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The attorneys at Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C. have a deep understanding and expertise in immigration law with over ten years of combined experience. We understand that the Immigration law in the United States is constantly evolving and we thus possess a deep understanding of the regulations and of the different avenues immigrants have in order to adjust their legal status in the United States of America. Laws and regulations determine the status of anyone who wants to visit, live or work in the United States and dictate what rights and responsibilities those people have while in the country. We at Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C. help individuals and businesses throughout the country navigate these complex laws for entering and remaining in the country legally. We also assist those who entered the country without documentation, overstayed their visas, or otherwise violated U.S. immigration laws.
If you have been charged with a crime, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to defend yourself effectively and promptly. We are equipped to handle all types of criminal cases, including those that may seem minor, to complex criminal appeals in the federal and state courts. It is important to remember that trying to navigate the criminal justice system on your own puts you at the mercy of prosecutors and judges who are often more concerned with getting a conviction. We provide you with aggressive representation, concentrating in protecting your rights and have the resources and tenacity to help secure the most preferable outcomes possible.
Some of the cases we handle, include:
Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships, such as divorce and child custody, among others. At Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C. our attorneys represent clients from no fault divorces to complex International Child abduction cases under the Hague Convention.
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Many employers fail to comply with their legal obligations to employees. Employer misconduct may involve discrimination, harassment or retaliation against workers who belong to protected classes, or failing to pay employees according to minimum wage and overtime laws. If you work in New York and your employer is treating you unfairly or illegally, the attorneys of Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C. may be able to help you. Our attorneys are well seasoned in all kind of employment litigation matters and provide aggressive representation in state and federal courts.
We represent businesses with respect to labor and employment and wage/hour law. If your company is confronted with a charge of discrimination or a lawsuit, we can provide a vigorous and strategic defense whether your case is in state or federal court, on an appeal level. Of equal import, we provide preventative counseling and compliance policies to business owners in order to help them anticipate and prevent unnecessary litigation. For example, we can assist clients in drafting employment contracts, reviewing handbooks, and related policies to ensure that their workplace is efficient and lawful. We can also provide training to employees and supervisors to make sure they understand the law and maintain a successful work team
Many employers fail to comply with their legal obligations to employees. Employer misconduct may involve discrimination, harassment or retaliation against workers who belong to protected classes, or failing to pay employees according to minimum wage and overtime laws. If you work in New York and your employer is treating you unfairly or illegally, we may be able to help you. Our attorneys are well seasoned in all kinds of employment litigation matters and provide aggressive representation in state and federal courts.
Some of the cases we handle, include:
We are also experienced Appellate Attorney and provide representation in the following:
Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies and claims. Typically, when people are covered by insurance, they maintain their policies in order to be protected in case of disaster, illness, long term care, etc. Unfortunately, often insurance companies fail to live up to their own terms of their policies and your claims start to be denied, hitting you with enormous expenses, not to mention the cost of your premiums over your insurance policies lifetime. At Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C., we represent individual policy holders against large insurance companies.
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The attorneys at Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C. focus on the representation of students who have been discharged from colleges and graduate schools, or who are facing disciplinary proceedings. We also provide representation of students with special needs including seeking reasonable accommodations for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, licensing exams, among others. We also challenge the revocation of standardized test scores.
We represent teachers and administrators through collective bargaining process, hearings and appeals including 3020a hearings, representation in disciplinary proceedings, Due Process Hearings and Appeals to Federal and State Court.
Admiralty law or Maritime law is a body of law that governs nautical issues and private maritime disputes. Admiralty law consists of both domestic law on maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private parties operating or using ocean-going ships. At Kapitonov & Kapitonova, P.C., we focus on marine insurance litigation from complex international matters and reinsurance contracts, to the dispute resolution of breach of contract and denial of insurance coverage matters in New York.