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Posted by William, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
My wife and I went to the Baumer Law office when our mortgage company attempted to foreclose on us 4 years ago. The day we had to appear before the judge and trustee it became very clear that having a great attorney who was well prepared got the process off to a good start. We saw many other folks who showed up and weren’t prepared and had to reappear in the future to complete the initial process.
We continued to have problems with the mortgage company and their accounting throughout our journey and during our process the mortgage company filed for bankruptcy and sold our loan. The staff were great to work with throughout and made it much easier to successfully complete our Chapter 13 plan.
I would recommend Michael Baumer and his staff to anyone who is having financial difficulty and needs help with creditors. *****
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Deciding to file bankruptcy is a difficult, heart-wrenching decision. The next tough decision is picking the right lawyer to handle your case. You want one who will be there when all those pesky questions and fears arise, and one that makes sure your case is handled properly.
Michael Baumer and his staff were a great decision for us. We appreciated his mellow, laid-back vibe, (one that only comes from years of dealing with tough cases and nervous clients). Also, he teaches BK law to other lawyers at conferences, a decided plus for our slightly more complicated filing. We threw a lot of tough questions his way and he and his staff always had the answer or solution needed.
If you are considering bankruptcy, Mr. Baumer is a lawyer we can definitely recommend. He and his staff went above and beyond to address our concerns and to create a workable plan for us.
Posted by Paul N., a Chapter 7 client, Flag
The experience with Michael and his team was outstanding. I was referred to him by another Bankruptcy attorney based out of SA and boy was I glad. From the first call into the office on it was such a great experience. They made me feel comfortable and gave me lots of helpful information and never made me feel like I was just another number. From beginning to end I was guided along, given support, and never left wondering what was next. This firm is top notch and I absolutely recommend Michael and his team to anyone that needs his services.
Posted by Maggie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael Baumer is very professional. He is very truthful and helpful. He provided me with the the help I needed in times of need. He knows the law, and gives excellent advice. Mr. Michael Baumer is the best attorney to hire, if you want stressfree legal services.
Posted by Polly, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael Baumer is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. He was professional in explaining each step of the bankruptcy proceeding. His staff were supportive and answered every question I had with patience and courtesy. He was on time for the proceeding and managed to allay my nervousness while we waited. The proceeding was handled quickly and smoothly. My oldest son, who has driven a taxicab in Austin for over 20 years, asked me for my opinion of Mr. Baumer as an attorney, since he is frequently asked by long time riders if he can recommend a local attorney. I unhesitatingly recommend Michael Baumer for any bankruptcy proceeding.
Posted by deb, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When working with Michael at Law Offices of Michael Baumer, he gave me his honest opinion as to the outcome of my case and a clear plan of action, all at a reasonable price. I am very satisfied with the service I received from Michael and his office.
Posted by Heidi, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael Baumer gave me excellent advice and took the time to answer all of my questions. His staff was very helpful and kind. Although Mr. Baumer did a good job of letting me know what to expect at bankruptcy court, the court appearance was the hardest part for me. I had never been to court before in my life and was filled with anxiety. The rest of the process, while difficult, was facilitated nicely by Michael Bauer and his staff.
Posted by Annie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
And that is not something usually said when dealing with attorneys or courts, but with Michael Baumer it was. I believe what made the process so easy was the fact that Michael talked me through everything and made everything as easy to understand and do as possible. There wasn't a lot of unnecessary paperwork or hassles. I was always made aware of where in the process I was. And with everything from our first meeting to the appearance in court, I felt that Michael was on my side and ready to handle everything, which took a great deal of stress off me. I hope to NEVER go through this process again, but I would absolutely recommend the Law Office of Michael Baumer to anyone who needs his services.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Our bankruptcy case was not a typical one. My wife and I spoke with Michael and he was able to understand our situation, put us at ease, and walk us through the process. Bankruptcy sucks, there is no easy way to state it. If you must go through the process, then I HIGHLY recommend speaking with Michael. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Posted by Mark, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
What a great experience! ... except for the fact that I had to file bankruptcy; something that I did not want to have to do. If you find yourself in this sort of situation though, I would recommend The Law Office of Michael Baumer. Michael is a very personable person in and of himself. Quite professional and knowledgeable as well. I felt completely at ease with him. That isn't all. I found the whole office there, from the legal secretary to the other lawyers and workers there to be very competent and helpful. I had many questions about filling out my inventory forms and they spent the time to help me understand what was required of me. As I said: If you need help with a bankruptcy, there is one place to go -- for my money it is Michael Baumer and his awesome team!
Posted by Ryan A, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael was great since the first consultation. All other lawyers I called didn't think that we could file chapter 7 but after asking a few basic questions that other lawyers didn't he saw no problem in taking care of our problem. Everything went as it could go and now everything has been taken care of.
