Posted by Barry
Mr. Schein from Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd is an experienced family divorce litigator who has the right temperament to present case to without agitating the judge. Changing lawyer and hiring Mr. Schein has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Mr. Schein is extremely knowledgeable of family law and is very prepared present a case to fight for you and your child. I truly felt Mr. Schein had my best interest and represented me in a professional manner as if I were a member of his family. A measure of a good attorney is that he/she is prepared and can communicate effectively to the judge without resorting to childish tactics against the opposing attorney which Mr. Schien embodies. Mr.Schein is composed, experienced and tactful which is very hard to find. Not surprising to me Mr.Schein is has been rated a NYC rising divorce attorney and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a friend or family member. Mr. Schein will fight for you to get you the best results possible and keep you focused and clam. I would not be surprised if Mr. Schein is a rated one of the top family attorney in the country in the next few years.
Posted by Gary
Evan Schein is an extraordinary lawyer and person who takes his client's concerns to heart. Over the last three years Evan has aided my family in many valuable ways: his comprehension of and ability to explain the law; his wise counsel in helping us decide courses of action; his attention to our needs that go beyond the law; his passionate and fearless advocacy; and his clear-eyed guidance through the thicket of court action that can intimidate the nonexpert. He knows what he is doing and how to get things done that serves his client's interest. He is detailed, communicative, collaborative, and above all responsive when needed. No issue is too small to address, and no question too minor to answer. Evan understands as much the human as the legal issues, and that shows time and again in his manner of engaging us. We admire his principle and pragmatism. It is simply impossible to imagine our interests being better represented and protected by anyone else. We are forever beholding to Evan Schein for all he has done for my family.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client
After a life changing incident I hired Evan Schein to help represent me with my case. He is knowedgeable, professional, extremely informative & always followed up with every detail of my case. I highly recommend Evan and his firm.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Schein. For starters, he doesn't seem to make any mistakes (at least that I can detect). The way he wrote the various legal papers for my case, the way he constantly problem solved and reacted so deftly and spontaneously to the other side's madness, Evan always showed an extraordinary investment in my situation.
Considering how stressful these matters can be, I really was relieved of a significant amount of it thanks to his brilliant advocacy. He really utilized the other side's mistakes to my benefit, constantly advancing my concerns with the various legal officials of the court we were before, and it was never done gratuitously.
With all his talent, he couldn't be a more down-to-earth guy, and that goes a long way in these cases. Working with someone so well-comported, modest and compassionate in the endlessly vulnerable plight of a custody matter is invaluable.
Posted by a Divorce client
Evan did such a great job with my case. He handled it efficiently and professionally, but always listened to my concerns and objectives. He was very capable and on top of my case. I always felt like he gave a lot of attention to me and that he was up to date on everything. The outcome Evan procured for me was better than I ever could have imagined. He negotiated a very good settlement and did it very quickly. His advice led me to an outcome that avoided a drawn out trial, stress, and unpleasantness. On top of this, he is also very nice, so that made everything easier.
Posted by Chris
Coming onto the case in its second year, Evan masterfully guided a sour divorce negotiation into a fair out-of-court settlement. He provided expert leadership and kept things moving forward, even when a resolution appeared impossible. I am rating his responsiveness as "excellent" because I know he had a huge workload during this stretch and still got back to me immediately, whenever I would call or email him. His other three rating categories can only be evaluated as excellent - he's exceptionally trustworthy and knowledgable; he always kept me in the loop, forwarding me emails between lawyers, etc. I never felt left out.
Outside of the rating categories, I would like to mention that Evan was laudable in his ability to prioritize achievable goals. He did his best to minimize my legal costs by limiting the communication to issues where progress could be made. During this long negotiation process, I encountered many chances to lament my situation. When I couldn't help but express my frustrations, Evan was a good listener, but would quickly redirect the momentum towards what could be accomplished. Eventually I came to realize that my legal representation was centered around getting a fair deal, not around indulging my grievances.
After the first year of stalled divorce negotiations, I was dismayed to hear that my original lawyer had chosen to move to California. I didn't know what would happen, whether I would be starting from zero, changing course, dissatisfied with a new lawyer in this purgatory, or worse. It turned out to be the best thing that could have happened. Evan turned a stalemate into a victory for both sides, and especially for my kids.
Although this case was settled out of court, Evan represented me twice in the courtroom for pre-trial proceedings. His interactions with the judge, the judge's secretary and the adversary's legal representation were calm and smooth, as well as professional and quick. The turning point of the case was Evan's masterful request to have the very agitated judge address the parties directly. To say it metaphorically: Evan had both parties "stand in front of a train"...and "the train" only hit my adversary. The judge mandated a resolution to the key sticking point in the case (joint vs. full legal custody) and three months later we had a fully executed agreement.
I realize that a whitewash of "excellent"s in the ratings above may appear overly generous, but it's the accurate reflection of my experience with Evan. I can't recommend him highly enough...if there was another level available, he would get "super-excellent" in all four categories. I am so grateful that he represented me in this case.
Posted by Lou
Prior to going through what ended up being a messy divorce, I decided to employ Evan Schein/Berkman to represent me . I could not be more pleased with my decision. Unlike many other lawyers, Evan made me feel like a person as opposed to just another client among the masses. He took the time to understand and answer the many questions I had, even making the effort to come to my house to give me sound legal advice, which ended up benefiting me greatly. From start to finish, he represented me in a thorough and professional manner, and I recommend Evan without hesitation.
Posted by a Prenuptials client
Evan was very knowledgeable about the nuances of prenups and made sure to explain all of the edits he recommended with respect to the language and form of the prenup. While these legal agreements can take a life of their own (lawyers sometimes cannot help themselves), Evan made sure to remain in the essence of agreement between my now-wife and myself. Evan's guidance, in what can be a delicate and awkward time between you and your better half, was much appreciated.
Posted by a Family client
I have had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Schein about an on going matter over the last few years. Frankly, without his help, I don't know where I would be today. His knowledge, and passion for family law is only matched by his determination to protect, and always act in the best interest of his clients. Mr. Schein has proven time, and time again how dedicated he is to his craft, and I will always be grateful not only for his help, but for always putting things in perspective. I would highly recommend him!