Civil Law

The practice of civil law, generally speaking, involves analysis of contracts, statutes (laws), and legal relationships between parties, especially focusing on duties which the law imposes on parties voluntarily (through legally binding contracts) and as a result of laws written by the legislatures and other governmental authorities.

With a broad general practice, Claude regularly counsels individuals and corporate representatives of their rights and duties under the law, and seeks to resolve questions quickly, ethically and courteously. His 30 years of experience very often results in less time spent researching matters, as his broad exposure to a myriad of legal situations during his career serves him and his clients well.

There are specialty areas, however, like complicated estate planning, tax work, and patent or trademark matters which generally require the attention of a professional uniquely equipped to provide specific advice. Claude will always refer such specific matters either to an associate or another known professional in the community.