01/23/2008
By: rosieyposie7
Abramson Joel E
THIS NYC HOTEL UNION PENSIONER/MEMBER OF LOCAL 153-has the wonderful experience of with the help of our NYC HOTEL TRADES COUNCIL UNION @local 6 in NYC -is lucky enough to have JOEL ABRAMSON as the FREEMANS counci REAL ESTATE FORECLOSER/CLOSING ATTORNEY at such hard times going to COURT CONFERENCE FORECLOSER CASE PRESENTLY* and had used him prior to my senior moms residential HOUSE CLOSING UPSTATE NY 5 YEARS AGO.TODAY, it seems that OUR BANK LENDER- my MOMS & my BROTHERSPROPERTY IS IN A LIMBO STAGE WITH NEARLY EVERY MONTH THAT GOESBY----WE MUST APPEAR AT THE JAMAICA COURTS- AT COURT CONFERENCE FORECLOSER CASE TOJUDGE FLUGS COURTROOM 43 TO DEFEND MY MOMS & BROTHERS PROPERTYFROM GOING INTO FORECLOSER*MOM IS TODAY 85 YEARS OLDAND MY BROTHER IS ON SSDOUR BANK LENDER ORIGINALLY APPROVED DOING A HOUSE BANK MORTGAGE OVER THEIR BUDGET OF$ 2972.56 MONTHLY WHEN ALL ALONGTHE BANK KNEW THAT THEIR BOTHINCOMES OF GOVERNEMENT INCOMETOTALED MONTHLY OF $ 1750.00AT CLOSING ON 12/2/2004FOR A NEW CONSTRUCTION 2004 HOUSEIN THE HOWARD BEACH AREA OF HAMILTON BEACH NYIT WAS PARTLY THE FAULT OF THE BANK APPROVING SUCH A HIGH MORTGAGE TO BEGIN WITH AND THE OTHER HALF THE FAULT OF OUR BUILDERTHAT MADE A BREACH OF WARRANTY CONTRACT REFUSING TO MAKE ANY HOUSE REPAIRS, FROM OUR FLOOD HOUSE INS CLAIMS 10/2005 THRU JAN 24, 2006 WHEN THE 106 POLICE & HB FIRE DEPT FOUNDED OVER 100 COUNTS OF DEADLY CARBON MONIXODE IN THE UNFINSHED BASEMENT AT THAT TIME.WE HAD TO TRY & LIVE IN A HOUSE THAT WAS SAFE, AND AT THAT TIME,2006 WE DID NOT HAVE THE HELP OFOUR HOUSE BUILDER UNDER WARRANTYTO DO SO- AND WE JUST FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT A LAW THAT PROTECTS NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMEOWNERS IN NYS FROM EXLUDING THEM TO MAKE ANY MORTGAGE HOUSE PAYMENTS DUE TO THE FACT THE HOUSE WAS NOT LIVEABLE CALLED: WARRANTY OF HABITABILITY LAW.WE HOPE THAT THE FREEMANS FREEDOM OF SPEECH WILL TELL THE WHOLE TRUE CASE OF MOMS-WE LOVE OUR HOUSE AND WANT TO NOT DEFAULT BUT TO BE GIVEN A FAIR HEARING TO TRY AND NEGOTIATE OUR FAMILYS COUNTRYWIDE BANK MORTGAGE LOAN AT A REASONABLE PAYABLE MONTHLY RATE!hope is all we have,thanks JOEL ABRAMSON & JUDGE FLUG OF JAMAICA COURTS,THE FREEMANScc online rated sites:C21 AMIABLE , HOWARD BEACHCOLDWELL BANKER, FRESH MEADOWSREMAX LIBERTY, OZONE PARKHB CHEVY, FOREST HILLSCOUNTRYWIDE, NYC PARK AVE SOCOUNTRYWIDE, CA
05/15/2014
By: Jenieel T.
Weinman J Bruce
I am eternally grateful to Mr. Weinman!!! He helped my whole family get together. He was a true blessing for us through the whole extensive immigration process. He is extremely knowledgeable, unbelievably patient and tactful with people and he has an amazing personality. Mr. Weinman deserves not all the 6 rating stars but 7 and I will be very specific with you, as I have been in the position of a person who reads tons of reviews looking for a good lawyer. Lets start with the fact that before hiring Mr. Weinman I personally met with about 15 lawyers, some of them even recommended by friends. The problem was that I wasnt happy with any of them. I worked for 18 years as a Human resource specialist and I have the training to recognize the people that can get the job done. Frankly spoken, some of the lawyers I met at that time were very convincing but I was also very well-prepared for my appointments with them and at the end they didnt seem to me either very competent or honest enough or something else was missing. Then, I was browsing online, reading different reviews and I found Mr. Weinman. There were several nice reviews and I decided to try with an initial appointment. Yet when you open the door you see that his office is organized in a manner that is only possible for someone confident, knowledgeable and honest. The next pleasant surprise was that he doesnt make you wait and he doesnt need to, as he gains immediately the clients respect with his positive and honest approach and his extensive knowledge. We discussed L1 visa, H1 visa, E1 and E2 and I decided to hire him right on the spot. 18 months later, I am so happy with my decision because he helped my mother, then my father and then my best friend. 3 out of 3 absolutely successful cases. Two of them I know were extremely difficult. Thank you, Mr. Weinman, you are a true blessing for me and my family! And for those of you who took the time to read my review, I wish you just a little good luck because I know now that you will be in the hands of a great lawyer.
