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Attorney

Charles Leonard Mitchell

is admitted before the state courts in New York and Pennsylvania and in the federal district courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.

THE FIRM

The law firm of Charles Leonard Mitchell, Esquire believes that true sustainability comes from being able to provide consistently high quality legal counsel and representation. 

 

Our firm services clients in the areas of Labor/Employment Management Relations, Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation, Commercial Transactions

and Litigation, and Real Estate.  

 

Our consistency and commitment to vigorously advocate, negotiate and reach the best possible solution for our clients' individual needs is unparalled. We believe in our mission, to be a sustainable firm that offers valued service  because we value you, the client.

Did You Know....
Contact Us

FOR A CONSULTATION

1.646.670.8977

Charles Leonard Mitchell, Esquire

25 West 43rd Street, Suite 711

New York, New York  10036

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EMAIL

clm@clmitchellesq.com

 

FAX

212-591-6240

Areas of Practice

 

Labor/Employment Law​

 

Wills, Estates & Trusts
 

Real Estate Transactions

 

Commercial Litigation

 

 

 

 

Employers should know that...

 

Employers are not required to include a disciplinary code in their employee handbook but if you do, all employees should be subject to the same process.

 

A recent Supreme Court decision (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.,) held that severance payments made to employees who are involuntarily terminated are taxable wages for the purposes of withholding taxes, such as, Social Security and Medicare.  The court held that severance pay made in connection with an involuntary separation from employment due to a reduction in force, plant shutdown or similar condition are subject to the FICA tax.  As there are exceptions to every rule... employers would be wise to seek competent legal counsel to assist in determining the tax status of a specific severance program prior to offering the compensation package.

 

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever create

 

A will provides instructions on how you want your property both real and personal, to be distributed. When you don't have a will, the state distributes your property for you, according to the state's laws of intestate succession.  A planned gift is often transmitted through a legal instrument, such as a will or trust.  While a planned gift has tax implications, creating a Will that arranges for a deferred gift that is committed to an individual(s) or non-profit organization but is not available for use until or upon the death of the donor, can minimize the tax implications on the decedent’s estate.

 

Home Improvements....

 

May or may not require you to have a licensed contractor.  Homeowners should check the Contractors credentials and qualifications prior to signing an agreement. Contractors too should be clear on the services that they are and are not able to provide.  In either case, let your attorney get everything in writing.