Skilled Civil Litigation Counsel
While any attorney could technically represent you in court, being a trial attorney is a distinct discipline within the legal profession. The lawyer you hire needs to be highly organized, detail-oriented, persuasive and unflinching in the face of opposing arguments. It is exactly those qualities that you’ll find when you contact The Law Office of John J. Leonard.
I am attorney John Leonard; as a veteran litigator I developed my skills representing Fortune 500 companies in high-value legal disputes. I now draw on those skills to benefit individuals and businesses in a wide range of matters in civil litigation, as well as trust and probate disputes.
Employment Law Services And Representation For Businesses
Employment and labor laws can be unforgiving. Therefore, thorough and thoughtful preparation is key. For businesses large and small, it starts with a review of your operations and employment practices to ensure that your business complies with existing laws and has an employment scheme that really works for you. Some of our business services include:
- Reviewing employee classifications
- Reviewing timekeeping procedures and policies
- Giving feedback and input on employee manuals and employee discipline procedures
- Drafting employment contracts with enforceable provisions (such as noncompete clauses)
- Structuring executive compensation plans
With years of experience defending Fortune 500 companies in employment litigation, The Law Office of John J. Leonard is also ideally suited to represent your business in lawsuits related to claims of:
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Unpaid wages or other wage-and-hour claims
- Employee misclassification
- Wrongful termination
Finally, my firm can help you inoculate your business from liability and resolve employee litigation as it arises, including limiting and defending against unemployment insurance claims.
Preventing And Resolving Landlord-Tenant Disputes
The leasing of real estate is a business transaction and should be treated like one. I can help you fully understand your legal rights and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant, comply with local rental permit laws and execute leases that clearly define your relationships in plain English and reduce your risk for unexpected financial exposure.
I can also help you end the landlord-tenant relationship as required by law through the timely service of proper written notices applicable to your specific situation. And if the relationship sours, I have the experience and knowledge to vigorously represent you and protect your interests in the event of any contested litigation or eviction proceedings involving such issues as:
- Nonpayment of rent
- Lease term holdovers
- Wrongful eviction
- Landlord harassment
- Tenancy discrimination
- Habitability defenses
With so much money at stake, you cannot afford to address difficult real estate issues without the help and advice of a highly skilled attorney.
Construction Law And Other Civil Litigation Matters
Finally, at The Law Office of John J. Leonard, I am ready to safeguard your interests in construction law and other civil litigation concerns, including:
- Real estate, contractor and subcontractor disputes
- Mechanic’s liens
- General contract litigation and partnership disputes
- Help with personal insurance adjuster contracts
- Title IX cases
- Preparing expert witnesses for trial testimony