Jeffrey Fishman is a lawyer with many years experience in corporations, business law and litigation and in personal matters of divorce, custody, injury, bankruptcy, debt management, criminal, DUI and other legal matters. Serving all counties including Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb and Cobb and the cities of Duluth, Alpharetta, John's Creek, Suwanee, Cumming, Norcross, Marietta, Lawrenceville and all of metro Atlanta, GA. Jeffrey also offers second opinions and consultations.
Jeff Fishman is a lawyer with many years experience in corporations, business law and litigation and in personal matters of divorce, custody, injury, bankruptcy, debt management, criminal, DUI and other legal matters. Serving all counties including Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb and Cobb and cities of Duluth, Alpharetta, John's Creek, Suwanee, Cumming, Norcross, Marietta, Lawrenceville and all, of metro Atlanta, GA. He also offers second opinions and consultations.

Business Law

The Law Office of Jeff Fishman has firsthand experience in the business world. We take legal problems and provide solutions in layman’s terms without overwhelming or confusing our clients. As a firm with a focus on business law, we pride ourselves on our ability to communicate well. We understand your needs and take them into consideration as we help you start a new business, prepare a contract, or negotiate a dispute.

Turning Legal Problems into Business Solutions
Many general practice law firms boast having a lawyer or lawyers with business law backgrounds. However, their ability to serve businesses seldom attains the business law skills available at The Law Office of Jeff Fishman.
 
Our extensive experience in business law, contracts, and negotiations means that we cover corporate legal matters with thoroughness that is hard to duplicate at the offices of other attorneys. We assist small businesses and start-ups, with:

Consultations, Reviews, Second Opinions and Litigation Assistance

Sometimes a Consultation is all it Takes
Almost every case starts with an initial consultation. We charge a discounted flat-fee of $200 for this service, which includes meeting with an attorney for approximately one hour.
Some attorneys offer “free” consultations, which many times are nothing more than high-pressure sales pitches. Instead, we view an initial consultation as a comprehensive service in and of itself. During the meeting, we will evaluate and analyze your particular situation, give you real legal advice and inform you of the range of options you have for moving forward. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
In some cases, our clients find they are able to handle their cases on their own or with only limited attorney assistance. Other clients find that the issues or the process are too complex to handle without attorney representation. Either way, you will walk away from the consultation with a wealth of information that will help you decide what next steps are best for you.
Occasionally some clients want to meet with an attorney several times with no long-term commitment and handle everything else in the case themselves. We will meet with you as many times as you deem necessary. After the initial discounted consultation, each subsequent one-hour consultation is charged at the rate of $300.
Document Review
Clients frequently contact us because they want to review and discuss documents with an experienced attorney. For example, sometimes people will negotiate an amicable settlement and prepare the documents themselves or have them prepared by a document preparation service. Other times an unrepresented party is handed a stack of documents by an attorney and instructed to “sign here.” Regardless of the circumstance, we are happy to thoroughly review your documents and then discuss and explain the content with you. In some cases we discover problems in the documents that need to be resolved immediately before signing, while in other cases we find that the documents are completely in order and you can be assured that what you are signing is properly drafted and reflects exactly what you agreed upon.
To review documents, analyze and discuss them with you, fees can start as low as $500, depending on the complexity of the matter. Call us to find out about your particular situation.

Modification or Enforcement of Divorce Decrees

Modification: Most Final Judgments are not really final.
After one gets a divorce, one may be forced to go back to court to "modify" the final judgment because life's circumstances have changed. One parent may want to relocate with the children out of state. Another parent may want to reduce child support because of a loss of a job or a serious illness. An injunction may be needed because one of the parents is alienating the affections of the child for the other parent. Visitation is frequently changed through the modification process. Changes in custody can also occur in this way. It is common for divorce decrees to be modified on two or three occasions if children are involved. Divorce decrees which involve alimony are often modified every few years.

The Firm assists clients in attempting to change the terms of their divorce decrees based upon a substantial change in the client's circumstances since their divorce decrees were entered. Some of the "changes" that can be made include but are not limited to:
  • Child support. Child support can be increased or decreased
  • Custody. Custody of children can also be given to the other parent or be more equally shared under certain circumstances
  • Visitation. Visitation provisions of a divorce decree can also be modified.
  • Alimony. Alimony can be reduced, increased or even terminated under certain conditions

Divorce & Dissolution of Marriage

Divorce is much more than the legal end to a marriage. It involves a complete transition of your entire life. With the mere stroke of a Judge's pen, you go from being married to being single and now you have a whole new lifestyle. In the divorce process, you may become a single parent, or the parent responsible for child support. Your emotional equilibrium will most certainly be impacted, and generally for the worse. Situational depression is common for both parent and child. Displays of strong emotion can adversely impact the process. Your spouse may wish to relocate with the children. Your financial status will change. Money used to support one household will now be used to support two separate households. The assets you have spent a lifetime in acquiring will be divided between you and your spouse. Living arrangements are, indeed, very different. Virtually every aspect of your life will change.

