Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice Municipal
Municipal Litigation Corporate Litigation Corporate
& Trusts
Personal injury is the name given to the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. The personal injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or some other person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Examples of personal injury law causes of action include auto accidents, workplace accidents, professional malpractice, wrongful death, libel, slander, trespass, and nuisance. If you think you may have a case for a personal injury please contact us immediately.

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Medical malpractice is, in reality, more than just bad medicine or surgery.  In some cases, medical malpractice may occur when a physician or health care worker fails to perceive the risk of disease, thereby not making a timely diagnosis. In other cases, medical malpractice occurs when physicians or health care workers fail to act upon a risk that a reasonable person in his/her position would act upon by initiating treatment. Medical malpractice also occurs when physicians and health care workers make mistakes in diagnosis or treatment that cause subsequent harm to a patient.  In all cases of medical malpractice, whatever the cause, the common thread is that the medical care received is below the accepted standard of care for the condition -- resulting in significant avoidable injury, worsening of the condition, unnecessary suffering or wrongful death.

However, not every instance of medical negligence will result in a successful malpractice case. Another key factor necessary to constitute a medical malpractice case is to prove that the negligence or error was directly responsible for causing harm to the patient. Simply stated, a person considering initiating a medical malpractice case must prove that if their physician or health care professional had acted properly, the outcome would have been different.

Ledwith and Atkinson acts quickly and effectively to analyze a situation to determine if medical malpractice has occurred and whether a meritorious case exists.  Our firm has worked with nationally renowned experts in determining whether malpractice has occurred and, if so, proving the case at trial.  We are happy to offer free consultations to determine whether a case exists.

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Municipal Law
Ledwith and Atkinson has extensive experience representing municipalities on a wide range of matters. We provide our public and private sector clients with a sophisticated range of solutions to new and familiar issues in the municipal field.  We have experience in all aspects of municipal law, land use planning, public and private partnerships, labor law and eminent domain.

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Corporate Law

Ledwith and Atkinson serves as advisors to corporations, partnerships and business entities, as well as the individual entrepreneur in all types of businesses and investments. Toward that end, we work with the client's financial advisors to position the venture to prosper. Assistance in raising capital, securing funding from either conventional institutional lenders or the unregulated financial market, and preparation of business agreements structured to accommodate the various levels of financial participation in a business venture are typical of the services we provide.

Shareholder and partnership agreements, employment agreements, license and distribution agreements are important in defining the relationships among the parties to most transactions. Ledwith and Atkinson has substantial experience in addressing the issues governing such relationships to achieve each client's objective

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Real Estate

We put our extensive real estate experience to work for our clients to help them execute diverse transactions from simple house closings to sophisticated real estate projects.  From binder to closing, we regularly represent buyers and sellers, real estate developers, investors, lenders, and borrowers in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, refinancing, leasing, and sale of single family, multi-family, retail, office, and industrial properties.

Whether you are purchasing for yourself or for your business, real estate is a major investment.  We provide assistance with the purchase of property, but that is just the start of the services we can provide.  We also provide counsel on the structuring and negotiation of sophisticated partnership, joint venture, and limited liability company operating agreements. We are ready to work with you on creating a plan that may allow you to minimize tax consequences and protect you from liability. We can assist you in the development of real estate for your business, and meet all of your real estate law needs.

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Wills & Trusts

Ledwith and Atkinson counsels clients on all aspects of estate and retirement planning, including federal and state tax issues, business succession strategies, deferred compensation arrangements, and wealth transfers. Our expertise includes the drafting and implementation of all forms of estate planning documents, including simple and more sophisticated wills, as well as consultation with our client's many other financial professionals from the fields of accounting, insurance, and investing.

In addition to planning, we provide our clients with post-mortem services in the administration of trusts and estates, probate filings, and estate litigation.

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