Posted by anonymous
You will never get to speak to Mr. Grubea about issues regarding poor handling of your case, only to one of his staff that you never met. At the end of my bankruptcy I had to keep calling the office to get them to finalize the bankruptcy by sending a simple form out regarding child support I do not owe, which from what I understand is a formal document required to end all bankruptcies. That took a long time to get done after several phone calls to office staff. After working to establish credit I purchased a new car and think things are going well. Then I receive a bill 8 months after my bankruptcy was finalized for over $78,000 with over $19,000 in interest! After my bankruptcy is finalized and I get this bill from someone I never heard of a lawyer I never met told me he explained student loans can not be discharged in bankruptcy (and in certain circumstance they can Mr. Grubea). I was told when I filed bankruptcy my student loans were dischargeable due to them being sold twice to private lenders and my being offered a $5000.00 loan many years after I graduated to use on anything I wanted not related to educational purposes. I was able to have my student loan discharged during my bankruptcy under the student loan forgiveness program but since it was (supposedly) discharged in bankruptcy I did not qualify. The attorney I dealt with is no longer with the firm and another lawyer I never met tried telling me this was discussed when I filed, it was not. I would have never filed bankruptcy if this wasn't included or at least would have made payments to not get a surprise like this! Now after bankruptcy I owe $20,000.00 more than when I filed. When I tried to rectify this with Mr. Grubea's office I was basically told to pound salt and just pay the bill. Now I have to hire a real lawyer to rectify this. Consultation, advise, and assistance post-discharge is too poor to risk having something like this happen to you. I am by no means rich and can not afford this unforeseen bill. I REPEAT, I WAS NEVER TOLD THIS WAS NOT DISCHARGED, IN FACT I WAS LEAD TO BELIEVE IT WAS. I WAS TOLD "ALL" MY DEBTS WERE CLEARED. DO NOT HIRE THIS FIRM!
Posted by Nichole
I felt very confident after my initial phone consultation with Peter. The process took 5 months from start to finish. The paralegal answered every email I sent and there were many! I felt well represented in court. I recommend Peter and his staff.
Posted by anonymous
After unexpectedly losing my job after delivering my youngest son I had no other choice but to file for Chapter 13. I researched the internet and community and was lead to Mr. Grubea's office. He suggested a strategy and payment plan which would be most beneficial to me and that I was pleased with. However, after the initial court appearance I have not been able to get in contact with Mr. Grubea or his staff at all. I have had to communicate with the Trustee himself in order to clarify any errors (and there were many) and adjust any modifications that needed to be made. Emails went unanswered and telephone calls, although answered by the staff, were never returned like they promised to. I paid the attorneys fees for him to guide me through my Chapter 13 and it was the worst decision of my life. My recommendation would be to NOT hire Mr. Grubea's firm. He is absolutely awful.
Posted by Thomas
I just wanted to share my thoughts on The Grubea Law firm. I was facing a foreclosure of my home and needed professional advise. I found Peter Grubea's name in our local telephone book and called and set up a appointment.
from that first phone call, all the way thru the chapter 13 process, the Lawyers and Staff at The Grubea Law firm have been great. They were professional and polite. My questions were answered immediately, I always spoke to a person and did not have to leave voicemail's and wait for a response. They also were very compassionate during this very stressful time in my life. That fact alone helped me and my wife get thru this process with the least amount of stress as possible. The fee's that were charged were also very reasonable. I have recommended this law firm to a close family member who also had to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I would recommend The Grubea Law-firm to anyone who is facing a Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcy.
Posted by Lisa
After my bankruptcy case was dismissed, he slapped on an extra $450 before he would give me my documents back, it felt like extortion. You never meet them in person. I had one of his attorneys show up in court, didn't even introduce himself and I didn't realize he was representing me until we were in the court process. Very poor communication...took days to get answers to emails. That firm does the absolute minimum for you. I regret ever contacting him and his firm.
Posted by anonymous
I've been researching different attorneys and I was very excited to have a consultation with Mr. Grubea. I completed the short questionnaire that stated "Complete the form below and I will provide you with a FREE bankruptcy evaluation within one day" When I did not hear back via phone or e-mail. I went online and scheduled a phone consultation I waited over 30 minutes for the call and when I did not receive one I called the office the receptionist informed me she would text him and he should calling soon. When I still didn't receive a call I decided to try one more time I went back online made another appointment and again, no call! I called the office back, same situation the receptionist said she would reach out and again no call ... Very disappointing and unprofessional. I've had numerous phone consultations, I've completed the preliminary course required to file, all of my documents are in order ... I just wanted a price from his office to file a basic Chapter 7.
Posted by David
My case was not an easy one, having survived a bout with cancer and several business setbacks, as well as a prior bankruptcy under the old bankruptcy law, a lawsuit, and potential adversary proceedings (where creditors sue the debtor in bankruptcy court to have the debt deemed non-dischargeable). I consulted two other lawyers and one didn’t have the knowledge to answer my questions and the other moved too slow and wanted way too much money even to open the file (my car was in repossession mode!). Peter Grubea’s office handled and are still handling all these matters with expertise, courtesy and empathy. Bankruptcy law is way too complex for a general practitioner and requires a specialist, and Peter Grubea is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers in New York. His office staff is responsive and polite and his fees are very reasonable considering the time and number of court appearances my case required. I highly recommend his firm for bankruptcy and debtor-creditor problems.
Posted by anonymous
My car was repo'd and I sent out a few emails to attorneys looking for help. Peter called me almost right away and he filed an emergency case for me. I go my car back within the day!
Posted by Tycin
I had a 10 am phone appointment (after the office changed the appointment from 1030 to 10). Waiting until 1020 after no call, I decide to give the office a call. The person on the phone advised me that they didn't want any appointments on a Monday and to reschedule. This would have been fine, If I was notified about this. The firm had no plans on calling me for a cancellation in an appointment. This is very bad business and a very bad first impression. I am now taking my business elsewhere.
Posted by anonymous
I was so upset about having to file bankruptcy, but Mr. Grubea was very reassuring. I'm still not happy that I have to file but I know it is the best decision and I trust Mr, Grubea completely.