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Leonard Roy Boyer

Foreclosure Attorney at Maplewood, NJ

4.9   76 reviews

About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    25%

    14 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%

    38 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    17%

    38 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    14%

    38 years

  5. Litigation
    10%

    15 years

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    9%

    5 years

  7. Tax
    5%
    Tax offers and compromise, tax debt resolution and negotiate penalty abatements.

    5 years

For over 37 years, since I have been admitted to practice law, I have aggressively and effectively represented a diverse group of clients. I obtain the best possible results for my clients, given the facts and circumstances of their case and the law.

 Together with my partner Emmanuel Coffy our firm provides our clients with comprehensive representation in both business and personal matters.

 I have never been afraid to take a case to Trial and I let my clients know that. 

 I always find a way to make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable with me. I let them know. 

I take special pride and I am very proud of my work in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Complex Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Mortgage Loan Modification, where I have been able to help many people save their homes from foreclosure as well as obtaining mortgage loan modification. 

Our firm's practice areas include (but are not limited to) mortgage foreclosure defense, mortgage loan modification, all types of bankruptcy, civil litigation, complete business corporation matters, divorce and domestic violence matters (including trials), all types of immigration, and all aspects of intellectual property.

In addtion our firm offers free 30 min consultations in all practice areas, except immigration, for which there is a $175.00 charge. However, any case that requires extensive document review, will have a consultation fee. 

Through my personal life experiences, as well as my legal education I have a unique prospective on Divorce and Family law, that few other attorneys can match, which helps me to both sympathize and empathize with what my clients are going through.

Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

I am proud that being an attorney enables me to make a difference in people's lives and be able to see the results of my work pay off right away for my clients. 

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Licensed for 37 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Boyer Coffy, LLC
515 Valley Street
Suite 1
Maplewood, NJ, 07040

