Your brain is designed to look for threats and will often perceive them by default, especially when you’re in unfamiliar territory. That can be helpful when you’re walking alone at night, as I was the night I was violently assaulted. But it’s not as useful when you’re trying to build relationships to support your business or career. In those situations, you probably just need someone to help you understand your legal rights, responsibilities, and options.
Frequently-asked questions about legal consultations
Do you charge for a consultation?
Yes. Any time we are discussing the specific facts and circumstances of your conflict in an effort to guide you to resolution, there is a charge. You’re not just paying for time. You’re paying to avoid accumulating years of education and experience. Scroll down for pricing information.
Do you represent small businesses?
Yes. I might represent a small business in a one-time penalty negotiation, on a monthly basis, or on a project basis, such as to negotiate terms of a contract, prepare for an audit, or write a Values-Based Employee Handbook.
Have you worked with large corporations?
Yes. I have worked or continue to work with international and multi-national corporations in the building trades, funeral industry, and transportation, most of which have bargaining unit, or union, employees.
Are you licensed to practice law outside of New York?
No. I am licensed to practice only in New York State. However, I have a wide network and might be able to help you find an attorney in the jurisdiction you need.
Which court or agency locations do you cover?
I cover workers’ compensation cases throughout New York State, especially now that virtual hearings are available. I also conduct alternative dispute resolution processes by telephone or videoconference.
Representative legal consultations
- Counsel small business owners (“SBOs”) regarding under-performing managers or other employees
- Help SBOs with contracts and laws they don’t understand, employee embezzlement, ownership disputes, and more
- Review “employment” contracts and renegotiate terms for consultants, freelancers, and independent contractors
- Guide claimants through the process of filing disability, unemployment, or workers’ compensation (“WC”) insurance claims
- Manage litigation for high-risk international corporations with high-deductible WC insurance policies
- 45-minute consultation with summary and action plan – $300.00
[Nance’s] advice has been very comforting and given me confidence and structure to move this along. ~ D.H., Business Owner, NY
Nance and I have been working together for [more than 15 years], and I must say I couldn’t be happier with her perspective, intelligence, and ability to produce exactly what our business calls for. As a company that has no similar footprint, in screening attorneys for counsel we found many who wanted to lump us into categories that made sense to THEIR PRACTICE rather than really listening to who we are and what we do. Nance’s ability to set aside her assumptions and really get into the weeds of our services and the legal aspects of our growth made all the difference. That she does this with an emphasis on looking at the relationships being established and how best to express their spirit contractually makes her one-of-a-kind. I recommend her whole heartedly. ~ T.T., Business Owner, NY
Nance and I met years ago as members of Ladies Who Launch, a women’s entrepreneurial networking group. Over the years she has been a wonderful friend, and legal advisor to me in my many entrepreneurial ventures. Nance brings her wisdom, intelligence and insightful legal counsel to bare in all her endeavors, and I highly recommend her services to every business person. ~ I.S., Business Owner, NY