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Robert Steven Bernstein

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  1. Attorney Not Working on the Sole Behalf of his Clients

    Posted by a Chapter 11 client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Fair
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Robert Bernstein.
    • I hired Robert 6-12 months ago.
    • Robert handled my Bankruptcy / Chapter 11 matter.

    I met with Mr. Bernstein to review my position prior to filing bankruptcy. As with some attorneys, he wanted paid to review my case, which was fine with me. What was so disappointing is the information he shared was very general in spite of forwarding two years of tax returns, a Balance Sheet and my company's P&L Statement. In addition, I had my personal Balance Sheet and Expenses lay out too. After an hour meeting, he charged me $700.00. Stating his rate is $495 / Hr. and it took him a half hour to review my material.

    In fact, he was not familiar with my information when we met and only explained general rules of bankruptcy while not being versed on the different limitations for 2013. As I listen to him ramble on and on, his conclusion was for me to contact another attorney because he did not do very many personal bankruptcies.

    I left in shock, to have paid such a large amount of money for such little value.

    1. Robert Steven Bernstein

      Robert Bernstein

      Lawyer Comment:

      I’m sorry that you were disappointed with the result of our encounter. I am sure that this whole thing has been stressful for you. I recall that your situation initially was presented as involving two struggling companies that you owned, whose debts you personally guaranteed. Prior to the meeting, our email exchanges raised some specific questions about the assets and liabilities of the companies.

      Going into our in-person meeting, I definitely felt that you were a sophisticated businessperson, who was not going to just have me tell you what to do. So, I felt that I owed it to you to discuss alternative bankruptcy concepts to allow you to decide which of the several alternatives to choose. When our discussion ultimately pointed us to a personal bankruptcy for you, as opposed to a reorganization filing for the companies, I am sure that I explained that I generally do not represent individuals in personal bankruptcy filing and would not be the best lawyer for you.

      At the end of the hour-long meeting, you seemed satisfied with the result of the discussion. Although I am sure that you have would rather not paid for my time, we did discuss the cost in advance and it was clear that I was not providing a “free initial consultation.”

      I’m very sorry that you were not satisfied with my help. I hope things eventually worked out for you and that you found the path that was right for you.

      Posted 3 months ago. Flag

  2. Client Review

    Posted by a Debt Collection client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Robert Bernstein.
    • I hired Robert more than 3 years ago.
    • Robert handled my Debt Collection matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Robert Bernstein has represented Guttman Oil Company and the Guttman Group in credit recovery, bankruptcy and contract litigation matters for more than twenty-five years. Services have ranged over hundreds of matters and Attorney Bernstein has consistently provided excellent creditor representation. Attorney Bernstein is reliable, dependable, knowledgeable and effective. Guttman Oil Company and the Guttman Group take pleasure in highly recommending this lawyer as competent and completely worthy of your serious consideration.

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