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Our New York lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent New York's economy include financial services, healthcare, and professional services.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in estate planning law. Estate planning lawyers typically provide advice and develop a plan to mitigate or avoid estate taxes, which may include drafting living trusts, living wills, power of attorneys, and other legal services. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Scott S. on ContractsCounsel
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October 27, 2021

Scott S.

Attorney
Free Consultation
New York, NY
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law

Scott graduated from Cardozo Law School and also has an English degree from Penn. His practice focuses on business law and contracts, with an emphasis on commercial transactions and negotiations, document drafting and review, employment, business formation, e-commerce, technology, healthcare, privacy, data security and compliance. While he's worked with large, established companies, he particularly enjoys collaborating with startups. Prior to starting his own practice in 2011, Scott worked in-house for over 5 years with businesses large and small. He also handles real estate leases, website and app Terms of Service and privacy policies, and pre- and post-nup agreements.

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Gamal H.

Attorney
Free Consultation
New York City
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
New York Law School

I am a commercial contracts attorney with twenty years of experience. I have represented major corporate clients including Amazon, Marvel, and Viacom as well as independent entertainment professionals and technology startups.

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Craig Y.

Partner
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New York
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
New England Law - Boston

Craig E. Yaris is a Managing Partner at Holon Law Partners, with the experience and drive to handle all your Franchise, General Business Practice, and Mediation needs. As a former small business owner and Chief Operating Officer of a franchisor himself, Mr. Yaris is passionate about promoting business growth. He has experience handling daily operations, employee disputes, and negotiations of pertinent contracts for a franchise company with 100 locations in five states, where he organized and conducted semi- annual meetings to educate and inform franchisees of best practices for improved growth. In addition, Mr. Yaris was responsible for the preparation and filing of the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular) in several states and is well-versed in business formation. Between his time as Franchisor and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Mr. Yaris was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of an online company whose goal was to help inform marketers and business owners of the fast-paced and ongoing changes within their specific verticals. This experience helped him hone his research and writing skills and prepared him for the cloud-based aspects of Holon Law Partners. Mr. Yaris also has extensive experience in public speaking, as he has planned and delivered several keynote addresses and educational seminars for many New York-based organizations, and as a Continuing Education Instructor for Hofstra University. Prior to joining Parlatore Law Group, Mr. Yaris worked as a Patient Advocate, and more recently, a Conflict Resolution Specialist, where he mediated and resolved disputes on behalf of patients with insurance companies. In this role, he negotiated for coverage of previously denied medications and medical procedures as well as successfully mediated disputes between individuals and business partners which would have otherwise resulted in protracted litigation. In addition, he has experience mediating employer and employee disputes as well as helping resolve family conflict. He has also studied and attended many Non-Violent Communication (NVC) workshops and strives to bring these tools and methods to all of his mediations. His variety of experiences speak to his ability to handle small business needs at all stages of business growth and development. Mr. Yaris also has experience with business growth and development, as he has worked with several small business on creating and implementing strategies for steady growth. In addition, to spending time with family, Mr. Yaris volunteers his time helping spread the message of the ACLU and he supports many local charities focused on families and children. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Nicholas V.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Denver, CO
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AL, CO, NY, TX
Texas A&M University School of Law

I am a solo practitioner with offices in Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas with a focus on general business and real estate contracts.

Michael C. on ContractsCounsel
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March 17, 2022

Michael C.

Managing Member
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Remote
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY, TX
Wake Forest University School of Law

A seasoned senior executive with experience leading the legal and compliance functions of healthcare entities through high-growth periods. I have experience managing voluminous litigation caseloads, while also handling all pre-litigation investigations for employment, healthcare regulatory, and compliance matters. Similarly, I have led multiple M&A teams through purchase and sale processes, including diligence and contract negotiations. Finally, I have extensive contract review experience in all matters, including debt and equity financing, healthcare payor contracting, vendor and employment agreements, as well as service and procurement agreements.

