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Posted by Boris, a client,
Pros: Lots of lawyers here , so it is easy to get second opinion in this office- but they are very different - this is confusing sometimes. Unusually responsive for lawyers. They respond to e-mails and over the phone.( they have some 24 hour policy). Large and responsive team on my case.( if you pay).Got lots of discounts on my hourly case- some of them was their own mistakes however.I like there policy- " if there is a problem- they will fix it- often for free.Just tell them.Preferably in writing.
Cons: God forbid you are late with the payment. I can not complain on a team( attorneys and paralegals) are good, but management immediately reassign most of the team and you are being transferred to " ethical mode"-Now you feel that this is like "legal aid" - for homeless. This happened with me twice when I was few weeks late with the payment and few thousand negative on a balance.We won the case however.
They are trying to be overly optimistic, but I had to pay later more because opposing party and judge created problem on a case.Their optimism costing me money. It is good that they been trying to calm me down, but things often not settling and going to trial- so I have to pay arm and a leg for victory.
Twice they promised that- "tomorrow we will win motion" and in fact case was adjourned , because of the judge, for two month.Few adjournments- few thousand dollars. Seek and tired of their optimism.( they gave me small discount later).Promised that they will finish this case within a year - it took a year and a half. And 50% more financially than I thought initially. Even after all their discounts. They should of told me, that judges and opposing lawyers adjourn half of the hearings.And I have to pay for this.
Posted by a Divorce client,
What an absolute nightmare! Avoid him at all costs! First, he doesn't walk you through the divorce process and is very quick to accept your money. Second, he pawns you off to a para legal who is probably a three month intern who knows nothing! Finally, the one thing that I asked him for (as soon as possible divorce) to ensure he can complete, he does the exact opposite and takes his time. His team literally took 3 months to tell me they needed more information, that I am now finding out they should've ask me for to begin with!
It was a complete waste of two grand, I am still battling my divorce, and I assure you most of the below reviews are fake!
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!
Posted by Amelia, a DUI client,
Nice and smooth representation on a single appearance DUI case. I had a feeling I was in good hands: all my questions answered, legal motions drafted and filed on time and best of all the result. The case was tossed out and any long-term consequences of a criminal record avoided.
Posted by Marek, a White Collar Crime client,
Arkady took a very difficult instance of credit card fraud that involved interstate transactions. I was actually facing charges from multiple states as well as a federal indictment. Also, since this was my first ever arrest, I was terrified and frustrated. No friends, no news, and no hope for 2 months! Then a person from the jailhouse gave me Arkady's number, and I was given bail a few days after. Not only the majority f charge were dismissed, but I also I did not even get a criminal record that could blacklist my career. Excellent job done.
Posted by William, a Tax Fraud client,
Arkady is a great lawyer. No doubt, he is not a cheap lawyer. But, he is a winning lawyer. I had a tax evasion case with the feds putting all sort of pressure on me. As a result, my whole family was on a verge of existence. Arkady stood up and took an agressive defense. During the process, I received an almost every day "support session" from my case manager Marina who was very responsive and caring. I don't think a lot of criminal law firms have any client-oriented staff like that. Thanks to this integrative approach, I was able to sustain the burden of having a volume of Federal charges. At the end of the day, the charges appeared to be without any merit and dismissed by the judge. Astonishing!!
Posted by Natasha, a Real Estate client,
This guy did a very illegal "bate-and-switch" to me - TWICE ! "Casually" mentioned: "-You'll get not more than $100,000, and it will cost you aorund 6-8 grand in my fees if it doesn't go to trial.".
And kept charging me way past 8 grand even if it did not go to trial. Did it to me twice.
This guy is extremely dishonest and manipulative. I tried to place a review on here before, he went out of his way to remove it, and he succeeded.
So, i'm trying again.
Posted by Natallia, a Federal Crime client,
We live in another country. My husband decided to travel to the USA as a tourist. He has visited this country for the first time. But all of a sudden when he arrived at the airport of New York, he was arrested by the FBI. As I don’t know your country and I don’t have any contacts, acquaintances or friends there, I decided to look for a lawyer for my husband relying on reviews on the internet. The lawyer Arkady Bukh had mostly good reviews, that’s why I decided to entrust the caseof my husband to him. I couldn’t meet the lawyer in person and communicated with him only by phone. He listened to me attentively and decided to get down to this case. It’s been already 11 months as my husband is in the FDС. During these months I’ve spoken with the employees of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates to know how the case of my husband was going. The personnel of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates always answered my calls, they were attentive to me and always helped me with advice. The case of my husband is not finished yet. I’m satisfied with the work of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates so far. At least I hope that the lawyers of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates make every effort to successfully resolve my husband’s case to release him. When the case is over, I’ll write more about futher developments, the results of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates’ activity as well as how the Law offices of Bukh & Associates helped my husband. If any of the potential clients of the Law offices of Bukh & Associates would like to know more about how the Law offices of Bukh & Associates work with clients and what the Law offices of Bukh & Associates is doing for the good of their clients, then I will be glad to answer them personally.
Posted by Jake, a DUI client,
Arkady was my first ever lawyer. Normally, I am a positive law abiding New Yorker. But, everything happens for the first time, although I swear I am not going to allow myself any alcohol while driving. Mr. Bukh did an outstanding job of keeping me out of jail and letting my criminal record yet to start. All charges were dismissed. I want to mention perfect communication between me and the lawyer. Although sometimes Arkady is not available directly, his staff always accurately put in all requests and addressed my questions. The other attorneys of the firm were helpful as well.
Posted by Melissa, a DUI client,
This was my 4rth (fourth) attempt to make friends with lawyers. Seriously, the previous 3 simply robbed me of the hard earned money under some formal excuses. One was refered by my friend, the others I found looking up the newspapers. Clearly, with the trial date approaching I was on the edge of something. A new beginning. A prison life? Luckily enough, I dared to see the online reviews which brought up Bukh Law Firm on the radar. Feeling a little skeptical or maybe prejudiced, I went on an appointment.
Arkady radiates energy. I mean he doesn't start reading the legal materials, but there's one statement: "This is going to be dismissed". A mantra that worked for me. Surely, the matra isn't cheap (costs a lot to stay energized), but is it worth being a young female with a clean criminal record? Yea!
Posted by Sheila, a DUI client,
Can't keep fascinating this lawyer. Well, first of all, he is a very encharming and enthusiastic young individual with a sense of humor. Second, he takes a "holistic" in-depth approach that undermines the cops abilities to build a solid case. I think, the DA drops it as soon as he sees who's on file with the case. Anyway, my DUI that looked so groomy (not the first offense) ended up being dismissed with not a single note filed against my criminal history. Will try to keep it safe from now on. I highly recommend Arkady and his line-up of the talented criminal attorneys.