As small business owners ourselves, we know how important it is to have partners that look out for our interests. Successful businesses are always built upon strong foundations. If you are thinking about starting your own company or growing an existing business, these are three areas where you cannot afford to cut corners: Sscuring a competent attorney, establishing a banking business relationship, and securing a competent tax expert. Before you set up any kind of business entity, it is imperative to find experts in each of these three areas to ensure you are protected.
What should you look for when choosing a lawyer to advise you on business law? You should hire a firm that has experience in working with small businesses. They should be well established in the community where you are planning to locate your business. They should be willing to educate you and your staff about the legal aspects of your business. They should communicate well and, most importantly, they should respect your business judgment. Running your own business can mean having to deal with multiple legal issues including: contract reviews, organizational structure or conversion to a new type of structure, real estate leases or purchases, and licensing intellectual property rights
Massi & Massi has been helping business owners to build strong foundations for decades. We take the time to get to know you and to understand your business plan and future goals in order to advise you on structuring your business to best protect your interests and assets. Types of entities Massi & Massi is well versed in creating include: sole proprietorships and advising of the risks of Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Sub-S Corporations, C-Corporations partnerships and joint ventures If you are thinking about becoming your own boss or taking your business to the next level, call us for a consultation. We will be reliable partners in building your own successful future and creating a business legacy you can be proud of.
Real Estate Law
Property ownership is a basic pillar of the American Dream. Historically, home ownership was something that offered security for us and for our families. Unfortunately, the real estate crisis changed the face of our country and the lives of millions. It is time to take back this part of the American Dream. Property owners, whether residential or commercial, must educate themselves on what is happening in the real estate market. We can show you what you need to know. What has changed?
As a result of what some consider to be the biggest loss of value ever experienced by Americans, the real estate crisis created specific types of homeowners - the true victims who lost it all despite trying everything to save their dream, and those who had investment property and found the lenders and servicers of the loan had very little concern for property that was not a primary residence. Most investors have been frustrated by lenders who were happy to take loan origination fees but trned out to be uncaring when that owner faced trouble with his investment. For those who never owned property but watched the devastation of those who lost it all, they weigh the desire for the happiness and security of homeownership against the fear that a real estate crisis can happen again in America. So how can we help?
Whether you have been a victim of the real estate crisis or you want to buy for the first time, we can walk you through the process of real estate ownership and investment. There are reasons to buy, reasons to wait, and reasons to rent. We have spent hours over the years when times were tough, consulting with homeowners to offer an inside look at how lenders think and why they make decisions which personally affect so many Americans. Massi & Massi brings clarity through experience. Call us for assistance with any kind of real estate question, whether it is dealing with your HOA, understanding an insurance claim, drafting a lease agreement, navigating a foreclosure, understanding or drafting a purchase agreement, landlord/tenant disputes, and executing a short sale. Finally, the recent boom in timeshare vacation sales has created an opportunity for people to invest in real estate in a limited way. However, a weak resale market and restrictive conditions can trap you in an ownership situation. Massi & Massi is one of the leading law firms in advising timeshare owners or buyers. Before you lock in a lifetime vacation spot or put your timeshare on the market, call us for a consultation.
Bad credit can create problems and have an adverse effect on your life. Your credit rating influences whether you can buy a house, get a car loan, or even have a have access to credit available for emergencies. Call Massi & Massi to remove harmful, inaccurate credit listings from your history – often at no cost to you. Understand who has access to your sensitive credit information and how that information can be used. Eliminate abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices. Stop automated collection calls. Effective—and lasting—credit repair requires that you take appropriate action with your creditors, rather than simply creating ineffective disputes for credit bureaus. We help our clients learn the questions they are legally entitled to ask and can invoke several consumer protection statutes to work in their favor to clean up credit and improve life.
Paying attention to the health of your credit can keep you out of bankruptcy and on the path to maintaining financial stability. It’s not uncommon for inaccurate reports to exist on your credit history without your knowledge. Massi & Massi take problematic credit reports seriously. We understand consumer protection laws and we are committed to helping our clients leverage their legal rights to ensure their credit reports remain fair, accurate, and substantiated.
