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Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber is an outstanding bankruptcy lawyer. I have a good job as a college professor, yet I managed to get myself into an unwieldy financial mess. I had overextended myself with credit cards, medical bills, student loans and retirement loans. After I made the decision to file for bankruptcy, I called Barbie because other people recommended her highly. That said, I knew to expect a lot from her, but she did so much more than I ever bargained for. She designed for me a exemplary Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan; a sound, concrete budget that allowed me to cover all my daily living expenses so I never had to worry about garnishments or levies; and she found a way for me to repay my retirement loans in full. She helped me keep my creditors at bay, which gave me peace of mind. Provided I comply with my chapter 13 plan, all of my unsecured debt will be discharged, my student loans will be significantly reduced, and no creditors can contact me again.
At first, the thought of filing for bankruptcy overwhelmed, and nearly paralyzed me. I needed some hand holding along the way, and occasional reassurance that everything would be alright. I had many questions about how bankruptcy works and what to expect. Barbie answered all my questions and provided me with the support I needed. I don't remember the last time I worked with anyone so organized, thorough, and sensible. She is a consummate professional: ethical and honest, affordable, and accessible by phone and email always. She returned all my messages at lightening speed. I never felt alone or uninformed, and there were no unwelcome surprises along the way. Ever. In court, she knows all the ropes, which helped me relax. Filing for bankruptcy is a big step. My decision to entrust Barbie Lieber to help me take control of my finances was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Posted by Aaron, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
TESTIMONIAL FOR BARBIE LIEBER ATTORNEY AT LAW
The story in the bible, ‘The prodigal son”, reminds me of a new meaning in its word. Particular the beginning of a new start-
Prodigal derives from a Latin roots:
• “Pro”- Forth
• “Agere”- Quality of a person
Barbie lieber by definition has the quality within a person that provides the utmost skill and excellence; she has the ability to provide her clients with an "extreme makeover" for a better future and fresh start. I am proud to have had Ms. Barbie Lieber as my Bankruptcy Lawyer. She provided me with such individualized attention and represented me so well at the 341 hearing, also by email, immediate attention when needed. I would say to anyone who would asked, "why Barbie Lieber"? My response, She is the best-dignified attorney with a thorough background in the legal system and bankruptcy law. She has amazing attributes and responds to all of my questions immediately? That is whom you need to have to get the job done right the first time. So there you go Ms. Barbie lieber. Congrats on a job well done, amazing. Two thumbs ups! Thank you. Aaron
Posted by B & K Garrison, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Where do I start? Barbie was so AMAZING!!! My husband and I always struggled to support our family but made ends meet until 2011. I was laid off (6 weeks pregnant) and my husband was injured at work and was out for months. During this time, his wages were also reduced and frozen due to County cutbacks. Our income was basically cut in half and I was unable to find work being pregnant. We had no choice but to file Chapter 7. From the get go, Barbie was so caring and warm. She eased our concerns and anxieties about the gravity of our situation. With very little help from us (we really just provided paperwork), she had our debt discharged in July 2013. It was so painless.
I wish Barbie practiced all areas of law, because I honestly never want to deal with any other attorney ever again.
Posted by jlbarrett, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Two years ago I stepped out, sacrificing everything to move to NY. I had no idea that my life would fall apart. After two years of barely managing my existing debt, having taken a 90% decrease in my income, I was faced with the threat of garnishment of my petty fellowship wages. I googled BR attorneys and thank goodness Barbie was on the short list. After a brief consultation via phone, she scheduled to meet with me the next day - informing me of all that I needed to bring. The meeting was long and I left feeling confident that my matter would be resolved.
Barbie was patient, thorough and kept me well informed throughout the entire process. My situation was quite complicated considering I had several properties, and several sources of "petty income" but she gave it her all. I was well informed from the beginning to the end and she took extra effort to ensure that I completed additional documentation. Most importantly, she is such a great study that she was able to prepare me very well for my meeting of the creditors. Hopefully, I'll never have to hire her again but if I did I would in a heartbeat. It goes without saying that Barbie gets my highest recommendations.
Posted by Michael James, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After trying for almost two years to manage mounting credit card bills, payment arrangements, and ever-increasing tax assessments, I reluctantly concluded that I should file for bankruptcy. My case was not straightforward; it was complicated by the fact that my personal finances overlapped with income received from a small business operation, and I had personal tax liens filed against me.
In deciding to file for bankruptcy, I knew I would need to engage an attorney who would not only defend my interests but one who would take a personal interest in my case. Barbie Lieber is just such an attorney. Indeed, I had consulted with two other attorneys prior to meeting with her. When my initial consultation with Barbie was over, I knew that I had found the kind of attorney I was looking for – the kind of attorney that I could trust.
Barbie will never view you or treat you as merely “just another client.” She is not only an extremely capable attorney with a great deal of experience with bankruptcy cases as complex as mine, she has the added quality that anyone going through the turmoil of bankruptcy really needs – empathy.
Barbie is genuinely concerned about how you, as a person, will manage AFTER the bankruptcy proceedings have concluded, and she’s not hesitant about offering you advice in that regard. If you are fortunate to have Barbie represent you before the Bankruptcy trustee (and she will be there with you in person – she does not outsource your case to some unknown lawyer as other firms sometimes do) you’ll find that Barbie has prepared you –over and over again - for every possible contingency. She leaves no detail, no matter how small, unattended.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Barbie; and she will always have my undying gratitude for the manner in which she handled my case. I wholeheartedly recommend her to you without any reservations whatsoever.
Posted by Chris, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Barbie helped me through a difficult chapter in my life. She helped me understand my situation and options, which would have otherwise been confusing and hard to handle. I would recommend her to anyone facing insurmountable debt or a difficult financial situation.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We were in need of retaining a chapter 7 bankruptcy lawyer and started to seriously look around late last year 2012. We spoke with 2 lawfirms and had made a lot of phone calls to other firms before we came upon the AVVO website and saw all the endless positive reviews about Barbie Lieber. We contacted her by email first and then after a few emails back and forth, Barbie just asked us for our phone number and she called us right away. We had a lot of concerns, as anyone would in filing chapter 7 and she spent the time with us on the phone. We spent a few days thinking it over and we called her back and retained her. She was able to expedite the filing process quickly, compared to other firms that were quoting a longer waiting time for filing. We were very prepared for the 341 mtg. and calmed my nerves. We have no regrets about any of it. The whole process was stressful at times but Barbie kept assuring us that everything would be okay. And true to her word, everything did work out. Thank you Barbie.
Posted by Jimmy W., a Debt Settlement client, Flag
In april of 2009, I filed for bankruptcy. thinking all of my debts were clear. I reached out to one of the creditors, which was a college. In hopes of getting my transcripts, I reached out to the college to find out that the college was originally left out of the contract. the college and the collection agency refused to acknowledge the release of the debt(since it was not a student loan, the debt can be legally discharged). after many attempts to talk to the collection agency, college and my previous attorney(with no help from them). no one was willing to help, that's when I found Barbie Lieber, she quickly took notes and got a grasp of my situation. she was able to determine that debt was discharged even though it was not included in the bankruptcy contract, there for leaving me eligible to receive a official transcript. she fired off a letter to both the college and the collection agency. getting the collection agency to refund a payment I sent in order to receive my transcripts and to clear my remaining balance, leaving me in good standing with both. Barbie was compassionate, efficient, and speedy, I hired Barbie 4/5/2013, by 4/15 I had a responses from the collection agency and a refund check in the mail. I truly will recommend barbie to all and any friend who needs helping in whatever field Barbie specializes in. As Barbie produces results and all her clients seems happy and satisfied with her services. In short, if you need something done quick and right Barbie is your Lawyer!!!! She literally left me over the moon!! I can now transfer to another college and proceed in growing towards my future! thank you so much Barbie!
Posted by Dave, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie made this whole ordeal quick and painless. I like many others, scratched my head in worry, dealing with the thought of bankruptcy. I contacted Barbie and she walked me through everything and really made me feel better about this troublesome process.
Posted by PaulK, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I got into financial trouble in this great recession due to long term unemployment. Looked around for a bankruptcy lawyer and found Barbie on Nolo. Just followed her instructions. She is very experienced and is not a money monger. She did a great job for me. If you need a lawyer go see Barbie. Got my final discharge in 3 months. What a relief.
Posted by Michael, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Though it might sound a bit counter intuitive, filing for bankruptcy was the first proactive thing I did after my financial life hit the skids, and hiring Barbie Lieber to represent me was one of the best choices during this entire experience. That might sound like hyperbole; by I was not in the position I was by making a lot of great choices.
My financial situation was caused by poor business decisions that before I was able to put the brakes on had left me penniless and was a mountain of credit card debit. The fact that my bankruptcy filing should be handled differently then personal consumer debt wasn’t even something I was aware of until I spoke with Barbie.
After deciding to file for bankruptcy I then had to figure out where to find a lawyer to help me do so. Since most people do not speak openly at cocktail parties about their bankruptcy filing it is tough to find a referral through friends or acquaintances.
My initial Internet search brought me first to one lawyer whose office had closed up shop and then a consultation with a bankruptcy lawyer whose first question was whether I found them from their daytime TV ads or the bus advertising. They gave me a quick 20-minute consultation at the end of which they had no real grasp of my situation and I was back out on the street feeling like I could not do this.
Dejected, it was another three months before I attempted again to find a lawyer and move forward with bankruptcy. I wish I could remember what words I used differently in my search query but I came across Barbie Lieber and the page you are currently reading this testimonial on. Reading through many of these, I was taken by how much came sincerity across in them, how different their experiences were from my first one.
I called and spoke directly with Barbie. We were on the phone for over an hour. At the end of that phone call she had a firm grasp of my current financial situation and we had scheduled a meeting at her office.
During the months that followed that initial meeting, Barbie was this amazing mix of professional and personal that I didn’t even know I would need in a lawyer. She understands the people that seek her services are often scared and at their wits end. Even though I was filing for bankruptcy, after every interaction with Barbie I felt more confident in my financial situation then I had in years.
When it came time for my Section 341 hearing Barbie really went above and behind. We had a phone meeting the night before so she could talk me through what was going to happen at the courthouse and to reassure me that things were going to be fine, that we had done everything above board and proper so there should be no problems or surprises.
