Legal Services 

We provide our clients with legal guidance and assistance in their endeavors.

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Business Law

Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. attorneys are the trusted advisors and counselors that small business owners need to live out their entrepreneurial and career dreams. We provide assistance to small businesses at each stage of their life cycle beginning with the entity selection and formation; moving into creating, developing and reviewing contracts; assisting in financing agreements; establishing best practices and employee handbooks; and are there to guide owners through exit strategies, whether it be transitioning to the next generation, key employees, outsiders, or simply winding up. Gurstel is with your business not just as attorneys, but integral members of your leadership team.

Banking & Lending

Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. has deep and broad experience in all aspects of the financial services industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and preparing loan documents, security agreements, mortgages, and other creative credit enhancements. We do not just draft documents, we have extensive experience enforcing them efficiently, through foreclosure, replevin or litigation and collection.

Arbitration, ADR & Mediation

Many jurisdictions favor the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes outside of the court system. ADR involves the use of a neutral third-party to efficiently and cost-effectively solve conflicts. The two most common forms of ADR are Arbitration and Mediation. Gurstel’s attorneys are skilled at effective mediation and arbitration, and routinely assist clients in achieving favorable results without resorting to formal legal process.

Construction Law

Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. understands the nuances of commercial and residential construction. Our attorneys have decades of experience providing legal guidance to project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and lenders. Our experienced legal team guides stakeholders and project participants through all phases of development and construction projects from consulting concepts, through development agreements, prime and subcontract agreements, project execution and delivery, change orders, project close out, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, punch-lists, and warranties.

Real Estate Law

Real estate transactions can be complex and require research and a deep understanding of the local rules and regulations. Our attorneys, paralegals and support team provide the support our clients need to successfully transact real estate while mitigating associated risks. We provide a variety of services to assist our real estate clients including creating loan documentation, negotiating leases and subleases, title insurance, defending defect claims, and clearing titles for successful transactions.

We regularly help real estate investors to handle off-market transactions, wholesaling, tax lien purchases and much more. Our team has experience assisting real estate investors in the acquisition, management and sale of residential, commercial and other types of real estate investments. Often we are called upon to assist in tenant relations, from tenant improvement projects to evictions and rent collection.

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Litigation & Appeals

Gurstel Law Firm, P.C.’s attorneys have extensive experience in handling a wide variety of issues involving business litigation. Our lawyers routinely represent businesses in disputes regarding contracts, employment matters, partnership and shareholder concerns, residential and commercial construction matters, land use disputes, and real estate matters. We represent clients in both state and federal courts, both at the trial level and in appeals. In addition, our litigators are skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.

Immigration

Gurstel Law Firm, P.C. assists a wide variety of companies meet their immigration compliance and access to foreign labor markets needs. We file for labor certifications and farm labor clearances with the U.S. Department of Labor, and assist clients obtain immigrant and non-immigrant workers through a variant of visa programs including H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, and L visas. Additionally, we routinely assist clients in assessing I-9 compliance and recommend best practices and conduct external audits.