Our Practice Areas
Bruno Law Group offers experienced business guidance to businesses when they require legal assistance. Our client roster of sole proprietorships, family businesses, and corporations with national and international interests rely on us to provide personal representation as they pursue their legal and business goals.
Our business law practice covers a broad spectrum of services including:
Guidance in entity and state for business formation or incorporation based on extensive knowledge of personal liability concerns, tax considerations and other factors.
Guidance on preparation, review and negotiation of business-critical contracts, from noncompete and nondisclosure agreements to buy-sell agreements and commercial leases.
Dispute resolution or share buyout of a business. We use negotiation, mediation and litigation to resolve partnership disputes and other stakeholder controversies, including those leading to a necessary dissolution, or “business divorce.”
Growing businesses and professionals in all areas often face the scary prospect of having to respond to a state or federal subpoena or regulatory inquiry. Often times these inquiries may overlap with difficult ongoing civil litigation. Our firm, which includes former state and federal prosecution experience, will help navigate every step of the way and prevent long term criminal and civil liability.
Comprehensive representation in commercial real estate sales and purchases, including pursuit and negotiation of advantageous bank loans or other lender financing.
Guidance with business succession planning, as well as individual estate planning services.
Civil Litigation and Trials
We aggressively fight to protect our business and individual clients’ rights and economic interests representing a wide range of civil litigation disputes, including business litigation, intellectual property infringement litigation, contract disputes, partnership disputes, real estate and construction litigation, and estate litigation/will contests.
Our attorneys represent businesses and individuals in high-profile, precedent-setting matters with state and national implications.
- Business Litigation
- Contract Disputes
- Estate Litigation/Will Contests
- Non-Compete Agreement Disputes
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
- Real Estate and Construction Litigation
The team at Bruno Law Group has many years of hands-on experience using state and federal criminal law to help reduce jail time, eliminate jail sentences, protect personal records, reduce costs to clients, and maintain clients’ and their family’s safety. We handle every case with tact and compassion, and without judgement, to help our clients come out with their reputation intact and ability to carry on with their lives.
- DUI / DWI Defense
- Domestic Violence
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Drug Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Internet Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Child Custody
Estate Planning and Administration
We employ a broad range of techniques – including the development of well-constructed wills, powers of attorneys, living wills, and a wide variety of trusts and sophisticated gifting and entity planning strategies (such as the family limited partnership) carefully tailored to our clients’ wishes. In the process, we carefully evaluate income, gift and death tax consequences of these property transfers, whether during lifetime or after death, to ensure our clients’ complete satisfaction.
Bruno Law Group also advises clients on the subjects of incapacity and health care decision-making and assists clients in accomplishing their philanthropic goals. The firm has broad experience in designing and implementing all forms of outright, deferred and testamentary charitable gifts. Following a client’s death, our attorneys and staff work closely with family members, executors and other family advisors.
Our attorneys have vast experience working with both non-profit organizations and their donors in designing and implementing charitable gifts. We frequently retain philanthropically-minded clients interested in making a large or unique gift to a favored charity. Likewise, charities such as universities, churches, and community foundations often seek the firm’s assistance in establishing or expanding its planned giving program. In both situations, we outline alternative gifting strategies and then guide our clients in selecting the best approach consistent with their goals.
Development of comprehensive estate plans so assets are distributed according to our client’s wishes. Our firm handles: wills, trusts, power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and living wills.
After a death, the individual’s estate must undergo specific procedures and requirements such as collecting assets, paying off obligations (debts, expenses, and taxes), and distributing the remaining property to heirs and beneficiaries according to the decedent’s will. If a decedent passes without a will, the decedent’s assets will be allocated according to the statutory scheme of distribution per state law. We work with the Executor or an Administrator of an estate to ensure that each step is completed correctly and smoothly.
Advice and counsel is offered to individuals who feel that an estate they have an interest in has been improperly distributed or that the will does not accurately reflect the true wishes of the decedent.
The Bruno Law Group concentrates its practice on commercial and residential real estate transactions, from contract negotiation to closing. The firm participates in all phases of the transaction, as needed, including the letter of intent, contract negotiation and review, title search examination, review of surveys, review of Phase 1 environmental report, preparation of the closing documents and the closing settlement statement, review of loan documents, preparation for and attendance at closing. Bruno Law Group works closely with Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Agents to assure a smooth and successful closing for commercial and residential properties.
Our firm also assists clients with conveyance when there is a need to shift property from one body to another. The phrase is regularly used in real estate matters when buyers and sellers shift ownership of land, a building, or a home. A conveyance is performed utilizing an instrument such as a legal contract, lease, title, or deed.
Our experienced attorneys review assessments, analyze valuations, research properties, negotiate tax abatements and exemptions for qualified taxpayers, and represent clients in tax appeals, which includes negotiating with local assessors and presenting cases to county boards, state boards and tax court. We advocate for tax incentives and assist with new construction tax planning.
Our team includes full-time tax analysts who, under the supervision of attorneys, review property valuations and conduct assessment research to determine if a property is over-assessed. We have a demonstrated record of achieving successful outcomes for clients seeking to appeal or to strategically minimize their property tax liability, and we have helped clients obtain fair and equitable assessments. And unlike tax consulting firms, we leverage our litigation experience to resolve disputes when necessary.
Paralegal and Notary Services
We offer document preparation from A to Z, including forms for the Department of Motor Vehicles, healthcare, job applications, pension (QDRO), social security, unemployment, legal and non-legal documents, and more.
- State Applications
- Notary for Uncontested Divorce
- Immigration Applications (Applications Only
- Personal rent/loan agreements
- Acknowledgments of Signatures
- Oaths & Affirmations
- Execute Jurats for Affidavits and Other Verifications
- Proof of Execution
The relationship between lawyer and client is the key to success.