Practice Areas

Areas of Expertise

Cerami Law Firm focuses in three general areas: business counseling and transactions, commercial and residential real estate, and estate planning and administration. This unique practice allows Attorney Cerami to provide an integrated approach to advising clients by coordinating a family’s or business’s financial, real estate, and succession planning strategies.

  • Real Estate Law

    James applies the same care and attention whether representing a business acquiring a multi-million dollar commercial property or helping a young couple buy their first home.  Cerami Law Firm handles the following real estate matters:

    • Purchase and sale of residential, commercial, and industrial properties
    • Development of residential, commercial, and industrial properties
    • Residential, commercial (retail, office, restaurant, etc.), and industrial leases
    • Property tax assessment appeals
    • Creation of land trusts
    • Zoning and land use matters
    • Environmental and regulatory matters
    • Easements and licenses
    • Condominium and homeowner’s association matters
    • General and sub-contractor construction, engineering, and architecture matters
    • Mechanics liens and association liens
    • Real estate financing matters
    • Landlord/Tenant Matters

  • Corporate & Business Law

    James represents business large and small, new and old.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a tech startup, a professional service provider, a contractor, or otherwise.  Cerami Law Firm handles the following business matters:

    • Entity selection and formation including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, joint ventures, and sole proprietorships
    • Preparation and review of shareholder, operating, joint venture, and partnership agreements
    • Preparation and review of employment, independent contractor, and consultant agreements
    • Preparation and review of non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements
    • Annual entity maintenance including annual reports, meeting minutes, etc.
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Intellectual property matters (trademark and copyright)
    • Environmental and regulatory matters
    • General contract drafting and review

  • Estate Planning & Probate Law

    Whether you have ten dollars or ten million dollars, James approaches your planning the same way.  Let’s find the most understandable and economical approach to getting your intentions on paper.  Cerami Law Firm handles the following estate and trust matters:

    • Preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, and irrevocable trusts
    • Preparation of powers of attorney for health care and property
    • Preparations of declarations under the Living Will Act
    • Preparation of family agreements and prenuptial agreements
    • Business succession planning
    • Estate (probate) and trust administration, litigation and dispute resolution