Fields of Practice

Mortgages Foreclosure
Mr. Lauterbach is a pre-eminent practitioner in the field of Foreclosure Defense. He acts as “David fighting Golliath” as he defends the property interests of his clients against lenders and banks seeking to foreclose. Many options are available to property owners having mortgage difficulties. These include fighting against the lender in court, making application for mortgage modification and seeking to sell the property pursuant to a “short sale” agreement.

Closings and Real Estate Transactions
Whether selling, buying, refinancing, or making any other conveyance, Mr. Lauterbach can assist. Contracts are drafted and reviewed. Assistance is provided in obtaining and reviewing title searches and abstracts of title. Mr. Lauterbach will assist with your financing, providing counsel regarding mortgages, promissory notes and other lender documents. With the counsel of Mr. Lauterbach and assistance of his staff, you can expect to have smooth transactions that are easily understandable and conducted with your best interests in mind.

Landlord and Tenant Matters
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, or have some other interest in real estate, Mr. Lauterbach provides effective counsel in creating, defending and ending tenancies.

Commercial Lease Drafting and Negotiation
There's no replacement for sound legal counsel when it comes to a commercial lease. Shopping centers, office parks and other business settings are prime real estate for commercial enterprise. Security, accessability, and commercial soundness are essential to the premises where your business does what it does. Spencer Lauterbach provides individual attention to the needs of his clients. Landlords' and Tenants' leases are created, reviewed, negotiated, and where necessary, litigated.

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
In business and real property ownership there are occasions when a dispute arises and the parties involved cannot settle the matter on their own. Often, commercial conflicts end up in court. Good counsel is invaluable in these situations for a number of reasons. A good attorney should help take the edge off the conflict. When having trusted counsel handle the litigation of a dispute, you can continue to do the things that you do, like operating your business or managing property. Spencer Lauterbach is a skilled practitioner, utilizing fine litigation skills, and the power of persuasive negotiation, to lead conflicts to acceptable and favorable conclusions.

Traffic Violations and DWI
If you have been issued a traffic ticket or a summons to appear in court, it is important to obtain the assistance of competent legal counsel. Whether the infraction involves speeding, drinking and driving, or any of many other roadway offenses, Mr. Lauterbach will counsel you on the nature of the charges and guide you through the court process. Once in the courtroom, he will negotiate with the District Attorney to reach a favorable plea bargain agreement, or proceed to trial for a dismissal of the charges.

Probate of Estates
It is well known that when planning a client's estate, close attention must be paid to the client's intent and wishes. It is equally important that once that person passes away, competent legal counsel be retained to ensure that the deceased's wishes are carried out. The process of doing so is typically referred to as “probate” and it takes place within the Surrogate's Court of the county where the deceased resided at the time of death. We provide competent and compassionate counsel to executors, beneficiaries and heirs. Guiding our clients through the process, the goal is to gather the estate's assets and make distributions carefully and efficiently, as the deceased had hoped for when the will was first written.

Other fields of practice include:

Criminal Law
  • Traffic Offenses
  • DWI
  • Shoplifting
  • All Justice Court Matters

Real Estate (Residential/Commercial)
  • Closings
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Mortgages/Foreclosures

Will, Estates and Probate
  • Will Drafting
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate of Estates
  • Will Contests

Business Matters
  • Formation-Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs
  • Business Counsel
  • Sale of Business

Personal Injury

Debt Collection