Posted by Elaine
I met Mr. Simon two years ago when a neighbor referred his services to me. I am happy I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful and kind Attorney, who completely and utterly guided me through the whole bankruptcy process. I didn't know what to expect during this difficult financial time in my life. Jay I Simon reviewed my case and decided he could help me. He explained to me what I needed to do to regain my financial freedom. It was the best thing I could have done, with the right bankruptcy attorney. He is patient, kind and empathic and he absolutey knows his business!!! I would totally without a doubt reccomend this awesome bankruptcy attorney in Brooklyn anytime. Mr. Jay I. Simon is the man! Thanks for helping me to restart my financial future Jay.
Posted by a client
I will make it short....Moving to NYC 7 years ago from the Midwest you would never expect to find someone like Jay Simon in Brooklyn...Sometimes a person did something right in their life (despite all their financial mistakes) or just lucky to meet someone like Jay Simon....I am writing this review 3 years after meeting him as I was going through some papers and found my discharge and remembered how much he helped me. Thank you Mr Simon for being so kind and caring!!!!!
Posted by K
Mr. Simon was an immense resource for us when we wanted to file for bankruptcy. After meeting with us, he concluded that we'd be better off not filing for Chapter 7, and rather than accepting us as clients, he thought it was in our best interest to work with a Chapter 11 attorney. Being an expert in Chapter 7, he knew that it was not the best route for us. And being an honest professional, he referred us to someone who, based on his research, could serve our needs.
We were pleased with the attorney he referred us to; however, our circumstances changed and we aborted the Ch. 11 process. I returned to Mr. Simon to ask if I could retain him for Ch. 7, but since I have been living out of state for several months, he said I must file in my current state. Unfortunately, living in NY for 1/4 of the year is not enough to file in NY. Filing in my current state of residence would be simpler, but the reason I want to file in NY is because I trust Mr. Simon and want him to represent me. He has given me so much good advice, even though I am ineligible to be his client. He cares about helping people and will share his knowledge and expertise, whether or not you are a paying client. Those who qualify to be clients of Mr. Simon are in good hands.
Posted by Don
Jay helped me file for bankruptcy and stood by me all the way...He is a Guardian Angel of Bankruptcy Lawyers!!!
Unfortunately I was recently laid off and at least I have my past debts out of the way thanks to Jay...
I recommend Jay all the way...
Posted by Laney
I am a big fan of Jay Simon’s. How can you not love Jay Simon? He affected my life in the most meaningful of ways. He got me my fresh start and he has a real heart. Jay is an awesome bankruptcy attorney and person. He is one of the sweetest guys in the world. He is adorably caring and conscientious. I think Jay is funny, genuine, quick witted, smart, and dear. He is perfection.
I could feel the warmth in his office and that is totally a reflection of him. The office is very cute, friendly, cozy, and warm. I felt very comfortable and relaxed being there with him. Jay worked on my petition himself and I was his sole focus. He didn’t talk down to me. He went out of his way to treat me like an equal. His letters, following my filing and after the discharge, were detailed, yet easy to understand and chock-full of useful information. All of my bankruptcy questions, even those I never thought to ask, were answered. I especially like all the information he gave for getting my financial life back after bankruptcy. He actually took the time to teach me about bankruptcy and finance. I know he didn’t have to do that.
Jay has near-magical client skills. He was very understanding about the situation I found myself. He has such a calm demeanor. He was supportive and caring. Another attorney, whose ad I spotted in the same paper right next to Jay’s, when I called him, actually yelled at me on the phone. Jay, on the other hand, is all that is good and right when it comes to bankruptcy attorneys. From my first call through preparing the petition, the meeting with the trustee, the discharge and beyond, he was always “there” for me. He is a quality person who treats people the right way. He is one of the nicest, best people I have ever met.
To sum up, I highly recommend Jay Simon. He is a special person in my life. I am so glad fate brought us together. I wish you all good luck.
