Shaheen Law Firm

Services

Legal support for our community.

Areas of Practice

 

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. is one of the largest (by volume) closers of residential real estate transactions in Virginia. Because of our extensive experience with real estate matters, our firm is uniquely positioned to anticipate problems before they arise and to suggest solutions to save you time and money. By virtue of solid performance, we have built strong relationships with major title insurance companies, mortgage companies, real estate brokers and agents. You can trust that with our extensive experience, we will efficiently and effectively represent your interests.

We understand the importance of turnaround time in a real estate transaction. Our commitment to you is to make your transaction, whether purchase, sale, or refinance, an enjoyable experience by providing comprehensive and quality legal representation. 

We understand your desire for the highest quality legal services delivered in a timely and attentive manner. Our lawyers are dedicated to meeting these requirements and focus on each case individually because we know how important the transaction at hand is to you. Whether you are a buyer, seller, developer, builder, agent or lender, you can expect us to provide savvy counsel for all of your legal needs.

The firm is a member of the Richmond Association of Realtors, Hampton Roads Realtors Association, Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors, and many other state and local professional organizations.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 


criminal law

If you are charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Virginia, our experienced criminal law attorneys will aggressively defend your rights. At Shaheen Law Firm we believe that everyone deserves his or her constitutional right to a fair trial. With our extensive experience, ethical values, and hard work, we always strive to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.   You are innocent until proven guilty, and our attorneys have experience ensuring that our clients are treated fairly by the government.  Our staff of criminal defense attorneys includes a former assistant attorney general, so we know what it takes to rigorously defend your rights.

We represent clients against charges ranging from misdemeanor traffic infractions, such as speeding, and misdemeanor drug possession to serious felony offenses.  We handle cases in both Federal and State courts throughout the Commonwealth, so wherever you are charged with a criminal offense in Virginia, please contact us to see how we may help you.  If one of our offices is not conveniently located in your area, we can travel to you.


Employee RELOCATION

Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. has been a leading law firm in employee relocation since its founding in 1995, and we represent many of the largest relocation companies in the world. Our large market share in the relocation industry is based on our reputation for fast turn times in all of our communication. Our Richmond relocation department handles, on average, more than 150 relocation transactions each month throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Shaheen Law Firm is dedicated to providing the high quality and timely legal services necessary to facilitate the transition process for both the Relocation Company and the transferee.

Moving to Virginia

As part of a corporate relocation, you will likely have the benefit of an experienced relocation company to assist you with some of the logistical issues and technical issues. But transferring into a new state (or even to another part of the same state) presents separate issues from a local move. Different laws and customs mean that no two areas of the country handle things quite the same way.  By choosing Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. to handle your real estate settlement, you have the benefit of a law firm experienced in corporate relocations to help with the legal aspects of your move. 

Moving out of Virginia

If you are being relocated out of Virginia or to another location in Virginia, Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you and your relocation company handle the sale of your property, giving you peace of mind as you move to your new home.  Because of our experience with the relocation process, Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. is familiar with the many issues involved in relocating to Virginia, and we strive to make every relocation a smooth transaction.

Services provided by Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. include working with your real estate agent to review the contract of sale, preparing the deed and other legal documents, conducting a preliminary title search of the property and equity calculations if required by your relocation company, overseeing the transfer of the real estate to the new purchaser, representing you and your relocation company at the closing, and ensuring that the sales proceeds are disbursed in a timely fashion.



PERSONAL INJURY

The Shaheen Law Firm prides itself on providing high quality legal representation in personal injury cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We handle the following:

  • Car crashes
  • Accidents including Automobile, Tractor Trailer, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Amusement Park, Airplane, Boat, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving
  • Injuries from Defective Products, Dog Bites, Slip and Fall, Exposure to Lead Paint, Exposure to Asbestos, Amusement Park Accidents
  • Loss of loved ones from another's negligence (Wrongful Death or Criminal Wrongdoing)
  • Injuries due to another's negligence resulting in a Spinal Cord Injury or a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Nursing Home Malpractice and Medical Malpractice

 
If you have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of others, the Shaheen Law Firm can provide you valuable, effective and highly professional assistance in obtaining appropriate compensation and damages. Our law firm has lawyers and staff who devote a substantial amount of their time in this field and take pride in providing first-rate, professional and dignified representation of clients in these very important matters. The Shaheen Law firm does not advertise on radio or television but instead obtains clients through professional refferals and by referrals from satisfied clients. 

Our firm normally works on contingency fees, which means if the client does not recover, then our firm does not receive any fee. If you have had an accident in Virginia, no matter where it may have occurred, please contact us. If necessary, we will come to you.

