The law firm of Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC provides professional legal services with the highest level of skill, creativity and integrity.
Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC offers a broad spectrum of legal services to small and mid-sized corporations, individuals, business owners, banks and financial institutions. Every Client is important to us and every matter will be addressed with the highest level of diligence and expertise.
We represent clients in federal, state, and municipal courts, as well as out-of-state clients and attorneys in need of local counsel in New Jersey. We appreciate & welcome referrals.
Areas of Practice:
Real Estate - Buying, Selling, Refinance, Short Sales, & Reverse Mortgages
Buying, selling, renting or building can be complicated processes. We provide a full range of legal services, including enforcement of construction lien claims, representation of landlords in eviction and bankruptcy cases, representation of borrowers, lenders and financial institutions, representation of condominium and cooperative associations, and the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties. When you are making major decisions regarding the purchase or sale of real estate, you need a detail-oriented lawyer who will protect you and watch out for your best interests. Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC many clients throughout the northern Bergen County Area. From initial negotiation through successful closing, we can offer comprehensive advice in matters of: real-property land purchase or sale, construction and zoning, title issues such as title examinations, chain of title, quiet title actions and encroachments, reviewing the documents regarding mortgages and leases, unpaid mortgages and foreclosures, inspection contingency negotiations, review of broker contracts, and coordination with mortgage lenders.
Real Estate - Landlord/Tenant
We represent both tenants and landlords regarding a variety of matters concerning residential, private, and commercial properties. We offer lease drafting and negotiating services, and we can craft arrangements that prevent future disagreements between parties by reducing any ambiguities concerning the rights and responsibilities of both the property owner and a renter. We also handle disputes that may arise between landlords and tenants regarding their lease term.
The key to running a successful business is money. At times, getting that money is much harder than simply sending out a bill. At Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC, we will make sure business owners and managers can collect promptly while protecting their own rights. Debt collection matters that we handle include, but are not limited to, both consumer and commercial accounts receivable, actions to enforce promissory notes, foreign judgment enforcement, and recovery of professional service fees.
As experienced debt settlement attorneys and paralegals, we negotiate with creditors to reduce the amount of debt the individual must repay. We will contact each one of your creditors and/or each collection agency to stop the late fees, penalties, and premiums building up on all accounts. We will establish agreements so that the credit card companies and collection agencies will contact the Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC instead of the consumer. We also work to obtain the consumers credit report and work to remove any misleading, unsubstantiated, or incorrect items on our client's credit reports. This is a very important service that can be utilized by the consumers to restore credit ratings and create a plan for future financial management.
Business Formations & General Business Counseling
For someone or building a business, the laws can be challenging. From establishment to maturity, we counsel prospective and active business owners concerning the best structure for opening and operating a business. Our practice includes the formation of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. We also provide ongoing advice and litigation services concerning the many legal issues facing all kinds of modern businesses including, contracts, negotiations, general business disputes,and licensing needs (just to name few).
Today's business organizations are increasingly complex. We understand these intricacies and can guide you through them. Our areas of expertise include shareholder and operating agreements, negotiation of contracts and leases, corporate governance, representation of lenders and borrowers, partnership and shareholder disputes, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy and other contexts.
Although we also counsel our clients on how to avoid litigation if possible, Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC handles all types of general and commercial litigation in state and federal courts, ranging from simple contractual matters to complex questions of law. We will explore all options, analyzing costs and merits of particular actions, explore dispute resolution and advise you such that you can make your own informed decisions. Our litigators put all of their skills and experience to work for our clients to help them achieve the best possible results.
Municipal Violations & DWI
Unintentional infractions with the law are not uncommon. If it happens, we will be there to help you through those tough times. Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC has extensive municipal court experience defending motorists accused of traffic offenses, and DUI. Our criminal and municipal practice also includes theft related offenses, assault and battery, DWI, drug offenses, and juvenile offenses.
Estates, Trusts & Wills
Dealing with your estate can often be trying and complicated time. Our attorneys are experienced in addressing special concerns, such as succession in family-owned businesses, preparation of trusts and wills, living wills, structuring gift giving and planning for the disposition of insurance proceeds.
Probate & Estate Administration
We also handle probate and estate administration. Probate is the legal process by which a person's Will is allowed by the Probate Court. The provisions of the will dictate how the individual's debts are paid an assets are distributed upon death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of deceased's assets, such as life insurance, annuities, qualified plans, and trust assets and compliance with applicable estate tax requirement. We assist the personal representative of the estate in the gathering, valuation, accounting and distribution of the decedent assets. We also ensure that all steps are properly taken in order to carry out the decedent's intent in accordance with the law.
In circumstances where disputes arise after a death, our office can assist in will contest litigation. We offer representation to the Estate or estate representative (i.e. administrator or executor), or to individuals challenging the validity of a will or the way the administrator is carrying out his or her duties.
Getting the site plan approvals, subdivision plan approvals and variances are difficult and time-consuming processes. It requires that a property owner provide public notice of a proposed use and obtain a variance from government agencies that oversee the enforcement of municipal zoning plans. The process customarily requires a public hearing on the proposed use variance and opposition to zoning changes by neighbors and other interested parties can be fierce. Our goal in every land use matter is to streamline the process and anticipate potential challenges. From bars and restaurants to parking spaces and multi-million dollar developments, we have the experience and knowledge to represent your best interests and maximize the value of your real estate.
It is our firm's mission to build and maintain many successful and mutually satisfying individual and business relationships. At the law office of Frederic C. Goetz, Esq., LLC, we will continuously strive to achieve this goal by offering personalized and individualized service, and by making every effort to exceed clients' expectations. It is our goal to provide our clients with superior services at reasonable rates.
FREDERIC C. GOETZ, ESQ., LLC 167 Main Street Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 313-4500 Facsimile: (201) 313-4501
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