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
Posted by Sandra | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Weight Lifted
Mr Boyer was kind and understanding with my case. He made me feel relieved. Martha was amazing. Always available to talk, very knowledgeable and made feel like there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Response from Leonard Boyer November 19, 2022
Thank you Sandra for your kind words. One of the reasons I became an attorney was to help people and because I despise how banks and other greedy lenders treat people. I know Martha also loves to help people save their homes and get relief for people.
Posted by Becky G | September 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars for a star of a lawyer
Prior to coming to the law firm of Boyer Coffy, I had worked for an affluent business owner as an executive assistant. After working for a week, I was not paid as I was supposed to have been. I am a single mother and military veteran. I took this job not knowing that this man, who I never dreamed would take advantage of me. I served my country, and due to the economy, I needed this work. So apparently this man felt he could get me to work for free. After trying to reason with this man and his daughter for about a month, they tried to make me feel like a victim. I chose the law firm of Boyer Coffy, LLC, after speaking to several other firms, who did not make me feel comfortable. But Leonard R. Boyer, Esq. promptly gave me an appointment, and patiently listened to my problem. He was clearly offended by what this man had done to me. His calm demeanor and outrage at what happened to me, made me believe that he was the right attorney and was clearly passionate about what he does. Mr. Boyer, sent my former employer which clearly stated how could he refuse to pay a single mother and military veteran one weeks pay for approximately two months? He listed all the laws violated by this man, and warned him that a lawsuit would be very costly for him, but gave him a chance to settle with me, nonetheless. This man then retained his own attorney and Mr. Boyer spoke and wrote to this other attorney, that he would "bring down the full weight of the legal system on him, at that it would be a lot more costly for him, if he did not settle quickly. As a result of retaining Mr. Boyer, within 10 days, I received my money, plus interest. This money eliminated the stress that I was feeling, not knowing how I would get buy without this money, since inflation had increased. Mr. Boyer, refused my request to pay him for his services. He told me that he did not feel comfortable taking any money from me, that I and my daughter needed the money much more. Mr. Boyer, genuinely cared and kept me informed every step of the way. I would definitely recommend the law firm of Boyer Coffy,LLC to anyone who needs an attorney. If I could give him 10 stars, I would have.
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Posted by Kyle and Nicole | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
As a result of retaining this law firm, the outcome was favorable. Our lives have improved since achieving this outcome. Our stress has been eliminated and the stress of the lawsuit is finally over. It made us happy to finally win what we deserved. The problem we had prior to coming to this law firm is that we were cheated/scammed out of our money by a heartless, careless venue who clearly doesn’t care about anything but its bottom line dollar. We chose this law firm over others because Leonard was enthusiastic, confident, upbeat, and had a positive mindset to take our case. This law firm helped us stand up to the venue that shattered our dreams of a beautiful wedding day and brought us the restitution we deserved. As a result of retaining this law firm, the outcome was favorable. We feel extremely vindicated and indemnified. Our lives have improved since achieving this outcome by eliminating the stress of the lawsuit. It made us happy to finally close the door to an unpleasant experience that we wish to never revisit again as long as we live. Thanks to Leonard and his team, he delivered on this and we can truly move on.
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Response from Leonard Boyer August 31, 2022
It was my pleasure to help you and your husband after the Defendants ruined your wedding reception.
Posted by Seher | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr Boyer is a very successful and helpful Lawyer, Also an encouraging and responsible person. Thank you very much Mr Boyer and Marta (who works for him ).
Posted by Philip | September 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney , really cares , works for his clients
Leonard got it , and helped me through a difficult time. He is exceptional, and I highly recommend him. He overcame other attorneys and defended me extremely well. He likes baseball and Star Trek what else can you say. Great guy.
Response from Leonard Boyer November 30, 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to be of service and get you through that ordeal.
Posted by Mike | June 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr Boyer answered all the questions we had regarding our bankruptcy and made a difficult time in our lives much easier!
Response from Leonard Boyer November 30, 2021
Thank you very much for the kind words Mike. I am glad that I was able to help and make a positive difference in your life.
Posted by Tomas | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
solid professionalism
Both my wife and I were very pleased with Mr. Boyer and his entire firm's staff. Ms. Martha was great as well. Aside from his professionalism, he has solid people skills.
Response from Leonard Boyer November 30, 2021
Thank you Tomas. We appreciate all our clients. We enjoy being able to help them and whenever possible make their lives better.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Boyer has helped us tremendously with our case. Nobody else dedicated so much attention to detail and effort. We cannot thank him and his staff enough.
Response from Leonard Boyer March 26, 2021
Thank you, it is a pleasure to know that my efforts and that of my staff were able to help you and make a positive difference.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Hiring Leonard Boyer was the best decision I made; he and his office manager Martha Cordova were with me through the entire timeshare exit process; thank you for your professionalism and patience, I would highly recommend Leonard and his team - Altagracia Rodriguez
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Privacy violation
I reached out to Mr Boyer to resolve an online privacy violation case. A photographer we had hired had posted family pictures online and refused to take them down. Mr Boyer issued official letter explaining the legal consequences of the action to the intruder. The issue was resolved the next day. Mr Boyer's approach was very efficient and cost effective. I would highly recommend him for any legal issues/cases.
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Response from Leonard Boyer January 25, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. I always provide aggressive cost-effective representation. It was my privilege to represent you and obtain the desired results.
Posted by Valerie | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Boyer saved me!
My situation was pretty bad and Mr. Boyer came to the rescue. Due to the pandemic, it took a really long time to complete the process but today that finally happened. I am very grateful. He and Martha were very patient with me.
Posted by Anmol | September 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I am writing this outline the excellence of service attorney Leonard provided me with in the time of desperate need to keep my family together and protected in the case or Domestic Violence. He provided me thorough consultation touching upon critical elements of the case. Upon that I hired him and throughout the process he gave me assurance that my family will not be divided and we will have a favorable outcome, and we did. So grateful for his service, time and efforts. I highly recommend him.
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Response from Leonard Boyer October 1, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. I always try to help my clients achieve their goals and objectives. Keeping families together, who are truly devoted to each other is very important to me.
