SederLaw understands that legal matters can impact every facet of your life. From your family to your business, your finances, and everything in between, you will likely need legal counsel. SederLaw is here to help handle these issues in the right way so you and your loved ones can have peace of mind. Part of our approach in doing so is to provide clients with local counsel in the geographic areas they need, including Worcester, Westborough, and throughout Massachusetts. Count on SederLaw to furnish this localized service with the skill and dedication that you and your legal situation deserve.
The Importance of Local Counsel
Regardless of where you live in our state, you are almost guaranteed to need legal representation sooner or later. You may want to start a business, get married and begin a family, or create an estate plan. On the other hand, you may be sued by a business partner, get a divorce, or find yourself battling with other beneficiaries over your inheritance rights. In these and many other circumstances, you will need an attorney.
However, because legal issues can meet you regardless of where you reside in Massachusetts, you need the convenience and skill that a local counsel service can provide. That’s where we come in. By local counsel, we mean an attorney who is familiar with the local court system, the people involved (e.g. attorneys and judges), and the due process of the law for that particular area. In short, local counsel understands the exact legal needs you have in the exact location you are.
Here’s an example. You may be a party to litigation, which could ultimately lead to a trial, in an area other than the one in which you live. Maybe, for instance, you don’t reside in Westborough or Worcester, but you have an active court case in one of those locations. We provide local counsel that can serve you in these areas and others in Massachusetts.
Practice Areas for Local Counsel
A local attorney can represent you and your family in a variety of matters, including:
Banking and Finance: Our local council serves financial institutions, businesses, and individuals in a broad number of banking and finance issues. These include complex matters such as new bank formation, securing financing for a major business transaction or development, capital transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. But we also assist with individual lending and investing, corporate governance, new product offerings, and regulatory compliance.
Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights: We represent creditors from start to finish in bankruptcy cases. We can handle objections to confirmations, motions for relief from automatic bankruptcy stays, debt restructuring, repossessing assets from delinquent accounts, discharge and dischargeability litigation, and much more. Our clients include:
- Public and private lenders
- Asset-based lenders
- Commercial and real estate lenders
- Secured and unsecured creditors
- Local, regional, and national banks
- Financial institutions
Business and Corporate Law: Are you starting a business but are unsure of which legal entity (e.g. corporation) is right for you? Do you need governance documents such as articles of incorporation, an operating agreement, or a partnership agreement? What about internal policies, contracts, help with financing, or negotiating a business transaction? These and more can be handled by local counsel for everyone from individuals and sole proprietors to corporations and banks.
Estates & Trusts: Having local counsel is especially critical for estate planning since this is a highly localized area of law. For instance, the correct probate court to open an estate matter is typically the county in which the deceased person lived before death. We can help with last wills and testaments, trusts, and ensuring your health decisions and finances are protected in the event of incapacity. We also handle estate and trust administration, business succession planning, asset protection strategies, and estate tax planning.
Family Law: From prenuptial agreements to divorce, and everything in between, SederLaw’s local counsel has you covered. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in Worcester, Westborough, and other locations concerning child custody, child support, marital property and debt distribution, and alimony. Other family law cases we handle include marital separation agreements, contempt of court, modification of prior court orders, guardianship, and domestic violence.
Intellectual Property Law: This area of law encompasses trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property licensing agreements, among other matters. We represent individuals, businesses, software developers, and others in protecting their unique creations from those who would pirate and otherwise take advantage of their hard work. You may not realize that you have intellectual property worth securing, but we can advise you on how best to do so.
Labor & Employment Law: Local counsel can serve all facets of your employment law needs, whether you are an employer or employee. Many disputes center on well-known federal laws like the Civil Rights Act, while others implicate provisions of state law. Common employment law issues include discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenants, and claims of illegal retaliation.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): We represent clients in litigation proceedings in multiple state and federal courts as well as in administrative hearings, before regulatory boards, and in specialized tribunals like tax and bankruptcy courts. We also attempt to resolve disputes out of court by employing ADR methods such as mediation, arbitration, and negotiation.
Private Client Services: This practice area represents the unique and often complex needs of high-net-worth individuals, private businesses, and closely held family businesses. Local counsel is available in Worcester, Westborough, and elsewhere in Massachusetts to help clients preserve their hard-earned wealth, manage their businesses, provide for their estates, and achieve their philanthropic goals.
Private Equity & Venture Capital: The role of private equity and venture capital firms in launching and financing start-up businesses and emerging enterprises cannot be overstated. However, there are legal hurdles that must be cleared to achieve the desired outcome. Our local counsel consults multiple practice groups such as Business & Corporate, Banking & Finance, and Tax to advise private equity funds, investors, and others.
Real Estate & Land Use: Another way in which local counsel can prove effective is the combined area of real estate and land use. We meet the needs of a diverse array of clients including residential subdivisions, non-profits, commercial developers, and housing projects. The objective is to handle everything that touches on the acquisition and sale of real estate, plus common land use issues like zoning, permitting, and environmental impact assessments.
Tax Law: The complexity of taxes is appreciated by everyone from sole proprietors and private individuals to families with estate plans to large corporations. Regardless of whether you are starting a business or looking to adopt strategies to save yourself and your family money, we’re prepared to advise you.
Local Counsel is Ready to Deliver Quality Representation Where You Need It
Are you facing any of the above or related legal matters in Worcester, Westborough, or other areas in Massachusetts? Would you like to learn more about what SederLaw’s local counsel service can do for you? Give us a call or contact us online today.