Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Our law firm handles personal injury actions starting immediately after an accident all the way through the commencement of a lawsuit, discovery, depositions, trials and appeals, if necessary in both State and Federal Courts. We routinely work with expert witnesses, private investigators, accident reconstructionists, vocational rehabilitationists and economic experts to fully evaluate the extent of damages suffered as a result of an accident and the consequences arising therefrom.

Our firm maintains a focus of its personal injury practice to the following areas:

  • automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents;
  • slip and fall accidents;
  • premises liability
  • dog bite and animal attacks;
  • products liability;
  • construction and labor law accidents;
  • medical malpractice;
  • lead base paint & other toxic exposures

Our office also handles insurance matters on behalf of claimants involving the initiating and settling of claims, the reservation of rights, under insured and uninsured motorist coverage, property and casualty claims, fire loss, and other issues which arise out of personal and commercial liability coverage.

 

CRIMINAL LAW

At the Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis, we have a reputation for prowess in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, and the utmost dedication to our clients. If you have been charged with a crime, “we will fight for you.”

Our firm handles all levels of offenses in Federal, State, County, City, and Town Courts in Western New York. We have represented clients charged with everything from minor violations of the law to the most serious of criminal charges.

Protect your rights with an experienced criminal defense team. We are vested in every client, every case, and every trial. You can expect our best defense every time.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is crucial that you seek legal services as early as possible in your case. We can provide you with the information necessary to ensure that your legal interests have been protected at every point in the proceeding.

Contact the Law Office of Emanuel N. Mouganis, criminal defense attorney, for assistance with any of the following criminal defense cases:

  •             DWI – ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES
  •             THEFT – LARCENY – FRAUD
  •             HOMICIDES – MURDERS – MANSLAUGHTER
  •             ASSAULTS
  •             DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  •             DRUGS – NARCOTICS
  •             TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS
  •             ROBBERY
  •             BURGLARY – TRESPASS
  •             PROBATION VIOLATIONS
  •             PAROLE HEARINGS
  •             APPEALS
  •             VIOLATIONS
  •             MISDEMEANORS
  •             FELONIES

 

 

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Our office handles all aspects of wills, trusts and estates from will preparation to the most complex legal documents to protect our clients and their assets both before and after death. Our firm works with our clients to develop a sound estate plan that avoids protracted legal proceedings that often turn contentious after a person dies.  We also offer services for living wills and trusts, powers of attorney and health care proxies.

Our firm provides estate planning and business succession planning services to individuals and families. Each client and family presents a unique set of personal and financial circumstances that require a carefully developed estate plan taking into consideration all of the issues that may arise given their financial and personal circumstances. We take an assertive approach to estate planning where we are able to address a client’s business and personal needs in an effort to minimize future income and estate taxes thereby maximizing the benefits to the entire family while serving the individual needs of the clients.

 

 

Divorce and Family Law

Our law firm understands the differences and disputes that lead partners to end their marital relationship.  We work with our clients to help them achieve their objectives, prepare a legally sound resolution that identifies current and future issues and avoids extensive drawn out litigation. We are experienced in handling all types of marital and family law matters, including equitable distribution of property, custody of children, parenting access and visitation schedules, child support, spousal support, post judgment matters and qualified domestic relations orders for the distribution of retirement benefits.

Our attorney and staff work with our client to develop the best plan to ensure the protection of their personal and financial future and that of their family. Divorce and Family Law often requires the practitioner to utilize zealous and aggressive advocacy with potentially volatile intra-family dynamics that not only affect the adults, but most importantly impact the children involved, so we are sensitive to and respect the balance that must be maintained between the family relationships and our approach to litigation while advocating for the needs of each of our clients.

Since our firm was founded, our attorney and staff handle these matters on behalf of both men and women and have represented grandparents in enforcing their rights to have and maintain a relationship with their grandchildren.  We handle cases in both Supreme Court and Family Courts in all counties of Western New York.

 

 

Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Our law firm has extensive experience in representing the interests of individuals buying and selling property in all aspects of real estate transactions. We also have extensive experience in residential, commercial and office leasing matters, as well as construction project contracts and disputes.

Our firm maintains a focus of its residential and commercial real estate practice to:

 

  •             HOUSE CLOSINGS FOR BOTH SELLER & PURCHASER
  •             REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS FOR FINANCIAL LENDERS
  •             COMMERCIAL ACQUISITIONS
  •             FINANCING & DEVELOPMENT OF REAL PROPERTY
  •             LEASING
  •             LANDLORD TENANT MATTERS
  •             HOUSING COURT VIOLATIONS

 

 

Business, Contractual and Employment Law and Litigation

Our office represents all types of business entities from sole proprietors to closely held family corporations to large business firms.  We have expertise in helping clients through each critical phase in the development of the client’s business, selecting the type of organizational entity which bests suits the business operation and needs, while developing a plan for the future from initial startup through the client’s business growth and development.  Our firm is experienced in all of these areas, succession planning as well as the myriad of legal issues which businesses face on a day to day basis.

We handle a vast array of commercial litigation from basic contract disputes to more complicated and complex matters involving contractual rights and obligations. We work closely with business owners to develop an appropriate resolution, including a litigation plan that best advances the interest of the client and provides protection for their business and its assets in a cost effective manner.

Our firm is also experienced in employment law and handles all types of employment related matters, including discrimination and harassment claims arising in the work place based upon a person’s race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.