Our Areas of Practice
We have extensive experience in the following areas of law:
Whether you are seeking advice concerning entity formation, acquisitions, mergers, sales, commercial financing, employment matters, contract drafting, succession planning, or business related litigation, our attorneys can advise and assist you.
Our attorneys offer a full range of litigation services to business, institutional, and individual clients from pre-litigation counseling and negotiations to mediation, arbitration, trials, and appeals.
Coogan Smith represents condominium & homeowners associations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in collection and lien enforcement actions, rules enforcement proceedings, loan transactions, condominium document drafting, contract negotiations, construction defect claims, the withdrawal of land from the condominium and subsequent sale to third parties, and handles all aspects of condominium law.
Our experienced attorneys regularly represent individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout the Courts of the Commonwealth. We believe in zealous, effective, individualized and cost conscious representation.
Our attorneys appreciate that for many individuals their experience with the legal system in this area of the law is awash in stress, anxiety, and challenges.
Coogan Smith provides divorce and family law mediation services. Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process in which a neutral is invited or accepted by disputing parties to assist them in identifying and discussing issues of mutual concern, exploring various solutions, and then developing a settlement mutually acceptable to the disputing parties.
The firm has assisted its elderly clients for more than 60 years in planning their estates to protect their assets from the extreme costs of nursing home care. We advise our clients regarding asset disposition, creation of life estates or trusts, and the record keeping needed to seek Medicaid assistance.
Our attorneys have successfully represented employers and employees in all types of employment disputes, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secrets, non-competition, non-disclosure, and breach of employment contracts.
Services include a comprehensive estate analysis and the appropriate implementation of wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, trusts, tax planning, and asset protection.
Our attorneys understand how important intellectual property and goodwill are to businesses. We provide personalized and cost efficient representation so that we can achieve the best possible results for our clients. Our attorneys have successfully worked with individuals and businesses in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing matters.
Our experienced attorneys regularly represent both landlords and tenants in all aspects of residential and commercial landlord tenant law. From lease negotiations to evictions, the hallmark of our practice is zealous, effective, individualized and cost conscious representation.
Our attorneys have extensive trial experience in personal injury related matters and have successfully represented seriously injured individuals for over forty years in the Courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The firm’s real estate practice group represents buyers, sellers, lessors, tenants, developers, investors, and institutional lenders in a broad range of real estate matters. Our attorneys possess the experience and know-how to assist clients in negotiating and closing complex real estate transactions, facilitate purchasing and selling properties, and provide expert counsel on zoning, municipal, and environmental matters.
We provide expert guidance to both businesses and employees regarding wage and hour issues. Our attorneys assist with matters involving unpaid wages, overtime, post termination collection of wages, docked pay, vacation and sick days, meal breaks, tip pooling, misclassification of exempt status, misclassification of independent contractor status, and more.
If you are considering the purchase of land to develop, either for a commercial project or for housing, our attorneys offer you a wide range of advice and services. From negotiating purchase and sale agreements to closing the transaction, we provide expert advice relating to all steps of the process.