Posted by Sefil | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did you say Bankruptcy? Awesome legal team.
Mr. Boyer and his paralegal team is very dedicated and experienced on Bankruptcy cases. If you are facing any debt crisis and thinking about filing bankruptcy, I would highly recommend affordable Boyer Coffy, LLC. Law firm and their staff. They are extremely helpful and will be there every step of the way. You will get an extensive answer to all your questions and they will explain step by step what will happen and what should you do next. They are very knowledgeable and experienced of the process for bankruptcy. I am thankful to them to make everything so smooth and simple.
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Response from Leonard Boyer October 1, 2020
Bankruptcy can be a very stressful time for anyone. It is important to both my firm and myself, to always be available to help our clients and answer their questions and concerns. By letting our clients know that we are always there for them, we are often able to turn something scary into something not to worry about.
Posted by Deborah | July 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE ATTORNEY!!!
Hiring Mr. Boyer as my attorney was the best decision I ever made dealing with my legal matter. Mr. Boyer knows the law and represented my best interest. His legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my proceedings. Mr. Boyer worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf. I would recommend the services of Mr. Leonard Boyer to anyone who desperately needs an attorney with expertise and a passion to fight for their clients best interest!
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Posted by Nathaniel | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Leonard Boyer was the Best Decision We Made to Save Our Home
Thanks to Leonard Boyer and his team we were able to save our home from foreclosure. We were receiving constant phone calls and letters from our creditors in the mail and 'Sheriff Sale' notices were being taped to our door informing us that foreclosure and removal from our home was imminent. We were several months behind in our mortgage payments and eventually, even when we attempted to make payments, the bank was rejecting our payments. Before we went to Mr. Boyer and his team, our bank was unwilling to renegotiate the terms of our loan and in fact, had put us in a position that increased the pressure for us to give up and surrendered our home. A lien was placed on our bank accounts, funds were taken out and we had no way to stop it. We were unable to meet basic expenses like food, utilities and transportation. Once we hired Leonard Boyer, it all stopped and he helped us reach an agreement with our creditors , including the bank that holds our mortgage so that we were able to not only keep our home but meet expenses again. We went from not being able to sleep to saving our home and working on repairing our finances. The process we went through has been long and at times difficult but, from the beginning, Mr. Boyer was honest and gave us no guarantees of a specific outcome but by following his advice, the possible outcome he initially suggested was achieved. His honest and clarity during our initial consultation was what made us our him and his team. It was the right decision. Thank you Boyer and Coffee
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Posted by Corey | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Expert in His Practice He Saved My House [And His Paralegals are the Best]
First and foremost retaining Mr. Boyer was [and is] the best move a person facing foreclosure could do. I can unequivocally say the reason I retained him was that he spent over an hour on the telephone with me prior to my consultation explaining how he could assist me. Several other attorney's I contacted wouldn't even respond or were quite rude. He is a wealth of knowledge who has compassion and has his clients best interests' always in his forethought. I left my first meeting with Mr. Boyer without crippling anxiety and dread. I was genuinely reassured that Mr. Boyer and his phenomenal paralegals would proactively act in my best interest and settle for nothing but the fair and just outcome I was entitled to. As a result of retaining Mr. Boyer I am secure in my house and I needn't worry about the litany of harassing and misleading paperwork. Don't try to work with the bank. Have Mr. Boyer deal with the bank. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the excellent paralegals Martha and Ana. This is a law office that keeps you in the loop and has helped me in ways that I will never forget.
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Posted by Andrew | May 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!!
I would recommend Leonard highly. He is patient, knowledgable, thorough and has a great and pleasant demeanor. He was extremely helpful with a tax lien issue. I would recommend Leonard highly and enthusiastically.
Posted by Maureen | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Addresses all company needs
My business has a constant need to have attorneys available to answer our legal questions and make certain that our contracts are legally correct and binding. We were able to retain the firm as Counsel on a fixed monthly fee, which covered everything but litigation and collection matters. Since retaining Boyer Coffy, LLC my company has been able to avoid legal problems and solve existing ones. We have the security of knowing that an aggressive law firm is easily and readily available to my company. Prior to retaining the law firm of Boyer Coffy, LLC we had large legal bills from various firms that were we could rarely reach anyone besides a paralegal. The reason that I choose this firm over all the others, was that the partners took the time to listen to what I had encountered and provide and action plan to solve it. They both provided me with business cards which contained their personal business cell phone numbers. What they did for me was to provide access to attorneys directly. The partners and their staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. From the moment I walked in, I felt this was a different kind of law firm. By retaining Boyer Coffy, LLC we were able to get control of our legal costs and predictability and this gave me and my company peace of mind.
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Posted by sara | April 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
bankruptcy
The law firm of Boyer Coffy, LLC and their staff know exactly what they are doing. The entire process of filing bankruptcy and having it explained step-by-step and knowing they were always just a phone call away made the entire process very smooth and drastically reduced the stress level of both my husband and I.
Posted by Dmitri | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
real estate
I wanted to invest in real estate, but I saw the mistakes my friends had made and I wanted to be properly protected and not suffer as they had. After searching and interviewing several attorneys, I meet with Mr. Boyer. He explained to me in simple terms how to set up the business and provide maximum protection against personal liability and tax benefits. I retained him to set up the right corporate structure for my business and in 6 months it has worked out very well and I have had no problems because of his work. I highly recommend Mr. Boyer to anyone with a legal problem. He is very calm and confident, and explains legal concepts without talking down to you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Boyer Coffy, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Law Firm Owner
  • Leonard R. Boyer, Esq.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Boyer & Vapnar
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Leonard R. Boyer
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Managing Attorney
  • Jacoby & Meyers
  • 1985 - 1990
  • In House Counsel
  • Bright & Zirulnick
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Freeman & Bass
  • 1984 - 1984
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Johnson vs. Johnson
  • Obtained a complete dismissal of a Domestic Violence Complaint by way of Civil Restraints
  • Dymnicki vs. Dynicki
  • Won an FRO Trial

