Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPE OF FIRM IS THIS?
Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC is a Litigation and Real Estate law firm. We primarily handle commercial and civil litigation matters, such as shareholder disputes, real estate venture disputes, contract disputes, consumer fraud act claims, serious personal injury and professional malpractice claims. We also handle real estate matters, such as real estate purchases and sales and disputes involving real estate.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Nothing, our initial consultation with clients is free of charge.
DO YOU HANDLE CASES ON A CONTINGENCY BASIS?
Yes. Most clients who are seeking to bring a claim to recover money choose to have our firm represent them on a contingency fee basis. This means that we charge no legal fees to our client unless and until we recover monetary damages for our client through verdict, settlement or by other means, in which event our fees are paid out of the recovery as a portion of the recovery. If we recover no monetary damages then the client would not pay any attorney fees. In most cases, the amount of the legal fee is based upon State statutory law, but in the event it is not regulated by law then the client and attorney will agree in advance on the percentage that will be paid for attorneys’ fees. In either case, the firm and the client will enter into a written fee agreement at the beginning of our representation so that the fee arrangement is very clear from the outset.
WHAT WILL THE LEGAL FEES COST?
You are entitled to know, to the extent that we can reasonably inform you at your first visit, what your legal fees will cost. We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview. Lawyers are paid under various fee arrangements depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery we make; no recovery means no fee. You may have the option of choosing this plan in lieu of hourly charges. Not all cases qualify for the contingency basis; we will tell you if yours does.
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. All work is logged and you will be provided with a detailed, itemized list of all work performed and the rates charged for the work.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
The only way to determine if you actually have a case is through a quick consultation with our lawyers. Along with our team of qualified experts, our lawyers will evaluate your case and assess your legal options. They will provide you with all your options and let you make the decision that is best for you.
HOW WILL I BE KEPT INFORMED ON MY CASE?
We consider clear and frequent communication with our clients to be one of the most important, and most commonly overlooked, part of the lawyers obligation to their clients. While we will also make sure you understand exactly what is going on with your case, the frequency of communication often varies depending upon the nature and stage of your case. Clients who contact the firm for an update, can expect to hear back from a professional within 24 hours, at most.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO FILE MY CASE?
Yes. Each state has a filing deadline for individual types of civil cases, called the statute of limitation. You must file your case before the statute of limitation ends. This is why it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We have two primary locations, New York and New Jersey.
28 Liberty Street, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 390-8275
80 West Century Road, Suite 302
Paramus, NJ 07652
Tel: (201) 588-1500
WHAT TYPE OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES DO YOU
As personal injury attorneys, we handle all type of cases including, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, professional malpractice, product liability, tractor trailer accidents, dog bites, wrongful deaths, birth-related injuries, medical malpractice, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, general negligence and many more.
WHAT TYPE OF CIVIL LITIGATION CASES DO YOU
As civil litigation attorneys, we handle all types of cases including, breach of contract, consumer fraud, NJ Consumer Fraud Act claims, estate litigation/will contests, environmental contamination, post judgement enforcement, fraudulent conveyance actions, insurance claims, NJ Conscientious Employee Protection Act “CEPA Act”, whistleblower claims, defamation/libel and many more.
WHAT TYPE OF COMMERCIAL LITIGATION CASES DO
As commercial litigation attorneys, we handle all types of cases including breach of contract, oppressed minority shareholder claims, business dissolution claims, environmental contamination, business claims, LLC and/or corporate disputes, environmental contamination, insurance coverage disputes, insurance litigation and many more.
WHAT TYPE OF REAL ESTATE LAW CASES DO YOU
As real estate law attorneys, we handle all types of cases including purchase or sale of residential property, purchase or sale of commercial property, development projects, land use, site plan, subdivisions, permits, variances and environmental compliance, boundary or property disputes and many more.