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Real Estate

My practice encompasses a wide range of real estate services.  My clients include buyers and sellers of existing and newly constructed residential and commercial real estate, mortgage lenders and financial institutions, property owners and developers, landlords and tenants.  Among the real estate services provided are:


S        Purchases and sales of residential and commercial property

S        Residential mortgage loan closings for borrowers and lenders

S        Commercial real estate financing for borrowers and lenders

S        Commercial and residential leasing

S        Commercial, residential and condominium development

S        Representing buyers and builders of new construction

S        Title searches, title insurance and title issues

S        loan foreclosures and workouts

S        zoning and land use matters


Estate Planning and Estate Administration

I counsel individuals and families in many aspects of estate planning and estate administration.  Whether your estate is modest or substantial, an estate plan will ensure that your property will be distributed as you desire.  The process of establishing an estate plan, determining property distributions, and designating guardians and other fiduciaries often triggers emotional responses.  I strive to provide a supportive and professional environment in which to accomplish those goals.


After a death, with or without an estate plan, there is often a considerable amount of legal work required to administer an estate.  I work with families to ensure proper administration of the estate and distribution of property with a minimum of burden and taxation.


Business, Commercial and Contract Law


Competent legal assistance is essential to the success of any individual or company conducting business.  Whether new or currently operating, closely held, small, medium-sized or large, I provide a wide range of legal services in the business arena, including:


–          Incorporation

–          Formation of partnerships, trusts and limited liability companies

–          Maintenance of corporate and business records

–          Business acquisitions and sales

–          Commercial financing transactions

–          Employment, consulting and non-competition agreements

–          Contract drafting and review


I highly value client relationships and satisfaction. Whatever your needs, you will receive high quality, prompt, attentive, responsive and personalized legal services. I am an advocate, a problem-solver, and even a provider of spiritual support when transactions become stressful or emotional.
Judy’s practice is currently limited to Estate Planning and Probate as described below. My clients have encountered a vast variety of obstacles, and I consistently and successfully resolve issues to ensure satisfactory completion of virtually every transaction. My motto: “Nothing is not fixable.”

Estate Planning
I provide comprehensive estate planning services for clients whose estates range from modest to substantial in value. My services include the creation of documents designed to transfer assets in an orderly manner upon death, to preserve estates for the benefit of future generations, to manage affairs in the event of incapacity, to analyze assets and structure a plan designed to minimize estate tax liability, and to address any other matters specific to a client’s needs. I work closely with individuals and families to establish an estate plan appropriate to the personal circumstances and specific needs of all clients, whether you are a family with young children, empty-nesters, seniors, married, single, divorced, widowed, in a domestic partnership, LGBTQ or other. I provide patient, extensive and personal guidance and develop strong client relationships in order to achieve the clients’ objectives. 

Estate Administration
The administration of an estate, whether the decedent has prepared a will or dies intestate, involves a legal process which may have many components.  I work with personal representatives (formerly called “executor”) to ensure that all steps are taken to provide an orderly administration of the estate. My services may include preparation and filing of all court documents, identifying and gathering assets, ensuring payment of all debts of the decedent, funding trusts, selling real estate, effectuating the transfer of retirement funds, life insurance and the like to designated beneficiaries, and ultimately providing for distribution of property to the specified beneficiaries with efficiency and proficiency. 

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