Joel Eser Richman
The law office of Joel Eser Richman concentrates on Real Estate Transactions and Development, Estate Planning, Business Contracts, Entity Formation and Mediation, as well as providing services such as drafting documents, providing legal interpretations and advice for disputes and associated legal matters.
CONDOMINIUMS AND SUBDIVISIONS
Condominiums have become a very popular form of real property ownership housing in Hawaii. It is an inexpensive way to not only add value to the property, but also allows the owner to divide the property into Units, both improved and vacant land, that can be sold and mortgaged separately, while at the same time creating rights and obligations of the Unit owners once sold. Joel Eser Richman also advises clients and drafts documents pertaining to subdivisions. Many property owners, are not familiar with their rights and responsibilities under Hawaii Law and Joel has the experience and resources available to properly advise property owners in this regard.
Creating a plan for what happens to your real and personal property when you die, is very important if you desire to minimize the time and expense of distributing your assets to heirs. If a person dies without a Will and/or a Trust, the Estate must be filed in probate court and the estate assets may not be distributed to the desired beneficiaries. A detailed instrument in the form of a Will and/or a Revocable or Irrevocable Trust, is used to create certain requirements for either the Personal Representative or Trustee to carry out including funeral and guardianship matters, along with the distribution and management of Estate Assets. Essential instruments that can be drafted, to fulfill the wishes of the person in the event of incapacity include: Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, and Authorizations to Disclose Medical Information.
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution process where a neutral third-party (the mediator), helps parties in conflict come together to talk and decide how to resolve their dispute. Mediation offers an alternative to litigation and arbitration which provides an opportunity for less expensive and time-consuming, party driven resolution of conflicts.
A Contract is an agreement between parties, that designs and governs business or personal relationships, informs and memorializes the parties’ rights and obligations, provides procedures for confronting foreseeable obstacles and when property drafted, is legally binding. A Contract usually concerns the exchange of services, goods, or promises to perform future actions and are especially important and necessary when they concern employment, sales, or property ownership.
At the law firm of Joel Eser Richman, we provide advice and services regarding all types of contracts, including:
- Sales contracts
- Business purchase agreements
- Real estate contracts
- Commercial leases
- Employment contracts and non-compete agreements
- Shareholder and partner agreements
- Other types of business contracts
Advising clients and forming Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships.