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Nelson F. Brinckerhoff

Landlord or tenant Attorney at North Kingstown, RI

4.7   65 reviews

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Learn Nelson’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    23%
    Landlords always take a chance on their tenants. You hope they will pay the rent and take reasonable care of the premises. It doesn't always work out. The RI Residential Landlord and Tenant law tries to be fair to both sides. It is statutory and Judges strictly enforce what is says and what it doesn't say. A successful eviction involves close adherence to the exact wording of the law and savvy dealings with tenants, judges, and opposing counsel to get you out of a losing situation. While it is p

    42 years, 100 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    22%
    Bankruptcy is a solution grounded in the original U.S. Constitution that recognizes that a person buried so deeply in debt is not likely to further add to society if they cannot be given a new start. Walt Disney went bankrupt, and then he got a fresh start with better financial controls and his talents made Disney a Dow stock! Bankruptcy shifts the burden of credit towards creditor wariness of extending credit unless they know the risks of not getting paid, because a debtor may be relieved of de

    39 years, 200 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    22%
    Divorce can be a very trying time in you life. What you get when you hire a lawyer is this very important life event are two things: 1. Good, experienced advice as to how to plan for the break-up so that you get a fair deal and all other family concerns are properly taken care of. 2. A detached mind, which you probably won't have in this emotional setting. A person who is his or her own lawyer probably has a fool for a client. In short, by hiring a lawyer you get someone who can professionally a

    42 years, 75 cases

  4. Probate
    21%
    Probate includes the settling of a Decedent's estate, estate taxes, guardianships, name changes, conservatorship, etc. Estate Planning & Wills and Trusts include the planning of one's estate so that your wishes are accomplished, during your lifetime and after. It can also include the drafting of powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, living wills, and durable powers of attorney for health care, etc. I like to compare the drafting of wills, etc. with plumbing that gets you your desired h

    41 years, 30 cases

  5. Child support
    5%
    Life changes can neccessitate changes in the amount of child support you have to pay or can receive.

    38 years, 50 cases

  6. Bankruptcy and debt
    4%
    I can help determine if bankruptcy is right for you or if there are alternatives.

    38 years, 100 cases

  7. Wills and living wills
    3%
    The drafting of wills and other documents gives you the confidence that your wishes will be accomplished. I take special care to make sure that this is done right.

    41 years, 100 cases

General Practice of Law with concentrations in bankruptcy, wills, estates, social security disability, evictions for landlords and tenants, divorce, family law, custody, etc.
Description
Bankruptcy is a solution grounded in the original U.S. Constitution that recognizes that a person buried so deeply in debt is not likely to further add to society if they cannot be given a new start. Walt Disney went bankrupt, and then he got a fresh start with better financial controls and his talents made Disney a Dow stock! Bankruptcy shifts the burden of credit towards creditor wariness of extending credit unless they know the risks of not getting paid, because a debtor may be relieved of debt through bankruptcy. It becomes an underlying premise of commerce. My firm will meet with you, evaluate your situation, and recommend bankruptcy if it is the appropriate solution. I have done hundreds of bankruptcies, and through that experience have a sharper and sharper appreciation of tactics and strategies to help my clients successfully go through the process. 
Bankruptcy does give you a fresh start, free from most unsecured debts.
You do not have to have the full fee upon meeting, but I usually don't actually file until I have received my fee. I can possibly ward off creditors in the interim. 

Probate includes the settling of a Decedent's estate, estate taxes, guardianships, name changes, conservatorship, etc. Estate Planning & Wills and Trusts include the planning of one's estate so that your wishes are accomplished, during your lifetime and after. It can also include the drafting of powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, living wills, and durable powers of attorney for health care, etc. I like to compare the drafting of wills, etc. with plumbing that gets you your desired hot or cold water, and not sewage when the instruments are poorly drafted. Otherwise, you may get unplanned legal results not to your liking that actually occur due to legal presumptions of your unstated or misstated intent. 
My focus is making sure you are ready for any eventuality. Sometimes intestacy (non-will) laws established by the state will fulfill your wishes, but do you have the legal confidence of that? I find it is better to consult with an attorney to get the confidence that your desires will be accomplished. You can sleep easier. A will can also save a lot of court fees and unnecessary post-death legal work and costs.
The administration of an estate can be complicated, or not. There are many issues to be resolved. You at least owe it to yourself to make sure to consult with an attorney to see what needs to be done.

