Real Estate, Business, and Bankruptcy
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Michele has over 20 years of legal experience and has spent her career developing a multidisciplinary expertise in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and small business planning while operating a small farm and personally seeking answers to legal and tax questions which were not easily available elsewhere. Michele has practiced environmental and land use law at a major international law firm and has taken advanced tax classes from two of the most prestigious tax programs in the country (NYU and University of Florida), has an MBA with emphasis in accounting and finance from Emory University Gouizetta School of Business and has taken classes at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Agriculture Tax Law, and Retail and Agricultural Cooperatives.
Residential and commercial real estate transactions, family succession planning, conservation easements and sale of development rights, estate planning, business formation, financing growth and acquisition, equipment finance, Leasing, and Bankruptcy: Chapter 7, 11 and 13, and farm bankruptcy (Chapter 12), and 1031 exchanges
Representative Reported Cases
Merson v. McNally, 90 NY2d 742 (1997); Ken Mar Development Inc. v. Department of Public Works of City of Saratoga Springs, 862 N.Y.S.2d 202 (3rd Dept 2008); Senior Care Services v. New York State Department of Health, 46 A.D.3d 962 (3d Dept. 2007); Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District v. City of Saratoga Springs, 46 A.D.3d 979 (3d. Dept 2007); Bailey v. Chernoff, 45 A.D. 3d 1113 (3d Dept. 2007); Save Southard Rd. Neighborhood Coalition v. Twn of Saratoga Planning Bd., 35 A.D.3d 1017 (3d Dept. 2006); Spencer v. Connolly, 25 A.D.3d 832 (3rd Dept. 2006); Thomas v. Journal Register, 24 A.D.3d (3rd Dept. 2005)