Other testimonials have talked about how amazing she was in the meeting with the Trustee so indulge me as I echo their praise. Barbie was amazing. Once again she was professional as well as understanding of how nervous and vulnerable I was in that moment. I felt reassured with her there.
After the hearing was over Barbie said to hold tight and that she felt confident that my discharge would be granted and I left believing her.
Last week I heard from the court that my filing was successful. I am feeling better then I have in over two years and it is in great part to Barbie Lieber. She did more then just file paperwork for me, she made me feel confident again.
Posted by Jimmy Wong, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
In april of 2009, I filed for bankruptcy. thinking all of my debts were clear. I reached out to one of the creditors, which was a college. In hopes of getting my transcripts, I reached out to the college to find out that the college was originally left out of the contract. the college and the collection agency refused to acknowledge the release of the debt(since it was not a student loan, the debt can be legally discharged). after many attempts to talk to the collection agency, college and my previous attorney(with no help from them). no one was willing to help, that's when I found Barbie Lieber, she quickly took notes and got a grasp of my situation. she was able to determine that debt was discharged even though it was not included in the bankruptcy contract, there for leaving me eligible to receive a official transcript. she fired off a letter to both the college and the collection agency. getting the collection agency to refund a payment I sent in order to receive my transcripts and to clear my remaining balance, leaving me in good standing with both. Barbie was compassionate, efficient, and speedy, I hired Barbie 4/5/2013, by 4/15 I had a responses from the collection agency and a refund check in the mail. I truly will recommend barbie to all and any friend who needs helping in whatever field Barbie specializes in. As Barbie produces results and all her clients seems happy and satisfied with her services. In short, if you need something done quick and right Barbie is your Lawyer!!!! She literally left me over the moon!! I can now transfer to another college and proceed in growing towards my future! thank you so much Barbie!!!
Posted by Semoun, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was so happy and grateful to find Barbie Lieber and I was glad she took my cause because I had to wait some time before I could of file and she stood by my side from day one and really I'm thankful for that.. She also help me on how about getting a one on one for my Autistic son at school before I lost my job she such a wonderful and beautiful person. She just took me through my bankruptcy case and I so appreciated of her expertise and professionalism. She prepared me for my case very well and the experience was very easy. I will recommend her to anyone looking to do bankruptcy.
Posted by Angel, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
This is the first review I post in the internet ever. I sent Mrs. Lieber an email 3 months ago because I thought I was going to go crazy or had a heart attack due to the amount of debts I had I accumulated over the past year. I really did not know what to expect when I sent her the email. I was very honest with my situation and explained everything to her in details. She replied my email right away (Sunday night) and from that moment on, she completely took me over her wings and guided thru the whole bankruptcy process. I can't begin to describe the incredible amount of support she offered me since day one. She noticed that I was going thru a period of depression and emotional turbulence, and tried to always keep me with a positive attitude. She made the whole legal process so painless for me until the very end, that I ask myself if I was dreaming. The only thing I can tell you is that she helped me save my sanity, and my self. She gave me hopes when all I saw was a dark end. I will always be grateful to her because of her legal support, as well as her compassionate attitude towards me. It's my hope that if this review can reach someone that is going thru a bad or critical financial situation that you reach Mrs. Lieber and explain her your situation. It could be a life changing experience in a very positive way. Thank you again Mrs. Lieber.
Posted by ASB, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie was professional, yet extremely concerned. She held my nervous hand (literally) because she knew I was uncomfortable in this situation. She coached me as to what to expect and I was able to sit and not be anxious. I trust her as her knowledge of this business is fantastic. I found her on the website and had some tripidation about meeting her, but her warmth alleviate all fears I may have had. This is the type of lawyer you want to represent you when your experience with the legal system is limited. Thank you Barbie as I am deeply grateful to you.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was well informed, I was pushed to have everything correct, everything was in order and I felt very confident with Barbie. I can finally start my life now.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I probably won't have enough words to thank Barbie. I literally lived a nightmare for the past two years. Now I can breath, I can sleep, and I can enjoy my life all over again. My fears are gone along with my debt. My phone doesn't ring, my mailbox is empty, and nobody rings the doorbell at 7 o'clock in the morning...
I was an owner of several businesses that didn't survive the economic decline. My case was very complicated, and thus my life until I called Barbie. I found Barbie through the internet, saved her profile just in case if I have to file for the bankruptcy. I clearly remember that Sunday morning when I dialed her number and in my surprise that very same day she called me back. In my wildest dreams I never thought that an attorney will possibly do it.
She was awesome, straight to the point, while I was crying out about the troubles I am in, she was taking notes.... The case was filed within weeks. 341 meeting could've not gone more smoothly and three months later I was free of debt!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. If anyone ever will need an attorney please call Barbie right away. Very professional, quick, and passionate about her work. EXCELLENT!
Posted by Eileen, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie is amazing. She is efficient, well prepared and knowledgeable in all aspects of bankruptcy law. In addition, Barbie has a way of easing your stress and reinforcing in a positive way the decision to file. She is fast and communicates with her clients every step of the way. She is always available to answer question and to put you at ease. She's the BEST!
Posted by MJT, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Spitfire Lightning! Barbie Lieber is a force of nature and creditors better get out of her way! My husband and I found ourselves in financial trouble when I lost my job and the creditors started relentlessly coming after us. Barbie explained everything that was going to happen and how it was going to happen and why it was going to happen but most importantly WHEN it was going to happen, let me explain. I lost my job, we lived paycheck to paycheck but the paycheck wasn’t so bad while I was getting it. Sure, we could have filed for bankruptcy chapter 13 immediately BUT, if we just waited for a few months to go by, we could file for chapter 7. Very tricky calculation done on Barbie’s part to ensure it worked out this way BUT, it did and we are forever in her debt for her amazing expertise and knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. In fact, her knowledge and how she explains things is so thorough, I could probably file myself now, HAH! She analyzed the case so thoroughly that we were able to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy instead of simply settling on 13. Sometimes faster is not better but I know she can do fast too, why? If you call Barbie, morning, noon, night, weekend, holiday, guess who picks up the phone, BARBIE! I NEVER left a message on a machine I always got BARBIE! Email, texts, phone, she’s on it!
At our trustee hearing I was shocked to see how many other people had completely unprepared lawyers, SHOCKED! The trustee looked so not happy or amused with these lawyers. I KNEW Barbie had all the information the trustee asked of the other lawyers and more because we knew she was prepared and had thought of every possible question and scenario that could possibly come up during the trustee hearing, why? She’s SPITFIRE LIGHTNING! She knows her law, her knowledge is VAST. Her focus on you is like a laser, she only sees you and your needs, she is always there for you! You will never feel like a number in a long line of clients you will feel like numero uno! You cannot go wrong in choosing Barbie Lieber to represent you in bankruptcy. In fact, you’d be foolish not too.
Moreover, I have made a friend for life and I owe her my life too. She went above and beyond the call of lawyer duty. She doesn’t need to “fight for your rights” because she knows your rights already.
Posted by Vladimir, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I definitely would recommend Barbie Dawn Lieber because she did an excellent job in handling my case. She was honest, professional and reasonable. She personally came to the 3:41 meeting with me and other peoples' attorneys did not. It's also a good feeling when your attorney gets greeted by the trustee personally.
Posted by H.S.H., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I received excellent service and results from Barbie. I would certainly recommend her to anyone facing the situation I was facing.
Barbie walked me through the entire bankruptcy process leaving no stone unturned and no question unanswered. She always made herself available, returned calls and replied to emails promptly and worked around my schedule.
Due to circumstances beyond my control it became necessary for me to convert to Chapter 7. Again I relied on Barbie to get me through this difficult time. She genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients and understands the stress we experience.
Posted by Joan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie guided my husband and me (both in our 70s) through a stressful and extremely embarrassing bankruptcy filing.. We found ourselves in our "golden years" paying for 5 major surgeries in 4 years. At the same time , because of our health, we were forced to give up part of my husband's accounting & tax practice. We saw no light at the end of the tunnel until we met Barbie, who took care of everything like a friend - not a legal representative. She's great!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie was great to work with. She made the whole process fast and easy, AND she asked all the important questions! Bankruptcy is a very nerve wracking process, and even though I was nervous, I knew I was in good hands.... The day of my hearing, there were so many people who got their case detained because they, or their lawyer, didn't submit extremely important information (like the sale of a house) in the paperwork! As soon as I sat down with Barbie, she started asking me all the questions these other lawyers seemed to overlook.
I felt very well taken cared of. Her confidence in me and my case spoke volumes; simply put, if she doesn't think she can win it or if bankruptcy is not right for you, she won't take it. Not only that, but she was quick to respond to any questions I had and had no problem calming my nervousness. All in all, it was the smoothest process with Barbie; highly recommended.
Posted by Pat.G, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Simply said Barbie Lieber is straight forward, patient and brilliant.Almost immediately she lifted the weight of my shoulders and returned my sanity. After being laid-off for two years, I used up all my savings and incurred debt trying to pay my rent and put food on the table. I also gave thousands of dollars to a debt consolidation company who never paid any of my creditors and my debt ended up in collection. I worked with the debt collectors while unemployed & after finally getting a job I happily called them like a fool to start a payment plan. But they were rude, vicious liars. After a verbal agreement on the phone,the NEXT day they froze my checking account & the Marshal took most of the money I had left. Plus they threaten to garnish my paycheck. I was living in a legal nightmare I could not understand, afraid to take time off from work to go to court as I tried to resolve this issue myself,I did some research and came across Lieber & Lieber. I took a chance & literally gave Barbie the last of my money & hired her. To my surprise in 2 days my bank account was released and the marshalls returned all of my money soon after ! The sleaze collectors crawled under some rock,and she went to court with me and helped me every step of the way. Well finally I feel like a can breath and move on with my life.
Thank you so much Barbie!
Posted by Georgie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I thank God I met Barbie because she really helped me with my situation. I am so thankful to her. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life where I thought there was no light under the tunnel. She made possible what I thought was impossible. I was buried financially. Now, because of Barbie, I can now start my life over again with financial freedom. I can now live debt free and remain that way. I thank her for her guidance to free me from debt. I can finally breathe after years of feeling suffocated. Thank you so much Barbie!! I would highly recommend Barbie to anyone in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Tomas M., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie is the Greatest is the least of what I can say about Barbie Lieber. she has helpded my family get through some very difficult times with her expertise. At one point I had no Idea how we would make it from from one week to the next as we were just over our heads financially. we never thought that we were candidates for bankruptcy and even considered Debt management, which turned out to be the worst thing anyone could ever do. Barie spend several hours with us going over our options, instructing us on how to get out of dealing with the debt management program and ultimately got my family the help we needed with a chapter 7 bankruptcy. We canno thank Barbie enough for what she has done for us.
