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Posted by NZ, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
John Crane was the first lawyer I contacted regarding bankruptcy and 5 minutes into the conversation, I knew he'd be my last. Living on a disability budget in NY during today's economic times is tough. My medical and living expenses spiraled out of control and I ended up 40K in debt having to use my credit cards for basic necessities just to live. I soon found myself unable to even make the minimum payments regardless of my attempts at transferring balances to other cards with low interest rates. John Crane was thorough in explaining the process of bankruptcy and patient through my anxieties. He speaks to you without a superior attitude and keeps himself educated on the current bankruptcy laws. He was very compassionate and understanding of my problems and assured me that there was hope. My monies are still limited but I am able to budget better without the stress of credit card debt. Having to file for bankruptcy is stressful in itself but having John Crane as my lawyer made it an easier process to deal with.
Posted by Ken, a Real Estate client, Flag
I referred John Crane to a dear friend for a closing and he was extremely knowledgeable and responsive throughout the entire process. I believe he's handled more than 2000+ closings and even taught on the topic! Because he is trustworthy and instructive and very personable, I will continue to refer John to anyone for anything and without reservation, recommend his services!
Posted by Robert, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
I lost my job during recession time. I had lots of pending bills, house EMIs, car loans etc. I was in huge stress and so the medical bills were reaching sky heights. Finally I decided to file for bankruptcy. I was very ashamed and couldn’t believe I am going to do this. But I had no choice. With lots of hesitation I walked in to John’s office. Unlike other big firms, very soon I was able to directly meet John. He asked me minimal questions and to my surprise he understood the whole situation really well. Of course the experience gives that edge to you. Then he discussed the other options I can think about other than bankruptcy. But finally we decided to go with bankruptcy. He made the process really smooth. Now I have a free mind, I can start thinking about restarting my career.
Posted by Ryan Brain, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
My EMI outgo was very high and I was on the verge of losing my house. I consulted attorney John to discuss my problem and possibility of filing for bankruptcy. John suggested me to file my bankruptcy case under chapter 13 where I could get a restructured repayment plan. I filed for the bankruptcy under chapter 13 and with help of John I got a revised repayment plan which was manageable for me. Four years after filing for bankruptcy, my life is back on track with some solid financial plan for future of myself and my family. Attorney John is the biggest contributor in this turnaround.
Posted by Brandi, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
My lender sold my loan and the new lender was threatening to foreclose. I also had a car repossessed and a deficiency judgment against me. I called John Crane and he invited me in. For over an hour, John met with me and explained all of my options. He asked about my whole life, and only after learning all about my financial situation did he recommend I file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
I was very nervous about filing bankruptcy and having my employer find out. John patiently explained the bankruptcy process, and even in getting the documents and filling out the questionnaire, John did it in a way that removed all of the stress and anxiety I was having over bankruptcy. He explained the court hearing, and what to expect, as well as the types of questions I would be asked. Everything happened exactly as he said it would.
My Chapter 13 plan was granted and John’s work has removed my financial stress and gave me the fresh start I really wanted. John went beyond my expectations of being there for me. Whether it was a text message, phone call, or a call to his cell phone, my questions or concerns were always treated with respect and professionalism. As a paralegal with years of large law firm experience, I can only say that John Crane treats his clients in the way that all lawyers should!
Posted by Victoria, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was over 1,000,000 in debt on two homes and owed over 45,000 on my credit cards. I contacted John Crane and realized very soon that he really is different. John explained that because neither of my homes had equity, and because I was co-owner with another family member on each, that I would be able to keep both homes and still have all of my credit card debt wiped out.
I was a nervous wreck and John patiently met with me and spent over one hour learning about my specific situation and explaining the entire bankruptcy process and all of my options to me. Because I had never filed before and was very nervous, John actually met with me numerous times, carefully explained what documents were required, and personally prepared my bankruptcy petition with me. John always answered my telephone calls and when he didn’t, he always called me right back.
I know there are many other bankruptcy attorneys, but nobody would have cared about me the way John did. He personally reassured me as to what to expect at my meeting, and followed up with me to reduce my stress. I only wish I had called him earlier. I could have reduced months of stress and got my fresh start on life much earlier!
Posted by Joe, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was looking for a fresh start and John Crane delivered! He met with me and calmed me down. I was nervous and worried about judgments and credit card bills. He explained everything and gave me a list of the exact documents I needed. He told me the website to take the credit counseling classes and answered all my questions. When I was confused about how to answer a question, he simply made an appointment, looked over my documents and personally prepared my petition with me. I never met with a paralegal or assistant, only John.
My meeting of creditors went exactly like he said it would, and I finally have no more collection calls and am rebuilding my life! Thank you for getting my life back for me. I most highly recommend John to everyone in financial trouble. He will tell you the truth with patience and treat you with respect.
Posted by Maria, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
John represented me as my attorney and filed my bankruptcy. Not only did he take away all my stress as I gathered the documents I needed, but I really felt that he cared about me. I was working two jobs and still behind. With John's advice, all of my debt was wiped out and I am now only working one job. I am healthier, happier, and definitely more peaceful.
I highly recommend John. He always calls back and always listened whenever I had a question.
Posted by maria, a Real Estate client, Flag
I just finished a short sale with john as my lawyer. Look no more he is the best. Ihad three attorneys prior to john and they just did not get it or would not be knowledgable to go about doing a short sale. The amazing thing about this is that he was upto date with tax ramifictions and how to reach the proper person in the charge to get the job done. As you are aware shortsales are hard to get approved. A very few percentile does. Like I said befor look no further for a top attorney that never keeps you in the dark. Communicates with his client and always gets back to you if you want to reach him. Had I not had john as my attorney this shortsale would have never happened. He worked deligently for seventeen months on this case and never gave up. JoHN I thank you so much for giving Me my life back. I will be eternally gratefull to you
Posted by E, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My employment had been cut back and I was over $30,000 in debt. I called for the free consultation and met with John personally, not his assistant. We met for over 1 hour and I told him my entire situation. He explained all my options, even those that did not involve bankruptcy. Then he explained the process, types of bankruptcy and why ch. 7 was the best option for me. When he was done, he asked if I had any questions and thanked me for coming in. He never tried to sell me anything or to sign anything.
John was the only person I met with to go over documents, sign forms or to answer my questions. His assistant called with updates, or to request documents I forgot, but John met me every time. He always had 5 or 10 minutes to answer my questions. Before I went to court, John went over everything that would happen and it happened just the way he said it would!
While any attorney could have filed my bankruptcy, what makes John special is that he was personally involved and personally available to me at every step. I doubt any attorney would go to the lengths that John did to explain how bankruptcy would affect my credit and give me specific instructions on how to improve my credit after the bankruptcy is over! In fact, somebody garnished my check after we went to court. John got all my money back in a couple of weeks after telling them they were breaking the law. John treated me with respect and in a way that reduced all of the stress I had been feeling. Because he cares, John goes out of his way to make you understand.
Posted by Martin, a Real Estate client, Flag
John really supported and guided us on our long road to home ownership. He was always helpful with any questions we had and took as much time was needed until we understood the matter at hand. He made this a great learning experience for us.
Posted by Edna, a Foreclosure client, Flag
I used John when I faced foreclosure. I had been out of work and couldn't pay. John stopped the foreclosure and successfully got me a loan modification fixed for the life of the loan. More importantly, he calls back! The attorney I used when I purchased the home would not call back for 2 or 3 days. John always called back, sometimes within the hour. grop