Attorneys At Law
Anderson & Uddin, P.C. provides a wide variety of legal services to individuals and businesses across the Chicagoland area.
A&U‘s practice is heavily centered on prosecuting and defending a wide range of civil litigation actions, including but not limited to personal injury actions, property disputes, breach of contract actions, professional malpractice, will contests and probate claims, and civil rights and discrimination actions. The attorneys at A&U have substantial trial experience and have represented hundreds of clients in matters ranging from multi-million dollar lawsuits involving international corporations to simple small claims actions between local residents.
A&U have been at the forefront of defending mortgage foreclosure actions since the housing crisis reached its threshold in 2009. The attorneys at A&U implement a wide variety of strategies in order to achieve their clients’ personal and financial needs, including working aggressively to ensure a family remains in their home for the foreseeable future during a time of financial hardship, maximizing a property’s rental income while in foreclosure, and working toward settlement to protect a homeowner’s financial future. The attorneys at A&U also have extensive appellate experience, which allows them to assist clients at every stage of the foreclosure process.
Divorce and Domestic Relations
A&U’s attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and families during some of the most difficult and emotionally turbulent times in their personal lives. We recognize that much of the fear and anxiety involved in the legal system is the result of dealing with the unknown, and this is particularly true in the area of Family Law. As such, we help our clients understand the law so that they can respond effectively to emotionally-charged situations. By carefully listening to concerns and developing a thorough plan to serve you and your family's best interests, our attorneys are able to maximize our litigation and trial experience while reducing the uncertainties and achieving client goals. We regularly handle all areas of Family Law including Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, and Post-Decree Modification of Child Support, Enforcement of Child Support Orders, Mediation, Guardianship, and drafting and negotiating pre and post nuptuial agreements.
Ordinary people face lawsuits, collections agencies, and creditor harassment as a result of their debts. In a typical case, you may have lost your job. Perhaps you are using your credit card to pay for household expenses and even medical bills. If your credit card debt gets too high and you can't meet your minimum monthly payments, the creditor might file a lawsuit against you in small claims court. Or a collection agent might call you constantly throughout the day, trying to wear you down. Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits threats, phone calls at odd hours and constant phone calls designed to annoy you, too many creditors continue to engage in these practices. Creditors might even follow you to your home or business, or use deceit — such as claiming to be law enforcement — to try to collect the debt. The objective is to make you feel frightened and trapped — so that you will agree to do things on their terms. The attorneys of Anderson & Uddin have substantial experience representing individuals in collections litigation proceedings, asserting defenses an counterclaims that are often unknown to pro se litigants. As a result, A&U are able to negotiate with lenders and creditors using their clients' defenses as leverage in order to achieve favorable outcomes for their clients.
Student Loan Debt
A&U has an impressive track record when it comes to defending and defeating lenders’ attempts to collect student loan debt. A&U’s attorneys utilize federal and state law to force a collecting lender to prove its right to a debt. By implementing these methods, A&U’s attorneys have achieved outright dismissals for its clients. A&U’s attorneys’ success is especially significant in light of the fact that most student debt is not dischargeable in Bankruptcy.
Real Estate Transactions
Real estate is a major long-term investment, and its purchase or sale needs strong protections against unnecessary risk or liability. A flawed transaction can leave a party open to costly litigation, fines and other costs. An experienced legal team works to minimize the risk to clients and reduce potential exposure so business moves forward without interference. The attorneys of A&U have extensive experience working with businesses and individual clients to ensure that they receive adequate legal protection during the purchase or sale of property, from initial negotiations through inspection and the closing process.
Estates and Probate
There are many reasons to get started with the estate planning process today. By setting up wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, you can:
Leave assets to people you choose
Decide who will manage your property if you are incapacitated
Decide who will make medical decisions if you are incapacitated
Eliminate or minimize estate tax
Provide for your loved ones after your death
Avoid the delay, expense and public nature of probate
A solid estate plan also reduces the likelihood that heirs and other family members will engage in contentious estate litigation. Estate planning is a goal-oriented process allowing you to make important decisions that you should not leave up to the state. To that end, the attorneys at A&U take great care in collaborating with our clients in creating and implementing estate plans that fit individual needs, while providing the kind of flexibility required in complex and ever-changing circumstances.