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11/29/2016
By: Maria R.
Law Office of Ganesh N. Viswanathan, Esq
I am a woman from the Caribbean Island and even though I have been living here for a number of years, I have had very little interaction with the court systems and litigation. A person who is from the same Islands, married me a decade and half ago, and we have a child. After many years into the marriage, I was not even aware he went ahead and filed for divorce. Over the years, he has accumulated a lot of savings in pension plans and retirement funds and he is quite smart in understanding how the legal systems work. I was not aware of any of his assets; one day, he filed for a divorce and then pretended as if nothing happened. He never served on me directly, but, was devising a way to fool me by not serving but going ahead and obtaining a default order, with no disclosure and no distribution to me. I was naive but something in my mind was telling me something was not alright, because, my neighbors told me somebody like a process server came to my home in my absence. I went and checked the Court and to my horror I found out my husband filed a divorce action against me more than a year ago; this is the time, when I somehow came into contact Mr. Viswanathan's Office and his Office did a brilliant job in bringing into light everything that happened right on my back and explained everything to me. My Law Office immediately moved the Court and in detail put forth in the papers before the Court everything that happened. Now, my case proceeding very well far beyond my expectations. I shall be entitled to a share in his assets; further, I am going to be entitled to a good spousal support and a child support. I did not even imagine that I would be entitled to a penny from my husband. All because of the great investigative legal work carried out by Mr. Viswanathan and his excellent team. I am now so happy because of their great work. My husband whom I meet every week, is sulking and the nature of his talk completely changed - for the better
09/18/2013
By: kurt-22nyc
The Law Office of Lance Fletcher
Stop looking around the Internet and just read. I just got a new job and my coworkers took me out for a celebration. We went out for drinks and to make matters worse, I started drinking shots. Big mistake because I had several. (I'm done with shots from this point on) I got into a fight - apparently - I don't remember the details but I woke up in a cell with cuts and bruises. I got charged with assault for hitting a guy and pushing him to the ground and resisting arrest and I thought my life was over because you can't get a good job with a record. I was scared, frustrated, confused, and I started looking around for a good lawyer to take my case. I came across Lance Fletcher's website and it looked pretty good. You never know if that means it's gonna be a good lawyer so I called him for a consultation. When I went to see him, I was a nervous reck and couldn't sleep. I didn't want to lose my job or go to jail. During the consultation, we discussed similar cases he's had like mine. Turns out he's a former prosecutor and he really knew what he was talkin about. After I saw him, I had the best nights sleep since the arrest. He looked me in the eye and explained how he was going to keep my record clean and fight the case. Most of the lawyers I spoke to just wanted money right away but Mr. fletcher was more interested in me and the case. He took the time to meet and discuss the details. On the first court date, he filed a motion to dismiss. He got a copy of the medical records, saw that the other guy wasn't really hurt, and got the DA to drop the criminal charges. I had to do a brief anger class but I avoided jail and no criminal record. I got to keep my job and I can't thank him enough. One thing - I wish I saw him sooner because my family tried to set me up with a lawyer but that guy didn't know what he was talking about and had me pretty scared.
02/03/2015
By: 1984perry
Turk, Hugh M, JD
There was little to no response (not even taking two minutes to send a follow-up email or telephone call) to my many inquiries for help with my case from one of the lawyers and his secretary of this firm. The wheels of justice may move at a very slow pace yet apparently something else was going on here; undoubtedly, they are preoccupied with larger concerns. However, if certain people within this office are unable, unwilling or uninterested in assisting the one who is inexperienced in legal matters (perhaps with unrealistic expectations, yet unfortunately forced into a legal circumstance though small in scope), then simply say so. But please do not ignore an individual for months--especially after promising to help. Initially, you had given hope to this expunged "criminal" and after he pleaded again and again for assistance some action was finally taken. Now, it appears it is all over. The abusive, unchecked and condescending authorities have won. The incurring frustration, seemingly endless wait, as well as the expensive fees were paid by this innocent victim. And despite the adversities and disappointments he will go on, wishing well of authorities, legal professionals and, most of all, hoping to be safeguarded from both professions since he is simply a law-abiding citizen, who probably needs to forget the injustice committed against him, and only wants to make his way in this world. With malice toward none, may there be mutual respect, honesty and compassion among all peoples and our various ways of life.
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05/17/2017
By: Eli B.
