Personal Injury

If you or a loved one have been injured, let us help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. We handle all serious personal injury claims, including:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Wrongful deaths
  • Slip and fall
  • Construction accidents
  • Work related injuries
  • Product liability
  • Most other negligence claims

Call us today for a no-obligation consultation.

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Bankruptcy

Life can be unpredictable, and even with the best planning debt can quickly spiral out of control, particularly following an unexpected loss of income. The law provides relief, and we can help you obtain that relief while protecting your assets. We handle:

  • Chapter 7 filings, allowing for the immediate discharge of personal and/or business debt
  • Chapter 13 filings, allowing for elimination of both interest and principal to reduce your debt to a level commensurate with your income
  • Chapter 7, 11 and 13 representation of creditors

In all cases we will evaluate your circumstances and help your determine which type of relief is available to you and best suited to your needs. In addition to preparing your petition for filing, Attorney Manne will review possible pitfalls with you to ascertain and confirm that no grounds for objections to discharge exist, ensuring that the process will proceed as smoothly as possible.

"We are a debt-relief agency, and we help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code."

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DWI & Traffic

From minor traffic violations to DWI, competent legal representation is essential to:

  • Explore and advance available legal defenses
  • Communicate mitigating factors which warrant leniency
  • Minimize adverse license and insurance ramifications

With most routine traffic violations, our clients are able to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of appearing personally in court.

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Criminal Defense

In most criminal cases, a fair and reasonable disposition can be reached well before trial. However, we believe that all defendants deserve an experienced trial attorney who will:

  • Fully investigate the events leading up to the charge
  • Obtain and review all information in the possession of the prosecution
  • Explore and discuss with you all potential defenses
  • Keep you informed at all stages of your case
  • Present available defenses and assert your rights
  • Be prepared to try your case before a jury if a satisfactory disposition cannot be reached

We handle all manner of criminal cases.

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Wills & Estates

A professionally prepared Last Will and Testament is relatively inexpensive, yet crucial to estate planning. Without a Will, you are trusting the State of New York to determine who should receive your possessions when you die, remaining mute as to who should care for your children, and foregoing any safeguards against waste of family assets. An effective Last Will and Testament will allow you to:

  • Name the persons whom you wish to inherit your property
  • Name a trustee to manage property left to minor children
  • Designate a representative to administer your estate
  • Designate a guardian for surviving minor children
  • Direct the manner in which your final affairs should be handled
  • Express any final sentiments or funeral preferences which you may have

We also offer a wide range of estate planning options and advice concerning living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, living and testamentary trusts, and estate tax planning. It's never too early to plan ahead to protect those whom you love.

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Collections

If past due receivables have become a problem for your business, we can help. We assist businesses throughout Herkimer and surrounding counties collect on delinquent accounts and recover bad debt. Most collections can be handled on a contingency basis, with no legal fees unless and until we successfully recover for you. Our efforts will include:

  • Contact with the debtor
  • Negotiation of payment plans
  • Litigation to reduce the debt to judgment
  • Docketing of judgment to create lien on real property
  • Oversight of asset searches and investigation
  • Enforcement through restraining notices, income executions and executions on real and personal property

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Divorce and Family Lay

Cases involving family or matrimonial law can often be the most stressful for clients; however, an experiences, competent and professional attorney can often reduce that stress considerably. Attorney Manne will take the time to fully explain all relevant laws and legal principals relevant to the outcome of your case, will help you establish and attain your objectives through negotiation and, if necessary, will aggressively advance your case through litigation. Areas of representation include:

  • Contested and uncontested divorces
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Adoption
  • Name changes

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Real Estate

Real estate constitutes the largest single purchase most individuals will make in their lifetime. Legal representation prior to and at closing is essential to ensure that the property being purchased is legally conveyed by the seller free of all liens, encumbrances, and claims of third parties, and prevents the type of miscommunications or complications which can result in the loss of the sale. In addition to taking the stress out of the closing process, Attorney Manne will prepare and review all necessary closing documents, explain their significance to you, and ensure that all financial transactions are completed accurately and in accordance with the agreement and understanding of all parties. We handle virtually all real estate matters including:

  • House closings (sellers and buyers)
  • Bank mortgage loan closings
  • Mortgage refinances
  • Commercial property closings
  • Business and bulk sales
  • Title examinations and insurance

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Corporate & Business Law

We provide a wide range of services to our corporate and business clients, which include large and well established corporations as well as initial start-ups. We provide representation and assistance relating to:

  • Business incorporation and operation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation and operation
  • Not-for-Profit corporations
  • Religious corporations and churches
  • Assumed names
  • Loans and financing agreements
  • Contracts (all kinds)
  • Civil litigation
  • Bankruptcy litigation

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Local Representation

We are pleased to provide local representation to out-of-area attorneys and law firms, most commonly in connection with:

  • Supreme Court motion appearances
  • Attendance at bankruptcy meetings of creditors
  • Attendance at mortgage foreclosure auctions
  • Witness and equity closings
  • Oral depositions / EBT's
  • Other "of counsel" appearances

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