5.0 stars 22 totalReview Jeffrey Soilson
Posted by a client
I’m a big optimizer and shopped around quite a bit for an outstanding attorney for my divorce from my husband. After only a brief phone call with Jeff Soilson, I felt sure he was the attorney for me. My husband and I had already spent months negotiating and were stuck on a handful of specific issues, primarily of a financial nature concerning the support of our young child. Jeff immediately “got it” and instead of being supportive in only a vague way, or assuring me that we would “win” and that he would help me get what I want, he suggested concrete ways in which we could work out way out of the roadblocks: for example, by looking at the bigger picture, using other terms we hadn’t considered to leverage against the issues we were stuck on, etc. I could tell that I was dealing with an experienced, pragmatic, honest, and collaboration-inclined attorney. I signed on the next day.
Once Jeff was representing me, I found that I was dealing with someone who had a deep understanding of the law, who had a gift for negotiation and reaching common ground, and who was completely professional and dependable - responding within minutes to emails and phone calls for example. It was striking to contrast Jeff with my husband’s attorney, who was extremely flakey and unprofessional, as well as belligerent without a logical basis. Since my husband signed on his attorney before I signed on mine, I had the chance to interact with this attorney both before and after Jeff represented me. It is a testament to the professional respect that Jeff commands within his community of attorneys that my husband’s attorney became a much more humble and reasonable person once Jeff was in the picture.
After a few months of work, Jeff was able to help navigate my case from a contentious 1B divorce to a collaborative, joint petition “1A” divorce. In the end this saved an enormous amount of time and expense, and kept us out of the courtrooms. I would recommend Jeff again in a heartbeat. He is the best at what he does, combining legal scholarship with empathy, communication skills, experience, and connections to provide outstanding representation.
Posted by a client
Jeff is a superb family law attorney with extraordinary expertise and remarkable professionalism. He and his associate provided concrete support for me from the beginning to the end. They understood my goals and came up effective strategies to help me achieve ALL of them. Their support significantly lessened the stress on my shoulder. Like most clients, I wished my case could be settled as soon as possible on the day I filed for divorce. However, conflicts and tension were inevitable. Jeff demonstrated exceptional skills to lower the tension, dissect the circumstance, turn the conflicts into controllable, and then aided me successfully solving all disputes. Likewise, Jeff truly represented his client. During the discussion of issues concerning the parenting plan, he suggested I should ground firmly to guard my child's interest and benefits even I would like to compromise at that moment. He also gave me a set of take-home parenting guideline to help me better implement the co-parenting plan. I can't thank Jeff enough. He definitely is the kind of lawyer who the client can fully trust and rely on.
Posted by Barry
Jeff is nothing short of a true professional. I was immediately impressed with his wisdom and experience after only talking to him for five minutes during my initial consultation. Prior to talking with Jeff, I contacted several other attorneys in his area as I "shopped" for representation. All of the other lawyers I talked to gave me the basic verbal script and the impression of the typical divorce attorney...concerned about nothing more than your ability to pay. Being an active duty male not collocated in the Boston area I knew it was going to be tough to find someone that would advocate for me. Jeff and his team was always there for me. He would almost immediately return my phone calls and e-mails. There wasn't one instance were I felt left in the dark on anything that was occurring with my case. Additionally, I have experienced many challenging things in life, but nothing prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster of a divorce. Jeff was always there for me, and always provided me with very sound wisdom...WHENEVER I needed it.
There were many false and erroneous accusations against me in order to strengthen her case and limit my interaction with my child. Jeff used this to our defense, and during my negotiation with the apposing counsel his poise and knowledge of the law absolutely prevailed. Ultimately, being a person with a well established career and many of years invested into it this was going to be a divisible asset. Through Jeff's impeccable negotiating skills he was able have me retain ALL of my retirement, inheritance and personal assets at an absolute fraction of the net worth. Lastly, and most importantly he was able to establish and solidify a superb co-parenting plan for me. I am nothing short of grateful.
Posted by a client
Jeffrey Soilson, and his associate Rob Boutwell, provided terrific counsel and support to my sister and I as we addressed a complicated and distressing extended family situation. They gathered information in a sensitive manner; they were very good listeners. They understood our goals, which were not solely monetary. Complex information was patiently communicated. We were encouraged to ask questions. They responded quickly to all communications. They made every attempt to be efficient with their time. Having them in our corner allowed us to stand up for ourselves and address wrongs. They assisted our decision making by explaining our options and the pros and cons of taking action. Their judgement is based on broad experience and extensive knowledge. When an issue outside of their expertise arose, they encouraged me to pursue additional legal advice and provided me with a referral to an expert. I felt completely comfortable and confident taking their advice. They worked well with other family members' lawyers. Their leadership in this matter facilitated a resolution that met my sister's and my needs and also satisfied everyone involved.
Posted by Suzanne RP
I consulted Jeff Soilson regarding a family dispute/estate issue and I can't say enough about how well he handled the situation. He was professional, sympathetic, experienced and extremely responsive. He made a very stressful situation manageable and I can't thank him enough.
I would recommend Jeff to anyone who had to deal with complicated estate/legal matters.
Posted by Rich
Jeff is a consummate professional who consistently provides me with excellent legal representation. Jeff's work ethic, attention to detail and overall sense of urgency is hard to find. Jeff also has an extensive network of arbitrators, financial and tax colleagues to lean on, which I found extremely helpful. Jeff makes himself available to his clients day and night and is always available to provide great advice and counsel.
Posted by a client
Jeff is a highly professional, diligent, and knowledgeable attorney. He understands the importance of helping clients manage the emotion involved with family cases with realistic expectations. With Jeff, I always felt reassured that details / developments would be communicated clearly and promptly.
Posted by Karen
Meeting Jeff was a defining moment for my case in Boston. Jeff was engaged by my legal team in Illinois to represent my interests as they extended into the Boston courts system. From the moment he got involved I knew that I was working with a true professional. Jeff took the time not only to learn all the details of my case but very early on in our discussions I could tell that he really understood the emotional impact the case had on me. Upon closure of the case, he sent me a very detailed recap of the proceedings, since I was not able to attend, and helped me put closure to a case that had taken me almost 18 years to achieve. The attention to detail in describing the court events is something I will never forget. Jeff helped me put closure to the case and win an award that far exceeded anything I could have imagined.
Posted by Christopher
I have used Jeff for several things over the years and would highly recommend him. He is open and honest and will give sounds advice on how to handle both simple and complicated legal matters. If he is not the right person, Jeff is great about also pointing you in the right direction.
He is also kind, compassionate, has good moral grounding and believes in doing the right thing. Interested in building a long term relationship with clients not just getting a quick hit and billing out. If you need a great attorney and someone you can trust, Jeff should be your first call.
Posted by a client
Jeff worked as a key member of a my divorce team. It was a long drawn out affair including shares in a corporation, valuations, mid long term marriage, tons of crazy stuff etc. He was calm and plowed through the work load. He is not easily flustered and fair in a field where that could be a problem. I would recommend and use him again if I had too. He has a good demeaner in a field where you could easily get jaded and depressed in. Fully recommend.