After enduring an issue with a tenant for several years, it appeared that there was no way to quickly resolve the matter, and that a long court battle was ahead. Thousands of dollars had been lost because of unpaid rent. The rental unit was greatly neglected by the tenant, and it seemed that legally there was more protection for the tenant than the landlord. Most disturbing, the tenant was family...and the issue was presenting the threat of holding up the sale of the house as the closing date quickly approached. There seemed to be nothing left but a fog and heavy cloud that plagued the entire situation. Then came a referral to Emil Ward. Emil carefully considered the matter, indicated his willingness to take the case, and he was hired. Emil moved forward gracefully, illustrating the most efficient handling of the situation. Not only did he act efficiently, immediately issuing a 30 day vacate notice to the tenant, but he also provided instantaneous legal advisement to the landlord, contributing to the release of a lot of tension and stress, which was just the air needed for a breath of fresh air. Throughout the process, Emil was always professional, and had the presence of a friend who was very easy to talk to during a difficult time. His timing was perfect in every step of the process; and working with such skill, he was able to assist in settling the matter within a month or so without going to court! Because of negotiations by Emil, the tenant agreed to take the settlement offer, and moved out without any problems before the closing date, allowing for a smooth sale of the house. Hiring Emil was just the air needed to dispel the fog and move the clouds away. It is truly believed, that it was no mistake that Emil was the right attorney for the job. His level of professionalism, experience and skill in housing matters, brought just the air needed to refresh a toxic landlord situation, and in fact also helped to preserve a family relation.