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Admitted to Armed Forces Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Admitted to US Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • NJ Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Awards

  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Distinguished Attorney in Bankruptcy
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Bankruptcy
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Immigration
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Foreclosure
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Named to Judge Moot Court
  • New York Law School
  • 2016
  • Excellence in Foreclosure
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Judge of Moot Court
  • New York Law School
  • 2014
  • Named to Judge Moot Court Competition
  • New York Law School
  • 2013
  • Foreclosure Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Book
  • Rebuilding Your Life After Bankruptcy
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Speech to Veterans Group
  • Foreclosure Defense & Real Estate Investing
  • 2015
  • Okwahu Congress & Fundraiser
  • Immigration Law & Legal Services.
  • 2015
  • New Home Buyers Seminar
  • Real Estate Closings for New Home Owners
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (209)
Given (527)
Litigation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Boyer has decades of experience in many areas of law, and specifically helps people facing difficult issues such as foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce, and other life's challenges. He also takes the time to serve the community by helping on avvo, with almost 40K legal answers provided!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Boyer has over three decades of experience as an attorney. This background is critical to an effective and professional lawyer. I highly recommend him!"
Business Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Boyer provides simplistic answers for complex legal quagmires in laymen's terms. His vast litigation experience makes him an excellent business transactional attorney seasoned in methods to prevent litigation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on his participation at Avvo, I can tell Mr. Boyer has a firm grasp of the law and is able to explain things in a way that people can relate to. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Asylum Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Leonard Boyer. Leonard Boyer has deep and broad knowledge of immigration law."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boyer is very knowledgeable and does great work for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Boyer is a highly skilled attorney and very knowledgeable in his field."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an effective communicator and gives sound advice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers on this forum are always insightful and informative."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Boyer because he is one of the most reputable bankruptcy attorneys in New Jersey and throughout the country. His Avvo answers are always concise and instructive."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boyer is a seasoned litigator devoted to his clients and well known by his peers for his professionalism and legal acumen. For this reason, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boyer is a dedicated and experienced attorney, focused on providing quality representation, and I endorse him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An honored longtime volunteer on Avvo, the answers of Mr. Boyer are always accurate, full of analysis and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring a lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Boyer applies his decades of experience in proactive and innovative ways to secure the best outcome for his clients."
Foreclosure Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives great advice and is a true advocate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Boyer provides excellent advice to those in need. An asset to the legal community!!!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leonard Boyer is highly knowledgeable and reputable attorney. I endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Boyer is extremely experienced--having over 34 years of experience in the trenches--and has shown his willingness to share his vast knowledge with others. I have read many of his posts, and find his advice to be spot-on. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney with a fantastic reputation. I recommend him for bankruptcy and other litigation matters."
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