Additional Practice Areas
Our Knowledgeable Altoona Attorneys
In addition to our personal injury practice, our Blair County attorneys
also handle a number of other matters.
Insurance disputes – From companies that refuse to pay the full amount you are owed
after an accident, to helping workers’ receive compensation after
an on-the-job injury, the attorneys at Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper,
Oswalt, and Smith can help you face the seemingly insurmountable odds
of fighting with your insurance company. We take on the burden so you
do not have to.
Real estate – This branch of law covers the property that you own, live on,
or rent, according to both federal and state laws. Real estate law covers
sales, transfers, landlord/tenant matters, contract law, zoning issues
and land use, foreclosures, disputes, land development, and a variety
of other matters related to property. Our firm is a title agent for Fidelity
National/Commonwealth Title Insurance Company and is a member of both
the American Land Title Association and the Pennsylvania Land Title Association.
Property litigation – When a real estate matter cannot be settled out of court, you
may need to seek a judge’s assistance for the matter. Whether it
is a commercial property or a private home, boundary disputes, title disputes,
or defending claims and complex disputes, require the assistance of a
skilled attorney in order to help ensure that your rights as an owner
or a renter are not infringed.
Estate planning – Having a plan in place can help you and your family provide for
the future. A solid, legally binding will, trust, and powers of attorney
drafted by an attorney can help protect you and the assets that you have
worked so hard to gain during your lifetime.
Probate - If your loved one has passed away without an estate plan, probate procedures
may be necessary to distribute the estate to the surviving heirs. This
process can be long, expensive, and complicated so it is important that
a lawyer handles all paperwork and can help you with court dates, to avoid
additional stress at this already stressful time.
Estate litigation – When you face disagreements, disputes, or invalid estate documents
during the probate process, you may have to go through litigation to ensure
that your loved one or family member’s final wishes are carried
out. When beneficiaries contest a matter and it cannot be settled out
of court, seek the help of one of our legal professionals.
Civil litigation – When you need to go to court because of a lawsuit to resolve a
problem or seek monetary compensation, or because someone is suing you,
you need a litigation attorney on your side. Civil suits involve include
non-criminal matters, such as personal injury, defamation, fraud, discrimination,
harassment, and much more.
Social Security disability – If you have received a severe injury that is preventing you from
keeping working, you may be entitled to receive permanent disability payments
from Social Security. Filing for this benefit can be complicated and involves
paperwork to be filled out and filed in a timely manner. Professional
help can make the process much easier and our lawyer can even petition
Social Security if you have been previously denied.
Business and corporate law – Setting up and running a business leaves little time to deal with
legal matters. Taxes, finances, liability issues, contracts, mergers,
and litigation are all issues that require assistance from a skilled legal lawyer.
Municipal law – Specific to cities and counties, these laws cover issues such
as education, police, infrastructure, zoning, and many other matters that
are necessary to keep a city running. An Altoona lawyer can help when
you are facing disputes or issues when the law has been broken.
When you need legal advice or guidance, call the law firm of Goldstein,
Heslop, Steele, Clapper, Oswalt, and Smith
online or call 814-705-4741 for a