Posted by Alex S, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My partner and I had a business that was going under but on top of that we also had two full time jobs so when we called around just about everyone told us we couldn't file for chapter 7. However, when we called Michael's office they took the time to really understand our financial difficulties and told us that could help us. We came in for our consultation and sure enough we qualified to file for chapter 7 since most of our debt was business and not personal. This was a great relief! I swear I called their office every day, sometimes twice a day, to get ALL my questions answered. Never once did I feel like I was bothering them in anyway. everything went as smooth as they promised! I have already referred Michael's office to a friend that has the same situation we did.
Posted by Marlinda, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael's firm is outstanding, the entire staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable as your going through such a stressfull process. I would recommend them to anyone filing bankruptcy!!!
Posted by Thelma, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
When I had to file personal bankruptcy back in January 2012, a close friend recommended Michael Baumer. Mr. Baumer and all of his staff were very friendly, professional and helpful to me through the whole process. They are very knowledgeable, and would answer any questions quickly. Megan was handling my case and she is just a great lawyer and a person too. I would definitely recommend Michael Baumer's office to anyone considering bankruptcy or with credit problems. Thank you for helping me get back on track and move forward with my life. It feels so good and all your help is very much appreciated.
Posted by John, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael Baumer is a great bankruptcy lawyer, he is has a lot of experience and gave very good advice. He was never too busy to meet with us and answer all our questions.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Michael and his staff were very helpful through our process. They answered all our questions and explained everything to us fully. They were always friendly and never made us feel uncomfortable.
Posted by Paul & Ingrid, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My Wife and I were going through a difficult financial period. We were going in circles with the bills vs. the pay check and knew we needed help. A friend told us to chek out the Law Office of Michael Baumer. We were very nervous and did not know what to expect, but Michael and his staff put us at ease. Michael and his staff were very caring and made us feel comfortable during this difficult time. They treated us with the utmost respect and were always friendly and that means a lot.
He gave us the tools and information we needed to repair our credit and move ahead. Michael THANKS so much to you and your wonderful staff for your patience, guidance and service. We highly recommend your services to anyone.
Paul & Ingrid
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Michael Baumer and his team are very professional and responsive. Renee is one of the most competent staff members I have ever worked with. Every time I called her in a panic about something she very calmly and quickly took care of the issue. I would recommend them with no reservations.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I highly recommend Michael and his team. They are extremely competent, professional and kind. He is highly regarded by many in this field. You can trust him to represent your best interests and guide you throughout the entire process. The location is great (Burnet Rd.), easy to park, etc. His fees are affordable and well earned. I asked alot of questions and Melanie, his legal assistant, was always very patient with me and she was extremely responsive (same day). I was embarassed/humiliated to be in the situation I was in (single mom, 3 teens, drowning in a sea of school debt, being taxed out of my property, etc.) and they take care of the situation for you when you really need the help. I'm very grateful to them.
Posted by Daniel, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
I researched bankruptcy attorneys on the web that were part of my prepaid leagal plan. I saw that the Baumer Law Firm had a great reputation online, so I gave them a try. Let me preface my first meeting; I was at the end of my rope financially, I was embarassed about my financial situation as I made decent money, yet through poor decisions and a divorce all of my money went to bills, which included several credit cards with high interest rates. Anything left over went to necessities...if the kids needed clothes or shoes, something would go unpaid, at which time the bill collectors would start calling, and wouldn't quit. Then, of course, there was the IRS who I owed $19,000.00. I was literally ill. I walked into Mr. Baumers office and was greeted by a representative that was very kind (sincerely so) and within minutes I was meeting with Michael Baumer. The meeting was great, there was no judgement, only advice, options, and most importantly professional reassurance that the firm could help me. Michael was honest, he told me the process for a Chapter 13 was years long, but that once in force, the Chapter 13 would foster a manageable financial life. I walked out of the office feeling better than I had felt in a LONG time. Everything went exactly as Michael said, and acording to plan. As I said, Michael was honest, he told me that I would be paying a long time, and I did! From September 2007 until June 2011. But you know what? It is over, for the first time in over a decade I do NOT owe the IRS, and although my debt has been manageable since the Chapter 13, since I am finished with it, I just received a huge wage by virtue of keeping the money I was paying to the 13. Also, in the event of an emergency there are ways to have money refunded to you and an extension placed on your Chapt 13, but ONLY in extreme cases. I wished I had always managed my money and never needed to file bankruptcy, but that isn't how my life went, as such; I am very thankful to Michael Baumer and his staff, especially Renee P. (Chapt 13 specialist) for their help and their patience with me. I'm not always the brightest guy in the world, and at times I would call them more than once needing information about a topic they had already explained to me, they assisted me with emergencies, and were ALWAYS professional, courteous, accepting and genuinely kind. They didn't make false promises and were always honest. If I had to describe Michael Baumers practice in two words, the words would be professionalism and integrity. Michaels sister is also an attorney (I think her name is Meghan? I apologize if I got the name wrong or misspelled) She too is awesome, she represented me at one of the hearings.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Bankruptcy sucks. It's utterly humiliating and leaves you with years of recovery. But it has given me a new start and Michael made it as painless as possible.
