5.0 stars 37 totalReview Ian Valkenet
Ian is a amazing intelligent and informative Attorney. He is very personal and explained every detail through our process. We felt very confident with our decision to use Ian that we have obtained his services on more than one occasion for our real estate needs.
Ian was extremely informative, did thorough research into my case and was readily available whenever I needed him regardless of the time of day. Ian was someone who I felt I was in good hands and who made sure that I was thoroughly prepared for my case as well as being supportive and attentive during the hearing. He also made sure that he would be there for my hearing regardless of his busy schedule that day and always made sure that the stress was put on him instead of myself. I would not have won my case or kept my sanity if it wasn't for him. I highly recommend him.
Ian knew exactly what I needed to know about the problem I called him about. He gave straight forward advice and told me what I needed to hear. He was extremely personable and while I ultimately did not need representation, I would absolutely use him if the need arose.
Mr. Valkenet represented me in a case involving an unemployment claim. He was the ultimate professional without the ego! He had full knowledge of the unemployment process and was able to clearly break it down into layman's terms so that I too was able to understand the intricacies of the situation. Whether speaking to me, the hearing examiner or the parties on the "other side", his demeanor was at all times respectful and attentive. I would highly recommend Mr. Valkenet to anyway seeking legal services.
Ian took my call on a Saturday and he gave me sound advice about what I should do next regarding a property I have in Baltimore. He was very helpful and even did research while I was on the phone to help me figure out what was going on with a property I have in Baltimore. There aren't many lawyers that would do this on a Saturday morning.
Posted by a client
I had a difficult situation when a real estate deal fell through and the seller wanted to retain my earnest money deposit when there was a contingency stating that the deposit be returned to me in this specific circumstance. Over 3 months of talking back and forth with the seller, they determined that they were entitled to a large portion of the deposit. I contacted Ian based on his excellent reviews on Avvo. He gave me pricing information up front and worked quickly to give me his understanding of the situation. He wrote a demand letter to the seller with the threat of a lawsuit if the money wasn't returned to me in full in 2 weeks. Within that time frame I received a document from the seller releasing the full deposit to me and a week later I received the check in the mail.
I have never needed to hire an attorney for anything before, and I was wary of hiring one from the internet, but this experience has been great. I highly recommend Ian and his associates.
Ian went over our purchase agreement and assured us that my concerns were already addressed in it (I had sent him it with the seller's edits and my comments). He pointed out a concern of his and advised us to address it in the agreement by stipulating that we have a separate agreement on that issue (the sales price factored in allowing the seller to live rent free for up to 9 months after the closing). His price of $250 was very reasonable and it included a half hr phone discussion; though we didn't take advantage of this, we did have a question about being married and being on the deed vs. the mortgage. He explained to us a statute in MD that makes for an equitable distribution in the event of a divorce. I highly recommend Ian and would contact him in the future.
Posted by a client
Ian is an outstanding lawyer who is knowledgable and most importantly a tough negotiator. This was my first time ever needing a lawyer and I would recommend his firm to any of my family or friends.
Posted by Sherry
I called looking for representation concerning a complicated real estate purchase. He answered my questions and referred me to another lawyer who answered even more questions. Both of them were excellent!! They gave me great advise and pointed me in the direction I needed to go. I would definitely use these guys in the future.
Posted by a client
ian Valkenet is an amazing lawyer and one who will go the extra mile for his clients. His knowledge of the law and attention to detail are second to none. He put in tireless effort to work for me and I trust him with any matter. I would hire him in a second! He is a true professional who will work relentlessly for you and your family. I could not have had a better attorney.