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Since my initial consultation in 2009 Angela has always been by my side. Angela has always kept me well... more
Brooklyn  Angela Eugenia Scarlato

Angela Scarlato

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
Avvo rating 7.3
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Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 9.7
I am very thankful to David Pankin and his staff for guiding me through my bankrucptcy process. He was very... more
Brooklyn  David Ian Pankin

David Pankin

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy & Debt
Avvo rating 6.7
Angela and her team were extremely knowledgeable and showed great expertise during my lengthy legal battle.... more
Brooklyn  Angela Eugenia Scarlato

Angela Scarlato

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
Avvo rating 7.3
This lawyer isn't your most productive, nor most trustworthy of lawyers. Depending on your knowledge of the... more
Brooklyn  Alcides Alberto Casares

Alcides Casares

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
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Gary has handled both my personal and in-laws estates, wills, power of attorneys for 3 years. He gets the... more
Brooklyn  Gary Melamed

Gary Melamed

Brooklyn, NY Wills & Living Wills
Avvo rating 6.1
Jeffrey Ziff was successful in dismissing a cell phone and speeding ticket. They were very helpful.. They... more
Brooklyn  Jeffrey Ziff

Jeffrey Ziff

Brooklyn, NY Speeding & Traffic Ticket
Avvo rating 8.3
I contacted Steven for some legal advice and he was honest and forthcoming about my various options. He was... more
Brooklyn  Steven L. Hubert

Steven Hubert

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 8.6

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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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