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LH&M is a full service bankruptcy, litigation and business law firm. Since 1998, LH&M has maintained strong relationships with a diverse client base by providing sophisticated, creative and cost-effective legal representation. We strive to retain the personal atmosphere of a smaller firm while providing the experience and services of a larger firm.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

LH&M’s practice is dedicated to issues including litigation, restructuring, workouts, creditors’ rights, mediation, and negotiation

Business Law

Business Law

Ranging from the preparation of simple shareholders’ agreements to complex, multi-party stock purchase agreements

Foreclosure Defense

Foreclosure Defense

LH&M’s team of litigators use their legal experience and courtroom knowledge to provide the best available defense

Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transactions

LH&M has a broad real estate practice, ranging from simple house closings to complex, multi-unit commercial building transactions

Trial Practice

Trial Practice

LH&M has earned the reputation of an aggressive team of litigators and negotiators who understand their clients’ concerns

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Wills, Trusts & Estates

LH&M handles many aspects of estate planning, succession development and strategies to optimize value and resolve difficult issues

Latest News

New York Modernizes the Debtor and Creditor Law

On December 6, 2019, the Governor signed a bill repealing Article 10 of the Debtor and Creditor Law (“DCL”) and replacing it with provisions contained in the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (known until recently as the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act). Until now, New York State remained one of only two states that had not adopted the UVTA.  The existing DCL provisions derived from the UFCA adopted by New York State in 1925. In this blog, I have made some preliminary observations about the new Article 10. Many of the changes bring Article 10 into line with Section 548 of the […]

Bankruptcy Preference Amendment(s) Effective February 19, 2020

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act (H.R. 3311; S. 1091) (the “SBRA”) was signed into law.  The law is effective 180-days following enactment, that is on February 19, 2020. Congress incorporated two important changes into the SBRA that may have broader implications beyond small business reorganizations as applicable to the recovery of “preferential transfers” under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. First, a debtor or trustee is required to consider a party’s statutory defenses “based on reasonable due diligence in the circumstances of the case and taking into account a party’s known or reasonably knowable affirmative defenses” […]

Distinctions in Federal and NYS Deposition Practice – Part One

The rules and law governing the review and execution of errata sheets and the scope of permissible corrections differs between Federal and New York State practice (and as between our own Departments).  These distinctions will be discussed in a short series of blog articles. In this post, I am going to discuss the distinctions applicable to the review of a transcript by a witness. Are You Obligated To Allow The Witness To Review The Transcript? As a preliminary matter, under CPLR 3116 it is mandatory that the transcript be provided to the witness for review and correction.  Should the witness […]

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  • LH&M is considered a debt relief agency.
    LH&M helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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