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Russ handled a difficult business closing case for me. It involved bank and creditor issues and an insolent, adversarial attorney. The case took many months and, through it all, Russ kept my best interests in the forefront and displayed excellent knowledge and ability. We were, in the end, successful in getting the business closed and saving my personal interests.
Russ was instrumental in negotiating a favorable settlement with the union for a mutual client. He was skillful in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of our position and ended up convincing the opposing attorney that the agreement was fair for both sides.
Helped discharge an IRS debt.
Russ worked with me on a sticky asset-protection issue. I had consulted with two attorneys before I found Russ. The other attorneys spoke in generalities and let the clock run on their fees. Russ came straight at me with specific, practical recommendations, with a minimum of "pomp and circumstance". I recommend him highly.
Russ helped me through a legal nightmare. The first was a failed real estate development with a less than trustworthy contractor who was intent on ruining me financially. Russ employed a strategy that protected my prime assets and played a waiting game that eventually turned the tables on the contractor forcing him to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars less than he was asking. I kept all my assets, avoided bankruptcy, and ended up giving the contractor just the land in question.
Also, I was faced with an employee fraud case and a disgruntled employee that was causing havoc in my office. The fraud case was resolved with restitution and retirement and the disgruntled employee issue was dealt with by Russ. He documented the misconduct, came to my office, gave her the termination letter and acted as a buffer to her behavior.
I plan to continue to use Russ as my financial adviser in the future.
I would recommend Russ to anyone who is dealing with financial and employee issues. During my legal nightmare, I had three attorney's and it was only Russ that outlined the plan that ultimately worked. Had it not been for Russ, I have every reason to believe that not only my house but my business and other assets would have been jeopardized.
My wife and I used Attorney Brannen to represent us when we filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004. Our case was somewhat complicated because at the time I owned a small business that was failing. Attorney Brannen was able to have all our debt discharged, with the exception of our home mortgage, which we chose to re-affirm. Brannen proved to be able, knowledgeable and assertive.
I called and within a couple of hours he had initiated contact. A few days later when the other side failed to respond, he called. I had an answer as soon as he knew.
It was a good feeling to know my issue was in such competent hands.