The Firm

"We just wanted to take the time to let you know how much we appreciated all of your hard work and outstanding legal work.” -- Sincerely, MS

Since Stephen Bilkis founded the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC in 1997, we have been recognized by both our clients and our peers for our tenacious, yet personal approach to serving our clients. Because we understand that each case is different we take the time to understand each of our client's needs so that we can develop customized legal solutions. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is committed to continued success by providing our clients with efficient and effective legal representation.

Estate Planning

At the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC we have extensive experience helping people create comprehensive estate plans. Our New York Estate Planning Lawyers devote personal attention to every client, taking the time to learn about your situation, answer your questions, determine your goals and then build a comprehensive estate plan dedicated to meeting those needs. Our estate planning practice includes writing wills, creating basic and complex trusts, and asset protection. In addition, we understand that transferring assets is not always a smooth process. We help clients resolve disputes through negotiation and when necessary, through estate litigation. Our estate plan practice is not limited to the transfer of assets through wills and trusts. We also advise clients on how to protect their assets in the event of future incapacity by helping clients with Advance Health Care Directives and financial powers of attorney.

Family Law

As your family dynamics change it is important to be represented by an attorney who will make the process as smooth as possible. Whether you are going through a divorce, separation, or custody battle, the agreements you reach will have a serious and lasting impact on you, your children, and your financial well-being. They attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will work hard to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the results you desire in the least painful manner. We help our clients with a wide-range of family matters including divorce, spousal support, child support, child custody, visitation, relocation, allegations of abuse, neglect and alienation, father's rights, grandparent's rights, and guardianship.

Criminal Defense

We understand that facing a criminal charge and the prospect of going to prison is quite serious and stressful. With that in mind we vigorously defend our clients from the beginning of the case until it is resolved. Our goal is the win criminal cases in the pretrial stage. However, because of our in depth knowledge of New York criminal law we have had great success with cases both at the pretrial stage and at the trial stage. We have successfully represented clients who have been charged with a range of crimes including assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, gang assault, attempted murder and manslaughter.

Personal Injury

With extensive knowledge and experience, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC provide legal representation to individuals and their families who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person. Negligence is the basis of many different types of accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and even dog bites. When a victim of negligence suffers a serious injury such as a back injury, amputation, an injury that results in paralysis or a traumatic brain injury, we use our knowledge and experience to make sure our clients receive the maximum financial award to help compensate them for their losses. Over the years we have secured for our clients millions of dollars in negotiated settlements and jury awards.

Bankruptcy

We recognize that falling behind in paying bills is unsettling. However, even the most conscientious people sometimes find themselves in deep debt due to an unforeseen change in circumstances such as a job loss, extended illness, or death in the family. Because of our knowledge of bankruptcy law we make sure our clients understand the options available that will not only help them through their financial problems, but that will also allow them to keep as much of their property as possible. We do not stop there. We advise our clients on steps to take to make sure that they not only get through their current financial crisis, but that they stay on the right track to maintain financial stability.

Much of our firm's success comes from word of mouth. It is one of the highest compliments when a client refers a friend, colleague or family member to our law office. Call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

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