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Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Landlord/Tenant Disputes

At The Law Office of Michael T. Dwan, Esq., we serve as counsel in a range of legal matters, including criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate, landlord/tenant disputes and estate planning (which includes the process of establishing wills and trusts). Our legal team is highly qualified and is made up of a former judge and an adjunct law professor. We are proud to be recognized as fierce defenders of the rights and interests of our clients in these critical matters. We are dedicated to serving clients through a deep level of professional skill and high ethical standards. Are you seeking an attorney who you can call upon for a range of legal matters? There is a great advantage to having access to a Buffalo law firm that you can develop a relationship with - one that can serve you in all of your legal matters, preventing you from having to move from firm to firm. We get to know our clients, and we are committed to protecting their rights and interests no matter what legal issue arises.

Criminal Defense

We provide criminal defense for individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. We understand the stress and fear that accompanies being caught in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to reduce the damage however possible. As we are aggressive litigators with extensive trial experience, our first action is to review the evidence. There could be various flaws in the case, including rights violations, police misconduct, errors or problems with the chain of custody of evidence, labs or scientific processes that were faulty - or other areas that could open the door to a case dismissal, reduced charges or an acquittal at trial. Our insight into the criminal justice system has proven to be very valuable to those we represent in criminal cases, including DWI, drug crimes, probation violations, theft crimes, and vehicle and traffic offenses, among other legal problems. Call us today for representation!

Estate Planning

There is little doubt that having an estate plan in place is a critical matter, whether for a young family or a retired person or couple. Establishing an estate plan allows you to have peace of mind with the knowledge that those you love will not face unnecessary losses from excessive taxation. It can also provide you with more assurance that your savings that you worked so hard for, your property and your assets will be distributed in the manner that you choose. Our law firm can help you draw up a will, which provides specific directions for how you want your estate to be divided and distributed. Your will can also include other important instructions, such as those concerning end-of-life health care wishes or guardianship of minor children. If your will is not carefully crafted, it may end up being contested or it may fail to provide your loved ones with the protection they need. Our firm also helps clients establish trusts, which is another way of providing financial protection for those you most cherish. Our skills range from creating a simple estate plan to highly complex estate plans for those with significant assets. Call today for an estate plan review to update your existing plan. This will allow you to take advantage of changes in law.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

The legal relationship between a landlord and tenant can lead to serious problems, whether those are problems concerning a lease, payments, property damage, responsibilities for various property upgrades, etc. Our legal team is highly skilled in all areas of real estate law and is prepared to advise you of the best strategy to get your matter resolved. Should it be necessary to go to court, you can be confident that our litigation team is highly skilled and experienced in crafting persuasive cases that have better chances of success at trial.

Real Estate

When it comes to real estate transactions such as property sales or purchases, the last thing you want to be is unprepared. These are complex transactions that require the assistance of a skilled attorney. Our firm acts as counsel in a range of real estate law matters, including the drafting of contracts; litigation for contract breaches; partnership disputes; cases related to contractors, builders, zoning; etc. It is our goal to help you carry out your real estate deal or address your real estate issue in the most effective way possible so that you can avoid any unnecessary losses. We understand how important your matter is to you, both personally and financially, which is why we are ready to carefully research state law and case law as it applies to your specific case. Our ability to get complex matters resolved favorably for our clients is something we are very proud of. Call us for more information about any real estate legal matter you may have!

Civil Litigation

Our firm has become known for our fierce litigation skills in a range of legal matters in civil court. If you must defend yourself against a claim or lawsuit filed in civil court, or if you have been the victim of a rights violation and want to ensure that you are represented by a top litigation firm, call us. Our years in practice and our legal skills in case development and presentation have proven to be a significant advantage for those we represent in civil court. Call us to discuss you civil law matter. We are prepared to review your situation and advise you of the strategy that can best protect your rights and interests, whether at trial or in the negotiation process.