Connecticut Legal Services From the Law Offices of Michael H. Clinton, LLC
Get the Legal Guidance You Need, When You Need It
At the Law Offices of Michael H. Clinton, we understand that when you are going through a stressful time, you need someone you can depend on. Attorney Michael Clinton makes it his mission to provide every client with the dependable representation and guidance they need.
Areas of legal service we offer include, but are not limited to:
Owning a business is fraught with legal decisions, and starting one is no easy task. Whether you have an established business or are just starting one, an attorney can help you understand the rights you and your business are afforded. An attorney will also inform you of the responsibilities you owe to your employees and customers to avoid liability. Business law covers business organization, contracts, sales, employment, and more. As a small business owner himself, Attorney Clinton understands and knows how to help your business compete and be successful in today's competitive environment.
We are the place to come to close the purchase, sale, or refinancing of your home. Our staff is experienced in performing the finishing legal touches of buying a house. They will treat all of your questions with the respect they deserve. We are also experienced in resolving title problems. Those pesky little things that come up and need to be taken care of so that the buying and selling of real estate can occur without delay. We can prepare a Warranty Deed or file a Quiet Title action. Whatever your needs, Attorney Clinton is here to help.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Attorney Clinton has represented individuals, corporations, limited liability companies and other entities in their acquisition, sales, refinancing and development of every type of commercial property in Connecticut. Whether you are a buyer, a seller or a tenant, the Law Offices of Michael H. Clinton will protect your rights and look out for your best interests in all of your real estate transactions. These include purchase, sale, and financing of apartment buildings, office, retail, and industrial space, warehouse and vacant land. We are also experienced in like kind exchanges (IRC 1031) and numerous other sophisticated real estate transactions.
Corporate Formation & Maintenance
Whether your new business venture becomes a corporation, joint venture, partnership, sole proprietorship or non-profit, our proactive business formation services can help you chose which path is the right one for you to take. We also organize the record-keeping, meetings, filings, management, policies, and other necessary maintenance operations to simplify in-house tasks and comply with regulatory requirements.
Estate planning can seem like an uncomfortable topic, but really it is about making choices regarding you or your family's future in a way that you know will be enforced even if you aren't there to do it yourself. Estate planning and probate includes, but is not limited to: Planning and Preparation Estate Planning Documents; Last Will & Testaments, Advance Directive (aka Living Will);
Advance Health Care Directives:
The Advance Health Care Directives gives your named Agent(s) (often a spouse or “significant other” is the primary Agent) the power to make medical decisions, sign consents and/or releases with hospitals and/or doctors in order to act on your behalf when you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself. It also acts as your "living will" for end-of-life decisions. Trusts (revocable, irrevocable, intervivos and testamentary); Powers of Attorney; The Durable Powers of Attorney for Management of Property and Personal Affairs:
The Durable Power of Attorney is a "general power of attorney". This document is primarily intended to give your named agent (often your spouse, “significant other”, child or trusted advisor is the primary agent) the power to deal with your assets in the event of your incapacity. However, this document gives your agent broad powers to dispose of, sell, convey and encumber your real and personal property; if you have any concern about granting such broad powers, please discuss your concerns with an attorney prior to signing a power of attorney or any legal document. Guardianship; Memorandum and more.
Unfortunately, with estate planning comes the need to probate an estate. However, probate does not need to be painful. With caring and appreciation for the wishes of loved ones, we help our clients through every step of the process.
Last Will and Testament
A last will and testament is a legal document that provides your wishes to be followed after your death. A will controls the division of your individually owned assets and appoints guardians for children. In your will an executor is nominated to manage the distribution of those assets. If you die without a will or a trust, your assets will be distributed by the law of intestacy – basically the state decides who inherits your money. A will ensures that your individually owned assets go to the individuals that you want.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed as the result of another person's actions, you may have the right to compensation. Whether the injury or death was intended or the result of negligence, you and your loved ones have a right to safety, and if that right has been violated you deserve compensation for physical, monetary, and even emotional losses.
Other areas we practice include:
- Residential and commercial Landlord/tenant leasing and evictions
- Commercial and residential summary process litigation and collections
- Construction law and litigation
- Property Tax Appeals