental Compliance and Investigations

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James’ unprecedented decision to jointly investigate long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, and their performance during the COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that aggressive scrutiny is coming. The Governor has even gone so far as to issue an Executive Order 202.23 dated April 24,… Continue reading Long-Term Care Governmental Compliance and Investigations