If you are worried about overwhelming debt or imperfect credit, call Massi & Massi today. We’ll answer all of your questions and set you on the path to financial freedom.
Wills, Trusts, and Probate
No one likes to think about not being around to protect family and loved ones, and many people put off estate planning for just this reason. For decades, we have worked with individuals to ensure that their families are safe and their voices are heard once they are no longer here to make decisions. Whether you have a large estate, small estate or just want to ensure that the people who matter most to you are taken care of, establishing a will or living trust is one of the most important things you can do to protect their security and your legacy. While everyone should have at least a basic, legally valid will, it is especially important for parents to clearly set forth their future wishes. All too often we have families say to us, “We have great kids, and they will work it out after we are gone.” Our answer, born out of years of personal experience sitting in the room with the surviving family members, is “Please if you love your children and your family, be specific about how you want your assets distributed after your death.”
We are so committed to helping you protect your family that we emphasize estate planning for people of all ages. We have seen too often the tragic outcomes of someone’s belief that a will or trust was for someone older or with more assets. Your first estate planning consultation will establish a plan for taking care of your family if something happens to you. The cost of legal advice from a reputable attorney is a small price to pay for the peace of mind you and yours will gain. What should you consider when talking with a lawyer about a will or living trust? Your home, vacation residences, land, or other property, business heirlooms or family treasures, furniture, vehicles, artworks, IRAs, pensions, insurance policies, stocks, bonds, cash, and guardians for your children (if they are not legal adults)
You may decide to manage your estate through the use of a trust. The kind of trust you establish can help protect your assets from creditors or a divorced spouse. It can be designed to avoid probate – the process of having the court determine the distribution of assets – particularly for those who may own property in multiple states. This type of estate planning can be extremely complex, and having a trusted legal counselor ensures your goals are met. From financial planning to designating durable power of attorney, to naming a healthcare agent, to understanding how to reduce income and death taxes that may be payable after your death, Massi & Massi can draft, review, and revise all of your estate planning documents. If you do not yet have a will or living trust, or have not had your estate plans reviewed by an attorney in the past three to five years, call us today and we’ll put you at ease.
Over the years we have seen it all and have handled various types of accidents with great results, including; catastrophic injuries resulting from the negligent driving of tour buses, trucking companies, personal vehicle accidents; normal soft tissue injuries resulting from negligent drivers, slip and fall cases where liability is clear, certain types of medical malpractice (within caps imposed by Nevada law), and nursing homes cases where negligence may occur due to the of ratio of staff to patients How do we evaluate the likely success of your case and what might you be entitled to recover for an injury, pain, suffering, lost wages and other economic losses? An injured party can recover the following: economic loss (medical bills, lost wages, future medical bills) and non-economic impact (pain and suffering, past, present and future) as a result of the negligence of the at-fault party.
In legal terms, personal injury is exactly what it sounds like: An injury to you that results in bodily harm or leads to emotional and/or mental anguish. Traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury cases. If you are involved in an accident, follow the steps below: Immediately call the police to report the accident. Take pictures of the damage to both vehicles. Make sure all contact info is exchanged between the parties. Even you don’t feel physically injured at the time, always go to an urgent care center for examination. Call your insurance company and report the accident whether or not it was your fault. If you are injured, call Massi & Massi at your earliest convenience.
You may have heard of the “Three times rule.” Many people believe, “If I have $5,000 in medical bills, then my case is worth $15,000.” The truth is that despite being injured, a recovery award is not guaranteed. That is where we come in. We have the experience to know how to look at the facts of the case, assess property damage, evaluate witness statements, and determine the credibility of all concerned parties. In other words, each case is different, and our skilled attorneys can help you understand your right to recovery. Remember, you get what you pay for. There is no substitute for the 37 years of experience that Massi & Massi brings to your case. When you hire us, we offer you honesty, fairness, and trust. We are not a factory, but an old-fashioned, one-on-one law firm. If you were in an accident, don’t delay. Call Massi & Massi today.