4.5 stars 16 totalReview Peter Antonoplos
Posted by a client
Peter was courteous and more than capable in doing the estate planning for my wife and I. He explained options through a respectful dialogue, was responsive to our wishes, and made discussing death as comfortable as possible. We are glad that his services were fully covered by our group legal plan, and the primary outcome was a long and beautifully bound estate planning portfolio that we understand and are confident in.
As importantly, he and his professional staff went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule and growing family - a toddler and an infant - with toys (including one to take home each visit), patience, play, and kindness.
If more lawyers were like Peter, we'd have to find a new subject for jokes.
Posted by a Real Estate client
My wife and I met with Mr. Antonoplos to discuss a dispute we were having with an adjacent property owner. We initially talked to his receptionist, who scheduled our appointment with him. The process was easy and she took the time to give us an idea of the documents we should bring to the meeting.
Mr. Antonoplos, is very energetic. He is a whirlwind of energy and clear enjoys practicing law. We spent about an hour discussing our matter and reviewing documents. Our case took about four months to resolve, and Mr. Antonoplos was awesome through out the whole process. He sent us weekly updates of our case and did a great job, keeping us informed and forwarding materials to keep us involved in the process.
We were particularly impress by the level of preparation Mr. Antonoplos had for each of our court hearings and meetings with the other side. As a young attorney I think he is going to have a very bright future.
Posted by a client
I'm based in NYC and was looking long-distance for a lawyer in DC to review a condominium purchase for investment that I was considering there. He made me waste a day and a half waiting to speak with him but apparently didn't actually want the work, since he abruptly told me two minutes into the conversation, without even looking at a single document, that I shouldn't buy the unit. When I asked him to simply look at the documents first before giving his advice, and being clear that we were happy to pay for his time regardless of whether we went ahead or not, he told me that he wouldn't take the case and referred me to another lawyer who "was less rigid." I hung up less than five minutes after having finally gotten him on the phone.
Even if his concerns had been valid, his brusqueness and lack of consideration for my time made the entire interaction unpleasant. On top of that, having done a small amount of further research, it turns out his advice was wrong: he informed me that the building could not be FHA-loan approved; but in fact it is FHA-loan approved, so either he doesn't know something basic or he made an authoritative statement without enough information.
(It was strange in any case to say that someone should never buy an apartment in a building that is not FHA approved; this doesn't automatically make an apartment valueless, it only lowers the expected value and therefore the price that should be offered, but since he hadn't even asked me what I was buying or the price of the apartment, he couldn't have assessed that either.)
He cut me off immediately with a refusal to take the case when I tried to question him about his statement and ask him to review the documents first. My best guess is he just didn't want the job for some reason (it's of course small but I made clear what the job was when I first contacted him), but if so he shouldn't have wasted two days of my time waiting to talk to him, and he certainly shouldn't have given me actively bad information.
Posted by JoAnne
Life is a lot more complicated than it was 12 years ago when I did my first will, but working with Peter Antonoplos made the updating easy -- complete with comprehensive estate and tax planning. He's personable, professional, explained everything in plain English and fully answered every question I asked. Additionally, his questions gave me pause for thought and caused me to really, truly consider how I wanted to do things. Peter very quickly delivered the initial draft -- two days after our meeting. He made a task I'd been dreading so easy. Bonus - pleasant front desk and convenient downtown location.
Posted by Gilles
Courteous, highly knowledgeable and professional, no nonsense and patient with layperon's questions. Peter was exactly what we needed in our estate planning process.
Posted by Laurie
Peter's advice was invaluable in helping my family navigate the legal steps we needed to take on behalf of my mother's estate after she passed, from probate issues to helping us with real estate and the trusts my mother had set up during her life, including a special needs trust. Peter made what was a very emotional and confusing process so much less stressful for us. He took the time to clarify each step and managed everything seamlessly. His disarming and kind nature was an added bonus to his expertise and command of the law. We will definitely use Peter again for our legal needs.
Posted by a Wills client
He is arrogant and talks down to you when you are not knowledgeable about legal terms...isn't that why you are hiring a lawyer? He couldn't even take the time to walk through the estate planning in take document to understand how the areas apply to me. After ME filling out the document while he went off to do something else, he proceeded to tell me my handwriting looked like a 3 year olds.
Posted by Chris
Peter is the highest energy person I know. His zeal and expertise in a wide range of divergent legal topics is the best I have come across in all my years of working with top legal counsel. I trust Peter and his team for expert guidance in residential real estate, commercial real estate and estate planning. I have retained his services in the past for all three. I have a great respect for his legal capacity and attention to detail.
Posted by Stephanie
Peter is a great attorney. He took the time to meet with me to discuss my goals and objects and to understand my needs when it came to my estate plan. Peter really took the time to make sure that I understood all of the documents and make the process as quick and painless as possible.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I called Mr. Antonoplos for help with two pending DUI charges in different states (Maryland & Virginia.) He immediately started working and came up with a great plan. Thanks to his well thought out strategies, I am looking at a positive outcome in both court cases.
I would highly recommend this attorney.