•Litigation •Business Formation & Representation •Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning •Homeowner & Condominium Association Representation •Arbitration & Mediation
Advocating on behalf of clients in litigation of a wide variety of disputes including contract disputes, business disputes and business dissolutions, and a variety of other litigation matters. Representation includes all aspects of litigation including preparation of court pleadings, motions, and briefs, discovery, oral advocacy and court appearances.
BUSINESS FORMATION & REPRESENTATION
Representing businesses from formation of the corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity through the issues arising in the day to day operation of the business. Representative services include contract and lease drafting, review and negotiation, drafting employee agreements and resolving disputes with employees, and general business representation issues. Counseling clients on strategies and procedures to assist in litigation avoidance.
REAL ESTATE, LAND USE & ZONING
Handling purchase and sale of both residential and commercial properties from contract negotiation and drafting through closing. Appear and argue land use and zoning applications before local planning and zoning boards including applications for zone changes, subdivisions, site plans, special permits, variances, architectural review and zoning litigation.
HOMEOWNER & CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATION
Representing homeowner and condominium associations in board governance and general community related issues. Working closely with the association board and/or management company to represent community association’s interests. Dedicated to providing associations with strong representation in all aspects of community association law, including, but not limited to, collecting unpaid assessments, enforcing and prosecuting violations of community covenants and restrictions, negotiating and settling disagreements and disputes, and prosecuting lawsuits.
ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
Arbitration and mediation of civil matters. Arbitration services include arbitration of all business, contract, and employment disputes. Mediation services include mediation of all civil disputes as well as mediation of divorce and child custody matters. Ms. Azzato has mediated over 150 cases including, contract, business, employment discrimination, and construction disputes, as well as mediation of divorce and child custody disputes. Examples of the type of contract and business disputes mediated include disputes over the purchase of a business, lost profit damages relating to advertising errors, and construction disputes relating to allegations of improper construction of a planned development. Arbitration of several business and contract disputes ranging from smaller claims for loss of profits to a multi-million dollar securities dispute.