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Posted by Dagny, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Mr. Bernstein was very disappointing. At first it seemed like he was very passionate, very much an advocate for renters. I felt encouraged and confident that he would take care of my situation. Things started out well but then long periods of time would pass when I could not reach Mr. Bernstein and I would get no response to my emails or voicemails. I even got a letter from my landlady's attorney expressing the assumption that I did not actually have legal counsel at all. The one letter that Mr. Bernstein said he sent to opposing counsel was addressed to the wrong lawyer.
We had one meeting at which Mr. Bernstein brought in a colleague and it appeared to me that they were more interested in trying to build a class action suit against the management company of my building, rather than to focus on the specific details of my situation.
It all became irrelevant because I never heard back from Mr. Bernstein anyway. I had a couple of bizarre conversations with his assistant who made claims that they had talked with my landlady's attorney but I got no response when I asked for proof that they had been in communication with opposing counsel. My landlady changed lawyers so I really do not know if Mr. Bernstein ever contacted the first lawyer or not.
I decided to fire Mr. Bernstein after about four months of no progress at all and very little communication. I sent a registered letter to the address that Mr. Bernstein uses for this profile and it was returned as undeliverable, no such address.