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Practice Areas

Construction and Surety

Reeve Brown represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, architects, engineers, and public and private owners in drafting contracts and resolving construction, bonding, lien law, trust funds, and prevailing wage disputes, in all forms of dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Reeve Brown attorneys bring extensive experience to the prosecution and defense of a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.  While a significant portion of our practice is devoted to the construction industry, we are experienced in general business litigation, breach of contract, real estate litigation, professional liability, property damage, agriculture and a variety of lien law issues.  Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are comfortable in the courtroom, but always seek to negotiate first with an eye toward a meaningful resolution for our clients.

Personal Injury

Reeve Brown attorneys represent individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others.  We have successfully prosecuted and defended countless injury actions stemming from construction and worksite accidents, slip and falls, auto accidents and defective products, providing the experienced and individualized attention our clients deserve.

Municipal Counsel

Reeve Brown attorneys represent municipalities in all types of litigation including Article 78, construction defect, construction disputes, delay claims and public bidding disputes.  Reeve Brown attorneys are also available to counsel municipalities on planning and zoning matters, code revisions and drafting construction, construction management, architect and owners’ representative contracts.

Planning, Zoning and Land Use

Reeve Brown represents property owners, developers, and municipalities in planning and zoning matters including: subdivisions, site plans, special use permits, zoning variances and interpretations, zoning code revisions, re-zoning, and environmental review. Whether we are representing municipalities or property owners, we work with project engineers, architects, and municipal staff throughout the approval process to create development projects that satisfy all involved parties.

Appellate Practice

Reeve Brown attorneys are experienced in both criminal and civil appeals, and have successfully prosecuted and defended numerous appeals in both New York State and Federal appellate courts.  Reeve Brown offers experienced appellate advocacy to individuals who have been convicted of a crime, civil litigants or their attorneys.  Our services cover all phases of civil and criminal appellate representation and include brief writing, oral argument and appellate counseling at the trial stage.

Insurance Coverage

The issue of insurance coverage is often critical and in most cases must be resolved before the merits of the case are even addressed.  Reeve Brown attorneys are experienced in analyzing insurance policies and contracts to determine the availability and scope of insurance coverage and representing parties through insurance coverage disputes.

Labor and Employment

Reeve Brown attorneys can counsel businesses on various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the workplace and employer-employee relations.  From wage and hour compliance to discrimination and harassment policies, Reeve Brown’s focus is on identifying risk, advising on the implementation of proper practices and procedures, and avoiding employment-related litigation.  Should a current issue or litigation arise, however, Reeve Brown attorneys are experienced litigators and can also resolve employment disputes in administrative and judicial forums.

Business Formation

The attorneys at Reeve Brown PLLC regularly advise clients who are starting new businesses, or creating new business entities to protect assets and minimize liabilities.  We can assist in the formation of limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations (Inc.), partnerships, or non-profits, including filing, publication, and drafting of by-laws, operating agreements, meeting minutes, and other corporate documents.  We can also assist in the sale or transfer of a business, as well as corporate dissolutions and ownership disputes.

Criminal / DWI Defense

Reeve Brown PLLC represents clients who have been charged with criminal or driving while intoxicated offenses in New York State Supreme / County Court as well as town, city, and village courts throughout New York State.  We can also assist clients who are under investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Department of Labor, or local law enforcement agencies.

Landlord / Tenant

Reeve Brown represents landlords and property owners in commercial and residential eviction proceedings.  Reeve Brown attorneys also regularly assist landlords and property owners in commercial lease drafting and negotiations.

Real Estate

Reeve Brown represents clients in the process of buying, selling or leasing of residential and commercial real estate.  We have the experience to negotiate and close every type of real estate transaction, from sophisticated commercial lease negotiations to guiding a first-time home buyer toward their dream of home ownership.

Reeve Brown represents regional lenders in connection with making residential and commercial loans.  Reeve Brown has over 10 years of experience assisting lenders negotiate and close all types of real estate finance transactions.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Our attorneys serve as counsel in connection with the transfer, development or leasing of residential and commercial real estate.  We have the experience to negotiate and close every type of real estate transaction, from sophisticated commercial lease negotiations to guiding a first time home buyer toward their dream of home ownership.  Reeve Brown attorneys work with clients to ensure they receive the benefit of their contractual agreement.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Financing

Reeve Brown attorneys have experience representing numerous banks and mortgage bankers in high volume residential mortgage loans secured by one to four family units while satisfying and exceeding the timing requirements of the lenders. In addition, Reeve Brown attorneys have represented lenders with a broad range of commercial financing transactions, including commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) conduit lending.

Title Examination

Reeve Brown attorneys are experienced in all phases of real estate title review including examination of abstract of title and survey and review of corporate formation documents in order to prepare and issue a Mortgage Title Insurance Policy.