Our Practice Areas

Adoptions

Ms. James represents adoptive parents in agency adoptions throughout Central New York. Ours is a full-service law firm and we represent married and single adoptive parents, without regard to age, race, religion, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.

We cherish any opportunity to help the families of the Upstate New York secure their forever homes.

Personal Injury

Our firm has represented clients injured in motor vehicle accidents since 2006 and has recovered in excess of $3,000,000 on their behalf. The combination of on-the-ground accident investigation experience, along with the added experience of prosecuting those at fault and the professional contacts made during that time, make for the perfect background for helping injured New Yorkers recover the compensation and damages they deserve. We build on our years of collective experience for our clients and their right to seek a just and timely settlement.

Choosing which personal injury attorney will represent you is an important decision, and we offer a confidential, no obligation, no cost consultation to help you make that decision. 

Real Estate

Our firm understands that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions most people make during their lifetime. We have represented clients in the Finger Lakes area since 2005 in making that transition a smooth and worry-free process. We handle all aspects of the transaction including purchase offer and sales contract review and approval, title examination, survey analysis, document preparation, as well as coordinating, scheduling, and attending the closing.

We represent buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate as well as the Bank of the Finger Lakes. Mr. Benjamin is also a licensed real estate broker with Finger Lakes Prime Realty, LLC •  www.primerealtygeneva.com

 

Family Law

Our firm represents children in Seneca County Family Court. We apply our experience in a compassionate, results-oriented manner in each case. We understand that preparation is the key to success, and that is the standard we bring to each case.

Mr. Benjamin represents children in the Seneca County Family Court. His representation of children is assigned through the Attorneys for Children Panel.

Ms. James represents parents in agency adoptions throughout Central New York.

Wills & Estates

Our firm represents clients in preparing wills, living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, estate probate and administration, and as guardian ad litem. We also prepare and file all documents required to probate or administer a New York estate.

Please contact us to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your current or future needs.

Municipal Law

Our firm represents the Village of Waterloo and the Town of Waterloo in all forms of municipal matters including drafting local laws, contracts, inter-municipal agreements, zoning and planning regulation, and as local legal representatives for many projects involving state or federal agencies and funding.

 

Legal Information and Forms

Please feel free to download and print any of the documents below. They may assist you in preparing for our first meeting.

The information contained on this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your legal matter or case with a New York state attorney promptly.

Statement of Client’s Responsibilities

Statement of Client’s Rights

Agency Adoptions Brochure

Children’s Bill of Rights

Estate Planning Checklist

COVID ANNOUNCEMENT

Our firm is in compliance with all New York State mandates and Executive Orders and New York State Health Department guidelines. 

Please understand that many of the institutions that we work with are observing a limited schedule or a workforce reduction that may impact the timing of court appearances, abstract redates, and surveys.

We appreciate your patience.

OFFICE

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315-781-5111 (phone)
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HOURS

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESS

696 Waterloo Geneva Rd
(Routes 5 & 20)
Waterloo, NY 13165

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 89
Waterloo, NY 13165