Litigation Corporate Law Real Estate Trusts & Estates


Business disputes and personal disagreements occur frequently. Sometimes they cannot be settled without the help of an attorney. Our client's future often hinges on a case's outcome – that's why we start every case as if it will end up in trial. We partner with our clients to achieve the most cost effective outcome for them, be it early resolution through settlement or an aggressive trial strategy to vindicate their rights.

Clients in need of litigation or alternative dispute resolution advice and representation retain our trial attorneys to handle matters in the following areas:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Business torts (including intellectual property disputes)
  • Real Estate
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Products liability
  • Employment and Labor
  • Foreclosure and Debt Collection
  • Construction
  • Professional liability and licensing
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy

Corporate Law

Our attorneys have years of experience in corporate law, with both business and not-for-profit corporations. We have represented boards of directors and shareholders of business corporations and trustees and members of not-for-profit corporations. The full range of our corporate practice spans from formation, administration, and purchases to litigation, when necessary.

Real Estate

Schwartz Burton provides a full range of services relating to residential real estate, commercial real estate, and resolution of real estate disputes. Our experienced attorneys guide clients through the entire real estate transaction and aggressively advocate for our clients should a dispute arise.

Residential Real Estate

Buying a home can be the most important and stressful purchase of your life. More than likely, it will be the first time you need an attorney as well. Schwartz Burton LLP wants to make sure that experience is a pleasant one. Our firm can help you by making the process easier.

We treat your transaction as our own. Communication, client service, and attention to detail are Schwartz Burton's utmost priority no matter the size of the deal. Our attorneys follow each transaction closely, from the initial contract through the closing and beyond. Your concerns will never be placed on a back-burner at Schwartz Burton.

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate attorneys can be "deal makers" or "deal breakers." Our clients' success is our success. At Schwartz Burton, we strive to identify creative solutions so your deal can go forward while simultaneously protecting your interests and security. Our years of experience litigating commercial disputes enables Schwartz Burton to accurately identify, assess and communicate to our clients the risks associated with each transaction. Building on our experience, we can then formulate creative solutions to enable the transaction to succeed.

Condominium and Cooperative Formation

More home buyers are opting to buy condominium or cooperative apartments. Schwartz Burton LLP has the experience and expertise to form these entities on behalf of real estate developers and property owners.

Trusts and Estates

Schwartz Burton works closely with individuals to develop estate plans that provide for protection of assets, access to those assets during life, distribution of assets according to the client's wishes upon death, and reduction of probate costs and estate and inheritance taxes. Our attorneys represent high net worth individuals and elderly and disabled clients in matters of preservation and transfer of wealth, business succession planning, gift and estate tax planning, special needs trust planning, estate and trust administration, and planning for public benefits such as Medicaid and SSI.

Our estate planning services include:

  • Planning to avoid probate
  • Planning to mitigate estate and gift taxes
  • Planning to address special concerns such as disability; creditor protection; business succession, etc.
  • Preparation of wills
  • Preparation of trusts
    • Revocable trusts
    • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
    • Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs)
    • Qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs)
    • Special needs trusts
    • Dynasty trusts
  • Preparation of powers of attorney
    • Durable general powers of attorney
    • Durable health care powers of attorney
    • Living Wills
  • Preparation of ancillary estate planning documents
  • Family limited partnerships and family LLCs