Our Practice Areas
Our Areas of Legal Expertise
At Birch Kaufman LLC, we recognize the many questions and issues facing today’s business owners. From business entity formation to dissolution, we can assist with all aspects of running a business. Legal services we provide for businesses and corporations include: Selection of business entity, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and not-for-profit corporations; Formation of entity; Licensing issues; Agreements and other start-up documentation; Contracts and Agreements; Asset purchases or sales; Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Litigation; Breach of Contract; Confidentiality agreements; and Commercial Transactions
Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys represent clients through a broad range of litigation, including debt collections and evictions, contract disputes, business dissolutions, real estate disputes, riparian rights disputes, quiet title actions, personal injury, and tax sale purchases
Estate Planning & Elder Law
Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys provide a wide range of estate planning and elder law counseling for families and individuals. There is no cookie-cutter approach to estate planning at Birch Kaufman LLC. Every client is treated as an individual and we take the time to tailor a plan to suit the person, regardless of economic status. We can prepare a wide-range of estate planning documents to suit the individual – including Wills, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Representative Designations, Living Wills, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, and Transfer on Death Deeds. We also have 20+ years of hands-on experience working with families and individuals to plan for the cost of nursing home care and Medicaid.
Probate & Trust Administration
After the death of a loved one, it can be extremely confusing and difficult for the family to get that person’s affairs in order. Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys provide legal service and counseling in connection with all aspects of administering both small and large estates and any related probate matters. We also provide counsel to Trustees of revocable and irrevocable trusts and help them navigate their fiduciary duties while following the intent of the trusts they have been tasked with administering. When needed, our attorneys have significant experience defending and prosecuting probate and trust litigation cases.
Real Estate Law
Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys have experience in all manner of residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation. Our firm provides a variety of efficient and economical legal services in the area of real estate law, including property purchase and sales, leases, deeds, affidavits, quiet title actions, tax sale purchases, promissory notes and mortgages and landlord/tenant disputes. Our attorneys also have experience with riparian rights, such as issues involving lake access and the placement of piers. We also have experience working with the DNR and obtaining permits for seawalls, group piers, and other lake uses.
Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys aggressively represent defendants in Kosciusko and surrounding counties and communities. We can help clients with most types of charge and violations, from infractions and traffic tickets to misdemeanors and felonies. We also handle post-conviction matters, such as sentence modifications, post-conviction relief, and appeals.
Birch Kaufman LLC attorneys offer clients experienced and compassionate representation during difficult family situations, such as divorce, child custody and parenting time disputes, child support disputes, property division and modifications.