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Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
After finding myself falsely arrested and facing criminal charges which could have not only destroyed my career but also cause me big immigration problems, Sommerstein provided legal advice and representation which resulted in the best possible outcome. With fair rates and years of experience, I am grateful for his assistance in sorting out a horrible nightmare situation.
Posted by Jackie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am so happy to have had Mr. Somerstein as my lawyer. I had never been in any trouble with the law before and he helped me feel very calm and helped me to understand what would happen. He was able to get the best outcome for my case. He also promised to always be my lawyer and I could call him for any questions or concerns in the future. He actually cared to get to know me and is a very sweet person who is also extremely knowledgable. You can't go wrong with hiring him!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
my situation was hardly the case of the century, but to me it was a very serious situation that could have affected the rest of my life if left unattended. Steve treated me very respectfully, and got the most desirable outcome possible. Steve also educated me on what to do if I ever found myself in another situation involving law enforcement. When you have to go to court or deal with the legal system you want a lawyer who knows what they are doing. He was very thorough, and I would recommend him to anyone facing a drug related charge.
Posted by bev, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Attorney somerstein was handling a criminal case for our son and handled everything very professional and efficeintly. he answered the phone calls or immediately called me back with in a day. he handled the court part as I would expect a good lawyer would explaining everything as we went along. he offered support and worthy advice as needed. I would highly reccommend him and his staff!
Posted by a client, Flag
A family member had gotten arrested the night before a major family celebration. Steve went into action, steadfastly working through the night, and got everything resolved. Thanks to Steve's diligence our family member walked away clean and we able to have our celebration as planned.
His legal skills aside, there is an added bonus; he' s a pleasant person and a nice guy to deal with.
Posted by Rhonda, a Litigation client, Flag
I used Stephen A Somerstein on several occasions. My family has known Steve for over ten years. When we needed him, he responded quickly and effeciently. He was so personalble with all our family and became someone we could trust. We were in close association with him for over seven months and the end result was
victorious. I would recommend this lawyer to a good friend or family member.
Posted by a Litigation client, Flag
Steve represented me on breach of contract matter regarding a building I wanted to buy. He was superb in court. Knew his stuff and the judge knew he knew his stuff. He also kept me calm throughout. I've thanked my friend who put me in touch with him a thousand times.
Posted by mjm, a Real Estate client, Flag
Stephen Sommerstein & his staff offered consistent integrity, expertise, efficiency and kindness. He and his staff exemplified legal expertise and conscientiousness. I will always be grateful for their legal assistance. I consulted Stephen and received very helpful advice at an acute and critical time in my divorce. Because of his responsiveness at this time, I ultimately had him execute the closing of our multi-million dollar house w/ the agreement of my ex-spouse!
Posted by Andy, a Business client, Flag
After years of using attorneys, finally I found the right one in Stephen Somerstein. He is extremely professional, he returns calls immediately and is responsive to all my needs. I can't say enough about him other than I would and do refer all my friends and colleagues to him, as I have great trust in his abilities and talent... and most of all, he brings positive results.
Posted by a Construction client, Flag
Stephen was recommended by a neighbor in Park Slope after our home renovation project turned into a disaster.
We had already spoken to two specialist construction attorneys who told us our chances of getting any settlement were low, but Stephen was willing to take the case and keep his costs to a minimum. He also brought in a respected architect as an expert witness which helped add credibility to our claims.
The pressure Stephen put on the project architect and contractor brought them to mediation where Stephen supported us and helped us negotiate a settlement that enabled us to redo the incorrect work and finally finish our home and get on with our lives.
We trusted Stephen with our financial future and without his help we would not have received such a fair settlement.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
Steve Somerstein was a great attorney to work wtih. He was competent, warm, and calming, the last of which most attornys are not. He helped me with three complex real estate transactions. Without his steady hand, I may not have made to the end of these. I give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by a Probate client, Flag
Effectively dealt with the legal matters regarding the probate of two difficult estates with competence and good humor. Considered, researched and thought through the difficult issues presented by these cases. It has been a pleasure to work with him and his associate. I would, and, in fact, am using him again.
Posted by Joyce, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Stephen has been patient and available, listening to the circumstances of my case and, more importantly, he has been prompt in initiating the appropriate actions.
His is guiding me to understand how the case will move forward both procedurally and timewise, and he is advising me as to what I need to do to assure the best outcome.
Stephen's associate, Kacey Rosenberg, is knowledgeable and pleasant. His office is both attractive and convenient and his billing is fair.
I highly recommend Stephen.
Posted by Kathleen, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Stephen has always been there for me without exception. He has assisted me in a ridiculously tiresome case. He was on top of every aspect and I was always fully informed of my options. He explained every step of the process to my full comprehension with patience and expertise. He worked within my strict and tight financial constraints with out ever diluting his efforts. He was always available to answer questions and concerns no matter how silly. He keep me calm and focused as the case became increasing expensive (through no fault of his). He made all possible efforts to minimize the cost to me and did not spend unnecessary time in protecting me. I have always feel I was not alone and that someone was in my corner. I am grateful for that and I am blessed to have found him and his staff.
I highly recommend him without reservation. He is someone you can count on in any type of situation requiring legal action taken against you or on your behalf.
Posted by Jessica, a Investment Fraud client, Flag
Mr. Somerstein guided me through a time when I was vulnerable and in need of good advice. It turns out he was right about the way I needed to handle things.He gave generously of his time and was always available to answer my questions. He followed up on my case even when our contract was over and he continues to update me on what is going on regarding my case in the courts. I continue to be thankful for his concern and kindness.
Posted by Jan, a Real Estate client, Flag
Stephen has been a lovely lawyer to work with for all the reasons outlined above. He was very thorough in exploring one possible deal which looked worse and worse as he followed though and so we pulled out and are relieved that his advice led us to a well-informed decision. We are working with him now for a new property we've identified.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I hired this person and was very unhappy with his work, so much so that I ended up hiring another lawyer to clean up his messes- including but not limited to him missing both filings and court dates.
Because he did not even have support staff at times- he was distracted in such ways as taking phone calls from other clients while in ( I kid you not)
If you do decide to use this person make sure you check and double check his work.
Because I did so I was able to find a crucial piece of information favorable to me which he simply could have found if he had used the internet.