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Attorneys Group PhotoWe take pride in being a general practice law firm, providing solutions for your family, business, and personal needs. We offer you decades of experience. Our diverse client base includes individuals, families, businesses, and Not-for-Profit organizations.

We focus on service. We seize the opportunity to personalize our advice and offer practical solutions. We work hard to earn the trust and respect of our clients. Our lawyers and paralegals listen to our client needs, respond to questions, and keep our clients informed. We provide that advice in a way designed to protect your privacy. Ethics and confidentiality are key parts of fulfilling our client's needs.

We have three office locations in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Our main office is in downtown Ithaca, and our satellite offices are in Groton and Trumansburg. We appear in Court all over the Fingerlakes region, including Tompkins, Cayuga, Cortland, and Seneca Counties. Although our practice is limited to New York State, our clients' interests go from court-to-court and around the world.

For people who may not be familiar with the breadth of legal advice to expect from a general practice, we are experienced in handling cases such as:

Personal and Family Matters:  Estate Planning (wills, trusts, healthcare proxies and powers of attorney), Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Support, Probate and Estate Administration, Adoption, Guardianship, Buying and Selling Real Estate

Courts and Conflict (Civil disputes and Criminal matters):  Civil trials, including contract and business litigation, Negotiation, Collaborative Law, Divorces, Arbitration, Mediation, University Disciplinary Proceedings, Personal Injury, Creditors’ Rights, Appeals and Criminal Defense (including DWI)

Business Matters:  Creating LLC’s, S Corps, other corporations or partnerships, counseling on commercial and labor law, Advising on Landlord/Tenant law, helping Not-for-Profit Corporations, Buying and selling commercial real estate, Zoning and Planning issues, Property Assessment issues, Employment counseling and Discrimination issues

Fraternity and Sorority Issues ("Greek Affairs"):  Advising on chapter issues, Creating and maintaining 501(c)(3) and other not-for-profit entities, risk management, university relations, building code compliance, contract negotiation, liability issues, University disciplinary proceedings and criminal defense

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Shaw & Murphy Law Firm

Ithaca Office
The Frontenac Building
109 East Seneca St
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: (607) 273-2900
Fax: (607) 273-2933
E-mail: bmc.shawlaw@verizon.net

Groton Office
170 Main Street
Groton, NY 13070
Phone: (607) 898-3190
Fax: (607) 898-3765
E-mail: lgbm.shawlaw@verizon.net

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