Practice Areas

The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti, LLC is a general practice law firm in the Lehigh Valley, practicing in the following areas of law:
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning/Elder Law

 

The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti provides individuals with estate planning services, including the drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Trusts.  We can design a personalized estate plan to protect your assets, preserve your personal values and pass along your estate to your loved ones. We offer full guidance and support during the difficult process of talking about your own death. We provide you with the confidence you need to make the right choices regarding estate, gift, charitable and fiduciary tax income planning.

Our strategy is to work with you and your other professional advisors to minimize taxes, maximize assets and protect your family and your business. We will assist you from the preparation of your will through the administration of your estate. Our goal is to make sure your wishes are properly documented and carried out.

We will meet with you and guide you through the entire estate planning process step by step.   Call or email today for your consultation.

 

 

Landlord/Tenant Matters

Most people will be involved with the rental of real estate, either as a landlord or a tenant.  We advise both landlords and tenants in all real estate matters, and when necessary, go to court for our client when a dispute arises.  We work hard so that a dispute between the landlord and tenant does not occur, however, sometimes it is inevitable and we will go to court and fight vehemently for our client.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, the Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti will be there to assist you with all of your legal needs.  We will always keep you informed of your rights and we will make sure you are aware of all possible options should a legal dispute arises between you and the other party.  
We pride ourselves on the quality of work we do for our clients and the speed with which we get it done.  Our clients deserve the best when it comes to legal help and representation and we intend on giving it to them.  Contact us today to see how we can be of service to you. 

We advise landlords and tenants in the following areas: 

  • Leases - We negotiate lease and sublet agreements; consents to assign, alter, and use; and lease renewals.

  • Rent Review - We advise landlords of rent levels and rent reviews and often represent them in litigation.

  • Property Security - We advise landlords how to obtain possession. We assist tenants on making protective applications to safeguard their rights of occupation and compensation.

  • Evictions – This can happen when a tenant stops paying rent to the landlord or when the tenant violates some other term on the lease.  We sit down with both landlords and tenants to try to resolve the disputes between the two parties.

  • Ejectment – When a tenant does not have a lease to the property, the landlord can begin ejectment proceedings against the tenant.  We guide both landlords and tenants through every step of these proceedings.
Estate Administration & Probate

While it is painful when a loved one dies, it is still necessary to take time to make the necessary legal arrangements regarding the administration of their estate.  The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti will help make that time easier by providing timely, efficient and cost effective estate administration.   We walk you through the probate process step by step, ensuring that all taxes and debts are paid in a timely manner, and that heirs recieve their inheritances quickly.  

We can handle both testate (with a Will) and intestate (without a Will) estates, and estate litigation, including Will contests, and negotiating with estate creditors.  

Please call or email today for an appointment.

Civil Litigation

The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti has extensive litigation experience, and has respresented clients in jury trials, non-jury trials, hearings and arguments before local courts and state appellate courts.   We represent clients with the following litigation matters:

 

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Dog Bites

  • Other negligence actions


Commercial Litigation

  • Real Estate Sales Contracts 

  • Breach of Contract Claims

  • Defamation, privacy and communications law 

  • Claims arising out of restrictive covenants 

  • Bad faith claims 

  • Constitutional law/civil rights violations 

  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions 

  • Construction contract disputes 


Real Estate Litigation

  • Boundary Disputes

  • Easement and Right of Way Disputes

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation

  • Deed Disputes

 

Real Estate Matters

The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti has extensive experience representing clients in many real estate matters including purchase and sale of real estate, litigation and land use issues.  

We practice in the following areas:       

  • Real estate acquisitions

  • Title Insurance and real estate closings

  • Commercial and residential lending

  • Commercial, non-profit, residential tax assessment appeals

  • Commercial/residential mortgage foreclosures

  • Commercial/residential real estate closings

  • Zoning, planning and land use.

  • Real Estate Litigation 


 

Bankruptcy Law

 

The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti serves the needs of both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and debt matters.  

Consumers:
The Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti is a debt relief agency, and helps people file for bankruptcy.   Our clients file bankruptcy petitions under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.   This allows them to reduce debts and keep their homes.   

Businesses:    
We assist businesses who are experiencing financial difficulties.   We can help businesses with debt work out plans, or discharge their obligations under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.  

Creditors:
We have extensive experience in collection matters and representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  We will agressively pursue debts owed to creditors.  We successfully guide creditors through the process and assert their rights to assets and money owed by the debtor

 

 

Family Law

 

Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging obstacles life can throw at you. We offer extensive legal experience in contested, uncontested and no fault divorces. Rest assured that the  Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti will be there to guide you through this process.

When it comes to a divorce, there are many critical issues that must be addressed such as child custody, child support, alimony, and distribution of property. While this is just the small sample of the issues that result from a divorce, it is clear that there is a lot of work to be done and that’s where we can come in. It is overwhelming to have to deal with a divorce and the negotiations on your own, which is why you need a good attorney with previous experience who will protect your rights.

Here at the Law Offices of Michael D. Recchiuti, we know that going through a divorce can be difficult, but we will make sure to assist you through every step of the process and to do it in a cost-efficient manner.

We have assisted our clients with the following:

  • No Fault Divorce

  • Child Support

  • Alimony

  • Child Support

  • Spousal Support

  • Property Settlements

  • Annulments

  • Child Custody

  • Visitation

  • Contested Divorce

  • Uncontested Divorce

  • Protection from Abuse (PFA)

  • Adoption

  • Name Change

  • Modification & Enforcement of Orders