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We worked with Melissa on our house purchase. She was friendly and protective to us, and tough to the seller side. As first time home buyers, we had lots of concerns and questions about real problems and non-existing problems, and also lot of requests that are either reasonable or unreasonable. Melissa was patient with our concerns and questions, on top of things and always had a way to make our reasonable requests happen. On the day of closing, the title company made a mistake and overcharged us for our pro-rata share of property tax. We raised this issue after the closing to Melissa, she contacted the title company and seller’s attorney to ask for the refund and was able to get the full overpaid amount back to us after numerous back and forth with the seller’s attorney that last for about a month. We really appreciate it and will ask her to be our attorney for any future need.
After the purchase of the house i own now (2 weeks later)I received a delinquent water bill ($200) which was the bill of the previous owner. I called the water commission right away, and started complaining, telling them that I just got the house and this is not right &why the bill is on my name.They told me that the reading is done after I purchased the house &that my attorney should take care of this problem. So, I called my lawyer, Melissa, she said "fax the bill over"& so I did.The next month I received the same bill , but this time higher. AGAIN I called her, she said fax it over, of course I did. The following month I received the bill in the amount of $290 with the final notice on it"will shut the water down if u don't pay this amount".I called Melissa again, she said "they wont shut the water, don't worry, just fax the bill over". Then i called the water commission again &I insisted to talk with the manager, he said"I'm sorry ma'am, but if u have faxed all the bills to your attorney you can see that she is not helping & you better pay the bill before goes to collections."And so I ended up paying $290 from $200.Not only she didn't help me (it shouldn't called help, cause I payed her) I paid more.Why do some lawyers play with people after they get the money? I don't know about the other reviews &how real are those (too good to be true) but that's my story & you people can judge.
I had 3 real estate transactions in the past before I found Ms. Melissa Suarez to represent me during my 4th real estate transaction. This is the best service I ever got working with a real estate attorney. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone.
Our family has retained the services of Ms. Suarez on at least five seperate occasions for both business/commercial and real estate matters. The results were always favorable.
Melissa Suarez was an excellent lawyer for both our selling and buying of homes.
Melissa was our attorney on both the sale of our home as well as the purchase of a new construction home last year. In short, Melissa was among the best attorneys that we have had represent us! She is of high integrity, communicative, affable and thorough. Additionally, her personality is very approachable; she is direct/to the point, always reachable and most importantly a total pleasure to deal with. My husband and I will work with her again without hesitation!
Melissa is an excellent attorney I used 6 times: 1 Home closing case, 3 refinance cases, 1 estate planning case, 1 property tax reassement case. She always went above and beyond to help with my situation. Her advice was always knowledgeable and to the point. She was very careful with my paperwork, and I felt that could completely trust her with my private information. She responded to my calls and e-mails while on vacation, stayed past her schedule to accomodate me on couple occasions. I would hire her again without hesitation.
Melissa handled both my real estate transaction and my divorce. She was so professional and kind and her staff treated me as family. They kept me informed and up to speed throughout the entire process and answered all of my questions without ever making me feel unintelligent for asking them. I will never use another attorney and I cannot recommend Melissa enough!
I've worked with Melissa on several occasions and found that the two qualities she possesses separating her from most attorneys in New Jersey are reliability and accessibility. It's hard to find an attorney you can count on in a sticky situation (and even in a not-so-sticky situation), but Melissa never fails me. If she's away from the office at a closing or in court, her assistant Jessica is always a phone call away (and probably one of the most pleasant people to speak to). I wouldn't think to look anywhere else for a real estate attorney or legal advice.
Our experience with Melissa Suarez was fantastic. There was not a single question my wife or I had that she didn't explain thoroughly. We left our meeting with confidence that everything was handled with care. Plus our piece of mind. We would use Melissa Suarez in the future.