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Neil J Berman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Somerville, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
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Neil Berman graduated from U. Mass-Amherst in 1977.  Neil ran a used bookstore in Wellesley and Newton with his father, often bartending in the evenings to supplement his income.  Neil went to Western New England Law School in 1991, and graduated in 1994.  He then opened Common Sense Legal Counseling in Somerville with the goal of providing the personal service of a small town law office. Neil has been involved with various professional organizations, and  was on the Board of Directors of the National Lawyers Guild – Massachusetts chapter from 2001 to 2014, and was the Chair of the Board from 2008 – 2014.

Neil is an avid skier, and spent 5 winters in the 1980’s skiing and bartending at various ski towns in the western United States.  He also enjoys reading, watching movies, hiking and camping.


Common Sense Legal Counseling
403 Highland Avenue Suite 209
Somerville, MA, 02144

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Posted by Travis | August 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Simple and Concise
Neil helped me navigate through a closing on a specific property; He made the transaction effortless, clear, and concise. Thank you Neil!
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2019
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Fantastic Lawyer, Great Person
I retained Mr Berman's services to retrieve a foreclosure surplus. He explained the process to me and updated me on every step. Mr Berman got results quickly (about a month) and he doesn't take advantage of people by overcharging them. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good lawyer & a good person to do business with.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
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Realistic and reasonable
Attorney Berman was recommended to me by a contact of mine whose judgment I trust. I have utilized his legal expertise on a few matters regarding bankruptcy, small claims, mortgage company issues over the past few years. He is personable, realistic(doesn't sugarcoat things), walks you through the process of your issue including the timeline and his fee. He is easy to reach and thorough. I highly recommend using him if you have a legal matter that you need help with.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Common Sense Legal Counseling
  • 1994 - Present


  • Western New England Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Massachusetts
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977


  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2012
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Landlord & Tenant Law
  • Street Law Clinics
  • 2016
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Literacy
  • Street Law Clinics
  • 2016

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Somerville Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Neil J Berman
Neil J Berman
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Somerville, MA
Licensed for 29 years