While our general practice orientation provides a backdrop of a broad and practical view of client needs, each of our professionals focus on particular practice areas, allowing us to integrate specialized knowledge and experience into comprehensive but individually focused plans of engagement for our clients.
Business and Transactional Matters
Martson Law Offices represents individuals, businesses and non-profit entities, providing consultation on formation, organizational governance, ownership, financing and capital structure, startups, mergers and acquisitions, employment and human resources management. A substantial part of our transactional practice focuses on asset dispositions and acquisitions, including residential and commercial properties, with associated tax and financial planning.
Estate and Financial Planning; Asset Transition and Preservation
We advise clients in matters pertaining to asset protection and asset transition, including lifetime and estate giving to family, charities and other beneficiaries, using trusts and beneficiary protection measures as appropriate. Our priority is to confirm the adequacy of our client’s resources to provide for their needs, and then to effect client’s desired disposition to family, friends and charities, all within the context of minimizing taxes and exposure to third party claims, including costs of long term care. We have long understood and assisted in planning to meet the unique needs of our aging population, a subject now popularly characterized as “Elder Law”. We have assisted with the transition of numerous family businesses, including those in our agricultural community. We also have an active fiduciary services practice, assisting in designing and operating long term trusts and endowments, as well as advising and representing both individual and institutional executors, trustees and guardians.
Real Estate and Land Use
We advise and represent individual and businesses in residential, commercial, and industrial real estate matters, including purchases and sales, financing, leasing, development, zoning, subdivision and governmental permits and approvals, including appearing before municipal, county and local governments on behalf of land owners and other interested parties. We provide title insurance and closing services and have a long standing and active role in structuring and providing intermediary services for tax deferred (1031) exchanges.
Our attorneys are experienced litigators in all aspect of the court process and regularly represent clients in arbitrations, trials, and appellate work. At Martson Law Offices, our attorneys have practiced in the Pennsylvania Superior, Commonwealth, and Supreme Courts, and throughout Pennsylvania focusing on the central and eastern parts of the Commonwealth, along the Orphans Court divisions in those counties.
Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation
We have litigated more than 1,000 personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, including wrongful death, car accidents, slip & falls, defective products and work-related injuries and illnesses. We have served as defense counsel for insurance companies for decades and have a unique understanding on how cases are evaluated by third parties, which assists our clients in timely settlements.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
When the courtroom is not a desired option, the experienced attorneys in our alternative dispute resolution and mediation practice provide successful and cost-effective solutions, without litigation.
Our family law attorneys are experienced in all areas pertaining to marital dissolution, including custody arrangements, spousal and child support agreements, division of assets and debts, and modification of existing orders.
The attorneys at Martson Law Offices offer representation to clients on all types of criminal matters at a cost effective approach.