Divorce can be a very trying time in you life. What you get when you hire a lawyer is this very important life event are two things: 1. Good, experienced advice as to how to plan for the break-up so that you get a fair deal and all other family concerns are properly taken care of. 2. A detached mind, which you probably won't have in this emotional setting. A person who is his or her own lawyer probably has a fool for a client. In short, by hiring a lawyer you get someone who can professionally advise you without the coloring of anger of biased are very important and will take you to a fair settlement. I have done many divorces and am able to lead you through this maze. I also help with all other family law issues: child support, visitation, etc.

Landlords always take a chance on their tenants. You hope they will pay the rent and take reasonable care of the premises. It doesn't always work out. The RI Residential Landlord and Tenant law tries to be fair to both sides. It is statutory and Judges strictly enforce what is says and what it doesn't say. A successful eviction involves close adherence to the exact wording of the law and savvy dealings with tenants, judges, and opposing counsel to get you out of a losing situation. While it is possible to evict someone without a lawyer, it is very easy to not follow the law strictly and have to start all over again. A non-paying tenant eviction really proves the maxim that "time is money." Every day of lost rent creates a bigger loss for the landlord. Starting over after failing on a technicality in court is expensive in lost rent and increased advice is to get a lawyer unless you really know what you are doing. Tenants also have rights under the RI Residential Landlord and Tenant Law. A landlord cannot force you out of your apartment without going through the man or woman in the black robes! While the law is designed to be fair to both sides, it has to be strictly adhered to by the landlord to evict a tenant. The Judges will be watching for that adherence. If there is a mistake by the landlord, he will have to start all over again! There are many nuances to fight evictions, although non-payment of rent will in the end guarantee your landlord winning. There are many defenses and maneuvers that a Tenant can make to protect his or her rights and legally prolong the process.

Give me a call. 884-1962 Atty Nelson Brinckerhoff

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Licensed for 40 years
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 01/13/2023
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/17/2022

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Contact Nelson

Attorney Nelson Brinckerhoff
6480 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI, 02852

