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

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective on September 12, 2011, and applies only to information collected through this Web site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other information we may collect, including any e-mail messages and associated information that you may send through forms on this website or to any email addresses published on this Web site.

What information is collected?
We collect "personally identifiable information" and "automatic webserver information."

"Personally identifiable information" is information that tells us who you are, such as your name, your postal address and your e-mail address. Personally identifiable information does not include aggregate information that, by itself, does not allow for the identification of an individual person. We collect personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to access most areas of our Web site. However, certain areas of our Web site may require you to submit personally identifiable information in order to access such areas.

"Automatic webserver information" is technical information automatically collected by our Web server (which may be hosted by a third party), such as the identity of your Internet service provider, the type of browser you use and your computer's IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. Each time you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes (where possible) and collects this information. Automatic information also includes "cookies." A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. You may decline cookies if your browser permits, but, in such event, it is possible that some portions of our Web site may not function as intended.

How is the information used and shared?
We use personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected. For example, if we collect personally identifiable information for event registration, we will use the information in connection with, among other things, the organization of the event for which you registered.

In addition to using personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected, we may also use personally identifiable information to send you publications, invitations and other marketing materials that may be of interest to you.

We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties including, without limitation, affiliated entities, third parties performing services for or on our behalf (such as communications, event management and/or marketing services).

Without limiting the foregoing, we may disclose personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), our rights or property, other users of our Web site or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

We use automatic information for internal purposes, such as to administer the Web site, improve the Web site and help us understand how visitors use the Web site.

Can we change this Privacy Policy?
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will also revise the "effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current Privacy Policy. To view the most current version of the Privacy Policy, click on the "Privacy Policy" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages. Your continued use of our Web site after we post any revisions constitutes your agreement to any such revisions. If you find any such revisions unacceptable, do not access the Web site.

Is the information collected secure?
Unfortunately, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is never 100% secure. As a result, we do not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of any information transmitted to us over the Internet or stored on our systems. Accordingly, please do not disclose any private or confidential information to us via this Web site.

Links to other Web sites
This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practices of any third-party Web sites to which this Web site may link. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any third-party Web sites you visit, as they will govern any information collected by those Web sites.

Contact information
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us.

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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