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Posted by Steve, a Elder Law client, Flag
Brian is everything I could hope for in a lawyer: knowledgeable, straightforward, thoughtful. He gave me very practical advice as to how to handle my mother's financial affairs as her life comes to an end. He explained the various options and said which ones he thought were best (and not necessarily which would earn him the most fees.) It's hard to say how reassured I feel with Brian as my lawyer!
Posted by Sonia, Flag
As there is only space for one type of case in the question below, regarding the type of case he handled, he and his staff handled estate planning, an estate tax filing, and adivsed me and my family on several other issues, including those related to aging, wills, and gift taxes.
Posted by Marni, a Elder Law client, Flag
Mr. Raphan is a very thoughtful and trustworthy attorney. I have always been very impressed with any affair I have brought to him.
Posted by a Wills client, Flag
I went with my parents to Mr. Raphan (they are clients) because a friend told them they should start estate planning. He pointed out that in their case our needs could be addressed with the properly drafted Will. He explained the pros and cons and my parents revised their Will with his guidance. It saved them/us a lot of time and money. We went back the following week to sign and notarize etc and we were done. I recommend the firm but only met others briefly. Easy to get to from Long Island via Penn Station. Although that may not matter if you live in the city. Maybe the office can use some updating but my parents were happy.
Posted by Renn, a Guardianship client, Flag
I've been a guardian on several cases --with different firms, etc. Mr. Raphan takes his work seriously and has been more responsive, timely and accurate than others I have dealt with. He's shown himself to be one of New York's finest. I would heartily recommend.
Posted by Mandlebaum, a Trusts client, Flag
We were very impressed with the professionalism and expertise when Mr. Raphan created a trust for my parents. I went there from a recommendation initially just for a free consultation and he was very patient and explained everything clearly. I had something in mind (and it would've cost us more) but Mr. Raphan advised a better and less costly and tax friendly solution. We all would definitely recommend him. A pleasure to work with.
Posted by Leon, a Wills client, Flag
I only have one other law firm to compare to, but earlier in the year they prepared a Will and an asset protection trust for both my parents here. We were recommended from our tax attorney and was very happy with the results. Brian was friendly and informative--helpful for us. So was another person from the staff but forget their name--sorry--she assisted the process.