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Posted by Joe, a Estate Planning client, Flag
After 30 +years with the same wonderful woman and in need of protecting the joint accumulation of assets, We talked with Chris. He explained the importance of the Trust and what it could do to protect what we had worked so hard to build. My lady and I got married and she passed several years later from cancer. Having the trust established and Chris available to help thru the aftermath of a spousal death was a godsend. The complexity of the process is overwhelming and it is the last thing you need at that time of grief. The tax benefits were surprising and extremely helpful. I have enjoyed working with Chris and will continue to do so whenever the need arises.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
My wife an I met with Chris after a recommendation from a colleague. After struggling with the aftermath of a heart attack and bypass surgery plus loss of income, we had leveraged ourselves to the hilt, spent all of our savings and were upside down in our house. We were working three jobs and still couldn't make ends meet. We weren't the "kind" of people who declare bankruptcy. After hearing of our plight, Chris took us through why the bankruptcy laws were crreated in the first place: to give honest people who found some hard times get a fresh start. Yet it was still a tough thing to admit. Chris was compassionate in his dealing with us; continuing to remind us that we were good people who actually had held out much longer than most. It was time to get our life back and to rid ourselves of the accumulated stress. We followed Chris' advice to the letter and eventually filed for Chapter 7 before the foreclosure sale date on our house. 2014 will be a new beginning for us and we are appreciative to Chris for his gentle touch leading us through the process.
Posted by JOHN, a Trusts client, Flag
Chris recognized time restraints tied to the completion of our legal work and came through with flying colors.. His reputation for doing the job right and keeping the client in the loop is well deserved.
Posted by Charissa, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
I had to file bankruptcy and Christopher benson helped make it seem so easy. I'd highly recommend using him.
Posted by Lou, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I had my day in court, he had me very well prepared. Where other's cases were delayed because they were not ready and didn't have the right documentation...mine sailed right through. No hitches that day or afterwards. He made a painful time of my life much easier.
Posted by Kelsey, a Probate client, Flag
Thanks to Mr. Benson for all his hard work and dedication on my nontraditional bankruptcy and probate case! He was very knowledgeable, prompt and professional!
Posted by Melissa, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Christopher and his team helped me to file bankruptcy two years ago. At the time they were very professional, knowledgeable and were quick to respond to all of my questions and concerns. Christopher helped me to understand the entire process from start to finish. I recently had a question for Christopher and he was again very quick to reply with helpful information, even two years after he had worked with me. I would highly recommend Christopher to friends and family.
Posted by kasey, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Christopher Benson and staff are not only knowledgeable and trustworthy but extremely good at being responsive and respectful. I felt very comfortable knowing they had my best interest in mind, I was kept up to date, responded to immediately and treated wonderfully. Both Christopher Benson and his staff are very personable and communicate in an effective and caring manner. I would recommend them to anyone and will use them for any future needs.
Posted by a Chapter 13 client, Flag
Chris and his staff are non-judgmental and compassionate. They are knowledgeable and responsive. I never felt embarrassed or perceived as less than who I am even though I got myself into financial trouble. They provided me with huge relief and comfort knowing that I was no different than most people. Cindy, his front office lady is wonderful. She is so warm and very quick to reply to questions and concerns - she is great and I totally trust both her and the entire office staff with my financials.
Posted by Sam, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
I know what you're saying - all five stars so it has to be fake, right? No. At 35 years of age, I've only left reviews for products or services about...hmmm... 10 times? Usually because they're worth it. Very, very worth it. Chris and his team (thank you, Cindy!) were with me each step of the way. Chris was personable and knowledge and (most important) very patient. We'd met with another lawyer a bit before and she was actually antagonistic. As if we were wasting her time and were basically terrible people for filing for bankruptcy. Chris welcomed us into his office and worked us through each step and answered every single question. After passing along the important bits, his awesome assistant Cindy took over and answered all calls and emails within an hour. I kept apologizing for bothering her so much but she took it all in stride. And, at the actual hearing, Chris was on time and stood right with us - gave us plenty of information on what to expect for each particular advocate (judge? I forget what the court people were called now). Walked us back out to our car and shook our hands - case closed and bankruptcy granted. Never once did I feel like I was bothering him or his office. They even answered questions post-bankruptcy when issues came up.
Posted by Jodie, a Probate client, Flag
Our family have used the services of Mr. Benson several times over the last few years. So very helpful, understanding, and stayed "on top" of what needed to be done. He handled the probate for a family member which had 14 heirs, it was complicated and yet the whole thing was handled in a caring yet professional way. We could never had done it without their help. They handled another probate that was again, very delicate, and we nevered worried. The office kept us informed as the process went along, which was priceless to our peace of mind. We have several friends which we have referred to Mr. Benson's office to have their wills drawn up and they have been very pleased as well. Can't say enough good things about this law firm, we will continue to use their services as need arrises. Need a lawyer? Christopher Benson is your man!
Posted by Connie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Chris and his assistants did a wonderful job on my case. I have given his name and number to everyone who asks for a referral.
