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Posted by Paula Barrios Sanchez, a Real Estate client, Flag
Mr. Minion worked with me through a lengthy and challenging home finding process; it involved an international relocation and a short sale property.
He was very meticulous, thorough and excellent at explaining all the intricacies of the different steps of the transaction. He warned me up front that a short sale could be a very challenging process, even though I decided to continue with it, and he found the best and smartest solutions to deal with the many obstacles we encountered.
The short sale deal fell through, and Mr. Minion then was very efficient in terminating the transaction and helped me close on another home very quickly.
It was a pleasure working with him, he was always prompt in his replies, and he was reassuring and gave me confidence when everything was discouragingly difficult.
I would highly recommend him--and not only for real estate transactions--and will use him again in the future for whatever legal needs I might have.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I first met Stuart Minion, when we came to him with an inquiry about filing for bankruptcy. During the initial meeting, Stu mapped out the process for filing, how long it would take for the case to come to court, and what we needed to do to aid him in generating all of the critical paperwork to defend our position. Most importantly, he took away all of the inherent shame and confusion that we felt about our current trouble. By explaining that this was a way to legitimately obtain relief from debt owed to creditors, he relieved much of the concern that we fostered.
We won our Chapter 7 Bankruptcy case and it resulted in a discharge order. As Stu mentioned in one of his many follow-up e-mails to us, the verdict came as a "tremendous sense of relief". Without his guidance in seeing us through this process, we may not have known what this kind of relief meant to our family.
Our very best goes out to Stuart Minion, as his compassion and understanding of our case was a double "win".
Posted by Mark, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I highly recommend Stuart Minion. He is an outstanding attorney, and a very personable guy. I came to Stuart in the midst of a difficult financial situation. He immediately put me at ease during our first meeting, and I felt confident I was in good hands. He was very strong on communication throughout the entire process. I had no experience with bankruptcy and had no knowledge of what was involved. He spent a considerable amount of time explaining and reviewing everything with me. He was extremely supportive throughout, which really made a difference to me. Meeting with Stuart was like meeting with a friend. He was very responsive to my questions and always kept me informed. I have worked with a number of attorneys both personally and professionally over the years, and I can confidently say that Stuart is one of the finest I have ever worked with.
Posted by Melissa, a Contracts client, Flag
Stu helped us buy our first home and held our hand every step of the way. Not only is he a genuinely nice guy, but I would now consider him a friend! He knew all the things for us to ask and was always available when we reached out to him with questions. Such a pleasure working with Stu and his group.
Posted by Margie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Stuart handled every aspect of my case in a timely manner. He explained the process thoroughly and kept me informed every step of the way. He made the process very easy to understand. He always took my calls/emails or got back to me as soon as he could. He never made me feel ignorant or embarrassed and was very sympathetic to my situation. He was extremely caring during the entire process. I would highly reccommend him if you ever need legal advice or representation.
Posted by jessica, a Divorce client, Flag
I retained Stuart about two years ago to represent me in my divorce case. I don't think either one of us was expecting it to go on as long as it did. We only just settled two weeks ago. I think its fair to say that i had no idea what was happening and even worse what was going to happen. Stuart was very professional, but more importantly kind, patient, understanding and sympathetic. If I were to find myself in need of legal services again, he is the only attorney i would call.
Posted by Julie, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
I can't begin to put into words how highly I recommend attorney Stuart Minion! He was absolutely amazing....and a Godsend. I was in dire straits. Not only did Mr. Minion listen to my legal dilemma, but he offered advice and comfort...hope and solutions. A most compassionate attorney, his knowledge of bankruptcy law was unsurpassed. I had a very unusual situation which had literally kept me awake at night - stressed beyond belief. It was a bit more complicated than even Mr. Minion had expected! Mr. Minion did not just find a solution to assist me...he helped create a new beginning for me. And as a former victim of domestic violence, my financial new beginning helped in my healing. The peace of mind he afforded me was priceless. His expertise - unsurpassed. I was blessed to find Mr. Minion. If you have any type of bankruptcy concerns, legal financial problems - he is THE MAN! I still can't believe how fortunate I was to meet him.
