4.0 stars 44 totalReview Brian Perskin
Posted by Korina SB
If you want an attorney who will stagnate your case, bill you for walking in to drop off YOUR own documents for discovery, ignore requests to subpoena documents from the opponent in a timely manner (the list goes on and on), and as a cherry on top, who will YELL at you, just because he has 27 years of experience in family law - then you are definitely in the right place.
Prior to hiring Brian, I've consulted other attorneys, not one, but many. In fact, switched from another lawyer. In the beginning, Brian was very responsive, and replied instantly to my questions. As soon as I retained him, all of that flew out the window. I quickly ran out of my retainer and do not even know what it was spent on. As time went on, I was my own advocate.....I had to PROVE myself to MY PAID attorney, for him to believe in my story. I presented tons of evidence to support my case and build one stronger against my ex, who's done a lot of fraud (and alleges me for it) and transferred all of our monetary assets behind my back over seas, a great portion of which belongs to our children and my business. The subpoena to the appropriate bank was supposed to go out while I was still under my retainer. Of course, it did not go out until 2.5 months later. If everything was done when I asked, much of turmoil would have been avoided. As far as the missing funds go, the answer I received from Brian was, "Oops, so I wasn't able to find the money!" He had me convinced at hiring him, that my husband would have to give the money back one way or another.
We got as far as my ex's depositions, where Brian BELIEVED my ex. (Up to that point, Brian was paid an unbelievable amount of money, a year's worth of tuition at NYU, I should say.) He deposed my husband for 4 hours. I provided Brian with a whole list of questions that I needed answers for. And what did I get? Nothing! Oh, I forgot to mention, Brian had no problem agreeing for the opposing counsel to depose me for 2 days...14 HOURS!!!
After that, the opposing counsel drafted a settlement offer, which I asked Brian NOT to spend his time on. Again, I was ignored. He sent me his revised version, pretty much, forcing me to settle on the least favorable terms for me and my children. As a matter of fact, Brian ridiculed my offer, while feeling that it was OK for me to settle on my husband's terms and be left with almost nothing.
It all seemed to me as if Mr. Perskin and my ex's attorney were really in some sort of agreement to make me liable for what I did not do, and then forcing me to settle. I ended up firing Brian, and so glad I did. I also need to mention, that after my first round of depositions, my ex's attorney dropped and ran from the case. Both of our depositions could have been avoided and settlement reached, only if Brian was attentive to my needs and requests I've made on how to settle .
He is requesting a ridiculous amount of money from me, which I do not have at this point. Yet, he has advised me to walk away from ALL the money my ex took from me. At this point, he is arrogant as not to accept the amount I am willing to pay him ( for the poor job he did AND his raising voice at me on numerous occasions) to part, as it must be the greet that is taking over.
Overall, I have a complex case, which Brian failed to lead properly from the beginning. I realize now, that he dragged it to keep on billing me. I fell for his "expertise" in the field and misleading reviews, which were probably written by his staff. If you want to be in my shoes, go ahead and hire him. I, then, wish you, best of luck.
Feel free to find me on FaceBook. I'll be more than happy to speak to you.
Posted by Rob
I had met with several divorce attorneys before selecting Brian Perskin and Associates. At the consultation meeting I was very impressed with Brian’s professionalism and knowledge of divorce law and how he explained legal jargon into layman’s terms so it could be easily understood. Brian was straight forward about the different paths the divorce process could take and the possibility that things could turn combative (especially after meeting my ex’s attorney). My divorce took several years due to the many battles (depositions, motions, trials, etc.) in both the NYS Supreme Court and NYS Family Court and Brian (and his diligent hard working staff) never wavered. Brian and his crack staff were always on the offensive relentlessly fighting to protect my rights and interests. I would highly recommend Brian Perskin and Associates to anyone who is facing divorce.
Posted by Vik
I had my first consultation with Brian. All I can say is that I feel so relieved and confident after speaking with him. Firstly, Brian was kind enough to waive the consultation fee (Saturday) since he could not meet with me in the office. Secondly, he patiently listened to all my queries and made sure I felt comfortable and confident as I go ahead with my divorce. I did meet with another attorney before talking to Brian and I experienced a world of difference in my meeting with Brian. Divorces are tough, stressful and mentally challenging especially if children are involved. I can recommend Brian with confidence as attorney who will surely protect his clients interest.
Posted by April
Brian is very personable, approachable and has a good relationship with the court as well as a strong professional network with other attorneys. He has many years of experience and has seen all sorts of tactics that nothing really surprises him anymore. He is sensible but also a passionate advocate when you are dealing with a difficult case like mine. He is a straight to the point kind of man but also tough when confronting non-reasonable people, and will provide protection not only for his associates but also his clients, when needed.