Posted by Kent, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie is awesome! She made the whole process painless. She is very detail oriented and she gives you that level of comfort that everything is going to be okay. I took the time to interview more than 10 different attorneys and she by far exceeded my expectations. Anyone looking for a good NYC BK attorney, should definitely consider Barbie Leiber. Thanks Barbie!! Kent
Posted by johnnyny114, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Where can I start Barbie has really helped me out through my situation a lot. I was going through financial debt and medical debt in addition to a awful relationship. As soon as I met Barbie and she started talking to me I felt comfortable and relaxed. I was able to tell her my whole life situation both personally and financially which is hard for me because I had all this things going on and nobody to trust until I met Barbie. She really does care for her clients and you are a top priority for her. I thank God I met her because she really helped me with my situation . Also she works out with you payment options which is very nice she's not a lawyer only after your money . In short if you going to do bankruptcy Barbie Lieber is the way to go. She is very knowledgeable, professional, honest, trustworthy and so much more. Thank you Barbie May God bless you and your family.
Posted by Rachael Landress, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Thanks to Barbie Lieber I have my life back!
I had made a property investment at the peak of the housing market in 2007. With the property being under water and having an unreliable tenant, the stress of my financial situation consumed me until I finally made the decision to file for Chapter 7.
I searched for Bankruptcy lawyers on the internet and found Lieber and Lieber, they had the most positive reviews out of anyone else. I called their office late on a Friday night hoping to get an answering machine. However to my surprise I was able to speak to Barbie herself. She stayed on the phone with me for hours discussing my case (mind you this is past 7pm on a Friday night) Being that I was still unsure, emotional and had a lot of questions, Barbie met me the very next morning (a Saturday) at a local establishment (we discovered we live about 4 blocks from one another) I really needed the personal care she gave me. I am young and felt ashamed and embarrassed but my financial distraught, but Barbie held my hand throughout the entire process. She was even giving people advice at the 341 meetings that either did not have a lawyer or whose lawyer was not there yet. She is thorough to a fault, a great lawyer and a genuinely good person.
TRUST me, when dealing with filing for Bankruptcy, hire Barbie Leiber, get out of debt and move on with your life!!
Posted by Jennifer, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Barbie helped me out in a big way. I was deeply in debt and defulted on student loans, to the extent where I had 25% garnishes on my paychecks. After a promotion, my income increased significantly, which meant the garnishments were getting bigger and bigger, but only paying two of my creditors. I called Barbie and she recommended a rush filing in order to prevent the garnishment of a large commission check. We were able to get filed the next day, and my plan has since been confirmed.
Barbie was empathetic, knowledgeable, and willing to work overtime to make sure I got the best results possible. I would absolutely recommend her to anybody who is facing garnishments, judgments, or liens.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I met Barbie Lieber, I was in tears. I had been fraudulently tricked into purchasing two houses by an ex boyfriend, in Queens and in Brooklyn. My son was in trouble with the law. I was divorced wth no one to turn to. Creditors were suing me. The banks were foreclosing on the properties. I was at my wits end, feeling as though I had no way out. Ms. Lieber took control of the situation. I am sometimes not focused and because I was such an emotional wreck, I really wasn't focused when I initially came to Barbie. Ms. Lieber caused me to become focused, organzied and less emotional. She was always there for me, responding to my emails and calls within minutes. She fully prepared me for the meetiing with the trustee. Because of her preparation, I was able to answer the questions asked by the trustee and did not feel nervous. She sat with me during the meeting with the trustee, which was so comforting. I have dealt with other lawyers in the past, but I have never come across another lawyer who is as devoted to her clients as Ms. Lieber is. My tears are long since gone, and now I am all smiles because of Ms. Lieber
Thank you so much, Barbie
Posted by Iverak, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Today, Barbie accompany me at my 341 Meeting.
I got number 48, the last 3 people left on the room.
But with her, i'm sure that i can end my nightmare today.
And i will start my life again for bright future, i'm positive with that.
I just lost my house at 2010 because of Foreclosure.
At 2008. i lost my jobs and i'm a mother with 5 kids. That time, i try to contact one lawyer at Flushing about my situation. Because i can't pay my mortgage and i have a lot of credit card debts. Since i live in Queens, i decided to contact one bankruptcy lawyer at Flushing.
After i paid $350 for first time consultation with that lawyer Mr Q, instead of he helping me, he just cursing on me for whole 1 hour our consultation.
After that i went home, try to change my phone number, since i already give Mr Q my phone number.
And i start living with nightmare, i'm scare to death for the past 4 years.After that i didn't do anything about my situation. I just flow like water in the river, Because i really have no idea what i have to do.
This year, my husband just got his tax return, since we have joint account. Of course tax return money, we just leave it in our saving account for emergency, not much approx $4000.
But for us, that's money mean a lot after everything we lost, especially we have 5 kids. You never know, what will happen.
On May 11 '2012, we just got our big suprise. That day i woke up and my husband asking me to take some money from bank, since 1 day before i just deposit his pay stuff. And when i try to go to ATM, actually one message show up on the screen said "Please contact customer service"
And then i went home, i call customer service, they transfer my call to their legal department.
And bank legal department explain to me that our account "Frozen" because of garnishment (or something like that). I really don't know what's going on.
After that i try to check on the internet again about my situation and i decide to give it one more try to hire lawyer.
This time luck on my side, because i found Barbie.
And after i check her feedback, i have feeling that she's "The One".
I still remember, on Saturday i try to leave her message, even my husband told me that he think Barbie will not reply my message,
especially is she is very good lawyer.
And my husband ask my to try to call again on Monday.
But before i got chance to call her, actually she reply my call and leave a message on my phone ( Monday, May 14 ' 2012)
After we talk, she decided to move fast on my case.
She set up a meeting for next day (Tuesday), and she prepare all my paper work within one day (Monday night), because she know that my baby was sick. So she try to get all my information over the phone.
And on Tuesday, May 15 '2012 , i met her and she already finish with all my paper work. And she filling my bankruptcy case that day, can you believe it ??? Because she said that we need to move fast so she try to help me to "unfrozen our bank account".
The next day, i got email from her, that she trying to contact my creditor and other people to help me to remove the judgment against me, since i already submit my file for bankruptcy.
On Wednesday May 16 '2012 , my bank contact me and told me that my bank account already active. Because creditor already removed their judgment against me.
And today ( June 20 '2012) she accompany me more than 3 hours to wait for my 341 meeting. And try to calm me.
I really blessed to have Barbie as my attorney, because i saw so many people who pay lawyer and their lawyer not even show up.
If you have any situation like mine or more than mine.
I believe that Barbie can help you. And her price reasonable , compare to the excellent service that you will get.
I apologize if my english not right, since i never write any review in my life. This is my first time write a review for such an excellent person like Barbie. May God bless you and your family.
Posted by Kari Devi, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Please if you ever need to file for bankruptcy do not look anywhere else, If you want your case to be solved in a short period of time and with excellent results. YOU MUST READ THIS. I was drowning in debt. I just had my 4th child and I was forced to leave my 2nd job in order to be home earlier to care for my young children. I own 3 properties and all of them were under water. On my primary home I owed $500, 000 on the 1st mortgage and $92,000 in the 2nd mortgage. I also own a rental property with 2 mortgages. The 1st mortgage is $380,000 and the 2nd mortgage is $94,000. I also owned a condominium that was rented but I lost the tenant. I couldn’t afford to pay these mortgages. I had most of my properties rented, but I was still falling behind in my payments. The rent was not covering all the expenses. My fiancé and I looked online and found Barbie Dawn Lieber. From the first interview over the phone I knew she was going to be the perfect attorney for my very COMPLICATED case. Barbie was very knowledgeable about the bankruptcy laws and which chapter was the best one to file for my very COMPLICATED situation.
Barbie Lieber got my case confirmed in as little as 6 months. Barbie Lieber was able to strip off the 2nd mortgages on both of my properties, surrender my condominium, and create a 36 month plan where I only have to pay $53.53 dollars monthly. Barbie Lieber is very professional and always returns my phone calls and emails. Barbie Lieber saved my life, my family’s future and I are very satisfied with her work. If you ever need an attorney that can deliver and fight for you Barbie Lieber is the attorney to call. God Bless her! Thank you Barbie from the bottom of my heart you are the best attorney.
Posted by Renee', a Chapter 11 client, Flag
I was overwhelmed with debt for years. I was embarrassed, depressed and felt like I would never get out of debt.
I had been searching for a lawyer for months when I found Barbie. The first thing she said was, “I will be with you every step of the way. You are not a failure, you will get through this and WE will do it together.”
Barbie is brilliant, compassionate, a very thorough lawyer who loves animals and worries about her kids (like any good mother) and she is a pretty good hugger too! I know this because of all of the time that I spent getting to know my attorney.
Barbie returns calls in a timely fashion, she is extremely diligent about preparing your case with 100% accuracy. Most of all, she treats you with respect and compassion. You are not just another case with Barbie.
When I went to court, I saw first hand, how most of the lawyers did not even know their clients by face. There was even a hand full of clients that needed a translator unbeknownst to their attorney. They were not the attorneys’ that met with the clients initially and took their money. You simply have to have a bankruptcy attorney that knows the law and also knows who you are.
Bankruptcy should never be your first or even your 10th choice. However if you find yourselves in my shoes with the reality that it’s the only option, then be sure to call Attorney Barbie Lieber.
Thank you Barbie!
Posted by Brian, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I’m just writing to thank you Mrs. Barbie, not for just being a great lawyer with a great law firm, but also for being an incredible human being. Due to a huge amount of debt over the past 10 years and my wages was being garnished for the past 2 years. Last summer I discovered I have Pancreatic Cancer and while going thru the rigors of surgery and chemotherapy and hoping for the best thru my recovery. The IRS sends me a letter informing me that they are going to garnish all my wages for everything except $179 per week, and put a lien on and/or reposes everything that I worked for. Once my chemotherapy sessions ended and I was strong enough to get out of bed without help I started searching the internet for several bankruptcy lawyers. I called several and none of them wanted deal with me due to the complexity of my case.
