Practice Areas

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Commercial Services

Morrison Rousseau represents bankers, lenders, business owners, corporations, real estate owners, and developers in all aspects of real estate financing, acquisitions and dispositions. Our attorneys understand that your job is to run your business and ours is to handle the legal details so you can do just that.

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Real Estate and Finance

Morrison Rousseau provides expert legal assistance to both buyers and sellers of commercial real estate. We help our clients craft sound business strategies, include negotiating and drafting leases, handling disputes, financing and insurance matters necessary to attaining their real estate and business goals. We are meticulous about tying up any loose ends that can derail a transaction thereby avoiding potential pitfalls.

  • Development and Construction
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Financing and Secured Transactions
  • Leasing

Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy

Commercial insolvency proceedings are complex and require a specialized knowledge of the bankruptcy process and experience in multi-party litigation disputes. Morrison Rousseau has a proven record in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in adversarial proceedings.

  • Debt Collection
  • Workouts
  • Foreclosures
  • Repossession of Collateral
  • Return of Fraudulent Conveyances
  • Proofs of Claim
  • Adversary Proceedings
  • Motions for Relief from Automatic Stay


When business-related disputes become irresolvable, mediation, arbitration, or litigation may be necessary. Whether the conflict arises between businesses or with a lender, customer, or shareholders, Morrison Rousseau will provide you with the effective, experienced legal guidance needed to resolve tough issues and find solutions.

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Business Litigation
  • Debt Collection
  • Contract Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Personal Injury Defense


Whether you are starting a new business, acquiring an existing one, or trying to weave through the maze of compliance and licensing contracts, agreements, and articles, having experienced attorneys on your side is critical. From drafting partnerships and non-compete covenants to mergers and acquisitions, from workouts to dissolutions, the legal team at Morrison Rousseau will guide you successfully every step of the way.

  • Formation, maintenance and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and trusts
  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Sales
  • Financing and Secured Transactions
  • Leasing
  • Procurement of products and services
  • Regulatory compliance and licensing
  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcy


Family and Consumer Services

Morrison Rousseau provides a full range of services for individuals in all aspects of family and consumer law. We seek solutions that are best suited to the needs of our clients through whether through litigation, settlement, mediation, or reorganization.

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Real Estate

We understand that the sale or purchase of a home is often the most important financial transaction most people may make. That’s why it is vital that an experienced real estate attorney is involved in every aspect of the transaction, from your broker's listing agreement to the terms of the sales contract to mortgage terms and lender's requirements.

  • Comprehensive Settlement/Closing Services
  • Buyer and Seller Representations
  • Financing
  • Examination of Title
  • Issuance of Title Insurance


Bankruptcy is a complex and stressful process. When not handled properly, bankruptcy can have serious repercussions on your family, your career, and your health. The attorneys at Morrison Rousseau will advise you on the right path towards debt relief. Whether the solution to your financial situation is straight bankruptcy or reorganization through a court-supervised repayment plan, our legal team will guide you every step of the way.

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Matrimonial and Family Law

Divorce…. Even the most civil break-up may experience moments of intense emotion. We believe that matrimonial law issues should be addressed in a dignified and non-confrontational fashion whenever possible. Our attorneys are committed to a civil approaching to representing and protecting the rights of spouses, parents, children, and grandparents.

  • Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Alimony/Maintenance
  • Modification of Judgment
  • Annulment
  • Legal Name Changes
  • Visitation
  • Guardianship
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Grandparents Rights/Visitation
  • Custodial Parent Relocation
  • Allocation of Parental Rights


If a client’s case cannot be resolved outside the courtroom, our attorneys are ready and able to try those cases in court. Our experienced trial attorneys represent their clients fervently and know how to maximize their efforts in discovery, motions, and other pre-trial tasks. We also have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Divorce and Child Custody
  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Minor Criminal Defense

Estate Planning and Probate Administration

Morrison Rousseau provides a full range of estate planning and probate administration services. We develop a plan that ensures your assets are protected and distributed to those you love. Our probate administration — the process by which the decedent’s property is transferred —ensures efficient accounting and the prompt distribution of estate assets.

  • Wills
  • Trusts (Revocable, Irrevocable, Special Needs, and Spendthrift)
  • Durable and Limited Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Guardianships
  • Homestead Declarations
  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Tax Returns

Minor Criminal Defense/OUI

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you need a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Our attorneys understand the inner workings of the penal system. They will work hard to protect and safeguard your rights and obtain the best possible outcome in every way possible.

  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI)
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Possession/Distribution
  • Vandalism
  • Larceny/Theft
  • Assault and Battery

Personal Injury

A personal injury can result in medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Personal injury lawsuits are not about retribution; they are about making the injured party and their families whole. The attorneys at Morrison Rousseau take this responsibility seriously. Sometimes insurance companies do not want to pay fair compensation. Our legal team will assist you in recovering all medical expenses and lost income, past and future pain and suffering, and any additional benefits to which you are entitled.

  • Auto Accident
  • Slip and Fall
  • Construction Injury
  • Defective Product
  • Dog Bite