Practice Areas

At Germanotta & Shillinglaw, we take pride in providing our clients with a variety of legal services in a personalized and cost-effective manner.  

Estate Planning

 

You have worked hard to build a stable financial foundation for you and your family, and you value your ability to make decisions about your finances, property, and healthcare. Our attorneys can help you develop a plan that will protect your family's future through the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other Estate Planning tools.

Probate and Trust Administration

 

The death of a family member is an exceedingly difficult and emotional time.  Let our attorneys guide you through the complicated process of Probate, which is used to assure that a loved one's assets are distributed as intended.  Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of Probate, including formal and informal administration, summary settlement procedures, and will contests.  If there is a trust, our attorneys can guide you through the process of Trust Administration.  

Real Estate

 

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a real estate investor, or a business looking to purchase your place of operation, our attorneys can assist you with all types of real estate transactions and related issues.  We have substantial experience in both residential and commercial transactions.  Our attorneys assist property owners with residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes, zoning issues, and land contract foreclosures.

Personal Injury

 

You have undoubtedly noticed people all around us who act in irresponsible and unreasonable ways  They text while driving, they run red lights, they drive while intoxicated.  If you or a loved one are hurt because of the irresponsible behavior of someone else, you have the right to seek fair compensation for your injuries and damages. Our attorneys are experienced in resolving personal injury claims through settlement, litigation, mediation, and trial.  

​Business Law

 

If you own a business, you understand all the complicated questions that can arise outside of the scope of your experience - contract negotiations, employment law questions, permits and licenses, and unemployment claims, to name just a few.  Our attorneys represent businesses of all sizes and types, and are always available to answer questions and anazlye problems to assist you in running your business.  You will sleep better knowing you have experienced attorneys ready to help you with whatever issue arises next.

 

Landlord / Tenant Disputes
 
Our attorneys have experience representing both landlords and tenants in matters involving rental property, including drafting of leases, security deposit issues, rent payment problems, and evictions.  Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, we can answer your questions and advise you on the best ways to handle current problems - and prevent future problems.