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Nicholas Alexander Zingarelli

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Nick Zingarelli

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 18 years
    Ohio - OH 18 years
    Missouri - MO 4 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    80%
    I represent individuals, small businesses, and creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I address mortgage arrearages, tax liabilities, utility delinquencies, debt dischargeability, claim disputes and various complex matters.

    19 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Foreclosure
    10%
    I help people defend against foreclosures and work toward accomplishing a loan modification or an agreement to catch up the existing debt with the lender.

    19 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    10%
    General civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants with a focus on insurance coverage on personal injury, premises liability and product liability matters.

    5 years, 5 cases

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Location

The Law Firm of Droder & Miller
250 East 5th Street
Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Margaret | April 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm and Nick is Great
We are so pleased with the service. We would recommend to anyone who needs his service. He made us feel very very comfortable. He made it very easy for us.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Nick and his team were extremely informative and responsive throughout the entire process. I can't recall a single instance where I contacted the firm and did not receive a response the same day. He made a difficult situation, and decision, as easy as possible and is clearly an educated leader in this field. I would highly recommend Zingarelli Law Office.
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Posted by Greg | August 28, 2017
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Very Professional
I was in a lot of trouble financially and had even consulted a different attorney in Fairfield who was no help at all. Thank goodness I consulted with Nick- everything is straightened out now and I can finally breathe. He was very professional but yet understanding. I couldn't have done it without him.
Posted by Jennie | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Zingarelli Law - professional, competent AND compassionate.
Nick Zingarelli and his entire staff did their best to make this stressful process as smooth and painless as possible. First, they have offices in both downtown Cincinnati and West Chester for your convenience. Secondly they explained the entire process to me clearly and were quick to respond both to email and voice mail questions, usually within a couple of hours. Thirdly, I have a chronic illness and had to postpone several appointments and they were very understanding and flexible about that. All in all, they made the process much easier than I thought it was going to be. I recommend them without reservation.
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Posted by Rachelle | August 8, 2016
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Professional, Personable and Weight Lifter
The Zingarelli Law Office provide stellar, unsurpassed customer service with every visit and interaction. Nick and the staff answered every question I had and provide me with the best options for my circumstances. They listened to me and helped me to make the best decision for me and my family. Nick and staff lifted a heavy burden and provided me with the opportunity for a fresh start. I would highly recommend and encourage you to use the Zingarelli team.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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Nick Zingarelli
My husband and I would personally like to thank Nick Zingarelli for his kind, professional services he offered to us. He made a very trying time in our lives go smoothly and made sure we were comfortable with our decision to move forward with our lives. I can assure anyone thinking of bankruptcy that Nick Zingarelli is the person you want on your side, to handle your most personal information and feelings.
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Posted by Kristin and Brandon | October 12, 2015
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Put us at ease and Helped us save our house!!
Zingarelli helped us when we were in jeopardy of possibly losing our house back in January 2015. We set up a consultation after finding him on this website. So happy we came across this website and found Zingarelli!!! He answered all of our questions, presented us possible options we could take, and took care of paperwork that we received from the county about us going into bankruptcy at the time. He was patient with us and talked to us professionally where he definitely knew what he was talking about! He talked to us in terms that allowed us to understand what was going on with our situation. He even refunded any unused money he didn't need to charge towards our deposit for hiring him!!! Thank you so much for everything you did for us in saving our home!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Two very happy clients
We would like to thank Nick for handling our case. My husband and I were faced with a very difficult financial situation, and we needed a lawyer. My husband did some research online and he found Zingarelli Law Offices. Nick had alot of great qualities we were looking for and was rated quite high. We made an appointment and were very pleased with the young man we met. He was very upfront and honest with us regarding our situation. We felt very much at ease with Nick. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and his honesty was quite refreshing. He helped us with a difficult decision regarding bankruptcy, and did a great job! We would highly recommend him to anyone! Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Happy Client Sincerely, Mr.
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Posted by MIchael | February 15, 2015