Posted by Ryan, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Chris was amazing! Knew what he was doing and made things run so smoothly. I never imagined filing chapter 7 bankruptcy but things happen and with Chris they went so fast!! Have sent several of my friends to see him for not only bankruptcy but housing issues too, everyone has been happy with him. Thanks for all your help Chris Benson. I was also referred to him by another attorney which is also a good sign!!
Posted by Jin, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Only reason he got 5 stars on being â€œresponsiveâ€ was because he really kept in touch to get us to retain him and make payments. This guy wanted me and the wife to file a Ch.13 when it obviously wasn't beneficial for us. Didn't even lift a finger and wanted us to fill out a lengthy online form. Even though he just sat there and totally gave us false information to begin with he thinks he deserves to keep the deposit.
We ended up going with Richard Granvold. If you really want a BK attorney that knows what he's doing go to Granvold. He is located right down the street and he'll walk you through everything that you need to know. Granvold will tell you how it is, NO BS like some of these BK attorneys. I highly recommend Richard Granvold.
Overall experience with Benson (mind you this was just a consultation) was a total disappointment. BK attorneys that donâ€™t know what they are doing will say that 13 is the best way to go because it is so much easier to file. Do some research before you retain a attorney that will ruin the next 7+ years of your life by trying to make money off of you and find an easy way out for themselves.
Posted by Carlos, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
After getting absolutely nowhere with mortgage holders on investment properties, we contacted Chris. He analyzed our situation and recommended Chapter 7. He clearly explained the impacts, process, and time lines. His office maintained good communication with us and with the banks. We followed Chris' advice and received a discharge.
If the banks wont do the right thing, then get Chris on your side.
Posted by Cherry, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Chris Benson was very easy to work with.He guided me through the process step by step.He answered all of my questions and kept me informed.Everything went smoothly and my case was resolved in a timely manner. I really appreciate his service.
Posted by Iris, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
We are so lucky to have found Chris Benson. After 6 plus months of attempting to work with a large South end based law firm we got only more stressed out financially and had no trust that we would ever see our way clear of our financial worries. One phone call (Chris actually answered his own phone) and less than 24 hours after meeting with Chris we already know that relief is short coming. All thanks to Mr Benson. We can never thank you enough...
Posted by Happy Client, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Chris Benson is a great, great lawyer who has an eye for creative solutions to help his clients and solve problems.
Posted by a Chapter 7 client, Flag
You'd expect the attorney that you hired to do some more work on your behalf but not with this firm. I the paying client has to do all the work. I was so fed up after sitting in front of my computer for over an hour I called to ask some questions. Spoke with Dianne, the assistant who was not at all helpful was quick about refunding my deposit without further inquiring about what the issue was. Right then and there I knew this firm wasn't for me. If I'm paying for a service I expect quality service but they sure don't offer that here. I have hired a "full service" attorney after wasting my time with these people.
Posted by Jamie, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Its the worst feeling in the world to get into such a financial situation, that it consumes your every minute of every day. It puts a very stressfull burden on you and unfortunetly the people who love you. At some point, when you have tried and tried to get out of that mess, you just need to ask yourself how much longer can i live like this. Well the morning came that i saw Chris bensons add in the paper and my life will soon change, thanks to him. He is very professional, knowledgible, and very nice man. I thank god for that newspaper add that morning, and for Chris Benson.
Posted by Mark, a Chapter 11 client, Flag
Chris was a great representative. I was having multiple problems with foreclosure, IRS issues, bankruptcy and corporate filings. Chris was able to solve each issue and did do in a calm professional manner. I will use him in the future and consider him a genuine friend.
Posted by Chris, a Bankruptcy client, Flag
Mr. Chris Benson is a highly qualified,professional in his field. I've had the fortune to work for him and use his services many times in different aspects of law. He's been the only referal I've used for 18 years. I highly recomend his ability,courteous,punctual,and up to date knowledge of the ever changing laws in todays legal system. A+ !
Posted by Timothy, a Commercial client, Flag
Christopher A. Benson, Lawyer is very ethical, knowledgeable in all fields, especially in the Real Estate Industry in which he has closed many transactions for my firm along with representing me over the past 20 years. Mr Benson has been very timely in all responses & keeps in touch with his clients 14 hours per day - 7 days per week if needed!
He exemplifies the saying, "your in good hands!"
Posted by Jim, a Business client, Flag
i have done business with the Chris benson law firm on a variety of occasions the past 10 years. Chris has always kept me informed of my options using his experiance and legal knowledge. Sometimes the advice wasn't what I wanted to hear, but looking back it was always the most sound. Chris is knowledge and a pleasure to deal with. Because of his firms size I also found him to be economical but no less professional than the downtown firms.
Posted by Judy, a Business client, Flag
I have worked with Chris Benson for almost 10 years. He has handled several different business and personal matters for me. I have found him to be efficient straight forward and professional. He is very good at giving you solid facts and all possibilities and helping you make the correct decision. He is comfortable and effective in the court room as well as the mediation table.
Posted by a Real Estate client, Flag
My experience with this attorney was HORRID! He was Very interested in how long he could drag a very simple case out...(charges by the hour). I went to an AVVO rated attorney after that and got solutions and respect not stalling and looming billing problems!