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Michael Barwood Gottlieb

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  1. Agressive tactics to collect unerned fees

    Posted by a Commercial Real Estate client,
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     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Average
    Knowledgeable
     Fair
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Commercial matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    I hired Gottlieb to renegotiate a lease that was about to expire. He indicated that he had been communicating with my landlord and the lease was just in the bag. I spent several thousands of dollars in improvements in anticipation of the renewal of my lease to find out that Mr. Gootlieb had not suceeded in obtaining an extension of my lease after all. All the money spent in tenant improvements were lost. The landlord demanded immidiate surrender of premises at end of lease.
    Mr. Gottlieb still demamded his fee for services and threatened to sue me for his fee if not paid in full. Add insult to injury.

    1. Michael Barwood Gottlieb

      Michael Gottlieb

      Lawyer Comment:

      This review is fabricated and should be disregarded. That is, I have not had a client for whom I was unable to renew a lease when desired, and to whom I threatened to sue for fees. I suspect that this review was posted by a pro se defendant in a collection matter that I am currently handling.

      Posted over 2 years ago. Flag

  2. Excellent Experience

    Posted by Brian, a Lawsuits & Disputes client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael 1-3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Lawsuits & Disputes matter.
    • I have previously worked with 6-10 lawyers.

    Michael recently helped me to settle a lawsuit. He is extremely thorough and efficient. He made me feel comfortable and confident throughout this difficult matter. Michael remained consistent and persistent until resolution. I will use Michael going forward and highly recommend him.

  3. Knowledgeable and detail oriented

    Posted by Craig, a Contracts client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Contracts & Agreements matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    I run a computer consulting company and over many years Mr. Gottlieb has developed several legal documents for us including service agreements and maintenance contracts. In addition Mr. Gottlieb dispenses valuable advice on occasional matters and has helped these from becoming larger legal issues. He always answers emails promptly, is highly available by phone and is a pleasure to work with.

  4. A great asset

    Posted by Scott, a Trademark Application client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Trademark Application matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    I've worked with Mike on a variety of matters over the past several years. Whether it has been real estate transactions, organizationa documents, or general business matters, Mike has always been a great asset. Very comprehensive, efficient, educational, and personable.

  5. CPA, CFO

    Posted by Nicholas, a Business client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Michael has done a great job working with every business I have been involved with. What makes Michael unique is that he looks at business problems from a macro level. Many lawyers resolve complex business problems with even more complex legal solutions; Michael has a knack for developing solutions which save the business time and save considerable legal costs.

    I would recommend Michael to anyone.

  6. Hard Working, Professional, Detail Oriented, Problem Solver

    Posted by Jason, a Business client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Michael Gottlieb.
    • I hired Michael more than 3 years ago.
    • Michael handled my Business matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    I have been a client of Michael's for almost 5 years. He has shown a keen ability to adapt to many different situations, and always comes through, no matter how daunting his task may be.

    Beyond just practicing law, Michael is an astute businessman, and proven entrepreneur. In my opinion it is these traits and skill sets that make him the most effective attorney to handle any business or contract matters.

    People are sometimes afraid to work with an attorney that is not part of a huge firm, but I have found Michael to be absolutely capable, and an exceptional value.

    I HIGHLY recommend him.