Welcome to The Hinds Firm LLC

"A client focused law firm."

The Hinds Firm L.L.C. is a full-service law firm that represents and advises both individuals and businesses. We zealously represent our clients, provide
personalized and prompt attention to every matter and advocate for the best
outcomes in the best interest of our clients.

 

With over 16 years of legal experience in the areas of landlord-tenant, wills and trusts as well as in election law, The Hinds Firm will provide you with one on one legal representation.

 

Your case, no matter how big, small or complicated is important to you; so its important to us.  In order to address all of your needs, our office is conveniently located in the heart of Brooklyn.

 

Please take a moment to view our website and feel free to contact us at

1-718-473-9767 with your questions or to schedule a consultation.

 

Practice Areas of Law Include:

 

Landlord and Tenant Law

Your home is one of your most expensive investments.  There have been many recent changes to landlord-tenant law that may adversely affect your interests as homeowner.  In today’s highly technical legal atmosphere, even minor errors in your court case can cost you months of delays and thousands of dollars. Let our office assist you in navigating the court system.

 

The recent changes to New York’s landlord tenant laws make it more critical, now more than ever, to have a knowledgeable attorney fighting for you. Our firm has remained up to date with changes in the law and will provide you with the best advice and representation.

Landlord Services

- Document drafting/review 
- Subleases (sublets)
​- Leases 
- Riders
- Lease renewals
- Tenant disputes
​- Contractor disputes
- NYC Housing Authority
- Commercial leases

Buying or selling a home

Preparation of contracts of sale
​- Review of contracts of sales
- Closings and home sales
- Foreclosures
- ​Mortgage modifications

Family Law

Whether you are going through a divorce, fighting for custody or have a child support matter, The Hinds Firm is here for you. We understand that Family court matters can be an emotionally draining and demanding experience. It is, therefore, critical that you have a firm that is not only fighting for you in the courtroom, but will take the time outside of court to go over your case step by step and ensure you make the right decisions.

 

With over sixteen years of legal experience, our firm has the expertise to assist you in the following family law matters:

  • Divorce

  • Legal Separation

  • Annulments

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Post-nuptial Agreements

  • Maintenance/Spousal Support

  • Child Support

  • Child Custody

  • Paternity

  • Guardianship

  • Family Offenses

  • Child Abuse/Neglect

Rent Collection

We understand that one of the most important, yet stressful jobs, of any landlord is rent collection. Any good landlord who cares about their property eventually develops a personal connection with their tenants.  This personal connection can make it difficult to have that uncomfortable conversation with your tenants when rent is overdue. This is where the Hinds Firm Comes in. 

 

Our office will serve as a go between between you and your tenant in the collection of rent and will assist you in the retention of documents and endure that you rent your property to responsible, credible, trustworthy and reliable tenants.

Election Law

The Hinds Firm has over 16 years of experience in the area of election law. Whether you are running for district leader, judicial office, city council, state legislator or congress, the Hinds Firm can help you secure ballot access. Our office has represented candidates for various offices from district leaders to members of congress. If you are a candidate for elected office, let the Hinds Firm assist you by providing legal counsel through all phases of the election process.

Services Preview:

  • Petition Preparation and Review

  • Preparation of Legal Election Strategy

  • Binding and Submission of Petitions

  • Supreme Court Challenge and/or Defense

  • Legal Representation at Board of Election Hearings

Wills and Trust

You have worked hard to obtain your lifetime possessions. Whether it's your home or a family heirloom, let the Hinds Firm work with you to properly safeguard these assets to make sure that upon your passing your estate is passed on to the designated loved ones of your choice.

Services Provided:

  • Wills

  • Trusts and Estates

  • Power of attorneys

Attorneys at Law

Terry Hinds, Principal

From the March 20, 2019 article printed by Caribbean Life

 

As a former chairman of Community Board 17 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, attorney Terry Hinds says he continues to be very involved within the community.

Hinds, who was born in East Flatbush to Barbadian parents, told Caribbean Life, in an exclusive interview, that he is an entrepreneur within his own neighborhood, stating that “it shows what it takes to make it and to give back to the community.”

 

The attorney, an East Flatbush resident his entire life, said he previously served as chair of the Community Board 17’s Transportation Committee, and served as president of the Erasmus Neighborhood Federation.

He credits his strong work ethic and focus on the community that he lives in to growing up in a household with two teachers. “My parents spent a large portion of time bettering the community, and I learned from that,” he said. “I grew up in a community-conscious family.”

Hinds is very career / business oriented a well. He is the owner of Sterling Real Estate Group, LLC, and serves as an attorney at his own firm, The Hinds Firm LLC.

His work ranges from free forums, focusing on foreclosure to tenant issues, housing and immigration.

Hinds described his law firm is “community-based,” stating that he works specifically with education, stop and frisk laws, senior citizens and community awareness.

He is a graduate of the University of Hartford and Widener University Law School. He attended Samuel J. Tilden High School in East Flatbush.

His wife, Alecia Hinds, is also an attorney. They have two children who Hinds said he “wants to set a good example for. “You want your children to see what you do, and be proud,” said Hinds.

He also said he is “very motivated and courageous,” having unsuccessfully ran for the State Assembly in 2012.

He, however, believes that “if people take an active interest in what goes on in their community, it would help immensely. “We get so caught up in our own lives of going to work and going back home that we forget,” Hinds said. “Everyone should give a little bit of their time to improve the place we live in.”

Among the issues closest to Hinds’ heart are safety and education.

He said one challenge since becoming a lawyer is “learning all that comes with running your own business.

“The saying that ‘you are the head cook, clearing and bottle washer’ is true,” Hinds said. “There are so many facets to becoming a good lawyer and small business owner that is not taught in school.”

However, he said one success since becoming a lawyer is running his own business.

“Nothing is more rewarding than working for yourself,” Hinds said. “Every day, while challenging, is different, and I never wake up dreading what the day has to offer.”

He urged young people wishing to pursue law to “make a plan and stick to it.

“If you’re interested in law, spend a summer interning at a law firm, ask questions and make connections,” he said. “The first attorney I ever interned for is still my mentor to this day. He assisted me in my law school applications and is the first person I call when I have a question.”

The Hinds Firm, LLC is located at 564 East, 42nd St., Brooklyn. Hinds can also be reached at (718) 473-9767.

 

From the March 20, 2019 article printed by Caribbean Life

 

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The Hinds Firm L.L.C.
564 East 42nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11203​​​​​​

Telephone:  (718) 473-9767

Fax: ​(718) 228-5003

Email: hindslaw@gmail.com

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