Based on 8 reviews
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Nancy was originally referred to me as "tough but compassionate," which proved to be a considerable understatement. She clearly has a thorough understanding of the law as well as an extensive body of practical experience; my case changed directions several times, and at every step she was able to clearly explain my options as well as make practical recommendations. She put together an agreement that precisely reflected my wishes, and which ultimately became final. And while my situation did not become overly adversarial, it was plainly clear from her manner and competence that anyone who tried to get away with anything in a fight with her would end up in sad shape indeed.
Still - and perhaps even more importantly, to me - she was indeed a compassionate and knowledgeable presence throughout what was certainly the darkest period in my life. She (and everyone in her office, occasionally even including her awesome and highly empathetic dog) were unfailingly kind and helpful, and helped me to make good decisions while keeping things in perspective. She also struck a good balance between being sympathetic and making sure I made the right decisions for myself, even when I couldn't quite recognize them on my own - a pearl beyond price.
At any rate, Nancy and her team are the real deal - experts who care about the means as well as the ends. I wouldn't care to have gone through this experience without her help, and would very strongly recommend her to anyone, any time.
Nancy got me through the most difficult time in my life with skill and compassion. She quickly grasped and skillfully negotiated both complex financial issues in my business and the difficult custody issues I was facing. She outmaneuvered an extremely aggressive lawyer on the other side. She did it all efficiently and treated me with kindness and dignity. Her advice to me was practical and I especially appreciated how she kept me from going down roads that would have wasted time and money for me. I couldn't have been more pleased with her representation and the result. I felt very lucky I had her in my corner as I went through this experience.
Nancy Baskin treated me like I was wasting her time. She mishandled my case so badly that now, some time later I am dearly paying the price. Things she should have caught were not, language that should have been removed was not, options that I had were never brought to light. She treated me like a second class citizen regardless of the fact that I paid her 5 figures to watch my back. Do yourself a favor and find another attorney.
Nancy made a good first imprssion and appeared competant. She reviewed my first draft by husband's lawyer quickly and had good suggestions. HOWEVER, when it came to revising the document on several simple points I waited OVER TWO MONTHS with absolutely no progress. Furthermore, during this time she continueally lied to me; each week emailing that she was close to final draft, and would will get it to me later this week. So many promises for "a few days". ALL Bullshit; I have yet to see anything produced from this office except lies.
Nancy helped me through a very difficult and painful divorce. She was able to head off each of the five attorneys my EX kept hiring. None of them could beat Nancy at her game. Nancy was able get me a very good settlement and helped me get my confidence back and move on with my life. That was 6+ years ago and things couldn't be better!
Not only is Attorney Baskin professional, but she is compassionate to her clients and displays that by always looking out for their best interests and in her thoroughness. You can rely on her to effectively manage the negotiations and trust her implicitly...which means you don't have to worry as much. She has a unique capability of being strongly convincing in an inviting/appealing manner which means that people (e.g. judges, opposing counsel & client) listen to her when she speaks. She is effective and efficient at her job and is more than pleasant to talk with her, as well as her staff. I am truly fortunate to have had Nancy represent me. I can positively recommend her without hesitation.
Nancy was incredible throughout the painful process of my divorce. She made an effort to understand our situation, was a tremendous advocate for me, and remained reasonable, helpful, and constructive throughout the case. She got me a terrific but fair result. She was especially insightful and helpful in terms of the issues with our kids. She ran circles around the other lawyer. I am not surprised since she was highly recommended by several people, including a prominent Boston attorney. Hiring and working with Nancy was a bright spot in an otherwise dismal time in my life.
I was very disappointed in the service provided by Nancy and eventually had to terminate our working relationship and secure another lawyer. She was unresponsive and painfully slow in drafting a divorce agreement. Perhaps my case was too small to warrant her attention but I found her to be unprofessional and frankly insensitive to the highly emotional nature of a divorce. I would not recommend her.