What we do...

Legal Trouble?

Have you been arrested? Then you need an experienced law firm!

Dealing with an arrest is a frightening experience. Without solid legal representation, serious consequences could result. A criminal prosecution, which comes after the initial arrest or desk appearance ticket, carries the risk of incarceration, license suspension, job loss, court mandated supervision and the loss of liberties and personal property. A criminal conviction leads to a permanent criminal record and can have many other life-altering consequences. McKernan Law is ably prepared to assist individuals who are charged with a crime and even individuals who suspect they may be due to interaction with law enforcement entities. Being properly represented during any point in the criminal justice process, both before and after an arrest, can make a crucial difference in the ultimate outcome of your case.

At McKernan Law you will find an experienced attorney dedicated to the defense of people charged with a crime in New York and New Jersey. As a former prosecutor in New York City, Mr. McKernan has successfully handled criminal cases from both sides of the law. Practicing in both state and federal courts, he can provide the resources and experience to handle any legal problem with personal attention. McKernan Law meets adversity head on and does everything possible to represent his clients the way they deserve.

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Real Estate

Looking to sell or buy? Looking to take advantage of low interest rates and refinance? McKernan Law can help in all of these areas.


Residential- McKernan Law is well versed in residential real estate law and can assist its clients with either selling or buying a home or refinancing their existing mortgage. The firm represents individuals and families with home purchases and sales from preparing contracts to executing closings.

Commercial- The firm can also represent companies and organizations looking to acquire or sell commercial property having the knowledge in preparing the legal documents necessary to close a deal.

Foreclosure- Families facing financial difficulty can also enlist the services of McKernan Law to help during a foreclosure, a complicated and difficult process in which legal representation is necessary to ensure the best protection available.

Wills and Estates- To protect your loved ones it is important to plan ahead and make decisions during a period in your life when you have control and can give proper direction as to the distribution of your well-earned assets. Our firm can assist you in making these decisions and preparing for the future.

McKernan Law prepares:

  • Wills
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of attorney


These are all important documents that protect you and the people you care about.

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Bankruptcy- Individuals and families who are facing extreme financial difficulties should certainly consult with an experienced and licensed professional to advise on whether bankruptcy is an option. McKernan Law has the knowledge and experience to assist individuals and families faced with this decision.

Family/Matrimonial Law

Prenup? Custodial Issues? Divorce?

Sensitive issues addressed with caring responses – Caring for people, not just the client.

It's not a time to go it alone. McKernan Law works tirelessly to ensure that your needs are taken
care of today and in the future whether in Supreme Court or Family Court, including:

  • Pre nuptial agreements
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Equitable distribution
  • Adoptions
  • Name changes

McKernan Law works to provide spouses with a fresh start after separation or divorce. Our firm focuses on an equitable arrangement ensuring receipt of fair assets, support, and whatever else is needed to move forward. Knowing custody battles are emotional, McKernan Law strives to create custody, visitation, and support arrangements that are fair and in your children’s best interests. The firm can also help you enforce your judgments in either Supreme or Family Court.

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