Additional Practice Areas
Although the bulk of our practice is devoted to divorce and family law matters in northern New Jersey, the attorneys at Herbert & Weiss actually have a wide range of experience in many areas of law. For more than 20 years, our law firm has provided thoughtful and effective representation at reasonable rates to clients in a broad range of practice areas, including:
- Property Tax Appeals
- Appellate Law
- Real Estate
- Estate Planning & Probate
- Employment Law & Workplace Discrimination
- Business Law & Contracts
- Personal Injury
- State, Local and Municipal Law
Property Tax Appeals
In today’s political climate, state and local governments find it all but impossible to enact new taxes or raise existing ones. Assessing and reassessing real property is one way governments can raise revenue without raising taxes. Many people are unaware for some time when their property tax assessment is increased, or they do not know that there is anything they can do about it. If you believe your property is being unfairly assessed for property tax, we can help you navigate through the proper administrative and judicial channels, providing you with knowledgeable legal and practical advice and an effective voice before the boards, commissions and judges you may need to face to ensure a fair and appropriate tax assessment.
The attorneys at Herbert & Weiss are experienced at all levels of judicial advocacy, including trials as well as appeals in any civil matter. Just as not every attorney is comfortable going to trial, not every litigator can or should have an appellate practice. Appellate advocacy is different from trial litigation, and it requires a different set of skills and a unique approach. At Herbert & Weiss, we combine our skills as effective communicators and persuasive litigators with the ability to research and prepare a thorough brief that effectively brings to light errors made at the trial court and provides the appellate panel with a reason to rule in our client’s favor.
With experience in negotiation, mediation and litigation, we can handle all of your residential and commercial real estate legal needs, from transactional matters such as purchases and sales, leases and closings, to the resolution of real property disputes involving easements, property line and border disputes, title disputes, and breaches of covenants.
Estate Planning and Probate
We take a comprehensive approach to estate planning, drafting wills that allow you to distribute all of your property according to your wishes, while also naming an executor of your choice for your estate and choosing a guardian for your children whom you trust to care for them if necessary. In addition, we craft the full range of powers of attorney and health care proxies to make sure that your finances and health care are managed according to your desires in the event you are incapacitated and cannot manage your affairs on your own. Having the right documents in place ensures that your wishes are followed and avoids unpleasant legal proceedings such as guardianships, conservatorships and will contests.
We also offer probate and estate administration services, providing careful, diligent assistance to help the probate and estate administration process wind up properly with a minimum of time and expense to the estate.
Employment Law & Workplace Discrimination
Our employment law attorneys are committed to ending discrimination and harassment in the workplace based on race, religion, disability, gender, age and other protected characteristics. Our comprehensive employment law practice covers the entire range of laws impacting the employer-employee relationship in both the private and public sector, including:
- Sexual Harassment
- Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
- Employment Discrimination
- Wrongful Discharge
- Employment Contracts
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
- The Federal Employer’s Liability Act
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act
Business Law & Contracts
For any business, having well-drafted agreements and policies in place can help prevent problems from occurring in the future. If problems do arise, a properly-drafted document will help ensure that the client’s rights are protected and not subject to being taken advantage of. At Herbert & Weiss, our business lawyers prepare all manner of contracts and agreements, including negotiating purchase and sale agreements, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, employment agreements, and business dissolution and succession agreements.
If you have been injured by the negligent, careless, or even intentional misconduct of another, you are entitled under the law to be compensated for your medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. However, the burden is on you to prove every element of your case, while the insurance company lawyers devote their time and money toward discrediting you, claiming that you were the one at fault, that your injuries were preexisting, or that you weren’t really seriously injured at all. If you have suffered personal injury in an automobile accident, workplace accident, slip and fall on unsafe premises, or were otherwise injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, contact a personal injury attorney at Herbert & Weiss to discuss your legal rights and just compensation for your injuries.
State, Local and Municipal Law
Our attorneys have knowledge and expertise in the areas of law related to the powers and liabilities of state and local governments and municipal corporations, including land use and zoning issues, governmental regulations, municipal employment issues, and injuries occurring on public property or at the hands of government employees.
Experienced Legal Representation in Northern New Jersey
For sound legal advice and professional representation across a range of legal practice areas for individuals and businesses in Bergen County and northern New Jersey, contact the law office of Herbert & Weiss in Englewood and speak to a dedicated and experienced attorney who can help you reach your goals.