Practices

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Arbitration and Mediation Services.

Areas of expertise:

Real Estate

Business

Probate Disputes

Family Law Property Disputes

BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE

With over 80 years of combined experience, our firm skillfully handles business and real estate transactions and litigation.  Many of our clients are business entities with substantial commercial holdings requiring legal services which include developing new businesses, sales of businesses, acquisitions, commercial landlord-tenant, bankruptcy involvement, family law disputes, and estate planning.

APPELLATE SPECIALIST

Francine Tone is a certified appellate law specialist and handles appeals in a wide range of topics.  Our firm has handled a multitude of appeals arising from real property, business, family law, probate/estate litigation, and criminal law.

TRIAL & LITIGATION STRATEGIST

Our firm specializes in developing strategies at the trial level to minimize attacks on appeal as well as preserving issues for appeal. Looking ahead and anticipating issues can help resolve problems before they arise.  Taking a few extra moments in preparation can set up the case for appeal as well as thwart an appeal by the opposing party.  Knowing how the case or issue will be viewed on appeal and understanding the scope and limits of a potential appeal impacts how quickly a case may be resolved. If you can avoid the appeal altogether,  your clients can reach finality sooner.

 

Typical areas fraught with appellate potential include demurrers, summary judgment motions, proceedings without trial, injunctions, attorney's fees, statements of decision and post-trial and post-judgment proceedings.  We also assist in unique and unsettled areas of law.

SPEAKER | ADVISOR | CONSULTANT

Francine Tone is a strategic business advisor and speaker, helping lawyers and other professionals grow businesses by developing a culture of trust and confidence while improving life integration (work-life balance). Speaking topics include leadership, productivity, business growth, and communication. Visit Francine Tone & Associates LLC.