The firm prides itself in offering legal services in the following areas of practice:
1. Real Estate & Construction
We understand that Real Estate is the main conduit of all investment needs our clients to have. Our ‘market niche’ is providing corporate clients, as well as individuals with coordinated, cost-effective, real estate counsel across Kenya and the diaspora. We help our clients coordinate and manage real estate in an international market perspective as well as locally. Internationally, we advise our clients through our associates and strategic partners in the USA and in Kenya.
2. Commercial, Cross Border & Corporate Law Practices
We strive to deliver practical, proactive and commercially focused advice in Kenya as well as corporate commercial matters in Kenya and the US. Our commercial and corporate law transactions touch on various aspects which include: Business Establishments- various types of companies private and public, partnerships, trusts, societies, local and international foundations and NGOs, commercial contracts and negotiation, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and strategic alliances, share purchases, financings, company/corporate secretarial and support services among others.
3. Shipping and International Trade Law
Kenya boasts an ever-growing international trade relationship with many developed countries especially the US.
Our work includes advice to clients, using subject matter professionals in Kenya and the US, to interpret the scope and applicability of Kenya’s export controls and import controls, economic sanctions and determining the export and import classification of products and technologies, obtaining licenses and other authorizations, obtaining commodity jurisdiction determinations, and defending clients in tax, regulatory, environmental, healthy, energy, administrative and criminal enforcement actions. We assist clients in the development and implementation of internal compliance programs, the conduct of internal investigations and the design of remedial measures (including in-house training programs). This includes both local and international importers and exporters of goods in and out of Kenya, investors, and government departments.
4. Succession matters, estate planning, set up and operations
At Matemu Law Office, our will and trust lawyers provide sophisticated estate planning services to clients in the Triangle and throughout New York and Kenya. We assist clients with a wide range of estate planning issues, including the following:
Wills and trusts: Our attorneys will listen to your concerns, evaluate your assets and help you determine whether your goals can be met through a will alone or whether you need to create a trust. We will then prepare the documents and review them with you.
Living wills and powers of attorney: Incapacity planning is another essential part of the estate planning process. Our attorneys will help clients draft financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and advance health care directives (living wills).
Estate tax planning: A significant part of our firm’s estate planning practice helping clients minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Given the current uncertainty around these taxes, it is important to plan for a variety of possibilities.
Nontraditional families: Our estate planning lawyers are frequently retained to assist nontraditional families.
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