• Commercial Lending and Default Services

    Our legal team has worked with numerous local, national and international financial institutions on secured and unsecured loans, asset-based transactions, real estate financing and other commercial transactions. We also are skilled in bank workout matters and offer expert negotiation and counseling services in connection with default services.

    Stephen J. Schop
  • Property Development and Real Estate Matters

    Whether you are buying or selling a home, condominium or rental property, or investing in real estate transactions for commercial purposes, Schop, Powell & Associates will quickly prepare and file necessary documents and expertly handle all closing transactions. Property development legal, management and coordination services can include zoning and sub-division approval, street dedications, environmental conservation and sewer easements, and infrastructure improvements.

    Stephen J. Schop Donald G. Powell
  • Corporate Law

    Our attorneys will assist you with all aspects of forming and operating a business – partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues and business certificates. Schop, Powell & Associates has experience working with all types and sizes of businesses and will guide you through the maze of legal transactions necessary to grow your company, protect your business assets and allow you the opportunity to focus on running your business.

    Stephen J. Schop Donald G. Powell
  • Commercial and Construction Litigation

    Complex litigation matters are our specialty and we put our skills to work to represent owners, real estate developers and contractors in contract matters, employment issues and other disputes. With experience in federal and state courts, Schop, Powell & Associates brings intense focus to your case.

    Donald G. Powell Stuart P. Frame
  • Business Succession

    The day-to-day demands of running a business can prevent business owners from developing a succession plan or exit strategy. With all the hard work, it is most imperative that your business transfers to the proper person or entity when the time comes – minimizing tax liability. We will guide you to determine management and ownership issues and family interests and put necessary documents in place. A solid succession plan will ensure that your business transfers smoothly when that time comes.

    Stephen J. Schop Donald G. Powell
  • Estate, Trust and Asset Planning

    While it may be unpleasant to consider your own death, our attorneys will help you, and your family, plan for the future and generate necessary documents – regardless of the value of your assets. We will complete wills, powers of attorney, heath care proxies or more complicated trusts, including mechanisms to protect your home and retirement assets in the event long-term care is necessary.

    Stephen J. Schop
  • Elder Law, Medicaid and Supplemental Needs Planning

    We are experts at helping elderly clients and their families prepare for the future if they become incapacitated or unable to manage their affairs. Through the use of various asset transfer, trusts and other planning mechanisms, we are able to ensure that money is available for long-term care and that significant assets may also pass to the next generation to ensure their financial security as well. Our expert team also works with individuals with special needs to ensure their financial security and benefits eligibility.

    Stephen J. Schop
  • Guardianships and Adoptions

    Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about the legal requirements of adoption and have assisted hundreds of families with both domestic and foreign adoption proceedings and step-parent situations. We also establish guardianships for disabled children or incapacitated adults when a substitute decision-maker is necessary. We are up-to-date on the ever-changing laws in this practice area.

    Stephen J. Schop