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Posted by Teresa, a Real Estate client, Flag
You would have had to have had the number of mediocre, bad -- and I'll say it, horrific -- attorneys as I have had in my lifetime to be able to know what you have in Dan. Even the self-proclaimed superstar "best" ones out there could not shine Dan's shoes.
In short, I can tell that career wise, at some point he decided to cross every T and dot every I when it comes to courtesy, professionalism, integrity, fair rates, open disclosure and most important of all to me, allowing clients the dignity to sit across the table and be an active, decisive player in their own issue. After all, it is my life and my issue, no?
Well, in my experience, most lawyers' eyes would glaze over starting the minute you wrote them that $ check. It seemed as if they already knew what they would or would not do and their job was going to be a) to convince you to do something and/or b) talk you out of what you wanted.
My wise dad used to say, doctors and lawyers compensation is set up wrong. For a doctor, he only gets paid if you stay sick; for a lawyer, he only gets paid if you stay in legal trouble. For either one, when your issue is solved, the money stops rolling in.
But here's what separates the extraordinary from the mediocre, the bad and the horrific. I think Dan considers it a personal victory -- he was invested in my issue -- to finish the deal, wrap up the drama, get a fair compensation and call it a day. Somehow he figured out that serving people well and honoring the legal profession was a good thing to do, and it's crazy but after all these bad lawyers who acted badly, I finally found a "family" attorney that I now can do proactive things with i.e., my will, things I always wanted to do with my business.
All this time i was jealous of folks who said, "I'll ask my attorney" because I could never hope to "have an attorney. I now can say my family has a local world-class attorney who answers every phone call, every e-mail, listens way too generously and masterfully managed my complicated real estate closing at a very reasonable fee.
i wrote a book here ... so sorry. It's hard to say in just a few words.
Posted by Chris, a Real Estate client, Flag
My wife and I got involved in a short sale and retained Daniel Tota to be our counsel. As so many short sales do, this became a nightmare and dragged on for many months. Dan provided us with exceptional counsel, represented us well to the other side and ultimately got us out of that never-ending process and through a straight sale on another property in just 30 days. He worked tirelessly on our behalf and responded to all our questions, no matter how trivial. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Jason, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan is a consummate professional, who not only was an excellent communicator and advocate, but anticipated problematic areas and had the strategies in place for if and when they arose. In addition, he went the extra mile and coordinated a back to back closing for the buying and selling of our homes, as well as acting as the bank attorney for the purchase.
Posted by Carl, a Real Estate client, Flag
I hired Dan Tota for the sale of my home. Being a 1st time seller, I did not know the ins and outs of selling our home and how everything has to come together. Dan always kept me up to date between what was required from us and what was required from the buyers, either through e-mails or via phone.
His upbeat personality and guideance made it a pleasure to deal with and communicate with Dan and his staff. I would hire dan again in an instant.
Posted by Emmanuel Cadiz, a Real Estate client, Flag
Home buying can be very stressful however, with the help of Atty. Dan Tota everything set into the right place. This guy is amazing!. He is very passionate to his clients, he explains every details and he makes sure that he is on top of everything in favor of his clients. He is very hands-on in his cases and personally communicate with us through the whole process. Together with his staff, they make a great team and they are highly recommended!.. Thank you so much for everything!
Posted by Jill, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan, as well as his staff, were an absolute pleasure to deal with. They were very responsive to any questions my husband and I had throughout the home buying process and and they made the home purchasing experience painless. Dan explained both the contract and closing documents to us in terms that were easy to understand. We plan to use Dan in the future when we sell our townhouse and would highly recommened him.
Posted by Blake, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with. I used Dan for the sale of my current home, the purchase of our new construction home and everything else in between. Although it was extremely stressful Dan made it a smooth transition. I am confident there is no way the deal would have been done without his knowledge and hard work. Best of all, Dan explains the situation in language that you can understand and does so at a fair price. Thank you Dan (and your great team) for all of your hard work and dedication! It was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Posted by Judy, a Real Estate client, Flag
Selling and purchasing a home can be stressful. Dan Tota is a highly professional lawyer who took the stress out of these transactions by being responsive 100% of the time, and providing insightful information that was accurate and understandable. He has the patience to answer questions, and works efficiently to get the job done. I felt confident being represented by a smart, personable, and knowledgeable lawyer.
Posted by Julie, a Wills client, Flag
I've known Dan for many years now. I had some questions regarding my grandmothers will and the sale of her home. I called Dan and he took the time to explain everything to me in great detail. Dan you knowledge is so appreciated!!!
Posted by Tom, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan helped us out with the sale of our home for the past 28 years. He provided us with excellent, caring, and very conscientious service, and was always available to respond to any of our concerns and questions.
One particular item that particularly impressed me was when he responded to a question I asked of him during a weekend. I wasn't expecting a response until that Monday, but within hours, Dan responded with the answers.
Dan, as well as his courteous and equally caring staff, made sure I was informed about all important matters regarding the sale of my property, and made it as pain free as I ever could have hoped for. It went exceptionally well, and I credit Dan's knowledge and efforts from the contract to the numerous closing requirements for having made it so easy for us.
Posted by Errol, a Real Estate client, Flag
I worked with Dan to buy my first condo. I felt as though he and his office went above and beyond to ensure that I would close by my desired date. They were very helpful throughout the entire process. I’ve already recommended his services to other family members, should they need to purchase a home in the future.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Made us feel very comfortable during the entire home buying process. He is a hard worker who knows his stuff. He explained everything to us in a very clear way and was very timely in responding to our questions/needs.
Posted by Patricia, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan was actually the lawyer for the bank for our home refinancing but he was so thorough and professional we called on him to represent us on another real estate project.
Posted by Eileen, a Real Estate client, Flag
I had a great experience working with Dan on selling my home. He represented me well and he was very responsive throughout the process.
Posted by Michael Quadrino, a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan represented my wife and I on the purchase of a home in Westchester County, NY. He was incredibly knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with. We put together a closing under a very tight timeline and Dan led the entire team to a successful conclusion. I always felt I was in "safe hands" throughout the entire process. Highly recommended.
Posted by Kelley, a Real Estate client, Flag
My husband and I recently purchased our first home together. We were nervous and unfamiliar about the whole process. Working with Dan allowed us to feel at ease during this important time in our lives. Dan kept us well informed at all times in a language we could understand. He was very approachable and personable, as well as, extremely professional. He answered all of our questions promptly and efficiently at all times. From start to finish, working with Dan during this time, was an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much Dan !!!
Posted by Frank, a Real Estate client, Flag
As a first time home buyer, my Wife and I were unfamiliar with the entire home buying process. Dan really took the time to answer questions that we had as well explained things to us in a way that we would understand. He was thorough, meticulous, highly professional and very approachable. He successfully negotiated with the other parties involved and closing was extremely smooth. Dan is genuinely a really nice guy and makes you feel comfortable right from the start. We would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Daniel tota is a fantastic lawyer. He went above and beyond his call of duty to help me sell my home and purchase my next home. I highly recommend Daniel Tota for all your reale state needs.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Dan made me feel very comfortable in my real estate transaction. He is down to earth, friendly and went above and beyond to make sure that me and my family had an easy move.
Hats off to dan!