Ten years ago, I needed an attorney to handle my separation and divorce. I knew at the time that it was going to be very difficult and tumultuous. I asked around family and friends for recommendations. A neighbor of mine highly recommended Alan Levenstein of Houlan and Berman. She had been through a very complex and contentious divorce and was very happy with the services that Alan had provided. With that, I decided to have Alan represent me. It was a great decision! My situation, like many others, consisted of the opposing party who wanted everything plus more that they could get. Through Alan’s very capable hands, he was able to minimize the financial impact to myself. Alan skillfully negotiated and crafted a settlement agreement that was optimal, safe, fair overall and most important that provided financial protection if my circumstances should change. As time progressed and my circumstances changed, Alan was able to craft and negotiate a modification to the original agreement. Recently, as my circumstances changed again, Alan was able to craft and negotiate a buy-out of my settlement for a very significant amount less than what my full-term payout would have been on the original settlement. I am thrilled! It’s all over and behind me! Alan did a masterful job. Throughout the process, Alan was able to counsel and guide me through numerous interrogatories and deposition. Numerous times, he coached me and calmed me down especially when he sensed my anger or despair. He made me focus on the task at hand and reigned me in when I felt overwhelmed. Alan is very professional, very organized and a very effective communicator. He made sure throughout that we were on the same page. Alan is very straight forward and he efficiently gets to the point of matters. Most importantly, if something was not black and white, he stated as such. Alan is a great guy, personable but tough when needed. I would highly recommend Alan Levenstein of Houlan and Berman to anyone who is seeking legal counsel.