Experienced Legal Guidance -

If you are experiencing legal problems, you need to seek out an experienced lawyer who is competent, caring, reliable, and above all committed to working hard for you.

Jules Haas is a New York attorney who has more than 30 years experience. He is known for his dedication to achieving the desired results on behalf of his clients as fast and effectively as possible. He takes pride in hearing a satisfied client say to him, “Thanks, Jules.”

Jules Haas helps clients throughout New York State including Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Kings, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties as well as out-of-state clients needing New York counsel. He provides legal services in various areas of law concentrating in real estate, trust and estates, estate planning, business law, and guardianship proceedings.

Trusts and Estates -

I have represented clients regarding the full range of New York Trust and Estate issues including Probate and Intestate Administration proceedings, Estate Administration, Kinship matters, Will contests, Fiduciary Accountings, Trusts, and Estate taxes. I have also assisted clients with New York Surrogate’s Court proceedings relating to problems such as a spouse’s elective share, discovery of decedent’s assets and breach of fiduciary duty.

Real Estate -

Whether you are a first-time buyer or more experienced in the real estate world, I provide guidance as to all aspects of a real estate transaction such as contracts, closings, title insurance and mortgage financing. I have represented clients in matters involving cooperatives, condominiums, single and multi-family homes and leases. As a New York real estate attorney, I have represented clients in Court on matters such as the validity of deeds, encroachments, constructive trusts and landlord-tenant eviction issues such as primary residence, non-payment proceedings, hold-over proceedings and other lease disputes.

Guardianship -

Article 81 of New York’s Mental Hygiene Law grants authority to the Court to appoint a Guardian to assist in situations where an individual cannot manage personal or financial needs due to incapacity. Guardianship matters under Article 81 can become litigious since family and friends might contest:

  1. the need for a Guardian;
  2. the scope of the Guardian’s power;
  3. the individual chosen to be the Guardian.

As an experienced New York Guardianship lawyer, I’m familiar with these situations and work closely with clients to promote their interests as well as the interests of the individual alleged to be incapacitated.

Estate Planning -

I advise clients in the creation and implementation of plans that effectively express the client’s personal desires regarding the disposition and protection of assets while providing potential tax advantages and security for family and beneficiaries. I help clients prepare their Last Wills whether simple or complex. Without a Will, State law determines who inherits your property. A Health Care Proxy, Living Will and Power of Attorney are all an important part of an estate plan and I work with my clients to put these papers in place.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me at (212) 355-2575 or by email: jules.haas@verizon.net.

We usually answer within 24 hours. We appreciate your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

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