4.5 stars 43 totalReview Brian Perskin
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.
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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.
Anonymous review posted on
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.
Posted by Tommy
Brian represented me in two important cases. To me, there's no better recommendation than the fact that he devised winning strategies in both cases, which were well executed. Furthermore, he's professional, responsive, and easy to work with. He also has an excellent team of associates. His rates are reasonable for the value. I would use Brian as my attorney again for most matters.