Practice Areas 2018-03-11T00:15:42+00:00

Licenses are a necessary part of running and protecting lots of businesses.  Obtaining the required licenses can often be burdensome and time consuming, however, the Law Offices of Dawud Nelson can relieve the burden on a business owner and focus on keeping your business running smoothly.

A liquor license is necessary for any business that is going to produce, distribute or serve beer, wine, or distilled spirits to the public.  Our firm will handle all the complicated procedures, paperwork and red tape to take the headache out of obtaining a liquor license in New York.

The firm represents clients in divorce and separation cases, and in all Family Court matters, including custody, visitation, support, abuse and neglect, orders of protection, juvenile delinquency, PINS petitions and adoptions.

The firm litigates personal injury actions in state and federal court, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, injuries caused by defective products, slip-and-fall cases and all other types of personal injury actions, as well as civil torts – deliberate acts that cause injury to others.  Significant recoveries can be obtained in a broad variety of cases. The firm is committed to your cause in personal injury cases.

Services are expeditiously provided in all residential real estate transactions and landlord/tenant matters, including purchase and sale of property, lease drafting, evictions and liens

The firm has an expanding bankruptcy practice, representing individuals in Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings. A complete portfolio of services are also provided to individuals and businesses in consumer matters, including lemon law complaints, fraud, creditor/debtor actions, collection of debts and collection defense.

Being charged with domestic violence can change your life in many ways. Even without being convicted, you may face restrictions on professional licenses, security clearances, possession of firearms, and many other areas. While domestic violence accusations may be made during the height of conflict, they do not go away afterwards. Many people and institutions will treat an accusation or conviction as very serious no matter what the actual circumstances may have been.

If you want the best possible outcome, to help minimize the damage to your present life as well as secure the best future, you need to start working with an experienced, aggressive attorney immediately.

Our firm provides a complete criminal practice with a strong focus on domestic violence cases. We will make sure your interests are represented and that you get the best outcomes possible under the law.

Tax Problems?  We can help.  The tax code is confusing and most taxpayers will a face a tax issue in their lifetime.  When dealing with tax issues, don’t go through it alone.  Contact our firm to assist you in resolving your tax issues.

Filing your taxes can be stressful, intimidating and time consuming but it doesn’t have to be.  Let the Law Offices of Dawud Nelson prepare your tax returns and make filing taxes less daunting.

The immigration processes can be quite complex, if you’re seeking a green card, business visa, or U.S. citizenship, you need the guidance of an immigration lawyer. By working with an attorney, you will be able to leave your immigration issues in the hands of a professional who has the ability to act on your behalf.  Our firm offers a comprehensive immigration services including:
Green Card Application
Naturalization / Citizenship
Removal of Conditions
Extreme Hardship Waiver
K-1 Fiancé Visa
Life Act
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Temporary Work Visas
Employment Based Visas
Document Review

Let us get you through the complicated immigration process as quickly as possible.

Criminal defense is the hallmark of our firm. We vigorously defend those accused of criminal offenses ranging from major felonies, including homicide charges, to misdemeanors including DWI cases, traffic infractions and violations. Providing personalized, individual attention to each of our clients is paramount and we will fight for you through the entire process. We represent clients who are being investigated by law enforcement and  we can provide assistance in the prevention of arrest and prosecution.

Law enforcement spends considerable time going after those they suspect of drug related activities and prosecutors actively pursue convictions of those charged with drug crimes.   If you find yourself caught up in a situation involving a drug crime it is important that you contact an attorney to review your case and come up with an optimal defense strategy.  

When your civil rights are violated by another person or the government, you may have the right to file a lawsuit seeking justice and compensation for your injuries.  If you or a loved one is the victim of unlawful discrimination or government abuse, The Law Offices of Dawud Nelson can help. We are a voice for victims of discrimination. We stand up against the government when it abuses its power. We are ready to help you get the justice you deserve

At their core, theft crimes involve the illegal taking of another person’s property with the intent of keeping that property away from its owner permanently.  If arrested for a theft crime we will craft a defense strategy that will most completely protect your interests and help you get through this with the least negative impact on your life.

New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.  If you are facing weapons charges it’s important that you have an advocate that will ensure your rights aren’t compromised.  We will work hard to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

A conviction for a violent crime can come with some of the most serious consequences.  Loss of freedom in the form of doing major prison time is at stake.  It is essential that you hire an attorney who can protect your rights, work relentless and spend the time required to fight for your case and advocate for you effectively.  Our goal is to ensure that we get you through this tough time and get to an optimal solution with minimal impact to your life.  When the stakes are this high, make sure you have someone in your corner willing to fearlessly stand up for you.

If you have been charged with criminal drinking and driving in New York, a skilled New York DUI lawyer can help you minimize the impact that a DUI/DWI charge has on your life.

Charged with criminal drinking and driving in New York? DUI arrests are becoming increasingly common in New York.

  • Penalties for a DUI conviction can be extremely harsh and should be taken seriously.
  • If you face a DUI charge, do not wait until it’s too late to protect your rights.  There are many different way of challenging a charge of DUI.
  • Our firm will prepare a zealous defense on your behalf to resolve your matter with a favorable outcome.

You need a skilled New York DUI lawyer if you want to minimize the negative impact a DUI/DWI charge may have on your life.