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Posted by D. Carl, a Trusts client, Flag
I first discovered Michael here in Avvo. I set up a free initial consultation. Admittedly I came in with attitude because of several previous dealings with other lawyers. He kept his composure and professionalism and gave me great advice as to resolving my problem from a different angle and a different perspective.
Michael is a blend of fatherly advice and a professor of law. I really enjoyed his explanations of the law and how it applied to my case. He was sensitive to keeping costs down unlike others I've encountered. He approaches legal issues from different angles than others I have dealt with, which is why I retained him in the first place.
After resolution of that issue, I referred 2 of my cousins to Michael to pursue a related matter. They were leery at first, but I managed to convince them to go with Michael and see what happens.
Then I had him review 2 other trust documents to be sure they were "solid". He identified weaknesses and strengths after determining what was needed.
If all lawyers were like Michael, the profession would not have the bad reputation earned by those who pad their billable hours and fight any issue they can get over-paid for.
Michaels knows the law. He tells you up front and honestly what he can and cannot do for you and is accurate in his estimation of hours to accomplish the tasks at hand. His billing practice provides a detailed explanation of what you are paying for, unlike the attorney for my sister-in-law who merely specifies x hours @ y rate = amount she owes.
Michael could be and maybe is a model by which lawyers should interact with their clients in terms of communication, time accounting and application of the law. I went to Michael suspicious of lawyers and with negative notions about how they are as a profession. Michael has turned me around and proved to me there is at least one lawyer in the profession I can trust and will advocate my legal position with reason and not cost my arm and my leg or any other body part.
This is a second career for Michael as you will note if you read his bio. He practices law for all the right reasons and will help you if he can and will tell accurately how much its going to cost. Otherwise, you are free to find one of those "other lawyers" we so often hear about.
Thank you Michael for great representation.
Posted by Robin, a Trusts client, Flag
I would highly recommend Michael R. Weinstein to any trustee or family who are seeking legal assistance in trust distribution. Our family had some members who were not speaking to each other, due to unrealistic expectations of a larger inheritance. Nevertheless, Mr. Weinstein guided all matters to a resolution. His confident execution of trust law, plus his calm demeanor, were invaluable traits.
Posted by Peter, a Trusts client, Flag
Michael Weinstein has done a superb job for me since I first engaged his services for rewriting my Revocable Trust and other documents beginning in 2006. He did so efficiently, promptly, and knowledgeably, and I might add, always in an easy and pleasant manner.
Recently, I asked Michael to update my trust to reflect the fact that I now live in France. Knowledgeable of the laws that apply here and in the US, he again did an excellent job without delay.
Another thing that makes Michael so easy to work with is his easy and friendly approach. For me it is always a delight to exchange e-mails and phone calls with him.
Posted by Paul G., a Car Accident client, Flag
Mr. Michael Weinstein is the type of attorney that gives back to the community with his vast knowledge & experience in the areas of Wills/Trust. Extremely patient and will let you ask all the questions to answer your needs. What a true pleasure having dealt with this gentleman of character, in my time of need. Highly recommend him without hesitation....Paul G. Orange, CA.
Posted by a Trusts client, Flag
We knew we needed to set up a trust but were concerned because all we head were stories about people who had a trust but missed too many details so the trust wasn't that helpful. Mr. Weinstein answered all of our questions, gave us education and information about details tailored to our situation, and guided us through lots of "what if? scenarios. He did extra research to find out more about what we needed to do to protect our assets. He was very patient.
Posted by roberta, a Estate Planning client, Flag
He was on top of all issues from the beginning.He gave me complete attention. His fees are quite reasonable. He made sure that I understood everything. I had acess to him when I needed him. I strongly recommend him to friends who need the best attorney they can find. He is most trustworthy and reliable.
Posted by A.J., a Business client, Flag
Mr. Weinstein has helped my company with various legal matters related to my business and he has always been prompt and responsive every step of the way. What I appreciate the most is Mr. Weinsteinâ€™s â€œbeing ahead of the gameâ€ attitude, making sure to turn every stone there is.
Posted by Bill, a Probate client, Flag
Mr Weinstein recently handled our family's probate. We would recommend him without reservation. He kept us well informed throughout the process. His professionalism inspires confidence. We are grateful for his help.