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experience a difference. With over thirty years experience as a general practice firm, we are capable of handling a variety of legal matters and positioned to provide outstanding representation to our commercial and individual clients. But more than our legal experience… we take pride in the personal attention we give and the relationships we develop with our clients. We want you to be comfortable with us and confident in the services we are providing. This means we are always available to address your concerns, respond to your questions, keep you informed about your case, and represent you for a reasonable fee. When you need guidance on a legal matter, give us a call to see if our experience can work for you. advocacy you can trust. Our small size allows us to focus our complete attention on you, and every detail and aspect of your case.  You can be sure we will put our best effort into advocating for you by forming a strategic legal plan to optimize your results while protecting your interests….  To do that, whether your matter is anything from a real estate transaction to a complex litigation situation, we will include you fully in the process by listening carefully to your thoughts and concerns, discussing...

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Homeowners May Face “HELOC Shock”

Many homeowners opened home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs as they are popularly known, during the 2004-2007 lending boom.  Those that have been paying interest-only since then may be facing financial shock as their reset date approaches and they will be forced to bring their balance down to zero. Repaying Home Equity Loans by Lisa Prevost – NYT Real Estate Section, February 9, 2014...

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What Is Collaborative Law & Why is it Transforming the Practice of Law?

Co-Authored by Joan L. Tremer, Esq. Reprinted with permission of the Richmond County Bar Association Journal Fall 2013.  Collaborative Law or Collaborative Practice as it is sometimes called is one of the newest forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which can, in many cases, prove highly beneficial to both clients and counsel.  This article will present an overview of the basics of the collaborative law model, its advantages over litigation and mediation when utilized in appropriate cases, and the ethical issues which must be considered when integrating Collaborative Law into your practice. Collaborative Law is an “alternative way to settle disputes in which both parties hire specially trained attorneys who work to help them respectfully resolve the conflict.”1 In fact, Collaborative Law, and ADR in general, have recently been receiving favorable publicity and positive support from the public as well as an increasingly overburdened court system. In her book entitled The New Lawyer: How Settlement Is Transforming the Practice of Law, Professor Julie Macfarlane points out “…a 98% civil settlement rate, and the increasing use of negotiation, mediation, and collaboration in resolving lawsuits, have dramatically altered the role of the lawyer.” Commenting further “that the patience and deference of the consumers of legal services are beginning to fray around the edges,...

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Gary S. Tremer, Esq. P:  718.948.8900 F:  718.317.8550 E: Download vCard Gary focuses on real estate & title matters, landlord-tenant cases, business & corporate issues and matrimonial actions. He is a lifelong Staten Islander, graduating from Port Richmond High School before receiving his BA from Niagara University in 1973.  Gary also obtained an MBA from Wagner College, and received his JD degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1982.  He is admitted in New York and in the federal courts of the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York. Prior to private practice, Gary worked for a large re-insurance company drafting contracts between multiple insurance carriers, including Lloyds of London, sharing risk on large projects. He has volunteered with the American Cancer Society and was a recipient of their Sword of Hope Award, as well as with the Staten Island YMCA and CYO where he coached in their baseball programs for many years. Gary is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Staten Island Collaborative Law Group, and a member and former director of the Richmond County Bar...

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