estate planning

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family law

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Personal injury & auto accidents

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WORKER'S COMPENSATION

Many legal options exist regarding estate planning and estate administration.  BML provides education and advice concerning the best route to take for each client with regard to how to most effectively provide financial benefit to themselves and to their heirs and loved ones.  After many years of aiding families during what can be difficult to address at times, BML can say without a doubt that providing a clear cut estate plan for your family and beneficiaries not only gives the grieving loved ones space to accept the loss, but it also keeps the peace amongst family members when it comes to estate division.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Administration 

 

BML provides assistance to families during the difficult times of separation and divorce by approaching the issue from a place that reduces financial burden, emotional trauma, and empowers the parties to find common ground through true conflict resolution:

  • Separation Agreements
  • PreMarital & PostMarital Agreements
  • Marital Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Child & Adult Adoptions

 

 

We negotiate, mediate, and litigate personal injury and property damage claims for our clients.  While some of these types of injuries are a result of aggressive or intentional acts, most result from another person's negligence or carelessness.  Yes, people who did not "mean" to do damage are still responsible for compensating those they injure through their negligence.  In order to collect the entitled compensation, action must be taken to ensure the appropriateness and adequacy of that awarded, this is where BML serves as an ally for our clients, and go to bat for the best compensatory award possible.  Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

  • Serious Automobile Accidents, Truck Accidents, Fatal Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Animals & Livestock 
  • Motorcycle, Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
 

SMALL BUSINESS & NON-PROFIT LAW

real estate & construction law

consumer bankruptcy

collaborative law & mediation

The North Carolina Worker's Compensation laws are designed to protect both the Employee and the Employer in the event of an on-the-job injury or fatality.  Worker's Compensation covers workers regardless of fault if the harm arises out of and within the scope and course of employment.  Such compensation covers medical treatment, temporary disability, permanent disability and death benefits.  BML provides negotiation, mediation and litigation services for those who have suffered such injury.  Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law is aiding those in the creation and furtherance of their goals and dreams.  BML has had the great opportunity to participate in the development and growth of many small businesses and non-profits in the Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina area.  We view this work as being a branch of a larger team whose role is to support and provide the best advice possible regarding the legal and business management planning aspect of the business as a whole.

  • Non-Profits & 501(c)(3) startup
  • LLCs, C & S Corporations, PLLCs, Small Business Law
  • PAs, Partnerships and Partnership Agreements, Solo Proprietors  
  • Business & Partnership Dispute Mediation 
 

From environmental issues, property boundary disputes, clearing of title, real estate sales, to construction/builder disputes, BML attorneys have not only gotten their hands "dirty" in this area of law, but individually have stewarded forest lands and farms during their lifetime.  BML attorneys do not just know land law from the "behind the desk" side; rather it is because of their love and connection that allows them to aid in real estate development and disputes in an authentic manner.

  • Real Estate Land Disputes, Mediation & Litigation
  • Construction & Builder Law
  • Land Trust & Conservancy Law
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Easements, Access, and Right of Ways
 

 

 

BML attorneys are licensed to in the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina with regard to bankruptcy.  Being well aware of the negative stigma surrounding bankruptcy in the public eye, BML approaches bankruptcy with a more holistic perspective, viewing bankruptcy as a useful tool concerning one's financial life and experience.  Whether you're seeking an individual or joint filing, a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, BML will advise in choosing the route best for each client's specific situation.

 
 

 

 

For those clients who are seeking a more holistic approach to legal challenges, BML offers a Collaborative path to support a more peaceful way to handle these types of issues.  Whether its divorce, child custody agreements, pre or post marital agreements, real estate disputes, personal injury, business and partnership disputes, or  estate planning conflicts, BML provides an empowering collaborative environment for those who seek to by-pass the classic litigious route.