We concentrate our practice in Business Law, Municipal Law & Finance, Estate Planning & Administration, Elder Law & Medicaid, Real Estate & Development, Matrimonial & Family Law, and all areas of Litigation in State and Federal Courts.
LEADING OUR CLIENTS FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH SINCE 1936
FMBF is a regional law firm with attorneys and staff dedicated to specific practice areas. While our main office is located in Glens Falls, NY, we serve municipalities, businesses and individuals in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Fulton, Montgomery, Essex, Clinton, Franklin and Hamilton Counties.
Our primary practice areas include:
Civil Litigation, (supervised by two partners, with five associate attorneys and a staff of four) capable of handling all litigated matters, to include insurance defense, commercial disputes, real property foreclosures, real property disputes, municipal litigation, Article 7 tax challenges, matrimonial and family court actions, and Federal and State criminal defense. Shared experience and expertise support each new matter.
Estates (with a partner, two associate attorneys and a skilled and highly trained staff of six legal assistants), this highly respected group has a combined 145 years of experience advising clients in the areas of estate settlements, asset distribution, asset protection and elder law.
Matrimonial & Family Law, (with a partner, an associate attorney and a legal assistant)
Serving Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex Counties, our divorce and family law attorneys will fight for your personal rights. As family relationships become more complex, we provide you with legal services tailored to your personal needs. The depth of our firm's practice areas enables our divorce and family law attorneys to draw upon the knowledge of other attorneys within the firm to advise clients on ancillary legal issues such as modifying wills and estate planning; selling commercial properties; and reorganizing S corporations, partnerships and limited liability corporations to remove a former spouse or family member.
Real Estate and Land Use (manned by a partner, two associate attorneys, a paralegal and several support staff). Along with addressing all individual business and client real estate and land use matters, we represent and work closely with the local lending and financing institutions.
Business and Corporate (with an "of Counsel" founding partner and paralegal, supported by the Real Estate and Litigation practice groups). This practice area handles all business formations and structures including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). We also handle matters such as adding business partners, buying or selling a business, loan financing, and all types of contractual matters.
Municipal & Public Entity Law, (with two partners, two associate attorneys and a legal assistant) FMBF advises municipal boards and officials on planning and zoning review, environmental issues, and statutory and regulatory compliance. The firm advises municipalities on various matters, including adoption of local laws, public works projects, labor issues, fiscal matters, contracts and inter-municipal agreements. We serve as counsel to various economic development agencies and as bond counsel on a host of projects. We also have extensive experience defending municipal clients against claims and lawsuits.
FMBF has a long history in Northeastern New York State, tracing our roots back to the mid 1930's. Our firm is a strong and active supporter of the community and local charitable organizations. Our main office is in Glens Falls, ("Hometown USA") at 16 Pearl Street, with a second office at 3019 State Rte 4, Hudson Falls. Additional firm information is available at our website: www.fmbf-law.com.
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