Areas of Practice

REAL ESTATE

Having been a Municipal Deputy Town attorney and a Village Prosecutor, along with his experience in the family construction business, Robert Kouffman is exceptionally qualified to handle all pertinent real estate matters including; closings for either buyer or seller, regulatory land use and zoning issues, building code violations, construction, renovations, historic preservation, and associated Municipal real estate and zoning matters in the towns and incorporated villages on the east end.

COMMERCIAL

Business is an essential life force for every community. At Robert Kouffman & Associates we have been advising business owners on the east end for over 27 years. Whether it is setting up a new business, operating and growing an existing business, or selling your business, we understand the rules and regulations particular to the east end. We provide invaluable expertise and counsel in, selling and purchasing small businesses, business entity formation and advice, commercial business loan workouts, and contract and lease disputes and litigation.

TRUST & ESTATES

If you have been selected as an executor in a will or have been appointed as an administrator by the Surrogate's Court, we can help you administer the estate according to the law There are many legal procedures involved in the administration and distribution of the assets of an estate. The deceased's preference for an executor of his/her estate or a trustee of a trust is usually indicated in a will. Prior to a beneficiary being officially appointed, papers must be filed in the Surrogate's Court. Executors, administrators and trustees are charged with the responsibility of learning the complex legal procedures involved. Robert H. Kouffman, Esq. can shepherd you through the process of estate administration efficiently and effectively. Mr. Kouffman will help you define and carry out your duties as executor, administrator or trustee no matter what obstacles may arise.

CONSTRUCTION

Robert Kouffman, Esq.'s family has been in the construction business on the east end for three generations. He brings a unique understanding to the advocacy of legal construction issues. . We are proud to work with some of the finest contractors, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, equipment rental companies, design professionals, owners and builders in the area. Our firm handles a broad range of construction matters including construction transactions involved in the building and sale of houses or commercial property, preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, construction disputes and litigation, applications and resolution.

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