Posted by Hala
I am so glad that I chose Jay Simon to be my bankruptcy attorney! I was referred to Mr. Simon by a co-worker. Though he heaped praise on Mr. Simon, I assumed his attorney would be the same as the guy I had already chosen on my own. Anyway, I decided a recommendation was better than no recommendation, so I trusted my co-worker’s word and went with Mr. Simon instead. I could not have made a better choice. Jay Simon is the best bankruptcy attorney I could have ever asked for. He is just a lovely guy to work with. I would definitely recommend his services to my friends or family. In fact, I already have. He is a very special person!
Posted by Lee
Full disclosure: I am a fellow bankruptcy attorney in the NYC area. The reason that I am not posting this review of Jay Simon as a peer endorsement, is that I wanted more anonymity. Jay Simon and I are not friends, though we do say hello to each other. I was in no way asked to write this and Mr. Simon does not know I intend to post this review. I just want to pass along something positive to others that I don't think would otherwise be known.
This is the story: I was at a 341 creditors meeting in the Southern District today and the case trustee, as his meeting was wrapping up, praised Mr. Simon's petition as being "well prepared." I make special note of this as the trustee did not praise any of the over half-dozen other attorney's work, including my own, and one attorney was even reprimanded for doing a very poor job. I was very impressed. In fact, this is the second time I have witnessed a trustee compliment Mr. Simon. About a year or two ago, I heard another trustee, this time in the Eastern District, also praised Mr. Simon's petition work. As a bankruptcy attorney, I attend many creditor's meetings and trustee compliments to attorneys are rare and far between. That I saw compliments paid twice to the same attorney, compelled me to post this review. Even though he is my direct competitor, I just think this occurrence deserves to be publicized in some way and I am sure Mr. Simon, being unassuming, would never mention it and there were not many others in the room at the time. Kudos to you, Mr. Simon.
Posted by Taylor
My bankruptcy went great. It helped to have certified Nicest Guy Ever Jay Simon for my bankruptcy attorney. Jay Simon is one-of-a-kind. I love everything about him. I'll be lucky if I can find a husband like him. He is absolutely amazing in every way. He went above and beyond in so many ways. I felt very comfortable with him. I especially loved his words of reassurance throughout. Such an encouraging presence. I was coddled by his patience, helpfulness, caring and respect. He is just the sweetest, most perfect guy ever. He made me feel like I was a princess. Though I have not known him long, he already feels like one of my truest friends. He is a special, super person. He is an incredible bankruptcy attorney and a damn good man. He envisions a better future for me and did all he could to make it so. I am so grateful to have known him and so glad he allowed me to become one of his tribe of clients. He is one of my favorite human beings on Earth. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ed
If you are at this site reading reviews of bankruptcy attorneys, then you are probably in debt and looking for the right bankruptcy attorney to hire. That was me six months ago. I was in debt with a dozen or so credit card companies totaling about $25,000. Both my wife and I work, but after paying for rent, food, utilities, clothes, car payments, insurance, gas, the kids needs, etc., there was nothing left over to pay even the minimum payments on the credit cards. I never thought I would be in such a position. Does that sound like you? Thought so. That is when I turned to this site and found my bankruptcy attorney, Jay Simon. As I write this review, Mr. Simon has exactly 40 glowing reviews all saying pretty much the same positive things. Clients uniformly praise him for having excellent client focus. They talk about his caring, his kindness, generosity, how nice he is, how thoughtful, how much service he provided them, how supportive he was, etc., etc. I got the message and decided that Jay Simon would be the one I called. I now know that I made the right choice, so I decided I should return to the site and add my review to the others.