Law Offices of Lauren Goldberg, PLLC
I had lost all hope that I would get through my horrible 5 year of back pay situation at Work, religion discrimination and long harassment; after other lawyers had turned me down and said I had no Case!    From the initial meeting, Lauren Goldberg were responsive to my calls, questions and concerns. All issues were handled professionally and in timely manner.Lauren Goldberg is a team of lawyers in one Brilliant person; she is an outstanding lawyer and person!Lauren is a sharp strategist and truly cares for her many clients. She provided both me, and my wife excellent support and quality service,Lauren was also very responsive via e mail and phone whenever I had questions and compassionate when I was stressed and upset.I always felt that my needs were met and that the firm was invested in my case and me.Lauren was easily accessible, got back to me quickly, worked with me to understand me,although English is my Second language, Lauren understood me and asked many question.Lauren Goldberg Billing rates are VERY fair! Ensuring that my legal costs were efficiently managed for me throughout the process,including explanation of taxes needed to be paid from my Back-pay settlement. Lauren had helped me with the financial expense beyond my expectation; I would recommend Lauren Goldberg for your case! Lauren was aggressive to our adversaries and got me the results that I wanted.Lauren is concise and very powerful with her words leaving no stone unturned!(And I was Happy to pay my Taxes!)
11/15/2016
By: Sarah V.
Timothy S. Hart, Tax Attorney and CPA
I came to Tim with a huge tax bill resulting from a foreclosure a few years prior. I procrastinated handling the issue and felt like there was zero hope for me to resolve. At the request of my family, I sought legal counsel. Not knowing where to turn to find a lawyer (it was the first time I had even sought such help), I researched the best tax lawyers online via YELP and other sites. Tim’s reviews were all very positive and some of them reminded me of my problem so I thought maybe he can help me too.I was nervous speaking to him for the first time. Completely intimidated and ashamed. He was totally professional, kind and passed no judgement. He only wanted to help me figure out a solution. He was easy to speak to and any confusing legalese was quickly explained so I could understand.As it turned out in the end, and after Tim’s deep dive into my returns and the tax law, he discovered that my accountant had made an error and the payment was not necessary. I owed nothing. Had I not sought Tim’s help, I can assure you that I would be sitting here still feeling the heavy weight of the IRS looming over me. He truly saved me. If you are desperate, afraid, confused by the IRS and/or owe them money and feel you have nowhere to turn, you must contact Tim Hart. You will not regret it. Don’t be afraid to make the first contact.
09/11/2013
By: missdiatribe
Law Office of Paul R. Kenney
After over a year of negotiating a real estate agreement, frustrations mounted and I needed to hire an attorney. Around the busy 4th of July season, I reached out to a few referrals from friends and neither of those attorneys got back to me. However, through some online research, I came across great reviews of the Law Offices of Paul Kenney, which is conveniently located on the Upper West Side, in a more serene location than the insanity of Midtown and Wall St. Paul responded to my inquiry right away and was wonderful with follow-up from there on out. His fees were incredibly reasonable and I had no idea how much easier the process would be with him facilitating. Our first meeting took away all the mounting anxiety I had accumulated and the entire process became painless and stress-free. Paul managed to get all that I wanted put into the contract and approved. He has a unique talent for finding the right approach in handling the eccentric and sometimes difficult characters that saturate the real estate market in NYC. His savvy and pleasant disposition completely disarmed the other party. He made himself available to me for any questions or concerns that popped up and was incredibly diligent in handling all the details. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of a real estate attorney.
05/20/2014
By: Lara B.
Law Office of Paul R. Kenney
I was suddenly thrown into a roommate battle with a friend I had lived with for over a year regarding a sublease and frantically started searching for tenant lawyers. Paul was the very first to get back to me and after hearing my story, he was very straight forward and clear in explaining what my options were. He wasn't intimidating to talk to, and didn't ask for payment before telling me his opinion and advice. This unofficial consultation would have cost over $350 for at the other lawyers I had reached out to. (As quoted in their e-mails!) I told him I'd like to continue working with him until the issue was solved and he became my savior through the whole process. He worked with my roommates lawyer to settle the issues and kept me updated every step of the way. Even when I got nervous and would call him at random times during the day, he took my call and would reassure me that he is on top of the situation and that he would continue to work on any other issues that arose with her. When all the issues were resolved, he stuck to the very reasonable price that he originally quoted me - no surprise fees or over charges. I would recommend him to any and all of my friends and I would go back to him in a heartbeat. I feel very lucky to have found him.
09/04/2013
By: scottm75
The Law Office of Lance Fletcher
A very unfortunate thing happened over the holidays. While I was on probation for DWI, I got arrested again for the same thing. I was SO SCARED I couldn't sleep at night. The judge let me out on bail and I found the Law Office of Lance Fletcher online. when I called I was able to speak with Mr. Fletcher right away. He was smart and honest and a good guy. From the moment I first met him, his passion and confidence really impressed me. During the case, he kept in touch about things the DA was trying to do to me, it looked like I was going to jail for a while buy Mr Fletcher said we had to keep fighting and giving them motions and push for better. It was all good in the end because I got off with only a fine some classes and no driving for a while. I even avoided a felony record. I still can't believe I stayed out of jail!!!! Every other lawyer I talked to before hiring Mr. Fletcher told me I was going to jail. Now Every day I go outside and see the sun I know I made a good decision to hire this lawyer.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as yellowpages.com. You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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