So I set up the free consultation and went in to see Mrs. Barbie with all of my paper work. Even after she saw how messy my situation she decided to take on my case anyway. In the past I hired a tax firm name “J.K. Harris” to handle my case and not only did they rip me off for $3500, they made my situation 100 times worst. Oh, did I mention that they are banded from operating in several states and currently they have a class action law suit pending against them. Mrs. Barbie after accepting my case she had advised me that my options were limited but the only way that I could recover from financial ruin is to file for bankruptcy. and this is the compassionate part, once I explained my physical and financial situation to her in great detail, she stream lined an affordable package for me and she even allowed me to make payments for the service she rendered, and like most business transactions there was cost overrun, she even absorbed those cost knowing that I couldn’t afford to pay anymore. (During that time I was only receiving $160 per week from disability). To this day she still calls and sends emails to check up on my recovery progress. I thank her so much for being such a caring, empathic and thoughtful person. I could have never done it if it wasn’t for her help.
Posted by JoAnn, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I am writing to not only thank Barbie Lieber, I would also like to help anyone who finds themselves in my position. After a divorce from a long term marriage I was financially and emotionally ruined. At my lowest point I started to review the option of bankruptcy. I know for me it was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make. That being said I honestly would like people to know I feel we all have angels sent to help, Barbie Lieber was one for me. She is so rare in this world which we are usually viewed as a number. Barbie Lieber is intellegent, educated, and most of all compassionate. These traits are hard to come by in one person. When I went to my hearing I immediately realized she was also respected by all in her field for her integrity and professionalism. I can never thank her enough for taking the time and having patience with me . As I was so scared and humiliated. For whatever road brought you to bankruptcy, please know the best and safest exit you could take is calling Barbie Lieber. She is an amazing lawyer but more important to me is she is an amazing person. I can honestly say you will feel safe and secure while she handles each case personally. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Barbie for being the person you are and treating me so well. As a mother we can only hope our children have good people come into their lives when they are needed , as Barbie Lieber came into mine.
Posted by Joe, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I felt hopeless and buried…until I began working with Barbie! I had consultations with 3 other bankruptcy attorneys prior to contacting Barbie. Each of these consults was very mechanical and lacked personal interest in my case. I read several raving reviews about Barbie (I didn't have time to read all of them)…and decided to contact her. Our first phone conversation lasted nearly 30 minutes. Based on her detailed questions/answers as well as a genuine interest in my complicated situation, I knew that she would be the best. I couldn't have been more correct!
I informed Barbie that I was facing eviction within a few days. In addition to providing me with priceless advice of what/how/when to act, she provided me with impeccable follow-up...to a level that made me feel as if my case was her highest priority.
Having only a few days prior to my impending receipt of a notice of eviction, Barbie worked me into her busy schedule to the neglect of no one's needs but her own. In order to enact an immediate Stay of Eviction, she stayed late at her office (it was nearly 11PM) until the completion of filing my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case. Amazing Dedication! I can't tell you how much relief I felt as a result of the immediate stay of eviction.
As the date of the 341 hearing approached, Barbie stayed in frequent contact with me…both asking and answering questions. I felt confident going into the hearing because of her detailed preparation…preparation that also included a role-playing of what I could expect at the 341 hearing with the Trustee.
On the day of the hearing, Barbie was present and representing multiple clients of hers. One again, in spite of her case load, she provided me with one-on-one attention and a case review prior to our appearance before the trustee.
Prior to my case being called, I was able to witness other cases (clients represented by other attorneys). I was in disbelief as I saw several examples of what can happen as a result of poor preparation. One attorney failed to provide the trustee with necessary documents until the very day of the hearing. Needless to say, that hearing did not go well. Another attorney altogether misrepresented several items contained in one of the affidavits…causing the case to be adjourned. I can only imagine the frustration felt by their client as they'll need to go through that process all over again.
My meeting with the trustee went very smoothly. I witnessed the trustee reviewing my well-written case and (as a result of Barbie's detail) asking me much fewer questions (than other cases I witnessed).
By the way, my case was incredibly complicated and where many attorneys might have taken that opportunity to charge additional fees, Barbie did not.
I guess I could summarize this review by saying…if you choose Barbie, you will not regret it.
Thanks Barbie! I'll never be able to adequately express my gratitude for what you've done for me and my future.
Posted by Jessica, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie demonstrated the secret to success is not who processes the most cases, but who connects with her clients both on a professional and personal level.
She understood this was a difficult time for me and my family. However, she was patient, professional and thorough. She encouraged my trust, and made this process easier, particularly given the complicated nature of my case. I would recommend Barbie Lieber to anyone!
Posted by Lennard, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was very stress over the amount of debt I had. I was searching on Google search for Bankruptcy lawyers and I came across Barbie Lieber. I contacted Ms. Lieber we discuss my options and set a meeting date. After the 1st meeting it was a breath of fresh air and I knew I was in good hands. The preparation before the 341 meeting was quick, easy and hassle-free. Today was my 341 meeting I was a little nervous but Ms. Lieber assured me it was smooth sailing. The meeting with the trustee was less than 5 minutes long. I’m extremely happy with the results.
Thank You Barbie Lieber
All my worries are now over. Now I’m debt free
Posted by Irish Bialy, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Barbie represented me for my bankruptcy.
She is fierce!!
I called her office, she answered.
Prior to hiring her, she gave me excellent advise regarding a consumer credit case.
I highly recommend her to everyone!
Posted by Steven, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie is everything you'd want in a bankruptcy attorney. She's compassionate & understanding, but she pulls no punches. She definitely tells it like it is. That's extremely important for a bankruptcy lawyer to do. She always -- 100% of the time -- answered my questions immediately, whether by phone or email. I'm beyond grateful to her. She made my Chapter 7 bankruptcy go so smoothly & quickly. It's something I've dreaded & have put off for way too long. But Barbie is so comforting & confident. That's because she's extremely experienced & she knows her stuff so well, I knew from the first moment I spoke with her that she was the right lawyer for me. She made sure I was prepared for the 341 meeting & that I had taken the required courses. She was on top of everything every step of the way. She came to my 341 meeting -- hobbling in from a recent surgery on her leg.-- that alone should confirm just how dedicated she is. Wish all attorneys were as wonderful as she is.
Posted by rusk, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Filing for a bankruptcy is not an easy decision to make. This decision will definitively impact you for the next 10 years of your life and i wanted to make sure that i am represented in the best possible way. I have spent numerous hours of researching for the best bankruptcy attorney in NYC. I stumbled upon Barbie's website and read all of the reviews (all 5 stars) and decided to contact her. I spoke to her on the phone and as well in person at her office. She answered all of my questions and gave me the assurance that i will be taken cared of. She did an amazing job at preparing me and accompanying me to the 341 meeting. Even though she recently had a surgery, she still showed up to the 341 and stood by me. She is very caring and very much dedicated to her work and as well as her clients. She takes her time to listen to you and answer any of the questions presented to her. I am very happy to have her represent me in this case and i highly recommend her to anyone who needs a good bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by William L., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I run a small logistics company in Queens, NY. My company was recently issued a preferential action suit and they were asking for a relatively large sum of money back. I found Barbie Lieber's information through a search online and I'm really glad I found her. She walked me through exactly what she was going to do for us and explained everything along the way. She negotiated w/ the trustee and fought for us on several fronts. I'm not going to try and explain in detail what she did, but whatever it was, it worked. She is very knowledgeable and was extremely easy to talk to. In the end, we settled for a VERY small fraction of what the court was asking for. We are very satisfied and would recommend Barbie Lieber for any legal issues any small businesses may have.
Posted by Ryan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
An excessive amount of debt can be stressful enough, and when moving ahead with a bankruptcy the last thing you want is a lawyer you cannot trust or who does not know what they are doing. The minute I met Barb I already knew I was in safe hands. She put my mind at ease and was warm & friendly so I already left feeling better about the situation. The bankruptcy process is made much easier when you have a professional lawyer like Barb who knows everything there is to know on the matter and leaves no loose ends. She is simply the best in her field. If you want no-nonsense, peace of mind and the confidence in making a fresh start, let Barb take care of you!
Posted by Mary, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Bankruptcy can be a very scary and intimidating situation. But Barbie Lieber was there for me every step of the way. She explained all stages of the process and was reachable to answer all questions. She is always professional and kind. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well I was treated. She made me feel like there was hope for my financial future again.
Posted by Robert, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber is amazing. She took care to be certain everything that needed to be done for the bankruptcy hearing was in order. She skillfully guided my wife and I through all the legal hurtles we needed to get over. She also brings a very human element to her work. She had a real concern for our family and financial well-being. We had total trust in her work and felt her advice was solid and secure. She helped to keep things on course and made the process simple. If you are looking for a GREAT lawyer to handle your bankruptcy case, Barbie is without a doubt, THE BEST. My family and I owe her our thanks and wish her and her family all the best. (Thanks Barbie.)
Posted by AH/JS, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
There are not enough words to express how happy we were to have Barbie as our legal counsel. As unsecured lenders to former friends who filed for bankruptcy to avoid paying back their loan, we were certain that there was little to no hope in recovering any funds. Barbie guided us through the whole process offering a multitude of options that can be taken, and detailing the pros and cons of each. She is always swift in responding to any questions, whether itâ€™s via email or phone. Any updates relating to our case were immediately passed on to us. Working with Barbie felt like having a family member fighting right beside us, always looking out for our best interest. As our case comes to a close, it looks like weâ€™ll be able to recover, if not all, a large portion of the loan. Even if the outcome was different, we still hold Barbie in the highest regard. Her work ethic is unparalleled, and we are so lucky to have her as our attorney.
Posted by Steve, a Employment client, Flag
Barbie was recommended to me by a close personal friend. She had done some work for him so I didn't do any of the due diligence checking that I should. Turned out I didn't need to.
I met with Barbie and Bruce and tried to explain a very complicated employment issue having to do with salary and commissions owed to me by my former employer.
All that said, Barbie was relentless both with the situation and with me. She kept after me (nicely) and got me to participate to the extent necessary. In the end she got me a settlement both fair and surprising.
If you need some one knowledgeable, earnest and ready to understand the situation as it exists, not the way one might prefer, she 's the one for you. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks. Barbie Came through.