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November 26, 2021

Daehoon P.

Corporate Lawyer
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New York, NY
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
American University Washington College of Law

Advised startups and established corporations on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, including VC funding, technology law, and M&A. Commercial and Corporate Matters • Advised companies on commercial and corporate matters and drafted corporate documents and commercial agreements—including but not limited to —Convertible Note, SAFE, Promissory Note, Terms and Conditions, SaaS Agreement, Employment Agreement, Contractor Agreement, Joint Venture Agreement, Stock Purchase Agreement, Asset Purchase Agreement, Shareholders Agreement, Partnership Agreement, Franchise Agreement, License Agreement, and Financing Agreement. • Drafted and revised internal regulations of joint venture companies (board of directors, employment, office organization, discretional duty, internal control, accounting, fund management, etc.) • Advised JVs on corporate structuring and other legal matters • Advised startups on VC funding Employment Matters • Drafted a wide range of employment agreements, including dental associate agreements, physician employment agreements, startup employment agreements, and executive employment agreements. • Advised clients on complex employment law matters and drafted employment agreements, dispute settlement agreements, and severance agreements. General Counsel • As outside general counsel, I advised startups on ICOs, securities law, business licenses, regulatory compliance, and other commercial and corporate matters. • Drafted or analyzed coin or token sale agreements for global ICOs. • Assisted clients with corporate formations, including filing incorporation documents and foreign corporation registrations, drafting operating and partnership agreements, and creating articles of incorporation and bylaws. Dispute Resolution • Conducted legal research, and document review, and drafted pleadings, motions, and other trial documents. • Advised the client on strategic approaches to discovery proceedings and settlement negotiation. • Advised clients on employment dispute settlements.

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October 28, 2021

Rachael D.

Attorney
Free Consultation
New York
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Touro Law

We help simplify every transaction and provide a superior level of customer service to create long lasting and trusted relationships with our clients. Our goal is to guide our clients with practical and zealous legal representation and eliminate the difficult nature of any legal transaction.

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October 31, 2021

Melanie C.

Business & Intellectual Property Attorney
Free Consultation
NY/NJ
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NJ, NY
Emory University School of Law

Melanie Cunningham specializes in helping entrepreneurs remain creative and expansive by establishing the foundation of their business and protecting and maximizing their intellectual property. It’s her belief that entrepreneurs and micro and small business owners play a critical role in our communities, which propelled Melanie to return to private practice after more than a decade working for global financial institutions. Melanie’s practice is dedicated to delivering excellent legal support and protection to this vital, but an often underserved, community. Melanie credits her business training and the skills developed as a senior compliance officer with enabling her to help small business owners have a legally compliant business, while proactively advising clients during the growth process. She’s helped diverse entrepreneurs do business in a way that focuses more on collaboration than competition. Melanie has counseled small business owners in determining what is protection worthy (helping them obtain trademarks and copyrights) and making contact on their behalf in the case of infringement.

Josiah Y. on ContractsCounsel
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November 10, 2021

Josiah Y.

Managing Shareholder of The Law Office of Josiah Young, PC
Free Consultation
Sacramento, California
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, NY
American University Washington College of Law

Attorney licensed to practice in both California and New York, Josiah is focused on helping people understand what's in their contracts, and do business with confidence.

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November 18, 2021

Abraham W.

Owner
Free Consultation
Nashville, TN
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY, TN
Harvard Law School

Abraham's practice focuses on counseling emerging group companies in the technology and other commercial agreements, and assisting equity financings (specifically venture capital).

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January 24, 2022

Peter W. Y.

Member
Free Consultation
Virtual
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CT, NY, PA
Haub School of Law at Pace University

Perceptive, solution-driven counselor and experienced attorney. Record of successful verdicts, settlements, negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and deals. Effective claims management, litigation strategy, and risk consulting. Proven ability to oversee litigation teams, communicate to stakeholders, manage multiple projects effectively, and expand business relationships. Extensive experience handling legal issues in engineering and construction, environmental litigation, corporate and contractual, and insurance issues.

