Banking & Settlement Services
The Firm acts as bank counsel to lending institutions in connection with residential and commercial loan transactions. The speed of the real estate closing process has accelerated dramatically over the last decade. Demands of the real estate industry have changed the manner in which the closing attorney handles a transaction. Our "proactive" approach facilitates smooth closings in a timely manner while treating borrowers with courtesy and respect.
Our real estate department understands the service-oriented nature of real estate closings for mortgage lenders. With multiple closing rooms, we have the ability and staff to accommodate closings at any time at the borrower's convenience. The primary contacts with respect to residential real estate transactions will be Scott Bonacick, Esq.
Business and Commercial Law
We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations, to dissolution.
Our firm has experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing all types of contracts, whether commercial or private. We have experience with contracts involving sales, leases, real estate, and employment. An experienced attorney can help you avoid future legal problems through proper drafting and by explaining your contractual rights and duties.
Bonacic & McMahon, LLP has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony indictments, such as, drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, white collar fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, and conspiracy.
Employment law covers a complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. Our attorneys have significant experience in interpreting and construing state and Federal statutes and case law in areas such as employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistleblower litigation, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Federal Employer's Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and special laws governing municipal employment.
Environmental law is a combination of state and Federal statutes and regulations, local ordinances, and case law governing clean air practice, water pollution, hazardous and solid waste, wetlands, and wild lands. Our environmental lawyers help clients obtain required permits and comply with regulations and auditing principles to protect them from violations and penalties; advise them on hazardous waste, cleanup, and Superfund issues; and represent individuals and organizations in bringing actions where they believe a violation has occurred.
Our government contract lawyers represent our business clients doing business with municipal, state, and Federal governments. Those services include assisting clients in negotiating, performing, interpreting, litigating, and terminating defense, construction, and procurement contracts as well as defending against debarment. Our lawyers have experience in both traditional court and administrative proceedings.
Litigation & Appeals
Bonacic & McMahon, LLP represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes, and family law and commercial matters.
Bonacic & McMahon, LLP represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another's person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence.
Real Estate Law
Bonacic & McMahon, LLP represents both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.
State, Local & Municipal Law
The attorneys in our firm who practice in the State, Local & Municipal Law area have expertise and knowledge in the areas of powers and liabilities of state and local government and municipal corporations, including matters such as land use and zoning issues, municipal employment disputes, and injuries to personal or property by municipal employees.
Our firm represents individuals throughout New York State who have been injured in the course of employment. We assist individuals in obtaining the medical care and financial compensation to which they are entitled under the New York State Workers Compensation Law. Our attorneys regularly appear before the New York State Workers Compensation Board protecting the rights of injured workers.