Posted by a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Barbie was more than efficient. She explained the procedures to me. She also extended herself even further to relax and calm my anxieties. I am so pleased with the outcome, and thanks to Barbie I can sleep at night again.
Posted by a Tax client, Flag
What Iv'e been trying to accomplish in 10 years was successfully accomplished with the help of Barbie Lieber in 10 days (or less). She was able to negotiate an agreement which satisfied all, including the IRS, myself & Barbie. We came to an agreement which made it possible to resolve over a half a million dollars & knock it down by about 70%. She negotiated in such a way that bankruptcy was not even necessary. Thank you again, Barbie, & it was & still is a pleasure working with you.Â
Posted by JT, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I have worked in the legal field for over 15 years and know many good lawyers but Barbie Lieber is a star among stars. Not only is she is an excellent lawyer (sharp, spot on with respect bankruptcy law, meticulous and thorough) but also an outstanding human being. My case was not simple (it involved some assets which Barbie Lieber was able to protect - legally). She listens carefully to her clients, holds no punches, advises what is possible and proceeds from there.
After a divorce and career hiccup, I found myself in an unfortunate, impossible financial position. It was a difficult, scary and painful decision but bankruptcy made sense. It was a chance to start new. I was overwhelmed with debt and creditors were getting increasingly aggresive - to the point where I thought I would lose my job (they started to call work). I consulted with another lawyer (on a referral) but he was just not up to snuff and not responsive. After reading Barbie Lieber's testimonials and speaking with her initially, I knew this was the lawyer for me. She explained the process, prepared meticulously, anticipated where there may be problems with the Trustee and prepared me for the 341 meeting. I just returned from that meeting (it went well) and words cannot explain how grateful and fortunate I am for having Barbie Lieber represent me. I feel like a huge burden has been lifted and I am hopeful for the first time in a long time.
Highly recommend, don't waste your time on mediocre lawyers (like I did initially) -- this is too important. Been there.
Grateful and in awe, Joy
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I want to Thank Barbie Leiber from the bottom of my heart knowing these words are not sufficient enough for helping out with this bankruptcy. When I first consulted with Barbie she was gracious and very compassionate. She took me through all the steps one by one and if I had questions I would email her and she would respond promptly. She was on point and very well prepared and known in the industry as a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, proactive lawyer. Because of you I have fresh beginning and this could not have been done without your help. You were right on point with the 341 meeting. It was definitely was a bit nerve racking. I rarely get rattled but when I got to the front I felt at peace and that's a to Barbie expertise Testament to your expertise and accuracy and dedication. I got in front of the trustee and in less than 2 minutes of questioning it was over with. She informed the Trustee of everything prior to the 341 meeting. I was sitting waiting for me turn which was approximately 1-1/2 and I have say there was a lot of lawyers were not prepared and some of the cases lasted long because their lawyers were not prepared. I am gracious and thankful for retaining Barbie Leiber
Posted by oscar, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I Highly recommend Barbie Lieber to those who need legal services particulary the filling of chapter 7.At the time she was working on my case she made it known tha I can call her 24/7. She is very compassionate person who understands the full extent of my financial problems and supported me fully during hard times.She gave me110% of his business and personal time. I won"t hesitate to utilize her legal services once again in case of a need.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Bankruptcy is uncomfortable enough, but Ms. Lieber made the process easier due to her thorough knowledge of the law and her caring attention. I visited four other lawyers before settling on Ms. Lieber. One was pushy and wanted to rush me through the process, another seemed disinterested, and so on. It wasn't until I visited the offices of Lieber and Lieber that I felt I was really listened to and my specific questions were answered. I highly recommend Ms. Lieber for anyone dealing with financial issues.
Posted by Michael, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After trying for almost two years to manage mounting credit card bills, payment arrangements, and ever-increasing tax assessments, I reluctantly concluded that I should file for bankruptcy. My case was not straightforward; it was complicated by the fact that my personal finances overlapped with income received from a small business operation, and I had personal tax liens filed against me.
In deciding to file for bankruptcy, I knew I would need to engage an attorney who would not only defend my interests but one who would take a personal interest in my case. Barbie Lieber is just such an attorney. Indeed, I had consulted with two other attorneys prior to meeting with her. When my initial consultation with Barbie was over, I knew that I had found the kind of attorney I was looking for â€“ the kind of attorney that I could trust.
Barbie will never view you or treat you as merely â€œjust another clientâ€. She is not only an extremely capable attorney with a great deal of experience with bankruptcy cases as complex as mine, she has the added quality that anyone going through the turmoil of bankruptcy really needs â€“ empathy.
Barbie is genuinely concerned about how you, as a person, will manage AFTER the bankruptcy proceedings have concluded, and sheâ€™s not hesitant about offering you advice in that regard. If you are fortunate to have Barbie represent you before the Bankruptcy trustee (and she will be there with you in person â€“ she does not outsource your case to some unknown lawyer as other firms sometimes do) youâ€™ll find that Barbie has prepared you â€“over and over again - for every possible contingency. She leaves no detail, no matter how small, unattended.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Barbie; and she will always have my undying gratitude for the manner in which she handled my case. I wholeheartedly recommend her to you without any reservations whatsoever.
Posted by N., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber went above and beyond my expectations of any bankruptcy attorney (and with flying colors). I came to Miss Lieber as a young person in financial trouble, not sure what needed to be done, but knowing action needed to be taken.
Barbie Lieber is extremely personable, and helped me consider my options, and provided her recommendations. She kept me in the loop 100% of the way - my questions never went unanswered nor concerns unaddressed. She was punctual with her calls, emails, and meetings.
Her vast knowledge of filing bankruptcy, the process, procedures and even the people (i.e, trustees) left me feeling completely comfortable in her care. Barbie Lieber comes with my full recommendation for anyone even just considering bankruptcy - not sure where I'd be without her help.
Posted by John, a Debt Settlement client, Flag
For over 20 years our business thrived through all economic conditions until the fall of 2008 when the bottom dropped out. Needless to say, we were not alone.
A friend and associate of mine, and a client of yours, recommended we talk with you. As the â€˜great recessionâ€™ persisted, our debt continued to climb to the point where we did not know what to do as we tried to hold it together until things started getting better.
The intricacies of the financial world are a mystery to me. Fortunately, we had you lead us through the chaos and out of the wilderness created by the irresponsible behavior of the â€œToo-Big-to-Fail-Banks.â€
Thank you so much for your help. Now, I am relieved and able to focus on growing the business and am very pleased to report that we are rapidly retaking lost ground. This would have been impossible without you, your help, and your handholding!
Posted by Miguel & Claudia, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After looking at all options to resolve our debt on our own, my wife and I decided to look for a bankruptcy attorney after credit card companies were not interested in working with us. They began calling our house constantly everyday which became very stressful. I search the internet and came across Barbieâ€™s contact information and read comments from people who she had helped.
We decided to email Barbie and gave her information on our situation. Very soon after I sent the email, Barbie called me and we briefly discussed our issue. I was able to meet her at her office very soon after. Barbie right away discussed the bankruptcy process and how it can help remove all of our credit card debt. After speaking and meeting with her I felt we had made the right decision on having her represent us in bankruptcy court.
For the creditorsâ€™ meeting, it was nerve racking for us. But Barbie assured us that it would be alright and guided us on how to answer questions from the Trustee. We practice on our way to the court house and felt prepared. It was interesting to see how other attorneys were not well prepared for this meeting, but Barbie is on top of everything. She had all the paper work with her and even wrote and sent a letter to the trustee way before our meeting. She took the time to listen, treated us like human beings and always there to answer our questions, either by phone or email. I would highly recommend Barbie to anyone in need of a GREAT attorney. Thank you Barbie for helping us through this difficult time in our lives. You are the BEST!!!!!!
Posted by Augie, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Thank you Barbie...I was in dire need of help. My divorce, job injury and daughters education led me to financial distress.
I cannot thank you enough for the professionalism and breath of fresh air you provided, during such a stressful time with my bankrutpcy proceedings. From the first phone call to the final step you were there for me. My life is gradually improving and I have you to thank.
I would recommend you to all. Again , thank you.
Posted by Grisel and Humberto Pitre, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Drowning in financial difficulties, I was overwhelmed with shame. I also felt shame in the prospect of filing for bankruptcy, so it was the last thing that I would have expected to do. However, my husband went ahead and scheduled an appointment with Barbie Lieber. The prospect of bankruptcy caused me to be anxious. However, as soon as I met Barbie and heard her speaking about the whole process to file a chapter 13, I felt instant relief because she gave me confidence and made me feel that things would be all right. Her professionalism, focus on the details, explanation about this bankruptcy process, motivation, good timely manner and effectiveness made me think that we were in good hands and helped ease the process. She made me us recognize this process as part of a human situation in life, as a common thing that could happen to anyone in a daily basis.
We want to thank Barbie because she gave us great advice to wait to file the bankruptcy until we actually signed the loan modification agreement for our first mortgage so that we could be assured that we would not have to redo the whole loan modification process once in bankruptcy. Thank you so much for that.
Finally, the level of anxiety went down the day of court. We finally could get through this in a confident and effective manner because we got to court an hour earlier than the time assigned and Barbie was there early to prepare us and gave us the best orientation possible before the court time. We successfully excelled in front of the judge because of Barbieâ€™s professional preparation. I couldnâ€™t sleep last night thinking about what other people I know said to me about the bad process they went through with bankruptcy court process. However, it was not like that for us, because Barbie had everything in order and under control due to her very well knowledgeable professional experience for us.
Also, during our day in court, it was terrible to see other people who were with lawyers who did not prepare them with all the documentation necessary for the judge, not even having a simple Social security or an identification card or other important documentations. I also witnessed clients waiting for lawyers who never showed up to court, while our Barbie prepared us in such a professional way.
Barbie was always available for any questions we had. I consider Barbie a wonderful lawyer that I would recommend her to any one. She was very precise with the explanation on the forms she has to render to the court on the schedule J and I. She prepared these forms so well that even the judge did not question the forms too much; thatâ€™s how good they were prepared in a truly and accurate way. Barbie is so thorough. She calls over and over to us to strategize with us for our meeting; thinking of all the questions that could be asked of us and we were prepared to answer them with confident in front of the trustee. She prepared all the documents so thoroughly, the trustee only asked us just three to four questions and the process resulted in the closing of the hearing.
