Family Law

 

This is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including: marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships; adoption and surrogacy. child abuse and child abduction.

PRACTICE AREAS

 

 
Below are the legal practice area definitions and regional variations we offer in our law firms.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

 

The art and science of making decisions about investment mix and policy, matching investments to objectives, asset allocation for individuals and institutions, and balancing risk against performance.

 

Portfolio management is all about strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the choice of debt vs. equity, domestic vs. international, growth vs. safety, and many other tradeoffs encountered in the attempt to maximize return at a given appetite for risk.

Property Law

 

This is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property (land as distinct from personal or movable possessions) and in personal property, within the commonlaw legal system.

Conveyancing

 

This section is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.

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Criminal Law

 

Crimes are usually categorized as felonies 

or misdemeanors based on their nature andthe maximum punishment that can be imposed. Afelony involves serious misconduct 

that is punishable by death or by imprisonment for more than one year. Most state 

criminal lawssubdivide felonies into different classes with varying degrees of punishment.

 

Crimes that do not amount to felonies are misdemeanors orviolations.

 

A misdemeanor is misconduct for which the law prescribes punishment of no more than one year in prison. Lesser offenses, suchas traffic and parking infractions, are often called violations and are considered a part of criminal law.

Bankruptcy
 
The focus is on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganised or go into liquidation. Also, especially in the current economic environment, the chapter includes lawyers, who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers assist clients such as corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers, secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers, directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings. In addition to transactional work, bankruptcy also covers any related litigation, such as disputes between such parties in connection with distressed companies and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 processes.