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Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
David was very nice however I believe he may need a receptionist. We had a scheduled appt but he wasn't in the office at that scheduled time. I tried calling but only got his vm. My sister and I waited for approx 30mins and he was a no show. Once he received my message he did call back and apologize. He said "I thought with all of our emails going back and forth, you had cancelled" I reminded him that I sent him an email asking to reschedule our appt from 10/9 to 10/14 at 4pm, he responded with "confirmed" 10mins later and there were no other emails between the two of us, aside from the day of our appt letting him know my sister would be at his office before I would and that was sent an hour before our confirmed appt time. So, I'm not sure where he got "all of our emails" from? He then said he was sorry and that he must've mixed us up with another client. Unfortunately this didn't give us the warm fuzzies, dependability is a must and first impressions are HUGE with me, therefore we are going with another attorney.
I will say he was very apologetic and seems like he would be a nice person to work with.
Posted by Colleen, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I'm the oldest of 8 children, and one of my siblings was taking financial advantage of my elderly parents. I contacted David Porter for advice on how to deal with the situation. He came up with the idea of drawing up an Irrevocable Trust, naming me trustee. My Father died 3 years ago, and I was able to negotiate all that needed to be done financially by simply providing a copy of the Trust to Social Security, Banks, Credit Unions, etc. The money was readily available without having to go through my Mother, who was 94 at that time. Since then, I've been able to handle all her financial matters with absolutely no hassle. My soon to be 98 year old Mother is now in a beautiful extended care facility which she would not have been able to afford had my errant brother continued to take advantage of her "generosity!"
Within the last week, I referred one of my sisters to David. Her husband recently underwent a kidney transplant, and they needed advice on how best to deal with their estate planning, and what they needed to do immediately. My sister called me the next day to tell me how much she appreciated the referral. David was knowledgeable, kind, and caring. He clearly explained their options, and gave them a direction to go at this time. They have been through so much these past few months, and the information David provided relieved a great amount of stress and anxiety during this difficult time.
I would highly recommend Mr. Porter.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
I have worked with David Porter over the last 15 years in the sale of real estate. He is very knowledgeable and detailed orientated.
Posted by Kathryn, a Real Estate client, Flag
We felt that David was really looking out for us. He had our best interest as a priority and kept us well informed.
Posted by sue, Flag
David has provided superior service to us several times - Will Writing and updating, Health Care Directive and our last Real Estate purchase.
Posted by Nancy, a Divorce client, Flag
When faced with an unexpected marital break, I was lucky enough to find David Porter. He was a rock, explained everything and worked with me to develop a strategy I could live with. My ex tried all sorts of things up to and post-divorce, but David matched him at every step. A huge relief, all around. Perhaps David is known for his excellent estate skills more than as a divorce lawyer, but I found him to be professional, professionally creative and professionally responsive. As well as a very bright man who was always interesting to speak with. I couldn't have made it through without him and his counsel. And that's a fact.
Posted by Nathan, a Probate client, Flag
David handled my Mother estate after she passed, I was the executor of her estate and the information and training I receive helped me though a difficult situation. I received excellent support in the desposition of my mother assets including the House which was the biggest task since I did not live in the area and had to travel from Calif. He set me up with a list of responsible contractors for help in geting the house in order to sell, real estate professionals that sold my house on the first week it was listed. The CPA that I picked from his list provided me the support I needed. I kept a log with receipts and at the end she used my log book to complete a final summary that I presented to my brothers showing how the funds were spent prior to the asset distribution. The CPA handle all of the taxes for the estate and advised me in handling desposition of Bonds and Stocks associated with the estate. I was very thank ful for all involved.
Posted by Chris, Flag
It is with both professional respect and high personal regard that I optimistically recommend David Porter as an estate planning attorney. I have referred many clients to him over the years and everyone gives him rave reviews.
Posted by a Probate client, Flag
I was in a probate and real estate situation that quickly turned complex and difficult. I called upon David Porter and he acted quickly and with competently to put things in order. There were some odd facts to this case and Dave knew what to do and came up with creative and effective solutions. He communicates very promptly and is empathetic to the emotions people are experiencing in a probate case. I am so grateful that I hired him and would recommend him without qualification.
Posted by Jerry, a Business client, Flag
I have known Dave for over 30 years. I have used him in a variety of business and personal matters. He is knowledgeable, responsive and thorough. What I also appreciate about Dave is that he will tell you when he does not feel qualified to handle a particular issue and will refer you to other counsel. That is unusual for many who will often take on something better handled by another person. I would have no reservation recommending Dave to a friend or family member.
Posted by Joanne, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Daid Porter handled my legal needs with timeliness, empathy,professional decorum with a great sense of humor and with thorough knowledge of his field
Posted by Doug, a Probate client, Flag
Dave Porter wrote the wills for both of my parents about 20 years ago. My dad died in 2008 and my mom in 2009. Dave was very sympathetic and supportive, beyond just being a lawyer, when my parents died. He truly cares and takes interest in interpersonal relationships.
I was the "personal rep" for the estate. As such I met with Dave to begin the probate process. I was impressed by how he navigated the system so knowedgeably and efficiently. Right from his office he acquired a government tax ID for the estate. Amazing! In one simple meeting he set the wheels in motion for all the various governmental requirements. The probate process was efficient and effective!! Dave Porter is totally trustworthy and I will recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Tom, Flag
. I have been the Community Education Coordinator for the Southwest area of Minneapolis for the past 37 years, and have known David for over three decades. I have a high regard for his integrity and commitment to working professionaly and fairly with people. His involvement in our community programas and his commitment to the well-being of the children and residents of this area has been commendable and consistent. I know that he is an excellent attorney and you can depend on him, as evidenced by his other cleint reviews, to meet your legals needs with what you would need and expect from an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Bob, a Administrative Law client, Flag
The first time Mr. Porter provided legal services to me was over 30 years ago. That was a property matter and he handled it perfectly. Since then I have become a lawyer and relied on Mr. Porter to provide guidance to me both personally and on professional matters. I have the utmost confidence in both his abilities and his dedication to his clients. Mr. Porter is also a positive influence on the community. Everyone who lives in South Minneapolis knows who he is and I doubt anyone would hesitate to use him as their lawyer. I know David has been disciplined in the past but he handled that matter with dignity and paved the way for other lawyers to receive fair treatment when the going gets rough as it can for anyone. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Porter for any matter within his field of expertise. I also would not hesitate to ask him advice on a personal matter. He's both a great lawyer and a great guy.
Posted by Chad, a Probate client, Flag
I've been working with Mr. Porter now since December 27, 2010. My brother passed away suddenly and didn't leave a will. Dave impressed me from the beginning with his kindness, extensive knowledge, and no bull attitude. For the last six months he had to deal with several insurance companies, heirs of the estate, mounds of paperwork, and even had to search county records over 20 years back for my brother's divorce decree. No matter what the challenge he always did it with a smile, a kind word, and utmost professionalism. Dave's been around. His stories are fascinating and his laugh is contagious. His fee was very very reasonable considering the countless hours he put in on this estate. The estate has finally been settled and everyone is happy. I'm so very fortunate to of had Dave at my side through all this. I don't just consider him my attorney, I consider him my friend. I highly recommend Dave Porter to anyone.