Based on 37 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Didn't keep me informed at all. Failed inform me me about a cancelled discovery conference in his offices in June. Failed to inform me about the change of court date this December. The day before the court date I found out by pure accident that the date was adjourned from December to March NEXT year. Put the phone down on me telling he'd call back. Charged for 2.5 hours for the court appearance which lasted 35 minutes. Poor communication, doesn't show respect for the client, overcharges.
Going through a divorce was one of the most difficult, trying times that I have ever faced, and may ever face in my life. Especially because the major issue at stake was custody of my 2 year old daughter, who means everything in the world to me. I don't have family local in New York, and I felt more alone than I've ever felt in my life. I was now faced with putting my entire life and future in the hands of a person (lawyer) whom I have never met. After countless intro meetings with different divorce attorneys, it wasn't until I walked into Brian Perskin's office that I actually felt like I was finally in the company of someone who really cared and empathized with my situation. Brian really went above and beyond to fully understand my situation and the outcome I desired. His extensive experience as a focused divorce attorney was immediately apparent, and after having the opportunity to observe some of the other less functional client / lawyer relationships, I knew I was in very good hands. Brian knows his way around the legal system, he is a "straight-shooter" and down-to-earth man. Most importantly, his extensive experience enabled him to simply and easily explain to me exactly where we were through every step of the way.
My particular case was rather complicated, seemingly with no end in sight from the beginning. Originally, I was told by the many other lawyers I met with before Brian, the process could take as many as 3 years to finalize. Brian's ability to negotiate and express my interests in court ultimately resulted in a settlement of which I was very pleased with, and in under one year's time.
I am writing this to truly express my gratitude for everything Brian has done for me and my daughter, and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to anyone who may find themselves in the very unfortunate situation of divorce.
He screwed up my case so badly that I basically had to learn Family Law on my own and got better results going pro se. First, he filed the WRONG type of Petition. I am not an attorney, and when I questioned his strategy he responded by yelling at me for at least 45 minutes about how great he is and how I don't know anything. And yes, he billed me for his Narcissistic tirade. He also billed me for court appearances that never happened, Petitions that were never written, and mystery conferences that didn't occur.
Oh, and that Lexington Ave address? It's a mail drop. There's no office there -- at least, not one where he works. Don't let the fancy address fool you -- he's on Court Street in Brooklyn in a tattered suite in a dingy old building.
Brian represented me in two important cases. To me, there's no better recommendation than the fact that he devised winning strategies in both cases, which were well executed. Furthermore, he's professional, responsive, and easy to work with. He also has an excellent team of associates. His rates are reasonable for the value. I would use Brian as my attorney again for most matters.
If you're thinking of divorce or in the midst of one, do yourself a favor and hire brian and his group of lawyers. They're empathetic, no nonsense and have your best interest at heart. You'll feel better knowing that someone has your back.
I'd recommend Mr. Perskin and his firm in a heartbeat to anyone who's dealing with these issues. They're amazing. My husband decided to sneak attack divorce on me and I thought I was doomed till I retained Brian. Right now, my divorce is on "hiatus", as my husband got the shock of his life by Brian when he saw all of the filings. I don't know if we will stay married forever but I do know what's right and what isn't. The thing is, brian didn't do anything outrageous, he just did what was right and legal. He and is team are so smart and savvy. He is a real human being and so is Susannah. They won't bs you and will tell you when to get a grip. If you don't want to get the runaround, I'd recommend them in a second.
My ex-boyfriend was doing drugs and still expecting to see our kids due to the visitation arrangement. He said I couldn’t do anything to stop that despite evidence of the drugs. I proved him wrong when I got brian’s help making sure my ex could not see the kids without supervision.
My ex-husband was useless after 3 years of marriage. He refused to get a job and he wouldn’t watch the baby when I worked. When I decided to end it, I knew I needed a good lawyer because I definitely wanted custody. That’s exactly what I got when I hired Brian Perskin and his team. And it will be even better when my ex-husband finally get a job so he can start paying child support!
I wanted a postnuptial agreement with my husband and when we went to this firm we were very confident this lawyer knew what he was doing. We did end up getting the agreement done and it was pretty easy. God forbid we ever divorce I know which firm to go to.
All I know is Brian gave me the comfort I sought regarding my child custody case. He believed in me when no one else did and because of that I was able to get my son out of a bad situation at his mom’s house. I hope I never need his help again with child custody but if I do I will take it!