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I had a great time working with Irene. She is very knowledgeable and courteous. She helped me close a deal... more
Brooklyn  Irene Stein

Irene Stein

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
Avvo rating 8.2
He tried his best with commercial law, but think he is growing too fast for a commercial law based firm. He... more
Brooklyn  Peter Jason Goodman

Peter Goodman

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.7
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Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
Avvo rating 6.7
Had great results using Joyce. Retained her for two criminal cases after being abandoned during pre trial by... more
Brooklyn  Joyce Judith Balaban David

Joyce David

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 8.9
I do not have enough words to thank Mr. Donald Mastrodomenico and his team for the successful outcome of my... more
Brooklyn  Donald Mastrodomenico

Donald Mastrodomenico

Brooklyn, NY Divorce / Separation
Avvo rating 7.3
Stephen Markman is an outstanding attorney who came highly recommended. He was responsive, kept me informed... more
Brooklyn  Stephen Richard Markman

Stephen Markman

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.4
We got an immigration court with very tough judge and we've been granted. Mike explained every aspect of a... more
Brooklyn  Umit Mike Gursoy

Umit Gursoy

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.7
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Brooklyn  Samira Nikaein

Samira Nikaein

San Jose, CA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.3

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practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.

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