Jeff has over twenty-five years of experience not only in representing his client's legal interests but also in assisting the clients with these transitions.

The client and Mr. Fishman determine what the client hopes to accomplish during the divorce. He then develops, with the client's input and consent, the legal approach to be taken in an attempt to accomplish these legal objectives. Early and thorough preparation lays the foundation for our representation. Every effort is made to settle the case, through mediation or otherwise. All clients need to know, however, that if settlement is impossible, that their attorney is capable and willing to walk into the courtroom to competently present their case before a Judge. With proper preparation of the client by the attorney, the client should feel more comfortable in a courtroom sitting next to the attorney if litigation becomes necessary. The Firm has available to the client all necessary resources to value assets and determine income. Tax consequences must always be contemplated and built into the legal plan. There is no substitute for experience in formulating a legal plan.

The Firm has developed professional relationships with a number of experts who are available to assist clients in dealing with the various aspects of their changing lives. Divorce counselors for the client and the client's children, financial advisors, CPA's, real estate appraisers and real estate sales persons, investigators, actuaries, bank officers, and scores of other resources are available through referral to our Firm's clients based upon the unique needs of every case. 

Second Opinions

Why Seek A Second Opinion?
There may be occasions after you have retained the services of an attorney when you would just feel more comfortable if you got a second opinion before making decisions that could be life changing. Perhaps it seems to you that your case is just dragging along with no apparent progress having been made. Sometimes you may feel that you are not receiving the kind of attention you deserve. Perhaps you want your case to be evaluated and assessed through the eyes of an attorney with more experience and more objectivity. Also, you may have a number of unanswered questions.  You may want assurances that your case is being handled in a thorough and customary manner. You may want verification as to what the law requires and provides.

In these situations, it is not uncommon for clients to seek a second opinion about their case. Seeking a second opinion is not just accepted; it is often the wise thing to do.

Jeff Fishman provides opportunities for individuals to obtain a confidential second opinion before making decisions that can be life altering. If you choose to seek a second opinion from us, we will provide a confidential, in-depth consultation about the issues affecting you. It is our goal to help you gain a greater understanding of the law and we can help put your lawyer's actions into perspective.

Will Your Lawyer Be Angry If You Seek A Second Opinion?
No quality lawyer would object to a client seeking a second opinion. But, we do provide "confidential" in-depth second opinions. Thus, if you obtain a second opinion from our firm, your attorney will not know that you sought a second opinion unless you tell him or her about it. Confidential means confidential.

We believe that a client is more likely to obtain a valuable second opinion from an attorney who has a wealth of experience practicing the law. Jeff Fishman has been practicing law for over 25 years.

Workplace Accidents and Worker's Compensation

People are injured in the workplace or in the course of work-related duties every day. If you or someone you know has been injured while working, you are entitled to monetary compensation. There are benefits that must be paid while you are off of work. An experienced worker's compensation attorney will successfully obtain a lump sum settlement in addition to those mandatory benefits.

The insurance company has adjusters, investigators, and attorneys working for them to minimize the amount of money to be paid to you. You should have an experienced attorney working for you.

Our typical worker's compensation clients are construction workers, union workers, truck and delivery drivers, office workers, laborers, healthcare workers, and employees from all work environments.

Contact us for your free consultation and so we can begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your work-related injury.

Medical Malpractice and Medical Error

Medical errors are serious matters that can result in injury or death. Many of these events that occur each year are due to preventable medical errors. These errors can result in time missed from work, disability, and additional health care costs.

Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care worker, doctor, or physician to perform the level of care, skill and treatment which is considered acceptable or appropriate by reasonably prudent healthcare providers under similar circumstances.

Determining whether you or someone you know has been a victim of medical errors or medical malpractice can be difficult and confusing to the patient or victim. Experienced attorneys know how to compile the necessary information and have it reviewed by qualified and knowledgeable persons to determine if you have a claim.

Call today to discuss your questions and concerns regarding medical malpractice.

Automobile Accident Cases

If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, disability, wrongful death, scarring, present and future medical bills, wage loss, loss of earnings potential, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Our firm can help you by providing you, the victim, with information and protecting your interests. When an accident occurs, the involved parties normally report the accident to their insurance carriers who immediately begin an investigation to determine who was at fault. The insurance companies have a team of investigators, adjusters and attorneys whose job it is to limit their liability and minimize the amount of money to be paid to injured parties. Our firm will work for you to protect your rights and obtain fair compensation for your losses.

Automobile accident claims are subject to statutory filing requirements. Matters must be resolved or a lawsuit filed within a certain time-frame. You should keep these statutory requirements in mind and contact our firm immediately in order to preserve your claim.

Personal Injury Law

We are an established lawfirm serving Duluth and the entire Atlanta metro area. Mr. Fishman has been practicing for 25 years with specific experience and expertise in personal injury matters. Experienced attorneys who will protect your interests and rights.