5.0 stars 22 totalReview Michael Jacobs
Mr. Jacobs was hired to process an estate that was developing into a very contentious situation. Mr. Jacobs was quick to insure the Estate was protected and the activity surrounding the estate was compliant. As the process moved forward the hostilities heightened but Mr. Jacobs approached each and every issue with a professional focus and ethic that provided a positive and comforting feeling to his client. He was always quick to keep everyone informed and always made time to communicate with his client. A "five-star" rating system may be the only game in town but by any measurement Mr. Jacobs is "Top Shelf" no matter the system. Mr. Jacobs brought the situation to a 100% successful conclusion and did so with total regard for the human frailties that such incidents in our life bring to bear. Should the need ever arise again, Mr. Jacobs will be the first person I call.
Mike Jacobs did a fantastic job with our Family Trust in getting the results we wanted. We had 6 Siblings, 5 agreeing on the care and payment for my Mother, and 1 against us. Then when my Mother passed he also helped us through the emotional process of settling her Estate and Trust, AGAIN over the objection of our younger Sister.
It was a lengthy process, and we again prevailed. Mike was totally the correct choice. I would use him again in
a heartbeat. Very professional and quickly responded to all of our requests and kept us balanced. He crushed the opposing Attorney in Court 3X. A pleasure to work with.
Mike did a great job encouraging the builder of my condo to make some corrections that were necessary, or my backyard and fence might have slipped downhill into the neighbors yard. The builder, originally blamed the problem on "mother nature"! Thanks to Mike he changed his position.
Great job, reasonable cost.
Posted by Shannon
When served with a lawsuit, my first reaction was tears. The hunt to find someone who could manage defending my points was overwhelming . . . until I found Mr. Jacobs at Riach Gese Law Firm. He responded to my inquiry within 24 hours, asked for a few details and provided flexibility by accepting payment over the phone once he shared what he felt the best course of action would be for me. His tone was helpful and upbeat, not negative, and never once did he let me slip into despair. Working with him gave me hope for a positive outcome - every step of the way. Mr. Jacobs and his amazing team provided me with specific tasks, steps to follow and each correspondence was clear. Legal terms were explained in laymen's vocabulary and I learned quite a bit about real estate claims during the process. Mr. Jacobs was able to provide a counterclaim that clearly delineated my responsibility for payment and the errors of the plaintiff's claim. The difference in settlement owed was significant and may have saved me from bankruptcy! While I hope to never need someone to defend me again, Mr. Jacobs has certainly restored my faith in the legal system and in humanity as well. There really are friendly, positive citizens in our community who are there to help others and give hope when defeat feels inevitable. Mr. Jacobs is one of the good guys!
Posted by Janice
2014 was quite a rough year for me having the responsibility of settling my parents estate and executing their will, in the loving manner they would expect. Mike, along with his Paralegal Assistant, Louise, helped me walk through this heartbreaking journey that uncovered sibling fraud behavior with such a caring, compassionate, listening ear as each claim was dealt with and settled. Thank you again, Mike and Louise for you guidance and God Bless.
Posted by a client
Mr. Jacobs has provided legal advice to me for four years. While always maintaining a professional relationship, he has been honest and forthright. From wills for my husband and I to legal work regarding a property dispute, Mr. Jacobs has been sensible, yet savvy, about handling these different issues. I have always felt comfortable with him whether in a meeting at his office or while he is representing me in the courtroom. Though he has a busy schedule, he has always been timely with his responses to any inquiry that I have had. In addition, he works with a professional and knowledgeable support staff.
Posted by Steve
We contacted Michael Jacobs for legal help and advice for a senior who is being financially abused. His service was prompt, accurate, and is being effective at helping the senior reclaim their estate. Mr Jacobs has also provided good advice and accountability for the new Power of Attorney. His help has inspired confidence in his work, and has also given hope for a timely resolution to the issues as he navigates the legal system for us. We can see results, and a final resolution is in sight as he carries out the plans that he described to us before action was started.
Posted by a Estate Planning client
I hired Mike Jacobs to help settle my mother’s estate, which was left equally to my sister and me and consisted mostly of a house. My sister had moved into the house after my mother’s death, and refused to cooperate with the sale of the house. Mr. Jacobs successfully had the court appoint a referee who talked my sister finally into vacating the house, the house was sold, and the proceeds were divided. He accomplished what I wasn’t able to accomplish on my own. He was compassionate, communicative, and fair. I would recommend him to anyone involved in trying to settle a difficult legal situation especially between family members.
Posted by Leila
Mr. Jacobs secured an inheritance to which my family was entitled by law, but the attorney who was administering the estate had interpreted the law otherwise, and was not going to give my family our share of the estate. Mr. Jacobs researched Arizona law (residence of the deceased), and with clarity and graciousness, helped the estate's attorney see the error in her ways. He followed up, to verify that we had received our distribution and see if we had any remaining questions or concerns.
So many people think that hiring an attorney is a waste of money or done only as a last-resort. We hired Mr. Jacobs as soon as we saw that the estate's attorney was not responsive to our calls. Even if we had not turned out to be legitimate heirs by law, it would have been worth the fee just to know where we stood. In this case, if we had not hired Mike Jacobs, we would have lost many thousands of dollars that were ours by law.
Posted by David
Worked with Mike on a very complex guardianship case. Specifically, Mike was the attorney working with the wife of a man who had advanced Alzhemier's. This was the second marriange for both and both had adult children from a previous marriage. There was conflict between the adult children of the husband and the wife of their father in regards to care that the husband/father was receiving in the home. A contested guardianship hearing resulted in the wife beign appointed as guardian of her husband and I being hired as a geriatric care manager. My role was to supervise the care in the home and report to the court. Thanks to Mike's role in handling conflict before it spun out of controt the result was a successful resolution with mimimial court involvement.