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That's what I do. I have been fixing legal and financial problems for consumers, families, and workers for over 30 years as a Senior Staff Attorney with the (formerly) world's largest pre-paid legal services program, the UAW Legal Services Plans.
Over those years I've handled a range of legal matters from complex civil litigation, to bankruptcies and debtor/creditor rights matters, to elder law issues like nursing home planning, and more. (See what matters I am handling now here.)
After many years working for a not-for-profit law firm I have established a solo private practice law firm. I hope to service the thousands of my former clients as well as new ones. That now will include small business owners. My practice covers the Monroe County area, primarily, including Greece, Gates, Henrietta, Webster, and more. I also service clients from the Buffalo and Syracuse areas and even NYC.
My new office is located in Henrietta, NY, at 140-A Metro Park just across the street from the Monroe Community College Campus (south entrance). (Get directions here.)
I have a new Quick Resolution and Tips page providing information and guidance to empower clients to help themselves on many topics. Check it out on this site! (Click on Want Quick Resolutions in the Menu bar on the left side of the page.)
April 15, 2016
I have a new Blog providing topical legal information. Check it out on this site! (Click on BLOG in the Menu bar on the left side of the page.)
February 29, 2016
I am now handling rental evictions both Landlord-side and Tenant-side.
I am also handling tax disputes with the IRS and NYS Tax Dept. See more details here.
July 16, 2015
The initial Firm Newsletter -The Debt Management Issue--is available as a free document download here. You can sign up for automatic delivery of future editions here.
July 16, 2015
I have been experimenting with a new service-offering "Quick Resolutions" handled in a single phone call and/or letter drafting or documents review, with advice. Prices are as low as
$50 per resolution. Clients seem to love the ease, immediate attention, and LOW Price! See more details here.
June 16, 2015
I am now handling estate matters, including probates of wills, administrations, and representing heirs and beneficiaries of estates. Get more details here.
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I try to inform, counsel, and empower regular folks (i.e., consumers, families, workers) to not only get what they need in an often complex, difficult, and indifferent world but to understand how they can help themselves.
I run a modern, technologically-efficient, and productive practice keeping overhead down in order to provide legal services to my clients at low cost.
Let me help you obtain the rights, remedies, and respect you need and deserve, at affordable prices for most people.
So, you bought or leased a new car, RV, boat, or other big-ticket item. Now, you realize you got a bad deal, a bad trade-in, were pressured into signing something you did not really want to, or were really gouged on the price or other terms.
Not only are you paying more then you should be or for something you don't want but you feel cheated.
This is a bad situation that can be fixed in many cases if you know your legal rights and options. Don't, however, rely on the thought that you can cancel a bad deal within three days of signing because that's usually not true. The three day right to cancel rule applies only to limited situations, primarily to door-to-door sales. That usually means big-ticket items like auto purchases or leases can't be canceled, UNLESS there are facts and circumstances which can give you an out.
Even contracts which on their face appear to be fully binding, can be broken, rescinded, or renegotiated if you know how to do it. That means analyzing the contract and the circumstances surrounding it to determine whether you have grounds to get out of a bad deal.
Sometimes, you can argue that excessive sales pressure makes a transaction invalid. Sometimes, you can argue "mutual mistake" in the purchase price or lease terms. Sometimes the dealership makes technical errors in the paperwork which you can take advantage of.
The key to all this is to find out where your leverage is and to push the right buttons with the dealership representatives to get the result you want.
My office just recently was able to cancel or renegotiate unfair deals on recreational vehicles and leased automobiles, much to the satisfaction of our clients.
Don't think that there's no hope! If you need help in any situations like these, feel free to contact the Law offices of John Suda. ( 585-687-8529)
GAS LINE RESPONSIBILITY
Many homeowners are receiving solicitations from at least one company offering to provide insurance for home gas line breakdowns which are the responsibility of the homeowner. Generally, a private company or municipal utility is responsible only for the gas line running from the street (or easement) to the home’s meter. Inside lines to furnaces and other appliances are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Statistics show that serious gas line leaks or problems occur very rarely. More people die each year falling out of bed than from gas explosions, according to published statistics.
Nevertheless, problems can occur, although the cost to the homeowner of repairs is generally fairly modest – running from $140 or so to repair/replace a shut off valve to several hundred for replacing a large section of supply line.
The cost of this insurance is fairly high, running about $70 per year. The likelihood that a homeowner would need repairs over the course of home ownership costing more than the insurance per year is very low.
The question is whether a homeowner ought to purchase this insurance are not.
The first consideration is that it is quite unlikely that you will ever need to draw upon the policy. The second consideration is that the policy costs will likely exceed any repair costs over any extended period of ownership. The third factor is the quality of the insurer itself. Some of these companies have a spotty history including facing complaints by state attorney generals and by consumers themselves.
I recently did a quick check against one company promoting itself in Western New York and found that it had over 220 consumer complaints over a three-year period. (Although its Better Business Bureau rating is A+.)
My advice to homeowners would be to consider any purchase of this insurance carefully, taking into consideration the items noted above, and do not be made fearful that you are in personal or financial jeopardy without having this insurance.
If you have any questions or problems regarding ANY consumer issues contact the Law Office of John Suda.
Phone: 585-687-8529 Website: www.johnsudalaw.com