Carmen Law Office, P.C. Bruce L. Carmen, Attorney At Law
 

Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy-Our firm represents commercial clients as creditors in insolvency proceedings, at both the state and federal level, that are initiated by either an insolvent individual, or business, or creditors seeking to have the debtor's remaining assets distributed among the creditors and, thereby, discharging the debtor from further obligation or restructuring and reorganizing the insolvent's debt structure.

Business and Commercial Law-We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients, from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations, to dissolution.

Business Organizations-The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders' rights.

Criminal Defense-If the government is trying to convict you of a crime, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. We represent clients charged with all types of crimes from misdemeanors such as driving under the influence and drug possession, to the most serious felony charges, including narcotics sales, theft, white collar fraud, and sex offenses and other crimes of violence.

Environmental Law-Environmental law is a combination of State and Federal statutes and regulations, local ordinances, and case law governing clean air practice, water pollution, hazardous and solid waste, wetlands, and wild lands. Our environmental lawyers assist clients, obtain required permits and comply with regulations and auditing principles to protect them from violations and penalties; advise them on hazardous waste, cleanup, and Superfund issues; and represent individuals and organizations in bringing actions where they believe a violation has occurred.

Estate Planning and Probate-Our firm handles Estate Planning matters which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carrying out the person's wishes.

Family Law-Our firm handles a full range of Family Law matters including adoption, divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, and support. We are experienced in, and understand the difficult legal and emotional pitfalls of family law.

Litigation and Appeals-Our firm represents and advises clients who are or might become involved in a lawsuit or appeal as a result of a dispute, including prevention and settlement, in such areas as personal injury and employment claims, contract disputes, and family law and commercial matters.

Municipal and Government Law-We represent a number of municipalities and local government entities in meeting their legal needs. We also represent individual clients in dealing with state and local government agencies and entities. We work to help our clients get necessary changes or enforcement of state and local ordinances and policies.

Personal Injury-We represent plaintiffs that have been injured in auto accidents, slip-and-fall as the result of the negligence or misconduct of others, or work-related injuries job. We are dedicated to helping injured clients obtain the best possible resolution of their cases.

Probate and Estate Administration-Our firm specializes in Probate and Estate Administration. Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Lawyers refer to the entity that owns the deceased's assets until those assets are distributed as an "estate." Estate Administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so, it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly.

Real Estate-Our firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including purchase and sale, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.

Carmen Law Office, P.C.
Bruce L. Carmen, Attorney at Law
116 N. East Street
Cambridge, IL 61238
Phone: (309) 937-3339
Fax: (309) 937-2830
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