Legal Practice Areas
- Personal Injury Law
- Family Law
- Real Estate
- Wills, Estate Planning, and Guardianship
- Corporate and Business Law
- Homeowner’s Associations
The attorneys of Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd. have represented hundreds of clients in most substantive areas of the law. While not exhaustive, the following listing identifies the areas of law where the firm’s attorneys spend the majority of their time representing both individuals and businesses.
Personal Injury Law
We represent persons who have been injured, and the families of persons who have lost their lives, as a result of motor vehicle accidents (cars, trucks/tractor-trailers, pedestrians, bicycles), defective or unsafe products (products liability) or the negligence of some third party, such as premises liability (slip and fall cases). Our firm’s experienced trial attorneys will take your case from the beginning through negotiations and settlement of your case, directly with the insurance company or utilize, alternative means of dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, and where appropriate, take the case to trial.
We practice in all local and regional courts, representing our clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, division of marital property (equitable distribution), custody, child and spousal support, separation agreements, pre-marital agreements, adoptions, paternity, third party parental/visitation rights and interstate child custody.
Mr. Toscano focuses much of his practice on Collaborative Family Law.
We represent both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate, as well as owners refinancing their present mortgages. We represent our clients in court when litigation of dispute proves necessary and, in addition, represent our clients before planning commissions, zoning boards and boards of supervisors to obtain approval for proposed commercial and residential projects.
Wills, Estate Planning, and Guardianship
The firm’s attorneys represent clients in all matters of estate planning, from drafting simple wills, durable powers of attorney and advance medical directives (living wills) to more complex trust and estate planning documents. The firm’s attorneys also represent family members in those instances where an elderly person has become incapacitated and a guardian must be appointed, as well as all other occasions where such action is required, as the result of a debilitating accident, condition or disease, or mental retardation.
Corporate and Business Law
We represent individuals and businesses in the areas of organizational and transactional work for both new and existing business ventures. Our attorneys have extensive experience in business formation and incorporating/forming the business entity, in complex business ventures such as sales and acquisitions, and in litigating business and commercial disputes.
Mr. Tereskerz has served as corporate counsel for companies ranging from publicly traded corporations to single membership firms.
For nearly forty years, Mr. Buck has represented property owners and property owner’s associations, both large and small. Cases involving property owner’s associations often involve a unique blend of statutory law and case law involving the areas of contracts, property and corporations. The firm is experienced in both the day-to-day problems that face community associations as well as the special problems that arise when associations make the transition from developer to member control.
Our attorneys represent the firm’s clients in all areas of civil litigation and regularly appear in the Courts in the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and in the surrounding counties. We have handled numerous appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. In addition to the Practice Areas specifically noted, in our extensive litigation practice our attorneys litigate cases in other areas such as construction litigation, condemnation cases, property line disputes and the construction of wills and trusts.
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