Posted by David, a Real Estate client, Flag
My wife and I have worked with Stu Minion on two real estate transactions. He is an incredibly talented attorney. Stu is responsive, trustworthy and has a deep understanding of the subject matter. We were very impressed with his attention to detail. Additionally, his assistant Zaida was friendly, well organized and very helpful throughout the closing process. Stu was a pleasure to work with and we truly value his advise and guidance. We strongly recommend his services.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Mr. Stuart Minion and Zaida Sarden have worked with me for the past 3 months. Their professionalism was excellent and made me feel very comfortable since this was a totally new for me. I'm very grateful and thankful for all they have done for me. I never thought that they would make this case go so smooth. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart. This is a new beginning for me. THANK YOU BOTH!!
Posted by Bill, a Foreclosure client, Flag
Stu and staff are great! Great advice, service and personal support in a tough time for me. Recommend very highly!!! If need to, contact me through him for my feelings/experience w/him. Real good,honest & caring person.
Posted by paul, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
mr minion i'm not a writer for hallmark cards it's difficult for me to wrap eloquent words around the simple words THANK YOU for your work and especially for your patience with my nerves and questions you have altered my perception of a lawyer and when i hear the jokes about them i will stand up so that all can hear BUT NOT MR. STUART MINION and should the need arise from family and friends in need of your expertise your name will issue from my mouth and your card will pass from my hand to theirs
mr. stuart minion thank you so much
and for those whose nerves are making you shake for the turbulent time you think you will face working with stuart will give you the confidence to cut a rough diamond perfectly while riding a bronco in the rodeo
Posted by Brian, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was very satisfied with the way he handled everything. Thank you very much.
Posted by Nicole, a Child Support client, Flag
I have had the pleasure of working with Stu for many years on various different things. He has always been completely honest, responsive and knowledgeable. If he has felt that I didn't need his assistance and can represent myself or file my own paperwork, he has advised me of that, so that I could save money. So the times when I ask for advice and he does suggest having legal representation, I trust him 100%, knowing he has always been objective.
Posted by Micol, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My situation was not a simple one, but Mr. Minion guided me through it and I felt in good hands. He was knowledgeable, informed and has a great "desk-side" manner.
Posted by Margo, a Real Estate client, Flag
I couldn't have asked for a more helpful, informative, responsive, or reliable lawyer for our real estate transactions and closings. When I told my real estate agent who we were using for our attorney, she said that other people rave about him. They were right! Throughout the numerous obstacles that the other parties presented, Stuart remained calm and confident. He was prepared and informed about the relevant legal issues and this worked entirely to our advantage when the other attorneys tried to bs. I would definitely recommend Stuart and I would use him for any legal matter that comes my way!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Handled my bankruptcy quickly and efficiently, with no unforeseen bumps in the road. My only caveat is that it can be a bit tricky when trying to speak with him directly (I spoke with his assistant a majority of the time) and he did not always get back to me when I left him a question, both with email and voicemail. Communication issues aside, he did his job and did it well. Overall, I would use him again, and would refer him to another with confidence.
Posted by John, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Stu Minnion was warm, engaging and supportive before, during and AFTER the filing. This was a tough time for us and Stu helped my wife and i understand our options and help map out a strategy on which to rebuild our financial foundation. His responsiveness was exceptional and advice, expert. Thank you Stu.
Posted by Justin, a Child Custody client, Flag
I was in a legal battle with my ex wife in Union county NJ. I live in NH and didn't know who to turn to for help. I basically threw a dart into the shark infested world of attorneys in NJ that are just looking for the next pay check. After calling Stewart and discussing my very unusual case, I felt very comfortable with him and decided to hire him to represent me in court. His task was not easy. He needed to think about my case from outside the box with compassion and understanding. He did just that. He didn't judge me or my situation, he made me feel confident about the future outcome of the judges decision, keeping me cool, calm, and collected throughout the case. That was not an easy task as sometimes I can get a little defensive and excited! Before our court date, Stuart even came to visit me and my son with his three children, on his own time, just to say hi and see how we were doing. That really meant a lot to me. When we finally got our day in court, that was when Stuart really got his chance to shine. Our adversary's attorney was whiney and miserable and Stuart was up beat and positive. He really knows how to handle himself in a positive and professional manner when it really counts in court. Needless to say, we got everything that we were asking for and more, in less time than we were hoping for! My son will now have the relationship he deserves with his father, and I owe it all to Stuart Minion! Thank you Stu!