Brian and his Associate, Dina are no push over's. There were periods where I couldn't believe what was happening with my case, when in my head it should of been super easy, but my ex did not make it so. Brian pushed for me powerfully, passionately, vigorously to come to a fair settlement. Brian later told me that he protected and confronted who he had to because he felt that it was the right thing to do. His associate Dina, also did the same for me.
Brian and his associate Dina have been more than dedicated attorney's to me during this past year. I am very appreciate for their support, service and dedication to give the best counsel without wasting anyone's time or money. They like to get this process done as smooth as it possibly can be done, it is not always like that, but they help ease that pain.
Thank you Brian, and Thank you Dina.
Posted by anonymous
Brian and his associate Gabrielle helped me get a favorable and quick outcome to my divorce. I was served with papers the day before Thanksgiving and very freaked, but Brian promptly responded to me during Thanksgiving week and provided the assurance I needed during that difficult time. My case was settled out of court and quickly--no doubt to Brian and his team's prompt responses and negotiation skills with the opposing counsel. I have no doubt Brian excels in trial, which prompted me to hire him in the first place, in the event things went to trial. Although my only experience was with a divorce and no child custody issues, I am confident Brian and his team are skilled in other family/matrimonial law matters. If I were to ever get married again, I would definitely consult him for a pre-nup! I highly recommend Brian Perskin & Associates!
Posted by Gina
Brian Perskin is an excellent lawyer, very intelligent, direct and sharp in the courtroom. I hired him to fight against a grandparents rights case. It seemed to me that the laws involving grandparent rights are vague and ambiguous in New York.
A combination of my determination and Brian’s guidance, counseling, and his ability to pinpoint to the court the real issues of the case made for a successful outcome for my case. I would highly recommend Brian Perskin. He is a five star out of five star lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Perskin never explained anything to me and did not keep me informed. he changed then court date less than 24 hours prior without consulting with me. He also never explained the statutory formula for maintenance to me. Would not recommend.
Posted by Milica
Didn't keep me informed at all. Failed inform me me about a cancelled discovery conference in his offices in June. Failed to inform me about the change of court date this December. The day before the court date I found out by pure accident that the date was adjourned from December to March NEXT year. Put the phone down on me telling he'd call back. Charged for 2.5 hours for the court appearance which lasted 35 minutes. Poor communication, doesn't show respect for the client, overcharges.
Posted by Valerie
Going through a divorce was one of the most difficult, trying times that I have ever faced, and may ever face in my life. Especially because the major issue at stake was custody of my 2 year old daughter, who means everything in the world to me. I don't have family local in New York, and I felt more alone than I've ever felt in my life. I was now faced with putting my entire life and future in the hands of a person (lawyer) whom I have never met. After countless intro meetings with different divorce attorneys, it wasn't until I walked into Brian Perskin's office that I actually felt like I was finally in the company of someone who really cared and empathized with my situation. Brian really went above and beyond to fully understand my situation and the outcome I desired. His extensive experience as a focused divorce attorney was immediately apparent, and after having the opportunity to observe some of the other less functional client / lawyer relationships, I knew I was in very good hands. Brian knows his way around the legal system, he is a "straight-shooter" and down-to-earth man. Most importantly, his extensive experience enabled him to simply and easily explain to me exactly where we were through every step of the way.
My particular case was rather complicated, seemingly with no end in sight from the beginning. Originally, I was told by the many other lawyers I met with before Brian, the process could take as many as 3 years to finalize. Brian's ability to negotiate and express my interests in court ultimately resulted in a settlement of which I was very pleased with, and in under one year's time.
I am writing this to truly express my gratitude for everything Brian has done for me and my daughter, and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to anyone who may find themselves in the very unfortunate situation of divorce.
Posted by Cassandra
He screwed up my case so badly that I basically had to learn Family Law on my own and got better results going pro se. First, he filed the WRONG type of Petition. I am not an attorney, and when I questioned his strategy he responded by yelling at me for at least 45 minutes about how great he is and how I don't know anything. And yes, he billed me for his Narcissistic tirade. He also billed me for court appearances that never happened, Petitions that were never written, and mystery conferences that didn't occur.
Oh, and that Lexington Ave address? It's a mail drop. There's no office there -- at least, not one where he works. Don't let the fancy address fool you -- he's on Court Street in Brooklyn in a tattered suite in a dingy old building.