This great lawyer is she treated us all the time with dignity, respect and showed compassion and support; however, I donâ€™t have more words to gratify her for the wonderful work she did with us representing us as a Bankruptcy lawyer. We Thank God we found Barbie in our path, I think she is like an angel from God, to relieve us and wake us up from our nightmare we went through all these years with all the debts we had. We will always appreciate her dedication and good treatment she had for us, Thanks to Barbie, now we can have a secure and pleasant sleep at night.
Finally, we just heard the wonderful news that Barbie was able to successfully strip off an
Posted by David, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
August 9, 2011
I just received news from you that my case was discharged and wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for an amazing job.
Despite my education and business experience, I went into this process with a high degree of fear and skepticism. Having just finished a highly litigious four year divorce, I was weary of lawyers and of the legal process, which I came to view as a broken system. I feared that this would be another stacked-deck that would fleece me of what little remained of a once prosperous life, while saddling me with a mountain of debt. Interviews with several other bankruptcy lawyers reinforced these fears until I was referred to you by a prominent attorney in another field. I recognized immediately that you were different; your candor, compassion, integrity, and general concern were differentiating factors. I took a leap of faith and scratched together the fund necessary to retain your firm. It turned out to be one of the best investments Iâ€™ve ever made.
From the beginning, you were meticulous in both your preparedness and your explanation of the â€œprocess.â€ Your approach was proactive, organized, and methodical. You left nothing to chance. You made yourself available to me day and night â€“ weekday and weekend; it provided me with a high degree of comfort in a foreign environment. The preparation for the â€œ341 meetingâ€ was thorough and well-rehearsed â€“ I felt confident going into that hearing. During the 341, you were professional, yet compassionate in your presentation of my case. When the trustee raised concern over an issue, you addressed it immediately and were prepared with documents to back-up our position. You also successfully negotiated with a large and difficult creditor. By way of comparison, Iâ€™ve worked with a lot of highly skilled attorneys and view your acumen in the courtroom as second to none.
Itâ€™s worth mentioning that my situation may have been more complicated and required a more sophisticated attorney than the average Chapter 7 filing. As you know, I had just completed a lengthy divorce, which entailed the sale of a business, the sale of a Fifth Avenue co-op, a career transition, court-mandated payments, IRS problems, and a myriad of other issues. You were able to simplify these issues and manage them during the process, so they did not encumber our ability to effectuate a timely discharge. Ultimately, you were able to discharge every single debt â€“ a total of $238,000. In addition, even though my case evolved into a highly complex case for a personal bankruptcy, you never once asked for more money; something that is unheard of. I believe that your general concern for my wellbeing was paramount to your own financial gain.
Lastly, you were wonderful to work with and I am grateful to now have you as a friend. While I hope that none of my friends or family has to go through this process, it gives me comfort to know that if they do, you would be there to protect them.
Posted by Humberto, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
i called Barbie and from the minute we spoke she I knew i got the right
lawyer. then my case progressed i was not a good client at times but Barbie never gave up on me and becuse of that my case was successful
i highly recomened barbie to everyone . thank you .
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was going thru debt problems and had no money to pay my bills. Earning a low salary and being a single mom is very hard to live and survive in NY. I had choice other than to file for Bankruptcy. I found Barbie online, I read all the reviews. I didn't think about it twice and called her. Since day one she's being nothing but helpful, caring and extremely professional. More than a lawyer she's like a friend. She helped me with the process and was always there for any questions I had. She's very understanding, caring and a big life changer, I will say. Thanks to Barbie I can finally sleep and have less stress. I will recommend her to any family member, friend, colleague etc... Barbie I must say you are and extraordinary person and Iâ€™m very thankful for all you did for me.Thank You
Posted by Kevin G., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was feeling ashamed, overwhelmed & bewildered by my credit card debt. Especially since I had walked away from a large salary & very successful career just a few years ago to pursue more meaningful, personally fulfilling creative endeavors. With every month I had to pay out enormous minimum payments, the guilt and doubt racked up as well, making me feel like a failure.
I knew I had to do something but frankly I was scared to take any kind of action. I was stuck, frustrated, misinformed, not totally understanding my options or even who to trust to help me.
I found this site and all these glowing reviews for Barbie after reading one of her clear & helpful responses to someone who had posted a question about bankruptcy.
I'm so glad that I reached out to her - she is organized & professional but also incredibly generous with her time. She helps you take action and move forward to complete the process. She's not pushy, she's just an excellent leader - simply determined to get you out of that rut you're in.
She put me at ease right away, as she was very interested in getting to know me as a person and to learn more about my personal journey. And she moved me to action. The whole process took mere weeks and just the other day, as we exited the courthouse and she congratulated me - I finally felt a huge weight lifted off me.
If I were to give advice to anyone facing the same situation that I was in, I would tell them to take action by calling Barbie, and to let her lead you the rest of the way.
Posted by Kellie Malone, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Filing bankruptcy is scary no matter what. Barbie was informed, patient and affordable. I received a million dollar lawyer for pennies!
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber was excellent. Because I own a business, my corporate attorney advised me to find a very good bankruptcy attorney if I wanted to keep my business. And I found one. Yes, my case was more complicated than most, but even some of the simple cases were not discharged because of an incompetent attorney.
The trustee was several hours behind schedule the day of my hearing so I heard many cases. Barbie's attention to detail and thorough understanding of the process got me my discharge, and I was able to keep my business
I interveiwed at least 6 attorneys before choosing Barbie. Some of the attorney's gave me information that I knew was inaccurate (there are some very bad bankruptcy attorneys out there). Two attorneys told be to sell my business before I filed becuase it would be taken from me. However, when I called Barbie, she discussed in length (about 20 minutes) over the phone of how she could get me through the process. She prepared my case so well, the trustee only asked one question, then granted my discharge without me having to surrender my company. The trustee told me that Barbie did an excellent job. Of the 20-30 cases I heard prior to my case being called, it was the only compliment I heard the trustee give any attorney. Several cases were not discharged because the attorney did not complete all the necessary forms or completed them inaccurately.
Barbie is so thorough that she called me over the weekend a couple of times to stategize for the 341 meeting. She was thinking of all the questions that could have been asked of me so I would be prepared. You don't want to sound unsure of yourself in front of the trustee. But because she prepared all the documents so thoroughly, the trustee only asked my one simple question.
My bankruptcy was mostly because of personal guarantees on business debt so my company was being sued as well. Barbie gave me excellent advice on how to repsond to these suits without even charging me. That is how much she will go above and beyond for her clients.
Posted by Miguel H., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I'm sorry I took so long to write this, it's well overdue! I didn't know where to start, I've re-written this several time because I have so much to say. I've been a little overwhelmed by all you have done and I'm so grateful to you for helping me get my life back. Thank you!! I've been bragging about you to my friends and co-workers. I would not hesitate even for a second recommending you to anyone I come across in the same situation I was in. Filing Chapter 7, initially a daunting task, was actually a breeze, you helped me do this quickly and I was so happy that you were there with me every step of the way until the end. Thank you for taking the time and treating me like a person. You are so kind and really care about your clients. We are not a faceless numbers, you know this and treated me like a human being. After just one conversation you remembered everything about me and my family, that only comes with being attentive and sensitive to each individual situation. You put me and my family at ease during this difficult time and knowing that someone cared about my situation made filing easier. Your intelligent and diligent devotion not only to your profession, but to your clients, have left me speechless. You have an uncanny ability to sort through an issue quickly and verbalize it in lay speak, so even I could understand. When I came to you, my wages were about to be garnished. I was beside myself and didnâ€™t know where to turn. You immediately prioritized my matter and prepared the petition and schedules immediately to prevent the garnishment from occurring. The speed in which you did this just blew me away! You then also took immediate actions after the bankruptcy to ensure that my wages were not garnished, clarifying matters with my employer, this was also above and beyond. There truly was a light at the end of the tunnel, I'm glad I held out and found you.
Posted by Enelsida, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."
â€” Maya Angelou
Thanks to Ms. Barbie Lieber, I have a second chance in creating and pursuing new goals in my life without having to think of harassing bills collectors. We are imperfect humans who have made wrong decisions, but we canâ€™t let those wrong decisions define our future.
If you are ready to take such a big step like filling for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, as it was for me. I highly recommend Ms. Barbie Lieber to you. She is honest, reliable, trustworthy, and determined to come up with a solution. She is compassionate about your personal situation. The best part of all, she will be there from the beginning to the end!
Posted by Christie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I contemplated filing for bankruptcy for awhile. After feeling completely overwhelmed with my debts I decided to search online for a bankruptcy lawyer. A bunch of attorneys emailed me back but Barbie called me right away! I hit it off with Barbie instantly. She gave me a quick phone consultation and arranged a time for me to come in and told me what to come in with. She made me feel very comfortable and although I was nervous and scared, I left there thinking I made the right choice and definitely picked the right person to help me through this scary process. After our meeting any time I had a question or a concern she would always reply promptly. She was very attentive and caring. I would definitely recommend Barbie to all my family and friends!
Posted by Gerardo, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Personalized service, she gets to know your case by knowing you. She prepares the case and yourself to succeed. A very trustworthy person and incredible professional. The best Lawyer I have ever deal with.
Posted by Nicole S., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I contemplated filing for bankruptcy for at least a year. I tried to come up with ways to see how to pay my bills, after the feeling of drowning in debt overcame me, I searched online for a bankruptcy lawyer. A bunch of attorneys emailed me back, I met with Mrs.Lieber mainly because she was so engaging on the phone. She called me within 24 hours of reading my email. She gave me a quick phone consultation and arranged a time for me to come in and told me what to come in with. I gathered my materials and was a nervous wreck on my way to her office. She made me feel very comfortable and although i was nervous and scared, I left there thinking I made the right choice and picked the right person to help me through this scary process. I
met with her two times before my bankruptcy meeting. Any time I had a question I emailed or called her and within an hour I had a reply from her. She was very attentive and caring.
I didnt have to bring anything other then my ID to the final meeting. As I waited in the waiting room I very quickly noticed that the clients and attorneys were meeting for the very first time. The clients had stacks of paperwork to fish through and were very quickly going over materials and questions. I realized again that I made the right choice. She briefed me again on what they will be asking me, never did I feel under prepared while I was waiting. I know I made the right choice and I will gladly and confidently refer her to anyone who is looking for representation. She made this already scary process seem like a breeze.
