SHEATS & MUCKLEROY – PRACTICE AREAS

 
Land Use, Zoning and Planning

The ability to use your land the way you see fit is a critical right in this country. However, it is critical to balance one individual’s right to free land use with the rights of the neighbors to not be negatively impacted by that land use. Whether you are seeking a zoning variance or contesting a zoning petition by a neighbor, it is important to work with an attorney who knows the law and will represent your interests effectively. More info…

 
Eminent Domain For Undeveloped Properties

When facing condemnation proceedings, many owners of undeveloped property experience significant anxiety. It can seem like you do not have any rights or options. Although the government entity claiming your land is required to provide you with just compensation, referred to as fair market value (FMV), for the property it is taking, you might feel like there is nothing you can do to make sure you are indeed getting the right value for your property. More info…

 
Eminent Domain for Developed Properties

Although the government has the right to appropriate private properties for public use, the Constitution requires that the landowner receive just compensation, or fair market value, for the property in question. However, this does not guarantee that the government entity taking a property will provide adequate compensation in its first offer. It is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can protect your interests in the condemnation and eminent domain process. More info…

 
Non-compete Claims

When a former employer brings a breach of employment contract claim regarding a non-compete agreement, the stakes are high for both sides. For the former employer, a failed lawsuit can result in significant wasted time and money, and for the former employee, failing to defend against a lawsuit of this kind can be catastrophic. More info…

 
Collection of Business Receivables

As a business owner, it is critical to get paid for the products and services you provide, but it can be inefficient and costly to handle the collection of business receivables on your own. Further, there are strict laws regulating how you go about collecting. If you make mistakes and inadvertently violate these regulations, you could be exposed to a collection dispute or lawsuit from a disgruntled customer. More info…

 
Commercial and Business Contract Disputes

Commercial contract disputes and other disagreements that result in litigation can be catastrophic to the bottom line of any business. Whether you are facing a dispute as a business representative or individual, a plaintiff or defendant, it is critical to handle all types of disputes as efficiently and strategically as possible. More info…

 
Homeowner / Residential Fraud

When major problems arise in a home or other residential property shortly after purchase, it can be heartbreaking for a family or individual. A claim of residential real estate fraud or homeowner fraud can be a good option for obtaining compensation for the costs of repair. More info…

 
Fiduciary Litigation

A dispute in an estate or trust situation can be legally and personally challenging. Most of these situations involve individualized family dynamics as well as complex legal considerations. It is critical to handle this type of dispute carefully. An experienced attorney can help you navigate these complications to resolve your disputes efficiently and favorably. More info…

 
Will Contests and Trust Constructions

When problems arise in a will or trust, the stakes can be high. If the situation is not handled properly, you could risk losing your inheritance or face liability in a breach of fiduciary duty claim. It is important to work with an attorney who has experience challenging wills and trust constructions and can use that experience to help you through the process and protect your rights. More info…

 
Probate Administration

The process of bringing an estate through probate can be extremely complicated, and for the person serving as executor of the estate, the process can include significant risk of legal issues if things are not handled appropriately. If you have been named an executor of an estate, or trustee of a trust, an experienced legal adviser can be a tremendous benefit as you work through the probate administration process. More info…