Bulson Raymond W Atty

6 S Main St
Portville, NY 14770
(716) 933-8792
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General practice of law in New York and Pennsylvania. Attorneys At Law for personal injury, real estate/estates, wills, criminal, vehicle, traffic, bankruptcy 

Bankruptcy

Law In today’s world, more and more people are experiencing financial difficulties.  We fully recognize the scope of these issues, and they understand the sensitive nature of difficult financial circumstances to their individual clients.  The firm’s lawyers are interested in helping individuals in a financial bind determine the options that may be available to them to alleviate some of the stress associated with money and debt.

The most common form of relief to an individual in financial straits is the declaration of bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Chapter 7 liquidation allows an individual to get a fresh start financially by having all applicable debts discharged, while still retaining a certain amount of exempt property.  Another avenue to explore is Chapter 13, which allows individuals to retain otherwise non-exempt assets while reorganizing and curing their debt load.

If a bankruptcy proceeding is deemed appropriate for you, we will take all of the steps necessary to assure that such an action is handled properly from beginning to end to allow you to begin anew financially.  The firm takes a hands on approach to making sure that your needs are met through personal interviews, filing all necessary documents, attending any Court hearings, and following up to make sure that your financial difficulties have been resolved.

Business Law

We provide both business and legal advice.  The firm’s goal is to solve problems in the most effective and efficient manner possible.  In doing so the firm serves not only as an attorney but also as a business advisor.

The law provides various options for entering a new business venture.  In today's LP1 world individuals may operate as sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and Limited Liability Companies.  If you are interested in going into business on your own or with others, you should first sit down with an attorney to consider the various options and to determine which vehicle meets your needs.  In making this determination, you should be aware of the legal ramifications, tax consequences and other practical considerations.  Certain business forms provide greater flexibility than others for agreements between individuals.
Buying and selling businesses each require information on a whole range of legal and tax issues that will affect you, depending on which side of the transaction you are on.  Meticulous drafting of an agreement and thorough review of agreements being entered into will serve to protect you in the transaction.

While you are running a business, we offer a wide range of services to deal with the multitude of problems you might be facing as a business owner.  The firm’s attorneys take these considerations into account by working closely with several practice areas, including Taxation, Real Estate and Litigation.

Developing a thorough knowledge of the client’s business in order to understand the legal and economic challenges they face is a top priority for the firm.

Civil Litigation

Several different areas of law fit squarely within the bounds of civil litigation.  The most prominent types of civil litigation involve personal injury matters.

There are several other types of legal disputes which must be included within civil litigation.  Examples of these disputes include:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Insurance coverage or benefits issues
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Small claims actions which do not exceed $3,000.00 in damages
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Disability benefits
  • Debt collection

criminal law Criminal Law

We have an extensive practice covering everything from vehicle and traffic infractions through major felonies.  This includes, but is not limited to, speeding and other motor vehicle infractions, driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, petit larceny, assault, burglary, robbery, drug cases both minor and major, as well as homicide cases.  The firm’s practice includes the Local Criminal Courts, City Court, County Court, Supreme Court, and the Appellate Courts, as well as all levels of the Federal Courts.

Estates and Trusts

The Estates and Trusts practice group provides effective advice, which enables our clients to provide for their loved ones after their death through wills and up front planning.  We are well equipped to handle any estate, no matter the size or complexity.

An up front plan enables our clients to save thousands of dollars in Federal Estate Taxes.  The use of some very straightforward techniques may allow clients to take advantage of the benefits afforded under the Federal Tax Laws.  As individuals live longer, rising medical and nursing home costs often threaten the preservation of one’s assets.  The amount of misinformation in this area is considerable.  The law is rapidly changing. Firm attorneys can face these challenges through Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney and Article 81 guardianship proceedings.

We have represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in estate litigation based on will contests, construction proceedings and probate.  Estates need to be properly administered through the Court, whether or not there is a will. Practical issues, such as disposing of personal and real property, also need to be addressed.

Matrimonial and Family Law

DID YOU KNOW:

Both parents are legally obligated for the support of a child, even if they were never married and regardless of the child's last name

Child Support is based upon a percentage of income and is set forth in the law

Most property acquired during marriage is considered marital property regardless of the title to the property, and all marital property is subject to distribution at the time of divorce?

