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George V.C. Muscato, Esq.

Mr. Muscato is a former Niagara County Assistant District Attorney and a frequent lecturer on legal topics, as well as the former President of the Lockport Board of Education, and is currently Chairman of the Board at Eastern Niagara Hospital. Mr. Muscato has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, Lockport Bar Association, and Niagara County Bar Association.

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P. Andrew Vona,

Mr. Vona is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lockport, and an Assistant County Attorney. He has also been a member of the Niagara County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, New York State Bar Association, and National Academy of Family Mediators.

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A. Angelo DiMillo,

Mr. DiMillo is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lockport, and is currently the Vice-President of the Cornerstone Federal Credit Union. Mr. DiMillo has been associated with the Niagara County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, and is also a member of the Florida Bar.

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Brian J. Hutchison,

Mr. Hutchison resides in the City of Lockport, and received his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2006, and his Juris Doctor in 2009 from SUNY Buffalo.He was admitted to practice in 2010 to all Courts in New York State, Federal District Court, and the Western District of New York Bankruptcy Court.

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Amy M. Taylor,

The newest member of the Muscato, DiMillo and Vona law firm has been an amazing addition to the firm. Amy Taylor graduated from SUNY Brockport with her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, soon after completed her graduate law degree at the University of Buffalo in 2014.

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Being a Trial Litigation firm means one very important thing: We are ready and able to go to court and fight or you. We refuse to just settle for good enough. If going to court is the only way our clients can get what they deserve, we will be in your corner ready to fight. In a world and industry where the rest want you to accept “good enough”, call Muscato DiMillo and Vona and never stop until you get what you deserve.

DWI Lawyers Our firm is uniquely equipped to handle legal matters in a variety of areas, including Criminal, Matrimonial, Family Court, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Business, and Vehicle and Traffic matters. We pride ourselves on maintaining the level of professionalism and integrity that has led us to be widely considered as the premiere law firm in Niagara County

With over 100 combined years of litigation expertise, the dedicated partners at Muscato, DiMillo & Vona, LLP have committed themselves to consistently providing the highest level of legal service to our clients. We proudly represent our hometown community of Lockport, as well as our numerous clients in Erie, Orleans, Wyoming, and the outlying counties throughout Western New York.

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All Home Owners: Watch for this scam!

Brian J. Hutchison, Esq. 7 Feb, 2017

If you are a new home owner, you probably received this scam in the mail. This post will expose the scam and explain why not to fall for it.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just got pulled over, should I take the breathalyzer?

Depends on the circumstances. However if you have prior alcohol convictions, or an accident involving serious physical injury or death, it is in your best interest to not take the breathalyzer test at that moment. Most first time offenders would be better served submitting to the breathalyzer. It is important to remember that a refusal to take the test has significant repercussions when it comes to your operating privileges for vehicles.

When do I need a lawyer?

Many people believe they need an attorney’s services only to solve a problem or to get out of a difficult situation. Often‚ the best time to see an attorney is not when you are in legal trouble but before that trouble occurs. Preventive law is one of the most valuable services that a lawyer can perform. By eliminating potential problems, preventive law can save you time‚ money‚ and needless worry.

Personal Injury - Do I have a case?

The first thing that many individuals wonder when they are hurt in an accident is if they have a legal claim. It is often difficult to parse through the specifics of a case to understand who might be at fault and whether a third-party acted inappropriately such that they will be held accountable, in full or in part, for the harm caused.

Of course it is impossible to say with certainty whether one has a legal claim without knowing details about the situation. However, in general, the civil law holds that one who is injured (or their surviving family members) has a legal claim for recourse any time that another party intentionally or negligently causes harm. Intentional misconduct is obvious: the other party causes harm on purpose. Negligent misconduct is much more nuanced, but in general it refers to situations where someone acts unreasonably.

What paperwork do I need to complete to file for divorce?

Obtaining a divorce in New York is very complicated and involves filling out and filing many court forms, even if your divorce is uncontested. All of the forms you will need to obtain an uncontested divorce are available on the New York Courts website in the Uncontested Divorce Packet, which also includes instructions.

The first form you will you have to fill out is the “Summons With Notice (Form UD-1)” or the “Summons (Form UD-1a)” and “Verified Complaint (Form UD-2).” The Summons is the form that begins your divorce action in Supreme Court and names you as “plaintiff” and your spouse as “defendant.” For more information Contact Us Today

How do I protect a business name?

Though you can register a DBA or Partnership at the County Clerk's Office, it is sometime best to protect your business and business name by registering one of the following:

• Limited Liability Company - A Limited Liability Company is an unincorporated business organization of one or more persons having limited liability for the contractual obligations and other liabilities of the business, other than a partnership or trust. Learn more about the legal advantages and disadvantages of Limited Liability Company from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the tax liabilities from IRS Small Business Tax Center.
• Corporations - A corporation is an entity separate and distinct from the individual(s) who own and manage the business. A corporation can sell, buy, and inherit property in its own name and is legally endowed with rights, powers, and duties in the conduct of lawful activities. Business corporations operate for profit and can raise capital by selling shares of interest in the corporation. A corporation's debts and obligations are distinctly its own. Learn more about the legal advantages and disadvantages of Corporations from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the tax liabilities from IRS Small Business Tax Center.
• S Corporation - Under Section 1362 of the Internal Revenue Code, certain small business corporations may report income on personal tax returns. Individual shareholders who wish to obtain this option must file federal Form 2553. Once the Internal Revenue Service grants approval, you must file Election Form CT-6 with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. Learn more about the legal advantages and disadvantages of S Corporations from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the tax liabilities from IRS Small Business Tax Center.

What is the role of a lawyer when buying any business?

A good attorney in a business acquisition acts as a project manager, intermediary, and – last, but not least – a legal expert. As a project manager, he or she oversees the deal, orchestrates and manages the players, moves the transaction along, and brings it to a successful close. As an intermediary, he or she keeps conflicts away from the buyer-seller relationship by negotiating directly with the seller’s attorney. As a legal expert, he or she drafts or reviews the necessary legal documents, knows about the relevant legal aspects of your business purchase, advises you on the legal consequences of changing facts and circumstances, and devises strategies to circumvent legal roadblocks.

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