Practice Areas

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BANKING AND FINANCE

MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C. is a leading law firm representing financial institutions in the Hudson Valley. MLS&M represents a number of lenders, ranging from national institutions to community banks. MLS&M provides its banking clients with a wide range of services including advice and representation with respect to both commercial and consumer loans; residential and commercial mortgages; regulatory compliance and operational matters; Uniform Commercial Code issues; foreclosures and workouts; bankruptcy matters and other litigation.

The banking attorneys at MLS&M have years of experience in secured financing, including multi-million dollar corporate transactions to individual loans. In fact, MLS&M has one of the largest foreclosure and commercial banking practices in the Hudson Valley. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with knowledgeable banking advice to ensure you make the right choices when it comes to your financial transactions.  

Give us a call today to speak with one of our experienced bank attorneys. 
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RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

One's largest investment is often the purchase or sale of real estate. Having an experienced attorney at your side can help ease what can be a rather complicated process. Most of MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C.'s lawyers devote substantial time representing clients in commercial and residential real estate matters. MLS&M can assist in handling a wide range of real estate matters including the following: 

  • Purchases and sales of existing residential and commercial properties
  • Short sales 
  • New-construction purchases and sales
  • Leasing, including negotiating commercial build-outs
  • Land use, zoning and development
  • Financing, including conventional, new construction, FHA/VA/USDA and                           SBA loans
In addition to handling these transactions, MLS&M also has an extensive real estate litigation practice that includes evictions, mortgage foreclosures, judgment and lien enforcement, land use and zoning disputes and title issues.

When it comes to real estate, you can trust our team to provide you with the best representation available in the Hudson Valley area. If you have a real estate matter, don't hesitate to give us a call.
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BUSINESS FORMATION AND DISSOLUTION

No matter what issues you have involving corporate and commercial law, we are here to provide you with the legal representation you deserve. We handle purchases and sells of businesses as well as the negotiation of  property leases, review of agreements, tax issues and more. Contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys and we will setup a consultation at no expense to determine the best course of action.
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CRIMINAL AND DWI DEFENSE

Being charged with a crime is one of the most serious issues an individual can face. Without proper legal representation, the risk of incarceration, as well as negative implications for your family and employment situation, is greatly increased. It is in your best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you throughout the entire process.  

MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT's attorneys have been protecting the rights of our clients who have been charged with crimes for over a century. MLS&M can assist you from a minor traffic violation to a felony indictment. We have substantial experience in DWI/DUI defense, and will provide you with effective representation in an effort to reduce your charge, or to obtain a dismissal or acquittal. MLS&M has represented clients in criminal matters in local and county courts throughout the Hudson Valley, in addition to handling matters in federal court, including "white-collar" crimes.

Our experienced attorneys have a wide variety of valuable skills and cases under their belts that will help you work through you case, one step at a time. Give our firm a call today and discover the difference we can make.
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FAMILY AND MATRIMONIAL LAW

Commencing legal action and the hiring of an attorney to regarding your marital or family situation is a serious matter. It should be undertaken only after substantial consideration, soul-searching, and full exploration of all options. Professional marriage counseling or sometimes just having a thoughtful, yet candid discussion with your spouse or significant other may very well resolve many marital difficulties and result in a desired reconciliation. Premature legal action may hamper the reconciliation process 

If you decide, however, that legal action is required, MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C., can assist you whether your matter involves the negotiation and preparation of a separation agreement, or the filing a highly contested divorce proceeding. 

In fact, MLS&M represents individuals in all aspects of family and matrimonial law including legal separations, uncontested divorces, contested divorces, custody and visitation proceedings, child and spousal support matters, family offense proceedings, guardianships, and pre-nuptial agreements. 

If you feel that you need legal advice with respect to any of the these matters, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation.

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ELDER LAW & ESTATE PLANNING

Our professional attorneys at MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C. are well-experienced with elder law. Our attorneys possess the necessary experience and knowledge required to keep up with the constantly changing aspects of this sector. You need a lawyer you can trust to keep up to date with the changes in the system. Our elder law services include the preparation of trust, powers or attorney, living wills, health care proxies and more. We utilize a variety of techniques to aid in administrative bequest, complicated will contests, estate litigation,  and guardianship proceedings. Give us a call to get started.
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INSURANCE DEFENSE

For more than 75 years, MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C. has been defending the interests of insurers and their insureds, as well as clients without insurance or who are self-insured. MLS&M handles matters from inception through appeal and our attorneys regularly appear in local and state courts throughout the Hudson Valley.

MLS&M's areas of concentration include general insurance defense, as well 
as the defense of municipalities, utilities and school districts. We handle all types of cases including labor law, premises liability, contractor liability, automobile and motorcycle accidents, road design and maintenance, recreational and sports activities, dog bites, products liability, professional malpractice, civil rights disputes, arson and property damage cases. We also represent both insurers and insureds with respect to coverage issues.

With our expertise in advocating many types of cases, we can provide you with the representation you need. Just give us a call or stop by the office today.
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COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL LITIGATION

For an established reputation, the first place to contact when you need litigation help is MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C. Our reputation has been well earned from our long history of successful outcomes in these cases. We can provide you with assistance you require from real estate, civil rights, mortgage foreclosure, collection of debt and judgments, employment litigation and more.

MLS&M handles litigation matters throughout the Hudson Valley in local, state and federal courts. Many of our attorneys focus on litigation, so when you contact us for a FREE consultation you know there will be someone here to give you the help you need.
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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C. has experience in public employment and labor law issues, as well as employment matters in the private sector. Our attorneys have represented governmental entities and municipalities in employee disciplinary issues and federal civil rights claims. MLS&M has also represented private employers in judicial proceedings and before administrative tribunals,  including claims for wrongful termination and misclassification. We have also handled several proceedings involving the enforcement of "non-compete" clauses and restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Contact us today to receive a FREE consultation today and learn more about what we can do for you.

PERSONAL INJURY

MacVEAN, LEWIS, SHERWIN & McDERMOTT, P.C., maintains an active and successful practice in every aspect of personal injury litigation. Whether it’s motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog-bites, product liability litigation, carbon monoxide poisoning cases, or construction site accidents, we provide the assistance you need. We listen closely to you and provide you with the personal attention you deserve. We have helped clients attain $825,000.00 in an infant lead poisoning case, $1.3 million in a wrongful death suit, $1.5 million in a carbon monoxide poisoning case, $1.3 million for an infant who sustained serious injuries from a dog bite,  and a $2.5 million settlement in an auto accident where one of the plaintiff's major injuries was fibromyalgia. 

We will always use our best efforts to negotiate an fair and reasonable settlement, but when settlement is not an option, our attorneys have the experience necessary to take the matter to trial.  We handle cases in state and federal courts throughout the Hudson valley, as well as mediation and arbitration.
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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES

Our law firm represents a number of individual lending and  financial institutions in all areas of mortgage foreclosure law.  As one of the leading foreclosure firms in the area, we provide you with the services you need.  From pre-foreclosure loan workouts to bankruptcy issues, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to navigate this complex and fast-changing area of the law.  We will begin proceedings as soon as possible after we have discussed the situation and determined the proper steps to take. Contact us for more information and let's get started today.
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