Posted by Kirk, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Filing for personal bankruptcy is a very scary situation for anyone. I have been going through a divorce for 3 years and my ex-wife filed for bankruptcy without my knowledge. Upon hearing from her creditors I turned to Michael for advice. Michael is professional, knowlegible and straight forward with his approach to personal bankruptcy. He made the process as painless as possible and in no way placed any judgement on me regarding my situation. I was embarassed that my situation got away from me, but Michael was a calming voice during this distressful time. All my questions were answered, all my calls were returned, and all my meetings were efficient and on my terms. Michael did not rush me, he answered all my questions and made suggestions I would never have thought of regarding bankruptcy. 6 months after my discharge, Michael and his staff was there to answer lingering questions. They did not forget who I was, even after my case was discharged. They saved me an additional $4,000 by answering a simple question. If you are thinking of filing for Bankruptcy call Michael and his staff. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Michael and his staff made our experience with bankruptcy a comfortable one. Their knowledge, understanding, and overall professionalism assured us that we were in the best hands possible during this difficult time in our lives. We owe Michael, Renee, and his entire staff a great big 'thank you' for making our lives so much better! I have and would recommend Michael to family and friends in need of a bankruptcy lawyer. j & w
Posted by Karen, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I don't make any decisions that will affect my life without doing an extensive amount of research. Michael Baumer was the most knowledgeable and well respected attorney in the Austin area. Not only did I make the correct choice in selecting his law firm, but learned that he has written much of the bankruptcy code. I was extremely pleased with his efficiency, but I felt secure because I was told exactly what to expect, what my obstacles were and how they would combat those for me. Madeline and Melanie did so much work on my case. I gave them basic information they requested and they cultivated it for me & they cultivated it for me. As professional as the staff is, they make you feel like they are trusted friends. I feel very comfortable recommending them to anyone!
Posted by Sandy, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Very intimidated to have to go through this process. Michael and his staff made me feel comfortable, answered my questions and gave me the sense that the filing would proceed exactly as the law required. I was referred by a trusted friend and business law attorney and felt if my friend would refer Michael, I could trust Michael as well. I was not disappointed. I plan to never need this kind of help again, but if you do, I highly recommend Michael, Megan, and their staff!
Posted by Wilson, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I was referred to the Baumer law firm by another attorney in Austin who deals with bankruptcy lawyers and who I've known for over 8 years and so I trusted her judgment. They were very pleasing to work with, knowledgeable and trustworthy! They helped us through a difficult time and made things alot easier than we would have expected. I was very pleased with their firm and would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Doug, a Chapter 13 client, Flag
I've met Michael Baumer, and have worked with his knowledgeable staff for over a year now. I was having issues and wanted to only go to an Attorney that I was referred to, not one that I found via the Internet or Phone Book. There are plenty of those to choose from. A friend of mine and her husband had great things to say about Michael's firm. So I set up a meeting, liked what I heard and saw, and he advised me as to the best path to follow. If not for Michael and his staff I would be drowning under water. Thankfully I'm above water and my situation has improved. I recommend Michael's firm.
Posted by AustinSRS, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My husband and I have used both Michael and Megan Baumer, and we couldn't be more please with their service, knowledge, and compassion. This is a top notch firm, extremely honest and forth-coming, and we have nothing but the utmost trust for them. I have recommended this firm to friends and family members as well. When we were looking for a bankrutpcy lawyer, a friend recommended the Baumers to us and we figured with a free first consultation it couldn't hurt to talk to them. We were so comfortable in our first meeting with Megan that we hired them on the spot.
Posted by Scott Morris, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I hired Michael Baumer to handle my bankruptcy. He did an adequate job. I did not have his entire fee so I offered to let him hold my fathers Rolex as security. He agreed and I began making payments. When I had $800 left to pay, I called his office to let them know that I had the balance and was ready to pick up my watch and pay off my bill. I was ignored and then got a letter from his office telling me that he was keeping the watch for non-payment. I faxed his office copies of paid receipts and asked him to reconsider. He would not and has completely ignored me. Now I've paid him $1,700.00 plus a Rolex worth $3,000.00. That was my experience with this guy. To get this review published I have to refrain from using the language that would go more to the point of what I think of him. There are plenty of lawyers, why take a chance with one you can't trust.