 


civil litigation

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to take a matter to court, the attorneys at Shaheen Law Firm can help. Our lawyers have a proven track record of litigating and settling contractual disputes, and we know what it takes to win. We offer legal counsel in a wide range of civil matters, and we welcome the opportunity to help you get the compensation you deserve.  So if you need assistance with any dispute resolution, please contact us to schedule a consultation.


Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Estate planning is one of the most important things we can do for the people we love most, and it is never too early to start planning how to provide for your family once you are gone.  Our attorneys can help you through this process by creating the instruments necessary to carry out your wishes after incapacity or death.  By carefully assessing our clients’ wishes and circumstances, we are able to draft estate documents specifically tailored to our clients’ needs and are able to explain the documents in a way that is easy to understand.

If you would like more information about how our firm can help you plan for the future, please contact us, and one of our knowledgeable attorneys will be happy to walk you through the process.  Please also click on the links below for some basic information about some of the documents we can draft for you.

How do I draft a last will and testament? 
What is durable power of attorney?
What is a living will or advance medical directive?


business law

Owners of small to mid-sized, closely-held businesses recognize the importance of protecting their livelihood and assets from the vagaries of legal uncertainties.  A solid relationship with experienced business counsel can be crucial to the survival of a business in the increasingly competitive and complex business environment.  At Shaheen Law Firm, P.C., we strive to be trusted partners with our business clients by providing them with the legal services they expect coupled with the personalized attention they deserve.  So, whether you have a single member LLC or a “C” Corporation with multiple employees, the attorneys of Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your legal needs

Our attorneys can provide business clients with the following services:

  • Choice of entity analysis
  • Business entity formation and organization
  • Stock buyouts
  • Asset purchases
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employee Non-compete Agreements
  • LLC operating Agreements
  • Virginia business trust organization and creation
  • Business litigation

Contact us to discuss your specific business law and/or entity formation needs.



TRAFFIC DEFENSE

At Shaheen Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients against various types of traffic offenses, from misdemeanor charges, like speeding tickets, to serious felony charges, such as DUI and reckless driving. Even relatively minor offenses can have far-reaching effects on your driving record and insurance costs, so having effective legal representation is essential to ensuring that your interests are protected. Our skilled traffic lawyers, including a former assistant attorney general, are familiar with the defenses required to get you the best result possible. If you have recently received a ticket for a traffic infraction, call us today to see how we can help. We travel throughout the Commonwealth representing clients, so near or far, we want to assist you.


family law

At Shaheen Law Firm, we understand the many challenges our clients face during divorce. Even amicable no-contest divorces can greatly impact your life financially, legally, and emotionally. Our attorneys are equipped to help you through this difficult time and to make sure that your interests are properly represented. Whether you are simply contemplating a divorce or are ready to finalize the process, we can help. No matter what stage of the divorce process you are in, our divorce attorneys can provide you the knowledge and information you need to make the most informed decisions about your next steps.

We also help clients planning for marriage by drafting prenuptial agreements. Though nearly everyone who enters into marriage plans on being married for a lifetime, a large number of marriages end in divorce each year. If you find yourself in a situation where you need a divorce, having a prenuptial agreement in place can make the divorce process less painful and less costly. Our attorneys can help you determine which matters you should include in your property settlement agreement and can draft a document that will protect your interests if the need arises.

So if you are are contemplating divorce or separation or if you wish to simply make plans before marriage to avoid a costly divorce, please contact us to schedule a consultation.


creditor's rights

Perhaps the most common legal dispute arises from the collection of monies owed.  Whether the funds due are from a default of a loan agreement, a breach of a contractual obligation or a rental agreement, legal remedies are sometimes necessary to recover the money rightfully due.  Experienced creditor’s rights counsel can help recover collateral, obtain a money judgment, pursue the debtor through bankruptcy proceedings or attempt personal collection of the debt.  At Shaheen Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys strive to provide our creditor’s rights clients with practical, “real-world” advice as to how to effectively and efficiently recover loaned funds in as cost-effective manner as possible.  So whether you are an individual, a large business entity or anything in between, the attorneys of Shaheen Law Firm, P.C. can help with your collection needs.

Our attorneys can provide creditors with the following services:

  • Unlawful Detainers (i.e. Evictions) / Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Suits to Collect Monies Owed
  • Foreclosure
  • Deficiency Judgments
  • Garnishments
  • Debtor’s Interrogatories
  • Motions for Relief from Bankruptcy Stay

Contact us to discuss your specific creditor’s rights needs.


Immigration

Shaheen Law Firm represents people and businesses from around the world. Our practice includes the representation of clients with numerous needs including family based petitions, employment based petitions (immigrant and nonimmigrant), applications for naturalization, removal/deportation defenses, employment authorizations, as well as applications for endless visa categories. Read more about Immigration Services