People injured in accidents caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another are often uncertain whether or not they should seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. They may think that filing a lawsuit is unnecessary in order to be fully compensated, or that retaining an attorney is not worth the expense. Unfortunately, the civil legal system is complex and obtaining just compensation for things like medical bills, pain and suffering, and other out of pocket expenses can prove exceedingly difficult. Using their substantial experience, U&A's attorneys utilize the nuances of the law to leverage favorable outcomes for their clients, whether in the form of a settlement or jury verdict.
The attorneys of A&U have been fighting for the rights of injury victims for over a decade. We handle a variety of personal injury matters, including:
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Slip and fall accidents
Airplane accidents and other disasters
Asbestos, lead paint, and other toxic substances exposure
Business Law and Business Consulting
A&U’s attorneys recognize that injecting predictability and stablility into the formation and maintenance of your business is the single most vital aspect in ensuring longevity for our clients and their operations. To that end, our experience litigating business related issues, including noncompete agreements and Illinois trade secret actions not only allows us to properly prosecute or defend such actions, but also to advise and assist our clients in formulating the most sound approaches to avoiding these actions. We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients including transactional services such as assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of contracts, mergers and acquisitions, trademark applications, sale and purchase of businesses and/or assets, employee relations, and dissolution of business and partnerships.
Condominium Association Law
A&U’s attorneys routinely advise and counsel condominium and homeowner associations, as well as homeowners themselves, n all aspects of Community Association law and governance, including: Collection of Assessments and Common Expenses, Evictions, Foreclosures, Transactional Work (including reviewing, interpreting and amending governing documents and statutory authority), violation hearings, litigation to enforce governing documents, developer turnover and developer litigation, General Corporate, Voting Procedures, and Meeting attendance. Our attorneys understand and appreciate the extent to which living in common interest communities impacts our lives, and work hard with Associations to create the most economically and legally efficient business models, while ensuring for homeowners that their Associations adhere to prevailing rules and statutes. A&U’s attorneys have represented the interests of over 900 Condominium and Homeowners Associations throughout Chicagoland, and have also represented the interests of numerous homeowners against some of the biggest
A&U’s attorneys represent property owners and management companies, as well as individual and commercial tenants with concerns relating to Landlord/Tenant laws. As counsel for landlords, we help you effectively navigate the difficult area of lease disputes and evictions, work with you to create enforceable leases, and aid in obtaining judgments for damages and unpaid rent. As counsel for tenants, we advise you on what remedies may be available to you under the terms of your lease and work towards obtaining relief. We will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as either landlord or tenant as we place our clients' interests first in striving to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.
A&U’s attorneys regularly handle all aspects of traffic-related matters in Cook and the Collar Counties, ranging from routine moving violations to more serious misdemeanor and felony conduct including DUI, Aggravated Speeding, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Our approach is always tailored to meet the specific needs of the client, and is geared toward both aggressively litigating bench/jury trials where warranted, and negotiating plea agreements with municipal prosecutors to preserve your ability to remain behind the wheel.
Illinois takes an aggressive stance against drunk driving and serious traffic offenses that could result in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. Under either event, you will need to request an administrative hearing with the Secretary of State before your license can be reinstated. A&U's attorneys have substantial experience with the Secretary of State's administrative hearing procedure, and when coupled with their extensive trial experience, provides you with an effective strategy for presenting your case for license reinstatement.
We are mindful that many of our clients may need our assistance due to financial hardships they are experiencing. We understand that for these clients it is difficult to pay full rates or their entire bills on time. A&U prides itself on its flexible rates and payment plans designed to ensure all individuals have access to the justice system. Please inquire whether our hardship plans apply to your case.
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