Allentown Business and Estate Planning Lawyer
Albertina D. Lombardi is an attorney in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking and Estate Planning & Trusts Groups. In Ms. Lombardi’s business and estate planning practice, she represents small first-time entrepreneurs, high net-worth clients, and sophisticated business owners in the coordination of their business and estate planning goals, including business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, and deferred compensation plans. She also provides estate planning services related to Pennsylvania oil and gas law. Ms. Lombardi assists commercial, corporate and general business clients with entity selection and the establishment of business entities, financing, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation structures, taxation, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Lombardi frequently delivers lectures on issues related to special needs planning, tax and estate planning, entrepreneurial development, and business planning.
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Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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