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In helping my parents sell their home we ran into some very unusual situations requiring Evan's staff, particularly Real Estate Paralegal Nicole Mobilio-Blatt and Associate Attorney Heather Aronson, to stay involved well past the closing date. I really appreciated their willingness to help me and my parents to resolve those final loose ends. I was very glad to have their support!
Both Evan and Heather were very helpful through out the process of home buying, significantly reducing part of the stress, meeting deadlines and so on that comes with a real estate purchase. Our sincere thanks to them for their help and advice!
Evan and his professional staff handled the closing for me on my parents house. It was not an easy one as there were issues needing to be worked out before closing. Every time I had a question they were right there for me and sending information I needed to move forward. Anyone looking for professional quick service will be happy they chose Evan and his staff to get the job done the right way and at the right price!! Wish they could all be as good. Totally Pleased and will use again for any further transactions.
After a retainer of 5K to handle a condemnation matter he initially would respond but suddenly refused to communicate either by phone or email. The matter was complicated and all he had to do was let us know that he could not deal with such a case. After many calls and many emails without any answer we retained new counsel. When the new attorney contacted him he turned over all of the documents he had received but gave no expalnation as to why we were ignored. It was not about money since he returned a portion of the retainer. I was always curious if a personal problem or lack of office help prevented him from handling our case. This was 4 years ago and I still have no clue as to what had occurred.
Evan and his team are extremely thorough and professional. They are there to answer any questions at all times. I would highly recommend him.
I had quite the experience, and I know this is a lengthly review, but if you're looking for a lawyer, it's worth reading, it could have been you.
My fiancee and I had the worst possible case scenario for first time home buyers and Evan and his team saw us through it to the end. To no fault of Evan, we ran into every problem that could possibly exist when purchasing a home. I could swear everyone else involved wanted to not sell the home because they all caused problems, from the bank, to the seller, his attorney, his realtor, everyone.
The home I tried to purchase ended up having a tenant which wasn't listed on the sale and should have been a red flag, but we were assured would be no problem (by his realtor)... it turned into an absolute disaster. The other attorney could not control his client, and the seller was manipulative and dishonest. The house ended up having pest issues by the time we did our walk through, and it was trashed. The seller continually jerked us around and tried to withhold (or more accurately, steal) money from us. He was unpleasant to say the least during the entire process and fought us on every small issue, while he tried to buy himself time to evict his tenant. We ended up suing him to get our money back and purchased another house. That's the short version. Nightmare scenario.
Here's where Evan comes in: he fought by our side, tooth and nail, through the entire ordeal. I only expected we purchase a house, and Even make some calls, sign some papers, and bam, we're done. I never foresaw all the problems that could have come up being a first time home buyer. I can't imagine the amount of time he put in going back and forth with the other lawyer, rewriting things into the contract, sending things back and forth, etc... and then still did all the proper work for the house that we actually did close on. Flat out amazing job.
His entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and proficient. They all communicate professionally and timely. Every single person I worked with there impressed me, from Alex, to Nicole, to Heather, including Evan himself. I cannot stress this enough. I couldn't count the emails between Nicole and ourselves; sending documents, following up on questions, checking on dates and times, etc, she is very dedicated, intelligent, and is always on top of everything. Just remarkable.
Overall, I'd say doing what is expected in perfect or everyday case scenarios is not what tells you what someone is worth.. doing what is right, and going above and far beyond when all hell breaks loose is. I will continue to rely on Evan for all my legal needs because if it is an ordinary situation, I know it will get taken care of properly, and if things really go south, I have an excellent professional in my corner who knows what he is doing and will see me through it. Throughout my entire nerve wrecking experience, I felt a lot less helpless knowing even though I had no idea what to do when each problem arose, Evan and his team were there to advise me and handle the situation properly.
I have been a client of mister Pickus since 1988. Mr. Pickus has been very professional, kept me informed throughtout any legal issues we used him for, also returned any phone calls promptly. He has also guided me in the right direction if there was any legal information on legal issues he doesn't handle. He has handled my closings and refinances on my homes and handled drawing up my will. I would not use anyone else to handle my legal needs and highly recommend him.
Evan and his staff (Nicole in particular) were EXTREMELY helpful and knowledgeable!
I was reassured with any doubt I had during the process of my closing that they were on top of it.
Very efficient staff, never missing anything.
I highly recommend this firm for a quick, painless & well taken care of real estate transaction.
We used Evan for two closings. Our initial closing fell through at the last minute due to unforseen issues at the property and we then made an offer with a very short closing date on a second property. Evan and his staff were very effective in communicating with all parties in order to meet each deadline. They were available to answer all our questions and address every concern. Our thanks to everyone who helped us with this purchase!
Evan himself is good at what he does, but can't say the same about his staff. We closed with him on our original loan for the first time and refinanced 3rd time with him. We would have seeked alternate service because of his staff, but each time came back to him thinking that he's a good lawyer. He really needs to have a talk with his staff.