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The Firm has decades of experience in criminal defense from high profile white collar offenses in Federal Court to low level offenses in the local municipal and justice courts of New York and New Jersey.
Associate Evan Ostrer has successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases, including violent crimes, vehicular, drug and white collar offenses giving Evan a wealth of knowledge in the criminal law arena from investigation through trial. Evan now successfully defends those who stand accused throughout New York and New Jersey for the firm.
Our family law staff is comprised of compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable New York and New Jersey attorneys who can help you navigate the complex issues of family law ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to divorce and dissolution, and even post-judgment related issues, Alimony and Alimony Modification, Annulments, Child Custody and Custody Modification, Child Protective Services (DCP&P, formerly DYFS), Child Support and Child Support Modification, Closely Held Business, Separation Agreements, Intra-Marital Agreements, Property Division, Termination of Domestic Partnerships, Uncontested Divorce, and more
The Firm has strong experience in banking and financial practice. We regularly represent individuals and business entities seeking counsel for loan financing, refinancing, debt restructuring and loan workouts, and we know the importance of understanding the intricacies of each separate deal and the needs of our clients. At the same time, we represent lenders and financial institutions who are in need of counsel to document and properly close loans and other financial transactions they wish to enter with their customers, and to secure their pledged collateral.
Our firm has substantial experience over decades in representing individuals, businesses, financial institutions and government bodies in a wide range of important and complex litigation matters whether as a plaintiff or a defendant. Our attorneys are actively involved in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in both state and federal Court. We will seek to define and then achieve the client’s goals and objectives by working together with the client to develop and execute a plan of action.
We have helped our corporate clients make the most of business opportunities presented and also to avoid significant pitfalls before them. We provide general counsel and strategic advice and focus on building long-term relationships. We are capable of viewing our client’s business issues from the highest level down to the finest detail. The Firm’s corporate attorneys represent individually-owned and family-owned business entities, and mid-sized and publicly held companies. The size of the client is not as important as our developing an understanding of each client’s particular business and needs, from overall structure to employment to regulation and growth. We serve numerous clients closely as outside general counsel so they can avoid a need for a full time in-house attorney. We represent entities in a wide range of industries from construction, real estate, retail and health care to banking, automotive dealerships and sports.
GM’s estate planning and probate practice involves all aspects of estate and gift planning, trust and estate administration and related litigation. Our estate clients include individuals and families, and their business interests, but in addition, we represent a number of entrepreneurs and business clients in planning their estates in the context of their businesses, whether start-up or long-established. Specifically, the firm engages in estate planning services which include, but are not limited to:
At Guaglardi & Meliti, our mediation practice is designed to both resolve the legal issues that your family may currently face, and protect the emotional health and well-being of the family both during and after the divorce. Mediation is designed to achieve cooperative solutions during times of conflict. If your goal is to minimize animosity and openly discuss alternatives for optimal resolution, mediation could be just what you are looking for.
Licenses/firearms can be subject to forfeiture for most criminal charges and convictions, especially in the domestic violence context. Police officers are required by law to confiscate all weapons/licenses if there is probable cause to believe that violence has occurred, or that the accused poses a threat to the public or any person. The State will have forty-five (45) days from the date of the seizure to seek forfeiture of those weapons, otherwise seized property should be returned to the rightful owner.
In the domestic violence context, weapons should be returned to the owner under the following circumstances:
(a) the State does not institute an action within 45 days of seizure, the seized weapons shall be returned to the owner, see NJ 2C:25-21(d)(3); and/or
(b) The family court does not find that the owner poses a threat to the public or any person. See e.g. In re Return of Weapons of J.W.D., 290 N.J. Super. 451 (App.Div.1996).
At G&M, we work extensively with our clients to ensure that all favorable evidence and facts are presented to the Judge on your behalf. We take the time to prepare our clients and strategize to conduct an extensive cross-examination of your accuser, or any other witness who may be called to testify against you. We do not sleep on our clients' rights, and you should never sleep on your own.
If you have been accused of committing a domestic violence offense, the potential risks extend far beyond restraints being issued against you on your accuser's behalf. You can be displaced from your home, you will be placed in a domestic violence registry, and entry of a FRO could also impact other parallel proceedings, including associated criminal matters, an impending divorce and/or custody dispute.
As a former prosecutor, we know how to defend and prosecute allegations of domestic violence on behalf of the accused and/or the victim. If you have been accused, it is extremely important that you have experienced attorneys by your side to raise every possible defense that may be available to you under the circumstances.
At G&M, we have a team of attorneys who will support you and will strive to ensure that the safety of you and your loved ones are preserved.
After you are arrested, a criminal background check will reveal the arrest even if the charge(s) were later dismissed. Often times people wish to clear their name from the public record of any arrest (or conviction) to avoid the negative stigma or perception of a potential employer, educational institution or company who wishes to conduct a background check. Nj.gov provides resources to common questions about the expungement process:
An expungement is the removal and isolation of all records on file within any court, detention or correctional facility, law enforcement, criminal justice agency or juvenile justice agency concerning a person's apprehension, arrest, detention, trial or disposition of an offense within the criminal or juvenile justice system. Unless otherwise provided by law, if an order for expungement is granted, the adult arrest, the record of law enforcement taking you into custody as a juvenile, conviction, adjudication of delinquency, disposition and any related proceedings are considered not to have occurred. See the section on Comparison of Adult and Juvenile Terms for a glossary of terms that are specific to juvenile court.
The New Jersey expungement law states in detail who is eligible for an expungement. You can refer to the current applicable provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1 through N.J.S.A. 2C:52-32 to determine if you are eligible. We help our clients prepare and file a Petition for Expungement and present all applicable information so that the Court can determine the issuance of an Expungement Order.
If you have any questions, or would like to know if you qualify for an expungement, call us today!
The drug laws in the United States carry serious consequences. If convicted, you may be exposed to substantial fines, penalties and the potential for lengthy periods of incarceration. Whether you have been charged with a low level marijuana offense in New York or New Jersey, or you have been charged with interstate trafficking related offenses at the federal level, you need experienced attorneys by your side.
Our firm handles defense against all drug offenses such as possession, manufacturing, distribution, sale and trafficking of controlled substances, including heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, psilocybin, marijuana etc., and prescription drugs (narcotics, barbiturates, etc). We also represent clients facing medical marijuana related offenses and handle complex cases involving distribution at the federal level. Call us today.
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