PRACTICE AREAS
PERSONAL INJURY
The majority of the practice consists of a wide variety of personal injury cases including automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, construction accidents, dog bites, etc..  Each and every case is unique and must be approached at intake with an eye toward trial.  The firm has recovered millions for his injured clients via settlement and jury verdict.
LITIGATION
Litigates all types of personal injury actions as well as business disputes including breach of contract, such as non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentialty agreements.  Litigates actions such as shareholder disputes, unfair competition  officer and director liability, breach of fiduciary duty claims and other business torts.
SMALL BUSINESS
Counseling small businesses in regard to the best entity formation to meet their specific business needs and goals, whether to form a C or S Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Professional Corporation. or some other business entity form, corporate governance matters and compliance issues, to employment law issues including drafting policies and procedures and employee handbooks.  

The Law Office of Scott V. Bernard negotiates and drafts contracts including, but not limited to, employment agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements, service contracts and contruction contracts.   We handle a myriad of other issues that may arise in the small business context including litigation.
 
FAMILY LAW
Assist in all aspects of family law including child custody, support and visitation, as well as grandparents' rights, juvenile delinquency and Persons In Need of Supervision proceedings. 
DIVORCE
Getting divorced is a very trying time and often much more difficult than necessary, unfortunately.  It involves a myriad of emotions and our emotions effect our ability to make rational decisions.  Handling all aspects of family law and matrimonial law, from issues of equitable distribution and spousal maintenance to issues of child custody, visitation and support, you are guided by a skilled attorney who will protect your rights under the law. 
REAL ESTATE LAW
Closing Real Estate Transactions for sellers, buyers and investors, as well as mortgage companies.

 
LANLORD-TENANT LAW
Help Landlords and Property Managers deal with  the plethora of issues that can arise under the Landlord-Tenant Law throughout Western New York from eviction for non-payment of rent to drafting lease agreements, and modifications, including but not limited to  Holdover Actions & Proceedings, Notices: of Default, to Cure, to Quit, of Termination, to Vacate, of Eviction & 30 Day Notice Disputes, Nuisance & Lease Violation matters, Property Damage, Security Deposit Disputes, Rent Increase & Notice Issues Repairs, & Maintenance Disputes.
ESTATE PLANNING & SURROGATES PRACTICE