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Estate Planning Legal Questions and Answers

Affidavit of Heirship

New York

Asked on Aug 8, 2021

What are inheritance rights for niece and nephew?

My Aunt passed away July 9, 2021 and she had a will. On the will she stated that she wants everything left to my mother whom is deceased as well and executer of estate is my sister.

Jane C.

Answered Aug 23, 2021

Does the will have a provision that states who will receive your aunt's assets if your mother predeceased her? If not, I believe the rules of inheritance found in the New York Statute will govern. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/EPT/4-1.1. Your sister needs to go to the Probate Court and/or consult an estate attorney.

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Power of Attorney

New York

Asked on Nov 17, 2021

I would like to kno if an estate hold harmless form is bad or good in my situation

I have p.o.a of my brother and he has unclaimed funds in Nys I filed for it and the said I had to complete that for b4 they released the funds

Jane C.

Answered Nov 30, 2021

You need an attorney to review your case in order to provide you with an answer.

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Prenuptial Agreement

Massachusetts

Asked on Apr 21, 2023

How does a prenuptial agreement affect estate planning?

I am getting married soon and I am interested in understanding how a prenuptial agreement would affect my estate planning. I would like to know what steps I should take to ensure that my assets are protected and that my wishes are carried out after I pass away. I am also curious as to how a prenuptial agreement might affect the distribution of my assets to my family members and other beneficiaries.

Briana C.

Answered May 23, 2023

A prenuptial agreement does not create an estate plan. But it can do two things. First, a prenuptial agreement can create a contractual promise on the part of one or both spouses to do something in particular with their estate plan (such as promising to leave the marital home to the surviving spouse, or promising to leave everything they have to the surviving spouse, or promising to set up a trust, etc. etc.). If this contractual promise is broken, the surviving spouse has a contract claim against the estate of the dead spouse. Second, and almost the opposite, in a prenuptial agreement one or both spouses can waive the rights they would otherwise have by statute, thus freeing up the other spouse to do whatever he or she wants with her estate plan. Without a prenuptial agreement, a surviving spouse is entitled by statute to inherit a certain proportion of the estate of the dead spouse (the exact proportion depends on whether or not the dead spouse has a will, and/or has surviving children). The prenuptial agreement can override these statutory rights and provide that the surviving spouse is not entitled to inherit anything from the dead spouse, except for anything the dead spouse may choose to leave the surviving spouse in his or her will.

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Settlement And Release Agreement (OLD)

Pennsylvania

Asked on Aug 1, 2022

Must I sign a family settlement release for my fathers estate in PA in order for the executor to distribute monies?

My fathers exectutor is ready to finalize the estate bank account and I received a "release" letter, must I sign it before money is distributed? (PA)

Ryan W.

Answered Aug 5, 2022

In Pennsylvania, probate estates are wrapped up after the executor provides the beneficiaries with an accounting. The purpose is for the beneficiaries to review what the executor did during the administration of the estate and have the opportunity to voice any objections he or she may have. The release that you received is fairly standard in the estate administration process. You are not required to sign the document. The estate can also be finalized by requesting an order of distribution from a judge. If you do not happen to take issue with anything the executor did, signing the release agreement will likely be more efficient.

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Will

Washington

Asked on Dec 11, 2023

How do I exclude a child from my will?

I want to write my will and exclude an estranged son. Can I just have a paragraph stating my son's name and that he is to receive nothing whatsoever from my estate? Should I leave him $1.00? Is there a preferred approach to make sure he can't contest my will and receive anything? We've been estranged for years. Thanks.

Matthew S.

Answered Dec 15, 2023

Yes, you could structure your will in that way. You don't even need to leave $1.

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