The firm provides estate planning and administration to clients with their individual and family goals in mind. We tailor estate plans to meet each client’s specific goals. We handle all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate, asset collection and distribution, and settlement of accounts.

We help beneficiaries resolve estate disputes, including will and trust disputes. We provide effective advocacy in estate litigations and probate contests. Some of our representative matters include:

  • Crafting Estate Planning Documents: Will and Testament, Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, and Living Will
  • Probate and Administration
  • Trusts Formation and Administration
  • Compulsory Accountings
  • Fiduciary Removals

The firm represents buyers and sellers of condominium and coop units throughout the New York City metropolitan area. We also represent  condominium associations, coop boards, property managers, real estate investment funds and owners of commercial and residential buildings.

Some of our representative matters include:

Real estate acquisitions, sales, and closings (commercial and residential)

Reviewing real estate contracts (to purchase or sell)

Drafting purchase and sale agreements

Review of title and departmental and other searches

Reviewing and drafting leases

Real estate refinance

Our firm’s capabilities in both media and technology allow clients to develop, protect, and capitalize upon, their technology and online ventures. We work with our media and technology clients throughout all phases of the business life cycle, including initial development, securing intellectual property and technology rights, financings, and print, multimedia, and social media marketing campaigns. We structure and negotiate a wide range of agreements for both vendors and clients including website development agreements and policies, hosting, software as service, hardware, open source, and consulting agreements. We counsel clients on business strategies and on media related matters including rights of publicity, releases, social media and marketing campaigns, scripts and treatments, and distribution agreements.

For many businesses and individual artists, their intellectual property is their most important and valuable asset. We help clients develop strategies to protect and commercialize their intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights.

 

We secure clients trademarks and copyrights and manage both domestic and international trademark and copyright portfolios. We have structured and negotiated licensing agreements for clients including multimedia companies, music artists, photographers, and playwrights. We provide due diligence for transactions involving intellectual property assets. Our clients have included businesses and individuals in film, theater, music, and fashion.

The business of fashion is multi-dimensional: from retailers, designers and manufacturers, to stylists, photographers and models, each group needs to ensure that its interests are protected and business goals met. With Washington Law’s comprehensive experience in contracts, real estate, and intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights and rights of publicity, we offer tailored, efficient and cost-effective legal advice for clients in fashion.  Our focus includes structuring licensing and commercial deals, negotiating commercial leases, raising financing, securing and protecting brands, and providing marketing strategy.

The firm represents individuals and small businesses in bringing, and defending from, actions concerning their interests. Our unique approach to advocacy allows us to seek prompt resolution of disputes by aggressively and judiciously preparing cases for trial. We carefully examine each matter to determine if litigation and trial are the best options and are mindful of clients’ concerns regarding negative press. We examine all avenues for dispute resolutions, including settlements and other alternatives to litigation such as arbitration. Our mission is to maximize efficiency and to ensure our clients receive cost-effective and high-impact representation on all litigation and dispute resolution matters.

Business Counsel: Washington Law focuses on representing small businesses and start-ups from fund-raising and financing, to partnership and general corporate representation.  Often, we act as general counsel to our small business and start-up clients, providing advice ranging from setting up their business entities and protecting their assets to assessing risk and advising on strategy.  Some of our clients have included Internet start-ups, physicians’ healthcare practices, fashion and beauty entrepreneurs, innovative hotels, and design firms.

 

Investment Funds (Private Equity and Hedge Funds). The firm has represented private equity and hedge funds in connection with all aspects of their businesses including structuring and organizing investment funds, drafting formation documents and partnership and investor agreements, and advising on financing.