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  65 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Brinckerhoff representing me as a landlord
Mr. Brinkerhoff represented me as a landlord not receiving rent from someone..His knowledge of the law in this manner was well needed. Worked it out to an agreement that was much appreciated. Would recommend him to anyone dealing with the same situation.
Posted by Jay M | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Attorney Brinckeroff was able to resolve my eviction case. I received the results that I needed to get through his great work. I will definitely recommend Attorney Brinckeroff. Thanks
Posted by Jacqueline | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement
Attorney Brinckenhoff did a fantastic job for me. I needed someone who could help me settle a debt for equipment that was returned before my contract was up. In the end he was able to settle on half of what the bank was asking. I would highly recommend him .
Posted by Kalyn | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive and Knowledgeable Attorney
I reached out to Nelson with a messy real estate situation. He was very honest and responsive to my situation. He helped me resolve it quickly, and with the best outcome that was possible.
Posted by Paul | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER EVER
By far the best lawyer around. Nelson is extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything when it comes to law. He works with you and is extremely dependable and dedicated so if you need a lawyer I promise he is the one for you.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help put my mind at ease
I was so stress out about a conflict with my landlord. A friend told me about attorney Nelson brinckerhoff and boy oh boy that was the best phone call. Although it was just a consultation heart my mind d at ease.. I highly recommend him
Posted by Donna | July 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive & Professional!
Atty Brinckerhoff was able to help my niece and I deal with a sticky tenant/landlord issue with quick, responsive and professional due diligence. We were very pleased and would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jenn | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
hired Nelson for a very messy landlord tenant case that involved illegal apartment issues, and Nelson really put his knowledge and experience to the test, and get the desired outcome! Thank you for all you have done for my family!
Posted by Sabrina | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Occupant on a lease
My husband was an occupant on a lease and a default judgment was entered against him. We had no idea about this. I hired Nelson and he was able to work quickly to get this resolved. This was a very tough case to deal with as we had passed the year limit to appeal the decision. Nelson stayed on top of everything and kept me well informed on what was going on with the case. we are so thankful that we were able to find Nelson. He was able to resolve the issue for us and get this cleared from my husbands name!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2021
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A Professional Attorney Worth Hiring
Mr. Brinckerhoff is a stand-up attorney. He helped me with a landlord/tenant issue when others were not interested in the case. He stayed in touch with me throughout the case and clearly understood my goals and priorities. He was professional, thorough, and got me the results I needed. What else can you ask for?
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord/tenant dispute
I had an urgent issue and was pleasantly surprised to find not only someone who actually answered the phone but that was also able to spend a few minutes to provide the information I needed.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough.
Nelson F. Brinckerhoff was always available for questions. Up front about how things would go. Helpful with the process from beginning to end.
Posted by Pete | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help with Bankruptcy
Attorney Brinckenhoff was the perfect fit for the situation my wife and I found ourselves in. After becoming disabled four years ago from a very good paying job. We quickly went though our savings to a point of not being able to make just the minimal payments. He was great with his advice and recommendations on how we need to precede to the next step. We can now finally sleep at night knowing we can live with in our means. The phone has finally stopped ringing from all the debt collectors. If you find yourself is a financial situation that you just can not seem to got out of give Attorney Nelson Brinckenhoff a call. He will listen and make a sound recommendation on just how you can proceed as to weather bankruptcy is a viable solution. Thank you Nelson.
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Posted by Krystal | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable, thorough, polite
I had previously had a consultation with a lawyer that handled bankruptcy but was not convinced. So on a recommendation of a friend, I met with Mr. Brinckerhoff with my debt I needed to fill bankruptcy on. He explained to me the process of how it worked. I liked how knowledgeable and thoroughness about the process compared to the lawyer I previously met with, so I hired him. He handled everything that was needed and was always ontop of everything. I highly recommend Nelson Brinckerhoff.
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Posted by Denise | September 30, 2020
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Tenant issues
Mr. Brinckerhoff has helped me with two tenant issues. One a security deposit issue and the latest a tenant holdover. He handled the situation promptly even with Covid changing the rules and negotiated a fair settlement for all. He even followed up to ensure the terms were complied with. I would recommend him to handle you tenant issues.
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Posted by Mila | September 29, 2020
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Bankruptcy
I hired attorney Brinkerhoff for a bankruptcy. He was quick to act to successfully resolve an issue for the trustee. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Lucas A. | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, Polite & Knowledgeable
I went to Nelson in sever distress with a debt I needed to fill bankruptcy on. He explained to me the process and have me a realistic idea of what I would be going through. He handled everything needed and was always ontop of everything. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sarah | May 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah
Nelson Brinckerhoff is an excellent very smart lawyer. He helped me with the probate of will. He assisted me during my court session and followed up to be sure that everything was legal and completed. He has also updated my will and my husbands will. He made excellent recommendations to be sure that everything stated in the will is exactly what my husband and I want included in our wills. He does a very thorough job and my husband and I are very pleased with all his legal help and advice. He is very attentive to important legal details.
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Posted by CARLOS AND MARLA OCASIO | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME LAWYER
WHEN TO FILE FOR CHAPTER 7. HE HELP TO ALL THE PROCESS AND DETAILS. VERY PROFESSIONAL, I RECOMMEND! VERY FAST PROCESSING JOB. THANKS MR BRINCKERHOFF.
Posted by Laura | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney with a heart
I contacted Attorney Brinkerhoff in August 2019... Explained that my credit cards and a small personal loan.. was swallowing me up.. This due.. to my homeless daughter, that financially needed constant help.. He allowed me.... to pay monthly payments to him ( REALLY!!! ) my last payment was January 2020 Today February 6th All finished!! He is wonderful to work with, kind and understanding.. Have already told some friends about him.. that has legal matters
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Attorney Nelson Brinckerhoff
  • 1982 - Present
  • intern
  • Us District Court, Sd Ny
  • 1982 - 1982

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Washington and Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • will and deed contest
  • Eventually settled
  • will contests over destroyed will
  • settled because of expense favorably for my client

Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Rhode Island Federal Bar
  • member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • West Bay Yacht Club
  • parlamentarian
  • 1995 - 2015
  • East Greenwich Town Council
  • town councilman
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Max Reich Civil Trial Advocacy
  • New York law School
  • 1982

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawday RI
  • Internet Awareness for Students
  • 2014
  • Lawday RI
  • Internet awareness for Students
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Nelson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Brinckerhoff is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nelson is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on multiple cases. We have been opposing counsel numerous times. He has been a worthy opponent in all respects. Fair, smart, and respectful to all parties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked on matters, both on the same and opposite sides over a number of years. Nelson will always strenuously advocate for his client's interest while at the same time knowing that resolving a matter properly requires give and take from both sides. He can see both the short and long term effects of a particular question, and advises his clients honestly in their best interest."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Nelson on a challenging visitation / child support matter. He is always professional and courteous to work with, whilst being an strong advocate for his client."
North Kingstown Landlord or tenant Lawyer Nelson F. Brinckerhoff
Nelson F. Brinckerhoff
Landlord or tenant Attorney
North Kingstown, RI
Licensed for 40 years