I was worried my review would just be redundant. The only reason I felt it necessary to even bother was that a positive review was so richly deserved and maybe more reviews would convince some reluctant person perusing this site, that Jay Simon was the right choice for them, too. I just wanted to point out one more thing besides these reviews; in his office, tucked among all the interesting decorations that make his office so inviting, are maybe 50 to 100 thank you cards sent to Mr. Simon by past clients, thanking him for what he has done for them. While waiting to go to my creditors meeting, I read the cards. Pretty much all of them had handwritten notes describing how they felt about him and thanking him for what he did for them. (As a side note, Jay thought enough to protect the client's privacy and identities by blacking out their signatures on the cards so nobody would know their names). Have you ever seen a TV show where an doctor has pictures of all the babies he has delivered over the years? That is what the cards made me think of: all the people he has helped over the years that are grateful for what he had done for them. By simple extrapolation, figuring that most people don't bother to write reviews and/or send thank you cards, I can only imagine how many clients really have good things to say about Mr. Simon. Anyway, as you can see, I think very highly of Mr. Simon. He is a very special person to me. I feel lucky I found this site, these reviews, and that I went with my gut and sought out his help. Like all of the others, I want to praise him for making my chapter 7 bankruptcy a comfortable experience. That is why I am writing this review and also sending him a thank you card. Thank you, Jay, for all you did for me and my family. So if you are reading this, Jay Simon is wholeheartedly recommend by me!
Posted by Top Jimmy
Just got my discharge and am through with bankruptcy, so I feel it is time to write a review of my wonderful bankruptcy attorney. We never thank good people enough in this world, so here goes. I love the camaraderie Jay has with his clients. I never expected to feel like I was becoming friends with my bankruptcy attorney, but I did. He really got to know me personally and I could tell it was the same way with the other clients that I went with to my creditors meeting. I actually feel like I have made a friend. J is such an encouraging person. He has really watched over me throughout the process. He was very easy to deal with. He put me at ease the moment I walked into his office. He genuinely cared about my situation and offered a lot of worthwhile, thoughtful, personal advice. He made the whole process go as smooth as glass. I could not have found a better bankruptcy attorney. J is just a special person, not just a great bankruptcy lawyer.
He did so many extra things that most other bankruptcy attorneys I don’t think do. My mom filed with another attorney last year, so I have a comparison. J was quick to get me in for my initial consultation at an inconvenient time for him, but convenient for me, while mom had to wait two weeks for her first appointment. He spent hours just going over bankruptcy, explaining stuff, before I even made a decision to file, while mom’s first appointment lasted a whopping 20 minutes and she was compelled to leave a deposit. J personally prepared my petition; going right to work then and there, while mom had to give documents to a paralegal, who did the work with a lot of back and forth. J took time and didn’t rush, as he wanted everything to be accurate. He also answered my many questions, calmly, simply, with a lot of knowledge. He peppered the preparation with stories from his experiences that made things interesting and helped me better understand things. After the filing, he sent an 8-page letter telling me about the meeting, instructing me on doing the education course, and other things having to do with bankruptcy. I received the letter in the mail two days after the papers were filed. Mom’s attorney didn’t send her anything for about two weeks and she only got a few sentences telling her when and where the meeting was and that she had to be there. On the day of the meeting, J had us meet with him an hour prior in his office, to review our petitions and discuss what was going to happen and then escorted us right to the meeting room. I loved not having to worry where I was going. Mom had to meet up with an attorney she never met before at the court. When we were through with the meeting, I actually wanted to hug him, but as I am a male, I thought it might be awkward for him and me. J would answer my emails almost immediately and he answers phones himself. Mom’s attorney would take days to respond to phone calls or emails. Jay reminded me, like clockwork, that I needed to do the education course that I was neglecting. The day I got my discharge, J was on the phone letting me know the news. I could hear in his voice that he was happy for me. He then sent a copy of the discharge under a fabulous, informative, full of advice, 18-page, cover letter, which also thanked me for hiring him and wished me good luck. Mom got no such call or letter. Mom only knew her case was discharged when she received the paper in the mail from the court. Last, mom’s attorney charged two and a half times as much as J and wasn’t worth even close to that. J, on the other hand, was worth about five times what I paid him. As you can see, J made this experience easy and painless. J took personal interest in me. I highly recommend J to anyone who wants first-class bankruptcy service. He is just the sweetest, most generous, caring, person I have met in a long time. Thank you for your hard work, your understanding, support, professionalism, compassion, all the extras and, especially, your friendship. - Top