Posted by Dawn, a Divorce client, Flag
I was referred to Stuart by a friend that was also going through a divorce. During the free consulation, Stuart put me at ease with his calm demeanor. As a woman that never dealt with an attorney, I was impressed with his ability to be professional yet compassionate at the same time. He explained everything in a clear, concise manner. I decided to retain him and he was kind enough to work with me on the fees as well. I went in seeking a divorce and name change, but Stuart also negotiated to have some other matters taken care of. As different scenarios arose, I was given options and told that the final decisions were mine. I never felt pressured to do what he thought I should do. He is very smart and not easily intimidated. I was kept in the loop when it came to any correspondence between Stuart and my ex's attorney. He never kept me hanging where I felt like I had no idea what the next step was. Stuart was readily available via phone or email with any questions I had. I am more than pleased with the service he provided and would highly recommend him for various legal issues.
Posted by Debbie, a Child Support client, Flag
I live in CA and my child support case is in NJ. I needed to find someone I could trust long distance, which I wasn't too sure was possible. NJ child support ordered and Enforce Litigant's Rights hearing for my case and the child support case for the woman and child my ex has been living with for 6 years. My ex-husband is $84000.00+ in arrears. His salary is $90,000.00+. He and the woman recently manipulated the child support system so that less child support was paid out for my daughter and more towards the other child support case that put the money right back into his own pocket.
Stuart went to the ELR hearing on 2/3/11 and saw the entire picture immediately, even though my ex is very accomplished at being evasive. On 2/4/11 my ex had to pay $1000.00, or go to jail, and I am getting the full child support obligation starting this week. Stuart handled the issue quickly and efficiently which means my child support didn't get eaten up by attorney fees.
Posted by Bill, a Ethics client, Flag
I have known Stuart Minion close to 20 years and he is intelligent, articulate, and honest. I have also had Stuart as an investigator on the Ethics Committee I chaired. His work product confirmed what I had always known. He is a highly skilled attorney. His investigations were organized, concise and well thought out. I highly endorse Stuart Minion. He is an asset to his clients and to the New Jersey Bar.
Posted by Mario, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Endorsement: Sturat Minion was honest and very knowledgeable in my first meeting with him when recommended for his services. His overall style and demeanor are matched by his knowledge of the law and the rules. I don't think anyone who has heard of him underestimates his abilities as a lawyer. He is a friend and his clients get what they entrust to him. He's a great lawyer.
Posted by Fal, a Real Estate client, Flag
I have worked with Stu Minion for multiple real estate closings over last 4 years - residential and commercial. My experience with him has always been outstanding. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, approachable and professional. He has guided us through complicated negotiations and always arrived at fair solutions that protected our interest. He has gone above and beyond for us - always answering all the questions, providing information as needed, facilitating decision making and helping us stay focused. I also noticed that he has earned tremendous respect from the attorneys that represented various stake-holders. I consider myself fortunate to have found Stu Minion. I would not even dream about going through another RE purchase without the guidance and support from Stu.
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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Stuart Minion walked me through my divorce from start to finish. He was always kind, helpful, understanding and available. He is also quite knowledgeable in other areas of law, which proved helpful, as I was selling my house at the same time.
Posted by Susan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Stuart is quick thinking. He was sensitive to my concerns. He was always available to me via telephone or in-person. He was kindhearted.
Posted by Diane, a Divorce client, Flag
Sadly, this was not my first time at the divorce-rodeo.
But in a time of great stress and little support, I found someone who not only listened to me carefully, but also steered me towards a less painful resolution in my divorce. He helped me look at things in a practical way, which was very good for myself, my kids and my x.
With children, property and financial issues and a deep rooted feeling that there must be something really really wrong with me - since I was getting divorce again - I found comfort in the calm, professional and clear guidance Stuart Minion offered to me.
I found him in the phone book - really - but you are lucky enough to have this site to read my review.
As for the stars in the review, there are not enough stars in the rating above to show how much I appreciate this lawyer. He saved me and protected me, which is priceless!