Family Law: Marriage, Children, Elderly

  • Divorce, Separations & Annulments
  • Divorce Settlement Agreements
  • QDRO orders
  • Guardianships of Minors, Elderly & Incapacitated Persons
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Adoptions
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements 
  • Child Welfare Cases 
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Name Changes 

Wills, Trusts & Estate Plans

  • Estate & Gift Tax Avoidance
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Health Care Directives
  • Medical Powers of Attorney
  • Simple and Complex Wills
  • Trust Planning
  • Effective Use of Insurance
  • Planning for Incapacity
  • Charitable Giving & Legacy Planning

 

Tax Law: Tax Controversies and Planning

Tax Controversies

  • Dealing with Unfiled Tax Returns
  • Offers In Compromise
  • Tax Fraud and Evasion
  • Tax Installment Agreements
  • IRS Audits and Investigations
  • Relief from Tax Liens and Tax Levies
  • Payroll Tax Liability
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Obtaining "Currently Not Collectible" (CNC) status for relief from collection efforts
  • Discharging Tax Debt in Bankruptcy
  • Abatement of Penalties and Interest
  • Innocent Spouse Relief
  • Tax Settlements
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Business Taxes
  • IRS Appeals
  • Petitions In U.S. Tax Court

Tax Planning

  • Structure Business Transactions to Minimize Taxes
  • Planning for avoidance of Estate & Gift Taxes
  • Real Estate Transactions including Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Tax Planning for Wealth Preservation
  • Tax Exempt Entities including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Business Law: Entity Formation & Operation

Formations of Business Entities:

Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies

Business Operations

Contract Drafting, Corporate Governance, Trademark Protection, Employment Issues, Asset Acquisitions, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits

Business Transactions

Sales of Business, Assets and Business Interests, Business Restructuring, Mergers, Buy-Sell Agreements

Succession Planning

Transfer of Business Interests, Estate Tax Planning, Dissolutions and Mergers

Probate Administration & Litigation

  • Probate of Estates and Administration
  • Will Contests
  • Guardianship of Minors and Incapacitated Persons
  • Guardianship Alternatives
  • Guardianship Litigation

Meet the Owner

David W. Chowins

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David Chowins is an attorney with over twenty years experience. He estsblished Chowins Law Firm in the Fall of 2000 after several years practicing tax and business law with two of the nation's largest law firms.    

Although tax and business law was his focus at the start of his career, David operates his law practice as a general civil practice to serve the needs of his clients.  This can include civil litigation of various types including business disputes, divorce and child custody cases, defamation, among other types of cases.

David also serves as Guardian ad Litem where he is tasked by the court to advise as to the best interest of those who can not advocate for themselves such as minors, incapacitated persons and others who may not be in a position to advocate for themselves.   

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