Contract Interpretation & Negotiation
A sound contract is among the best means for avoiding future disputes and litigation. How a contract is worded can have a significant impact on how favorable the agreement is to you or the other party. Often, it is vital to know the precise meaning of every word used in a contract, and it is vital that the contract be drafted by an attorney with experience. An experienced attorney can help you steer clear of future disputes and legal troubles with proper drafting and by explaining your contractual rights and obligations.
Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, interpreting, negotiating and reviewing all types of contracts, whether commercial or private, for both businesses and individual clients. We have experience with leases, real estate contracts, and commercial transactions, in addition to all types of labor and employment issues.
Sometimes, even a well-drafted contract can result in a dispute. If you are involved in a dispute over the meaning of a contractual term that affects the rights and duties of the parties involved, or, if one of the parties breached the contract, we can advise you in the matter utilizing our arbitration and litigation experience. Our attorneys will zealously represent your interests both inside and outside the courtroom.
Transportation (Maritime/Airline) & Administrative Law
Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of highway, airline and maritime transportation law. The following lists some of the various aspects of our transportation law practice:
- FAA, US Coast Guard and FHWA regulatory interpretation.
- Proceedings before administrative agencies, state and federal courts.
- Development and implementation of transportation policies and procedures.
- Litigation and arbitration.
Our attorneys are experienced in the representation of both individuals and companies before various state and local agencies, and private professional associations. The following lists some of the various aspects of our administrative law practice:
- Professional disciplinary proceedings.
- Rule making.
- Reimbursement and rate-making proceedings.
- Interpretation of public records statutes.
Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen attorneys have extensive experience practicing before New York State courts, the New York State Public Service Commission and decision making Town Boards regarding the regulation and deregulation of utility companies in the electric, steam, gas, water and sewer industries.
The firm advises, challenges, negotiates and litigates, as necessary, on behalf of New York State Not-for-Profit organizations regarding proposed increases in rates by utility companies in the electric, steam, gas, water and sewer industries. The firm enjoys significant success in substantially reducing proposed increases in rates sought by such utility companies in various proceedings.