5.0 stars 24 totalReview John Crane
Posted by Hezi
The due diligence was thorough and everything went very smoothly after I gave John the power of attorney. But what truly amazed me was how responsive John is. There was never a single worry about why he hasn't reply, because he writes me back in 10 minutes all the time! I'm now writing this review from my newly-purchased UWS apartment, and being very grateful for finding John through Avvo.
Posted by Tony Robinson
John provided an outstanding service on the closure of our property in Manhattan. Based in the UK we were looking for a lawyer that responded quickly and made the whole process easy and efficient. The whole process was made so easy by Johns outstanding level of service, attention to detail and working with multiple parties to ensure a fast and easy process. A true advocate of putting clients first and understanding their unique situation. John is a delight to work with.
Posted by Rebecca
John is not only the most honest lawyer I have ever met, but his customer service is really on the same level as going to Le Bernadin or Bloomingdales. He really does go out of his way to make you feel as if your matter is the only matter he has. My family member left a home in disrepair. Not only did John arrange to find a plumber, contractor, and get the home salable, but he also handled everything with the humor and grace I needed in such a difficult time.
John handled the real estate transaction as flawlessly as others here have mentioned, giving me all necessary updates. However, it is John's personality that truly separates him from most other people on the planet. I have worked with many very competent attorneys, and while John is extremely competent, it is the feeling that he cares that makes John special.
I most highly recommend recommend John Crane for any probate matter to anyone that wants to work with a patient counselor that actually cares and appreciates old fashioned customer service, or as John calls it, a concierge level of service.
Posted by Peter
I have worked with John Crane as co-counsel on various legal projects for many years, as well as directly referred many of my own clients to him. John's expertise and professionalism are unmatched. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and all clients whom I have referred to him have been extremely pleased with his services. I cannot recommend John enough for any type of Real Estate and/or Commercial Litigation services in the New York City area. He is an absolute pleasure to work with, and truly an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Sarah
My husband and I just completed the home buying process and could not be happier with the partnership we had with John Crane. His professional, knowledgeable, and gregarious demeanor put our anxiety to rest about the daunting process of buying a home. John answered our countless questions and explained each step of the process, breaking it down to easily understand. He was always there anytime we called or emailed and communication was seamless. We could not recommend John Crane more! Thanks John!
Posted by Vlad
I recently purchased a home in Staten Island and John Crane was a tremendous asset! I found him through Avvo and this was my first transaction with him. He definitely delivered on all of his promises and was very responsive to any questions throughout the entire process. I live in Florida and although I wasn't able to make it to the closing, John and his team were very accommodating and made sure everything went smoothly.
I have dealt with numerous attorneys and buyer's agents in the past, but John Crane was easily the best I've encountered. The level of professionalism and customer service he provides cannot be beat. I would definitely hire him again out for any NY real estate transaction.
Posted by Pratiksha
My sister and I are first-time home owners but John made the whole process so smooth that it felt like it was our 10th or 11th purchase. He guided us every step of the way keeping us well-informed. He is available via text/email round the clock and he responds to your questions right away. Not only did he help us with the closing, he also gave us great recommendations on home insurance, mortgage loans, and everything that we needed to secure our home. I would highly recommend John M. Crane for all real-estate related issues. We look forward to working with him again in the future. He is definitely your guy if you want a highly organized, detail-oriented and above all friendly and approachable attorney to represent you. He will make you feel like your case is his number one priority with no delay in his dealings. It was a great pleasure working with you, John.
Posted by Pam
I was buying a commercial property and John caught the fact there was an open permit for a laundromat that had been operating for over 12 years. I was going to close but John insisted the seller close out the permit. Over 4 months later, the Seller got all approvals at a cost of almost $20,000. John is the real deal and I saved many times what his legal fee was! He has all my business.
Posted by Lenny
What can I say but positively amazing? He sent the contracts out within 2 hours of my selecting him. I was in Asia and gave him Power of Attorney. I was kept informed. His office staff is also tremendous. Two days before the closing I received an email detailing the financial adjustments and clearly itemizing the expenses and profits I could expect. Within 24 hours of the closing, my account received a bank wire for the full amount and a few days later I received an international package with copies of all documents for my records in a binder. This wasn't just a legal service, this was customer service the way it should be. One of John's clients already called him the Bloomingdale's of Bankruptcy, but his customer service is honestly even better than that! A heart felt thanks and while John is not a discount lawyer, his service shows that sometimes you really do get what you pay for!
Posted by Camille
I read John's reviews and was shocked when I called his office and his assistant told me to hold on. Within a minute, John picked up the phone. I told him I was selling my coop and needed to do things quick because I would be leaving the country. With a bit of humor, he said "why does that worry you" and suggested closing by power of attorney.
When John sent me the contracts to sign, he also enclosed a power of attorney. It could not have been simpler. John and his staff handled everything from start to finish, and I received an email after the closing indicating that a wire had been sent to me in the Middle East for almost 2 Million Dollars.
Trustworthy, on top of things, and a pleasure to work with. I cannot describe how simple it is to work with John and his staff.