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Avoiding Real Estate Disputes
Attorney Jason Smiley writes the article "Avoiding Real Estate Disputes." Over the years he has represented many parties involved in real estate disputes. One of the challenges in handling such matters is that in addition to the significant financial investment that people make when purchasing real estate, most people have an emotional investment.
Staff Spotlight: Sheila Smyle, Advanced Certified Paralegal
Meet Sheila Smyle, an Advanced Certified Paralegal who has been working at our firm since 2015! Sheila first started in the legal field in 1990 as a legal secretary and then earned her Professional Legal Secretary Certification (NALS) shortly thereafter. She became a Certified Paralegal (NALA) in 2003. Sheila works for attorneys Talbot J. Wieczorek and Matthew E. Naasz, who both work in the practice areas of Business Law, Litigation, and Governmental, Administrative, and Municipal Law. We asked Sheila what a typical day is like for her as a paralegal and her response was “No two days are alike, which is one of the things I enjoy the most about it.”
Attorney Spotlight: Matt Naasz
Meet Matt Naasz, one of our environmental law and litigation attorneys! Matt wanted to become a lawyer because he enjoys the diversity and working with people, as well as the challenge of helping solve problems. One of his favorite things of being a lawyer is not only working with people but helping them get through tough spots.
Staff Spotlight: Kristi Wood, Legal Assistant
Meet Kristi Wood, Cris Palmer’s legal assistant for the last seven years! Kristi’s favorite part of being a legal assistant for attorney Cris Palmer, who focuses on insurance defense, is problem-solving and helping their clients. A typical day for Kristi consists of mail, emails, telephone calls, scheduling, drafting pleadings, settlement agreements, and letters. She has been with the firm for 13.5 years and a lot of her favorite memories are the team building and socializing events like the YMCA Corporate Cup, staff retreats, and Christmas parties.
Differing Construction Site Conditions
Differing site conditions on a project can be very costly for a construction company. Proper management of the risk requires an awareness of the possibility and diligence upon discovery. Jason Smiley, an attorney at our firm writes about the two different site conditions and the risks associated with each.