If you have considered seeking legal counsel with regard to a difficult family situation, you have probably been intimidated by the legal process.  We are sensitive to these concerns and handle each and every situation with compassion, integrity and discretion.  The firm handles virtually every aspect of family law including divorce, support enforcement, visitation, and custody in the trial and appellate courts in addition to serving as law guardians.

Personal InjuryLP2

Each day individuals are seriously injured in accidents.  We understand the obstacles you encounter in obtaining just compensation.  Auto accidents require a keen understanding of several areas of law.  Lost wages and medical expenses may often be covered by no fault.  More serious injuries may require litigation to fully recover for your pain and suffering.

If you feel that you may have a personal injury case, please contact the firm’s civil litigation team immediately.  The firm would be pleased to evaluate your case for free, to determine if there is a responsible party from which you can collect, and give you guidance on how to best protect yourself and your claim.

Automobile Accidents:
Recovery for damages to property, for lost wages and medical expenses and for pain and suffering are the three areas generally involved in an automobile accident case.  In addition, the firm will seek recovery not only for damages sustained to your vehicle and other property, but will also assist in obtaining "no-fault" benefits for lost wages and medical expenses. (A person seriously injured in an automobile accident also has a right to recovery for said injuries, as well as pain and suffering.)

Personal Accidents:
If you are injured as a result of tripping over or slipping on something, the firm will be pleased to review your case for free to determine if there is a responsible party who caused or knew of the defective condition so as to pursue a recovery on your behalf.  The firm has extensive experience in handling personal injury matters by pursuing those responsible for compensatory damages.

Real estate law Real Estate

 At some time in their lives, nearly every person buys or sells property.  The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment an individual will ever undertake.  Careful consideration should be given to the attorney you choose to represent your interests.

The complexity of Real Estate Transactions often creates the need for a broad range of legal advice.  Firm attorneys have the breadth and diversity of knowledge to advise clients on a virtually all issues.  We offer services involving all areas of real estate, expanding far beyond the buying and selling of a family home.  The firm has the capacity to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, corporations, lending institutions or other organizations.  The firm’s real estate practice encompasses transactional matters including:

  • Acquisition and Sale of Raw and Developed Land
  • Buying and Selling Residential Real Estate
  • Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Mortgage Financing

Real Estate Law does not just involve transactions.  Sometimes clients require litigation to enforce one’s rights.

  • Enforcement of Covenants and Easements
  • Examination of Title
  • Landlord and Tenant Actions and Evictions
  • Actions to Compel the Determination of a Claim to Real Property
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Actions.
  • Mechanics Lien Actions and Foreclosure
  • Partition Actions
  • Representation of various lending institutions involved in financing
  • Summary Proceedings to Recover Real Property

Taxation

  • Goods and Services
  • Income
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Trusts
  • Conveyances
  • Commercial issues
  • Employment withholding

Additionally, the tax department particularly excels in the interpretation of complicated tax matters.

Workers’ Compensation

An individual with a Workers' Compensation claim should not risk their claim in the hands of just any lawyer.  The Claimant should be sure to retain a lawyer that is familiar with not only the substantive issues of the Workers' Compensation law, but also the procedural issues at the Workers' Compensation Board.


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Bankruptcy, Divorce & Custody, Civil Litigation, Business Incorporations, Oil & Gas Law, Personal Injury Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Wills, New York And Pennsylvania. General practice of law in New York and Pennsylvania.  Attorneys At Law for Personal Injury, Real Estate/Estates, Wills, Criminal, Vehicle, Traffic, Bankruptcy

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Areas Served:
  • Allegany
  • Allentown
  • Alma
  • Belfast
  • Belmont
  • Black Creek
  • Bolivar
  • Caneadea
  • Ceres
  • Cuba
  • Cuba Lake
  • Dalton
  • Friendship
  • Hinsdale
  • Houghton
  • Ischua
  • Kill Buck
  • Knapp Creek
  • Limestone
  • Little Genesee
  • Little Valley
  • Olean
  • Portville
  • Richburg
  • Rushford
  • Saint Bonaventure
  • Salamanca
  • Scio
  • Swain
  • Wellsville
  • West Clarksville
  • Westons Mills
  • Whitesville
Established:

1971

Affiliations:
  • New York & Pennsylvania Bar Association
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