Posted by Marilyne, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber was referred to me by a family member. By the time i contacted Barbie, i was drowning in debt, felt like a failure and was almost too embarrassed to call her. However, she made me feel at ease from the initial telephone conversation to the last. She treated me with respect, understanding of my situation and worked with me every step of the way. She prepped me before every meeting and made sure i understood the process. We communicated regularly via email. During the 341 meeting i was very nervous yet Barbie didn't leave my side and explained everything that was going on. Barbie is knowledgeable and up to date on new laws that benefited me during the filing process. I am very thankful that i made that call and that now i am well on my way to becoming debt free and getting my life back on track
Posted by jpnorman, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I recommended a client to Ms. Lieber in a complicated bankruptcy matter. She did an outstanding job and my client was very pleased with both her work and my referral. I cannot recommend Ms. Lieber more highly. Very professional with excellent results.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I had never filed for Bankruptcy before and was extremely nervous about initiating such a life changing process. Then I found Barbie Lieber and was so thankful for her consistent and thorough assistance and support throughout my bankruptcy filing process. This decision was one of the most difficult ones I have ever had to make but with her expertise and guidance it ended up being a beneficial move for me and alleviated much stress in my overwhelming life. I felt so prepared at the hearing and everything went so smoothly. Now I can start over and have hope for a prosperous future. I would reccomend Mrs. Lieber without reservation to anyone needing advise or counsel for the bankruptcy process.
Posted by Jerry, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Concerned about my debt this past summer, I decided to go to a cookie cutter bankruptcy law firm for help. After a 30 minutes meeting, I decided to go with their services. After concerns that I would just be treated as a number and not a person by this law firm and upon the advice of a friend of mine, I went looking again for a different attorney. That is when I located Barbie.
During my call with her, I was impressed immediately by her professionalism and care. Her tone of voice was calm and assuring. When the call was completed, I knew in my heart that I located the right attorney.
Barbie expertly guided me through every phase of my case, always on top of every single detail. She made me appreciate that my case was not so simple as I was both an employee and also had previously operated a business on the side. I also had issues with a car. Barbie helped me through and also emphasized the need for me to become extremely organized, directing me to prepare certain documentation that was critical to my 341 meeting. At my 341 meeting, she was there next to me preparing me more and more while listening to other people like me and using the samples to ask me more questions until we went in front of the trustee.
Because Barbie thoroughly prepared me, I was not surprised by any of the trustee's questions. Towards the end came a very important question relating to my side business. When I began to answer, Barbie very professionally interrupted and told the trustee how that question was already answered and that the documents were there to prove it. Barbie promptly provided the documentation to the trustee. (As I indicated above, , Barbie had the foresight at our initial meeting to have me prepare this documetation that she knew might become critical at the 341 meeting.) Soon after that no more questions were asked and the case was closed.
I love this lady. She cares so much for her clients. She stayed with me every minute even the night before the 341 meeting when she called me to review the questions while she was walking her dogs. She is trustworthy and always available.
Thank you Barbie, I owe you a big night at the opera like I promised!! Best, Jerry
Posted by Wendy, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Ms. Lieber helped me through a difficult and painful decision to file for bankruptcy with kindness, sensitivity and respect. I had a tough case and she was able to get me a great result. I shall forever be grateful to her for her hard work and determination in getting the best possible result for me. It was important to me that I found an attorney that would give me the time I needed when I had concerns and not talk down to me. I found her! Ms. Lieber is a genuinely kind person and an aggressive and hard working attorney. I had initially contemplated a Chapter 13 filing, and retained Ms. Lieber for that purpose, but after going through my case she discovered I was eligble for a Chap. 7, and proceeded that way, refunding some of my retainer fee already paid to her. She could have proceeded with the higher fee process, but she didn't, and I was very appreciative of that and of her determination to do her best for me. I would highly recommend Ms. Lieber to anyone considering bankruptcy as an alternative.
Posted by Sharon, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie Lieber made an upsetting situation far easier to cope with and did a brilliant job! She was on top of everything right from the start and she kept me informed, calm and did a perfect job preparing me.
She's the best!
Posted by Enid, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Barbie is a professional who not only continues to research all possibilities for her client but makes the process feel effortless for her client. I have used lawyers for many reasons but Barbie makes you comfortable with the choices she puts in front of you. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings are at best a harrowing experience that she makes simple, calm and with the best results possible for her client. I recommend her today and always.
Posted by a client, Flag
I have to say thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Your swift action and expertise was the reason the Federal case against me was completely thrown out!
You took my case from a referral and I cannot begin to say how much I appreciated your guidance and legal council.
This case was thrown at you on a Tuesday to go to court on that same Friday!! Barbie took this case on like a champion prize fighter.
At times, she took on my injustices as if they were her own with such class and professionalism.
I can only say she was compassionate and extremely focused. (she kept me on the right track at times when my illness had me going in a different direction)
Her advice has been invaluable. I am eternally grateful.
Barbie is a lawyer with integrity and brillance!
Thank you so much!!!
Posted by annie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I thought about pursuing Bankruptcy, I didn't know who to trust regarding my messy credit score and finances then I came across the website: Avvo.com and I realized that this is the best choice I ever made in terms of selecting a Bankruptcy lawyer. Barbie Lieber is the lawyer who really truly have the experience in dealing with Bankruptcy, it is her specialty. I compared Barbie with three other lawyers before I made my decision. Other lawyers were thinking how much money I can pay them and they didn't take time to look over the case. Luckily, I made the right decision going to Barbie; she is warm, strong, thorough, articulate, and she helps you to close the case as quickly as possible without any hassle. In addition, Barbie's paperwork was impeccable and efficient.
As a result, Barbie Lieber is truly a result oriented lawyer who will deliver her promises 101%. I was so surprised when my case was done so quickly and I owe nothing now. I can start a new chapter of my life.
"Barbie Lieber is exactly who she is on the website and even better!" She is a go getter tiger! Toast to Barbie! I will definitely refer her to all my friends.
"Leave it to Lieber!"
Posted by Alan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
While in search of a law firm to handle my Chapter 7 bankruptcy, I happened to contact Lieber & Lieber, LLP – and within a few moments I was already impressed. For, instead of being greeted by an impersonal operator or receptionist, I found myself talking to Barbie Lieber – who quickly assessed my financial situation and allayed any trepidation I had regarding the Chapter 7 process. By the time I hung up the phone, Barbie was my lawyer.
Barbie then expertly guided me through every phase of my bankruptcy - never losing sight of the myriad details - and took great pains to ensure that I was totally prepared for my upcoming 341 Trustee hearing.
I’m thrilled to report that the Trustee meeting went more smoothly than I ever thought possible - lasting only a few minutes - and ended with my case being successfully closed. And, I have Barbie to thank for it. Thanks Barbie!
Posted by A & J, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
We came to her terrified by our creditors and the financial havoc they were threatening our family with. From the moment we met she was a calming force—explaining all our options and the individual pros & cons each. Once we chose our course of action, Barbie worked tirelessly to get all our papers organized as well as prepping us for our meetings with the Trustee. Even 6 months after our plan was finalized, Barbie was still there to calm our concerns. Thank you, Barbie, for being a wonderful lawyer and even better person!
Posted by Ron, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My case was not a simple one. My business had failed, the landlord was suing and personal debt was overwhelming. Barbie Lieber took all the information, separated it, and began a strategy. Ms. Lieber was thorough, well versed in the applicable law, and innovative.
When it came to showing up in court, not only was counsel fully prepared, but she had me so well prepared that I felt completely confident. The trustee seemed pleased that he had counsel and client who were well prepared and respectful.
The outcome of the case was excellent. Barbie-because of your competence, my mind was at rest. On a professional and personal level...Thank You.
Posted by Stephanie Larson, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I finally made the difficult decision to file for bankruptcy I knew I would need legal help. My experience with attorneys has made me somewhat hesitant to employ and to trust them.
I found Barbie by searching through many reviews online where I was intrigued by all of the positive feedback she had received from clients and other attorneys alike. She is not only liked and respected in her field but has made a personal impression on each of the people she has helped.
From the moment I spoke with Barbie on the phone all of my fears were put at ease. She very kindly took the time to listen to my entire story and gave me valuable feedback on my situation. From there we set up a meeting and the rest was history. The entire process was so much easier with Barbie's help and vigilant attentiveness. She responded within minutes to every email that I sent her and many times followed it up with a phone call. It was obvious that she cared about my case and that she took the time to make herself very familiar with me and my particular circumstances. At the 431 meeting she was there early and fully prepared to run through final preparations with me and to meet with the trustee. Barbie went far beyond my expectations of an attorney and I will not hesitate to contact her again if I need legal help.
I would highly recommend Barbie to anyone looking for compassionate, professional, competent and attentive help with their legal matters.
Posted by Danilo, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
January 13, 2011
Ms. Barbie Lieber
LIEBER & LIEBER
60 East 42nd Street (Suite 2102)
New York, NY 10165
I want to thank you for being such a great lawyer!!
One night after many years of ignoring my financial instability I decided that enough was enough. I decided to confront the reality I was ignoring. Searching thru many websites and making calls I found Barbie Lieber. I'm so thankful for that, Barbie did not only talk to me like a lawyer but also as an adviser that opened my eyes to how, when and why Chapter 7 was my option.
Barbie listened and analyzed my situation; I told her everything about my situation with my house and credit cards.
The filing process was done within days of meeting, I was impressed how fast and efficient she is.
Barbie prepared me from day one until the last meeting with the trustee. She was always on point with follow ups and responds to calls/emails with questions I had.
During the meeting of Creditors other lawyers missed paperwork from their clients and were puzzled about their own cases, not Barbie, she is very thorough, organized and confident.
She will definitely be recommended to my family and friends who may have similar situations. I'm so amazed and glad Barbie helped me move out this stressful situation.
Thank you for all your help and dedication. I wish all lawyers were as nice and smart as you, hopefully you’ve be able to help out New Yorkers for many years. Take care and have a wonderful year, you just made mine!
