Civil, Commercial, Alternative Dispute Resolution
At Balmer Black we represent individuals, businesses, and non-profits in a wide array of litigation matters. There is no one size fits all in litigation; therefore, we tailor our services to fit our clients’ needs. From simple to complex litigation matters, our firm is dedicated to helping our clients obtain a favorable, and cost effective, outcome.
Prenuptial Agreements, Support Orders, Custody, Divorce, Divorce Mediation
Arguably one of the most agonizing areas of the law, the last thing you need is to worry about the quality or cost of your representation. Our goal is to achieve the best result for you and your family by maintaining a level head and common sense in emotionally charged situations. Our services include prenuptial agreements, orders of protection, support, visitation, custody, and divorce hearings in most New York Counties. We are also pleased to be the first law firm in NYC to offer Wevorce mediation services.
Business & Startup Law
Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Startups
At Balmer Black, we understand that being an entrepreneur, opening a new business, or running a business can be an exciting, challenging, and sometimes intimidating process. In order for your new or existing business to succeed, it is essential that you have access to experienced business attorneys when you need them. At Balmer Black, we take the time necessary to truly understand our client’s business, allowing us to provide our clients with custom-tailored legal solutions. We can assist your business with Business Formation, Contract Templates, Deal Negotiation, General Counsel Services, Dispute Mediation, and Tax Matters.
Musicians, Actors, Artists, Athletes, Entertainment Companies
Located in the heart of the entertainment industry, we are well positioned to represent our clients in the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing, and theatre industries. We have assisted clients ranging from independent artists to major award winners, and everyone in between. Our lawyers have drafted and negotiated contracts with some of the world’s top companies. Services include: deal shopping; contract review, drafting, and negotiation; intellectual property registration, protection, and exploitation; and Central Withholding Agreements (CWA) for international touring artists.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy
In this day and age it is important for everyone to have a will. A will not only distributes your assets according to your wishes, but it makes an already difficult time easier for your family. Without a will, the State will follow the law to determine how your assets will be distributed, which often times may actually be in a manner that is against your wishes. At Balmer Black, we take the time to understand your situation and explain your options to custom tailor an estate plan that ensures that your wishes are carried out.
Buying or selling a home is an important financial transaction. At Balmer Black, we work hard to insure that your purchase/sale is as smooth as possible, and that your interests are properly protected. Some of the services we provide include: Preparation, review and negotiation of the real estate contract, Resolution of open issues prior to closing, Correspondence with attorneys, title company, mortgage company, Preparation for closing, and Representation at closing.
Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Consumer Credit Litigation
If you are being harassed by creditors, collection agencies, or collections law firms, you have options. Determining whether bankruptcy or debt settlement is right for you is a complex process; one that our firm takes very seriously because we understand how stressful it can be. Our firm has represented hundreds of consumers against collection companies and collection law firms and has experience representing consumers in bankruptcy. Therefore, once you contact our office you can rest assured that you have come to the right place. You have enough to worry about, let us handle your debt.