4.5 stars 14 totalReview Michael Schonberger
Posted by Kanika Chadda-Gupta
We were very pleased to work with Michael as we closed on our new townhome in NJ. We found him on Avvo, read his reviews, and took a chance. And boy are we glad we did.
Mike was thorough with all hands on deck. He was in touch with us directly; he doesn't pass the work off to a paralegal or assistant. Our situation with our builders was complex as we were buying a home in a brand new development. He pushed for us to get certain customizations which worked out in our favor. He also helped us close before our interest rate lock was meant to increase which happened to fall on a holiday weekend. He went out of his way to get the job done.
We are so grateful to Mike for his help. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Jeff
Honest, knowledgeable, experienced, forthcoming, and very helpful. Keeps his client’s interests first and foremost. Will definitely work with him again and highly recommend his services.
As perspective home buyers, my wife and I hired Mike Schonberger as a real estate attorney to conduct the review of a real estate offer contract that we had submitted with a realtor and had been accepted by the sellers. To our great benefit, Mike immediately disapproved the contract and requested the inclusion of additional language to protect our interests. The sellers of this property were very difficult to work with and attorney review lasted for over two weeks. During that period, Mike kept in contact with the seller’s attorney and kept us well informed of what was being requested of us and what we should and should not be willing to accept. Toward the end of the negotiations, the seller verbally requested that if we were to concede a couple of items, that the deal would be complete. After talking with Mike, we decided that were willing to concede these items; however, upon the seller’s submittal of the requested contract language, Mike pointed out and explained to us that there were a number of terms listed that we had not discussed and that we should not be willing to concede. His explanation was very clear and ultimately led us to rejecting the contract and terminating the negotiations. Throughout this process, Mike was the only party involved who kept our interests his highest priority. He was always willing to explain things to us in a way that made sense, and if not for him, we may have gotten into a contract that we would have regretted. My advice: do not trust a realtor to keep your interests in mind, but rather use an attorney as honest and knowledgeable as Mike to work through any real estate transaction.
Posted by Hatem
I had the pleasure to work with Michael on closing the deal of my new apartment and I will definitely use his services again and recommend him to anyone buying a property.
Michael is very knowledgeable and he was very responsive to our queries. He also helped us even with the smallest details of the deal and saved us a lot of money and time.
He was also extremely helpful after closing the deal taking care of some issues discovered after the closing. Thank you Michael!
Posted by a client
I recently hired Michael Schonberger for a real estate deal with in Jersey City. Althought the deal didn't go through I am left with a positive impression of Michael Schonberger. He guided me through the legal aspect of the deal as if he were my big brother.
Posted by Sandy
I hired Mike as the Buyer's attorney for an investment condo in Jersey City. My first time buying a condo. He was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, professional and puts the interest of his clients first (at least in my case). Fees were reasonable and clearly stated with no surprises. Never had to go through a "middle person" (receptionist) to get a hold of him. Always answered phone calls and e-mails the same day (sometimes after work hours). I was amazed at the amendment to the contract he came up with after the attorney review. However, the deal didn't go through due to some factors out of our control but Seller and his attorney refused to return my initial good faith deposit. They wanted me to pay $1,000. Long story short, Mike fought very hard for me and spent so much time (much more than he would spent if the deal went through) and finally, after one and a half months, they agreed to return my deposit (this was after they lowered the amount to $500 but we didn't give in). Mike didn't charge me anything extra despite so many frustrating hours were put into this matter. I will definitely hire him again and highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for an experienced attorney.
Posted by Robert
Mike was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make sure my deal was handled fairly and that it went through on the fast timeline I was looking for. Would definitely use him again for future legal needs, and would recommend him to anyone looking to hire counsel for a real estate transaction.
Posted by Paul
I invested in a real estate venture with Mike Schonberger, who handled all the legal matters involved with the transaction. He was thorough, professional, and timely in all my dealings with him. The investment was very successful and exceeded my investment objectives. Mike was flexible and easy to work with at all times. He thoroughly explained the risks and benefits of every decision that needed to be made. I would be happy to work with Mike again should the right investment opportunity arise.
Posted by Adam
I was thinking of hiring a contractor to renovate and expand my prior residence. I called Mr. Schonberger to discuss the pros and cons of doing the work on my house vs. buying a new, larger house. Mr. Schonberger provided keen insight and demonstrated an in depth understanding of the area I was living in as well as what was available on the market. He provided numerous examples of why my inclination to renovate was ill-conceived. In the end, I sold my house, using Mr. Schonberger's services and purchase a new house, again using Mr. Schonberger's services. It was the best decision I ever made. I strongly recommend Mr. Schonberger and his services.
Posted by Curtis
I have hire Michael to help resolve an issue with a Real Estate transaction, and we have been working on this issue for several months now, and he has always kept me informed and is great at presenting our options. He does go the extra mile when working on this case. I meet Michael when he represented a borrower, that we have had done several loans with and I always enjoyed my experience when working with him. I have worked with many attorneys across the nation and a couple previous to Michael and he rank at the top of my list.
Posted by Jerry
As the broker manager here at Weichert Realtors, Jersey City Exchange Place we use Mike Schonberger a lot. He is very responsive to the needs of our clients, keeping them informed, and protecting their rights. Having an attorney who does a lot of real estate is extremely important in keeping a transaction together. If you are looking for a good attorney we highly recommend him.