Posted by DH, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I finally made the difficult decision this year to come to terms and tackle head first all of my issues - health wise, physically, emotionally, financially, etc. I was tired and fed up with myself and the direction my life was going so I decided to take action, and filing for bankruptcy was one of those scary decisions I had to make. I researched plenty of lawyers online, spoke with a few and even went to meet one for a free consultation which was horrible. The guy wouldn't even look me in the eye as he was going through my information and basically throughout the entire meeting! I knew I would just be another number to him and that scared me because this is my life and livelihood on the line.
I called Lieber & Lieber after doing additional research and spoke to Barbie. What an amazing difference! From the very first call and meeting, Barbie took the time to get to know me, my situation, my fears and worries - she made me feel comfortable and reassured that not only was I doing the right thing in taking ownership over my debt but also that I wasn't alone in the process which is so important. She walked me through every single step of the process and with such amazing attention to detail that I finally could see a light at the end of this long dark financial tunnel. Whenever I had questions about anything (and I had many!), Barbie would return my calls or email me back so quickly with precise, informative answers that truly showcased her knowledge and expertise. She even took the initiative and would call me with updates and progress/status reports which was surprising to me but so unbelievably comforting. What lawyer does that? The day of the 341 meeting, Barbie met me early and prepped me with the appropriate ways to answer the judges questions and reviewed my information again to ensure I was as prepared as possible. She had all the documents and anything/everything that could be needed with her. She was so prepared, and the judges know this about her and respect her for it! She was the only lawyer in the room like that, the other ones were disasters. Some didn't even have their client's basic info with them, I couldn't believe it! And the judge called them out for it immediately.
Also, I had previously signed on to a debt consolidation firm which turned out to be a fraud and tried to take over $5,000 from me. Once Barbie heard that, she went above and beyond what her services should have been and called the company to get my money back. And she did! Barbie is a lifesaver and choosing her to represent my bankruptcy was the best decision I could have made. I am so thankful and grateful to her as a lawyer and as a person. I don't know what I would have done without her.
Thank you again for everything Barbie!!!
Posted by BW, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Barbie helped expedite my bankruptcy process flawlessly and seamlessly. For the 341 meeting she was prepared and anticipated ever possible need of the judge. Barbie prepared me in regards to what to expect, had all of my paperwork in order and nicely coordinated. While waiting for my meeting I noticed other attorneys were not prepared and the judge did not hesitate to call them out. I was nervous, but with Barbie, it was quick, easy and painless. She was extremely prompt to return my calls, answer any questions and had this entire process done in no time. Thank you so much for helping me through such a complicated time in my life.
Posted by JULIE, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After searching through the internet and making an umpteenth amount of calls, I came across Lieber and Lieber’s website. The site was so informative! So, even though I was discouraged from the other attorneys that I spoke to, I decided to leave a message. Barbie called me back the same day; which was a holiday that fell on a Saturday. I assumed I would be called back that Monday or maybe even later that week at best. I explained my situation, she listened and answered my questions and addressed my concerns. Barbie was so encouraging and caring. I wanted to make an appointment with Barbie, but when I found out her office was on the 21st Floor I explained to her that I am claustrophobic and cannot take elevators. Barbie told me that it was no problem because there was a diner in the lobby, and she would come down and meet with me. Once we met I was positive that I made the perfect choice! The other attorneys I spoke to barely listened and they sounded like they were reading from a script. They wouldn’t answer any questions, until, of course, I met with them and made a payment. When I met with Barbie, I brought more documents then I even needed to. Barbie looked over and made notes on each and every one and she remembered things from our phone conversation. We agreed on a payment plan and once I paid in full, she sent me the petition to review and when I gave the “okay” and she sent it in. I was given a court date for about six weeks later. Barbie explained what the process with the Trustee would be like. I was so nervous and whenever I emailed or called Barbie she responded faster than I could have hoped. When my date was getting near, and my nerves were getting the best of me Barbie was always the voice of reason and calmed me down. When the day came, she was there by my side and the meeting with the Trustee could not have went any better. About six weeks after the meeting my case was discharged! One last thing, Barbie was concerned about me as a person, not just client. She gave me advice on my health issue, which touched my heart more then you can imagine. Thank you and God Bless.
Posted by Lawrence, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
A few months ago I was freaked out and indecisive about how to handle my mounting financial problems. I walked out of my first meeting with Barbie with a thorough understanding of what my rights were and confident about how things could be straightened out. Barbie took charge of my case and masterfully steered me in the right direction. She is rare among lawyers in that she understands the human equation as much as the legal complexities and is not only an excellent lawyer, but more importantly, a strong advocate.
My case has now been completed with great results and I am moving forward without the stress of debt. I could not recommend her more highly.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was emotional, stressed, and worned out over the way my last lawyer handled my modification loan; which came back too high for me to stay in my home. When I tried to contact him, he no longer worked at the firm. I gave up and wanted to file bankruptcy.
At my job was a flier with Mrs. Lieber's firm address and only the last four digits of the phone number. I pray and ask god to give me strength and guidance to not give up. So two days later, I called 411 and was able to get the right phone number. We met and discussed the bankruptcy procedures. I was amazed at her knowledge, patients, and understanding of my problem, so I decided to go bankruptcy. She stood by me every step of the way; even in court she kept me calm. thank you Mrs Lieber for standing by me.
Mrs Barbie Lieber is "Wonderful, Outstanding, and Fantastic
Posted by A., a Debt Agreements client, Flag
I first met Bruce and Barbie Lieber about five years ago. It was a time when my life seemed to be falling apart. There were medical issues, financial troubles and a complex domestic situation. It was not easy to reveal all that had happened to me and I wasn’t proud of the way I had handled much of it. Yet, they took everything I said in stride, and had compassion – Then, with amazing efficiency they found solutions and put a plan in place. Last year, I learned that the previous years had only been dress rehearsal for the real drama – everything truly did fall apart! I contacted their firm again. Barbie Lieber was there for me in a way I had not imagined a lawyer would be – she became my voice, my advocate, and my true counsel. The Liebers are a team -- and they become your team – even when you are without family and feel totally isolated. Barbie Lieber reminds me that it really does matter that women have become lawyers in such larger numbers. She is the Gold Standard.
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Posted by Beth, a Real Estate client, Flag
I have known Barbie Leiber for many years, both personally and professionally. Five years ago, she helped us close on our first house. She was extremely thorough with regard to looking over contracts, and equally as important, explaining them to us in terms we could understand.
We recently had Barbie draw up a rental agreement for us, as we are moving and renting out our property for the year. Once again, Barbie was informative, knowledgeable, and thorough. What I respect about Barbie is her loyalty. You always have the sense that you are her priority. My husband and I always knew we were in good hands with her!
Posted by Thomas, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
June 08, 2010
Ms Barbie Lieber
LIEBER & LIEBER
60 East 42nd Street (Suite 2102)
New York, NY 10165
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
It is abundantly clear to me that I will never be able to adequately thank you enough for the all the many ways you helped and supported me throughout the course of my recent bankruptcy filing- and current loan modification – and for all the attendant support you unstintingly brought to bear, time and again, on my behalf.
I was, as you may well remember, nothing less than utterly overwhelmed (and, yes, lost) before you took matters in hand in a thoroughly focused and professional manner and managed me through the process.
Your level of commitment to my particular case has been so far in excess of any other professional standard I have ever experienced as to be very nearly unbelievable. It has clearly been my great good fortune to benefit from your support and counsel at every stage of the process.
On a personal note, the kindness, compassion and patience which informed every aspect of our interaction was as unexpected as it is very, very much appreciated. I experienced a sense of security – in even the most stressful of instances – which I previously thought reserved for only the closest of friends.
You are, in short, nothing less than brilliant. In every way.
So allow me to close this note as it began …
Thank you Barbie, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Posted by Alfredo, a Employment client, Flag
Barbie Lieber is fantastic. She is a caring professional who took my case as if it were her own. At times she was even more upset about the injustices we were fighting than me! She was professional through the end and got me a settlement I was certainly not expecting. It was such a nice surprise. And the entire case was handled with the utmost respect and attention to me. A very successful partnership with a very successful outcome. Thank you for taking my case and believing in it.
Posted by Miriam, a Real Estate client, Flag
Barbie helped us purchase our first condo in Long Island City.
She steered us away from a place that had pending law suits. And helped us by the
place that did not have any issues. We are very thankful for that.
She made sure that we are buying a place that is financially sound.
Barbie also helped to push our mortgage broker to finalize the closing faster than
expected. We were able to close in just a month. Without her it would have taken much longer.
As we are first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and Barbie took the time to
answer every one of them.
I would definitely ask for the help of Barbie again when purchasing another place.
We are recommending Lieber & Lieber to everyone we know.
Posted by Pam, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
“Barbie Lieber just took me through my bankruptcy procedure and I so appreciated her expertise and professionalism. She prepared me and my case very well and the experience was very easy. I’d recommend her to anyone seeking bankruptcy.” - Pam J.
Posted by Yoke, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was horrified and embarrased by the fact that I was trapped in a huge debt situation where harassing phone calls were unstoppable, until I approached Barbie Lieber at Lieber & Lieber, LLP. I was very much skeptical at first about the bankruptcy process and its benefits to me; however, Barbie convinced me with her incredible knowledge and understanding. Most importantly, she treated me with full respect and guided me through the entire bankruptcy process patiently with clear instructions and advice. I wouldn't have regained my normal life without her help. Thank you very much again, Barbie!"
Posted by Vanessa & Marlon, a Real Estate client, Flag
We came into Lieber & Lieber with a broken dream. Our first home purchase had become a nightmare.
After 9 months, we were unable to obtain financing because of specifics in the contract. We stood to lose our 10% deposit (for a NYC condo- that is a lot). Our previous lawyer failed to protect us from such an event.
Needless to say, we fired him after we met Barbie.
What Barbie did for us was nothing short of a miracle. Not only did she revise and renegotiate the contract, but she made sure it was iron clad with protections for us.
She worked day and night, while sick and on vacation, to make sure everything was running smoothly. She was on top of all the issues (and there were many, so many). She resolved them quickly, professionally, and many times very creatively. She found solutions to
problems that could have prevented the purchase that no one else thought about.
In the end, after almost a year of struggling to finally have a home, Barbie got us to closing. We have keys in our hands today because Barbie moved mountains for us.
And as if that weren't enough Barbie was so friendly, nice, and caring.
We felt that she genuinely wanted this for us just as much as we wanted it.
Barbie protected us and made us feel secure after so many months of uncertainty. She was not only the best lawyer we've ever met, but also one of the best people.