Since Stephen Bilkis founded the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC in 1997, we have been recognized by both our clients and our peers for our tenacious, yet personal approach to serving our clients. Because we understand that each case is different we take the time to understand each of our client's needs so that we can develop customized legal solutions. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is committed to continued success by providing our clients with efficient and effective legal representation.Bankruptcy
While financial problems are unsettling, taking steps to get out of a financial jam is wise. It is not uncommon for even careful financial planners to sometimes find themselves in deep debt due to an unforeseen change in circumstances such as a job loss, extended illness, or death in the family. Because of our knowledge of bankruptcy law we make sure our clients understand the options available that will not only help them through their current financial crisis, but that will also allow them to retain keep as much of their property as possible. We also advise our clients on steps to take to make sure that they stay on the right track to maintain financial stability.Criminal Defense
Being charged with a crime is one of the most serious challenges that anyone could face. A criminal conviction will have a profound and lasting impact on your life. Understanding this, we vigorously defend our clients from the beginning of the case until it is resolved with a goal to win the case before it goes to trial. However, when the situation requires it, we will go to trial and use our in depth knowledge of New York criminal law to secure the best possible outcome. We have successfully represented clients who have been charged with a range of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies including assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, gang assault, attempted murder and manslaughter.Estate Planning
Our team has extensive experience helping people create comprehensive estate plans, protect assets, and prepare for incapacity. We understand how important and sensitive estate planning is, so we always devote personal attention to every client. We do not use form wills or cookie-cutter estate plans. We will learn the details of your situation, answer your questions, determine your goals and then build an estate plan dedicated to meeting those needs. Our estate planning practice includes writing wills, creating trusts, and asset protection. In addition, we understand that transferring assets is not always a smooth process. We help clients resolve disputes through negotiation and when necessary, through estate litigation. Our estate plan practice is not limited to the transfer of assets through wills and trusts. We also advise clients on how to protect their assets in the event of future incapacity by helping clients with Advance Health Care Directives and financial powers of attorney.Family Law
As your family relationships evolve, it is important to be represented by an attorney who will make the process as smooth as possible. Whether you are going through a divorce, separation, or custody dispute, the agreements you reach will have a lasting impact on you, your children, and your financial well-being. We will work hard to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the results you desire in the least painful manner. We help our clients with a wide-range of family matters including pre-marital agreements, divorce, spousal support, child support, child custody, visitation, relocation, allegations of abuse, neglect and alienation, father's rights, grandparent's rights, and guardianship.Personal Injury
With extensive knowledge and experience, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC provide legal representation to individuals and their families who have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person. Negligence is the basis of many different types of accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and even dog bites. Furthermore, negligence is also the cause of serious injuries that result from defective products and medical malpractice. When a victim of negligence suffers a serious injury such as a back injury, amputation, an injury that results in paralysis or a traumatic brain injury, we use our knowledge and experience to make sure our clients receive the maximum financial award to help compensate them for their losses. Over the years we have secured for our clients millions of dollars in negotiated settlements and jury awards.
Much of our firm's success comes from word of mouth. It is one of the highest compliments when a client refers a friend, colleague or family member to our law office. Call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW or contact us online for a FREE consultation.