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In my opinion, Mr. Paul Romano is not a knowledgeable and/or trustworthy attorney. He did not finish my case and I feel caused a very large loss for me. In the end, I am saddened that I hired this attorney, and would not recommend him to anyone.
I do not recommend this attorney!
I engaged Paul to review documents and a partnership agreement relating to the start up of a new business venture. I needed it turned around quickly and Paul worked over a weekend to review and point out possible issues in these long and very detailed documents. After speaking with Paul I identified the important points to address and was able to get comfortable with the agreements. I will definitely use Paul again when needed.
We have used Mr. Romano's partner, Kenny Sumner, for both our personal and business needs over the past years. He is knowledgeable and efficient. He has always worked above and beyond our expectations when handling our legal matters.
In my opinion, Mr. Paul A. Romano did not do a good job on my case. He secured his payment, then quit as my representative. He did not follow-through having the other party I sued hold to their end of a signed settlement agreement.
I did everything that I was supposed to do, and was forced to allow this attorney to place a lien on a home I received in this settlement.
First, he coerced me into signing a Power of Attorney giving him the rights to sale my home, use his own real-estate agent, and then take all the proceeds and put it in his own account. I found out that a lot of people lose all of their $ this way, and another attorney told me to have his POA revoked immediately.
Mr. Romano also informed me via email thereafter, that the real-estate agent he was going to use (that only came out to my home to take a look at it) was owed, I believe around $600.00. He told me that he was going to have to pay that out of his pocket. I, nor anyone I know of has ever had a real-estate agent charge them to look at their home. I feel, this was another gimmick for him to try and acquire even more $ from me.
Once I did finalize the revocation of his POA, Mr. Romano threatened to add large fees to his expenses if I wouldn't then sign a Lien Agreement allowing him to place a lien on my home. This way he could collect money at closing when my home sales. I feel, I had no choice and was forced to agree to this.
His expenses were already high!
After he filed the lien, he quit and told me that it was not worth his time to do anything about the other party. They never turned in copied pictures of my family, they didn't leave items they were supposed to leave for certain family members, and they basically took a lot of items that were not in our agreement, and those items were worth a large value of money.
After stating that it wasn't worth his time, he then asked me to sign a new agreement giving me a very short time limit on selling my home, or he would basically be given back full control over the sale of the home.
I informed Mr. Romano that this wasn't right. I just feel, that he kept trying to get me to sign agreements with him to give him all the power of the estate's $ after I already spent over a year trying to fight to get my inheritance from a family member who took everything to begin with.
Mr. Romano stated to one of my family members that if they could get me to sign that agreement, he would most assuredly fine my family member who breached the settlement, but as I didn't sign it, he just quit. In my opinion, he feels he's secured his payment already, so he doesn't care.
I feel that he is not a honorable person, and is forcing me to pay him his expenses and fees for not completing the job.
I feel, he is not qualified to handle any case and has absolutely no ethical values.
I am following through with the Probate Court 2 Judge to try and rectify this matter as to how Mr. Romano has acted and has done in this case. It's disheartening that I have to call for a hearing just to have a judge in our county intervene.
In my perspective, it is offensive to have to go to a judge over a lawyer that was supposed to represent me all the way through.
I am a true client and I have my cases entire history and all of the emails from day one, so I can prove to you what has been done.
In my personal opinion, Mr. Paul A. Romano should not be an attorney.
All opinions expressed in this message, may or may not reflect the opinions of another party. My opinions are based upon information that I deem truly reliable.
Paul helped my wife and I with estate planning , trust set up, and will preparation. He did a great job and was very knowledgeable.
I had a chance to use the services of Lawyer Paul Romano and every time he did a fantastic job. He has been very reliable and efficient. He also seemed to have full knowledge of his case. I would recommend him any time.
Mr. Romano was referred to us by a friend, who was referred by a friend....and the list goes on. I have a hard time trusting anyone, much less attorneys, but this is definitely a relationship for life. Paul has saved me so much time, money and most importantly, headaches. I'm sure the people I've gone up against despise him, but for me that says he's doing his job representing me. And winning.
I would, without a doubt, recommend him to anyone.