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Individuals and Families

Legal Counsel for Your Personal and Business Needs

At Carter Conboy, we are sensitive to each of our clients’ needs. We provide attentive counsel to individuals and families in a manner that is authentic, direct and honest. It has never been more important to have someone you can trust for your personal and business matters. We are by your side to advise, counsel, and protect you and what you hold valuable.

As a diversified law firm, we draw on our attorneys from nearly every discipline to deliver the right team for your unique needs. Additionally, we collaborate with other professionals, including wealth managers, accountants, mediators, and technology experts, to ensure your full range of legal needs are anticipated and met.  

We aim to provide you with accessible, high-quality, cost-conscious legal services at every stage of your life – including individual issues, family matters, and business deals – managing things now for a secure future.

Family, Matrimonial and Divorce

Legal matters involving family, matrimonial, and divorce issues are complex and often emotionally charged and time-sensitive. We create an environment for our clients that is compassionate, respectful, and responsive.  Our services include separation, divorce, pre- and post-marital agreements, property divisions, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, adoption, co-habitation rights, and grandparents’ rights.

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Our team of attorneys understand that trusts and estates need to be addressed on a personal level to meet the unique and sensitive needs of every client.  Planning for your future is difficult and we stand with you to help develop an estate plan and remain vigilant through the administration and probate stages. Our services include wills, living wills, estate planning, lifetime trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trusts, family corporations, life insurance trusts, Medicaid trusts, family land preservation trusts, durable power of attorney, health care proxies, trust administration, contests, estate probates, fiduciary disputes, and litigation.

Preserving Family Wealth

When representing high net-worth clients, we focus on your wealth management needs to plan, preserve, and protect your family, business and financial interests. Our services include divorce, child custody and support issues, asset conservation and preservation, charitable planning and philanthropy, family partnerships, gifting, succession planning, estate and gift taxes, and administration of trusts and estate probates. 

Civil and Federal Criminal Matters

Carter Conboy attorneys, having served in various levels of State and Federal government, possess a unique combination of experience and institutional knowledge of benefit to our clients faced with civil and criminal charges, and administrative and disciplinary investigations. We advocate for you from the early stages with the goal of avoiding charges, and provide you with a formidable defense through trial and appeal. Our mission is to protect our clients – individuals, business owners, corporate officers, professionals, and government officials – and your reputation, livelihood, finances, and at times your liberty.

Protecting Members of Law Enforcement

At Carter Conboy, we have represented the law enforcement community for decades and are your trusted advocates. While other attorneys may tout their experience, we have served in and with law enforcement, enabling us to offer you objective experience and institutional knowledge. Our services include disciplinary matters, critical incidents, civil litigation defense of constitutional and civil rights issues, and criminal defense, as well as numerous other services to protect your integrity and character, and defend what matters most to you and your family.

Real Property and Real Estate

Acquiring, developing and selling property is both an exciting and complex experience. All parties involved – from sellers, purchasers, developers, brokers and banks – count on Carter Conboy’s real estate attorneys and their 30 years of experience to manage residential, commercial and industrial real estate and real property development matters.  Our services include contracts, lending, land use, zoning and regulatory issues, environmental issues such as SEQRA and NEPA, development and construction, residential and commercial mortgage closings, banking and finance matters, and related litigation.

Protecting and Defending Your Professional License

Nothing is more critical to a professional’s career than his or her license to practice. Whether it is professional licensing, professional liability, or the defense of malpractice claims, the team of attorneys at Carter Conboy guide you through the intricate, challenging, and often emotional process that accompanies professional licensing issues. We are your advocates from the early stages with a simple goal to protect your license, reputation, business, and livelihood.

Business Start-Ups

You have a vision and we will build a pathway to help you achieve it. Our attorneys support entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies from the beginning, assisting you with sound planning and strategy – from organization and corporate structuring, to labor and employment issues and regulatory planning and compliance. Moreover, we practice in over 20 industries and are deeply involved in our community. Our diversified experience and extensive connections are valuable resources to help support, grow, and strengthen your business.  

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

For close to a century, Carter Conboy has been recognized as a premier litigation firm. Regionally and nationally, our presence changes the proceedings and individuals and families look to us to lead conversations in courtrooms and boardrooms.  We know how hard you work and we are your advocates and defenders – on the worksite, before a planning board, at the negotiation table, and in the courtroom – protecting you and your interests.

Some clients look to resolve disputes through alternative methods, such as mediation and arbitration, as it is sometimes a more collaborative, and less adversarial, process to litigation. Carter Conboy ADR professionals possess the qualities you need in a neutral – fair, honest, unbiased, and hard working. From individuals to family members to business owners, our attorneys can facilitate a resolution to your dispute in a cost-conscious manner.