He is just so thorough
The most important thing that I think people should know about Nick is just how thorough he is. He has a great personality and he is easy to work with, which is nice and it makes the whole experience just a little more manageable. But when you sit down with Nick and start talking about your case and he starts asking questions and really starts understanding what your needs are, that is when you start having this feeling that this guy is going to take care of everything. You get him the info that he asks for and he does all the leg work. He was so good that for the first time in about a year at that point I felt like I did not have to worry about something else. I can't think of another way to express how much comfort there was in how well he does his job, how i never felt judged and how taken care of you feel when all is said and done.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2015
Great Lawyer In The Time of Need
After recovering from a heart attack, reduction of pay and with two kids in college. Nick provided wise council to enable me to keep my small business whole, assist my kids in graduating from college and live a better life without the stresses that were sure to take me under. Thanks Nick I will never for got the help you provided.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2014
Excellent and Thorough Service
Mr. Zingarelli provided us with excellent, knowledgeable, and thorough service from our initial consultation for a complex bankruptcy through our trustee hearing and final discharge. We were impressed with his obvious knowledge and demonstrated thoroughness, but it was his his attention to detail and his aggressiveness on our behalf that was particularly valuable. His price structure for our case was carefully considered and proved to be a value relative to the results and level of service he and his staff provided. As a fellow professional, I appreciated being overly prepared by Nick via aggressive and detailed questioning prior to our filing and hearing. His extensive working knowledge of the process, his relationships within the legal and trustee communities, and his hearing room focus all proved proved all too-valuable. With all of that, our hearing was uneventful, followed by a clean 60 day objection period. I would strongly recommend Nick and the professionals at the Zingarelli Law Office for simple to complex bankruptcies if anyone is interested in exceptional service and predictable outcomes.
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Posted by Chad | October 6, 2014
Confident, Honest and Genuinely Cares
I first met Nick on June 6th, 2012, after consulting with other bankruptcy attorneys. Recently divorced, my ex-wife was refusing to sell the home we purchased during our marriage. After agreeing to sell the house as part of the divorce decree, she was dragging this through domestic relations court in Butler County. She demanded to be present at all showings, in addition to keeping it in very poor conditions to ensure the house would never sell. I was paying a portion of the mortgage on that property and would continue to do so until the house sold. To keep this up was burning through all of my available credit; I could no longer keep up the payments on a house that she would never sell. Feeling lost and about to be in contempt of court due to being unable to pay for the place I lived and the house she resided, I sought help. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting with Nick, I started to feel better. Previous bankruptcy attorneys made me feel like I was at the mercy of ex-wife, which as some of you know, is a horrible feeling. He listened; quickly putting together a plan to help me file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He and his staff were very helpful and supportive, gathering all the information very quickly and efficiently. Once that was done, he sat down and explained the entire process very clearly, answering all my questions very thoroughly and confidently. My case was somewhat complicated, which he navigated with ease. Nick is very well respected by all magistrates and judges in Federal Bankruptcy Court. The specifics of everyone’s case are all different but one thing is the same; you are looking for help, you’re scared, and are at a place you have probably never been before. Divorce and Bankruptcy go hand in hand this day and age. After meeting with Nick, I knew I was going to be protected from my ex-wife through my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. He was fearless, confident and without question, knew the path to take that would get me to where I ultimately wanted to be. As I write this, I am less than 30 days away from my last payment in Chapter 13, which contained almost $40,000 of debt and will be paid off within 30 months. Nick truly helped me get my life back. I am now in a great position to start the rest of my life. I could go on about what a great guy Nick is, which is true, but that is not his best quality. He genuinely cares. He wants to help see you through to the end, allowing you to get your life back.
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Posted by Stephen | June 27, 2013
Exceeded Expectations!
Working with Nick was nothing short of fantastic, from beginning to end. This was my first time needing an attorney of any sort and I've got to say that the bar has been set pretty high. I did not seek Nick out for bankruptcy or foreclosure help. In short, I was being sued for what I thought were questionable student loans and alleged unpaid tuition from 14 years ago. During my initial consultation with Nick I made him aware of my financial restraints as well as my somewhat skeptic stance in retaining a lawyer. Nick was truly sensitive to my concerns and handled my case accordingly. In just a few weeks time Mr. Zingarelli was able to reach an agreement that literally saved me over $10,000. This savings was not only quite significant, the weight that he helped lift off of my shoulders was priceless! I really believe that you can't put a price, or a value, on the removal of the stress and the worry that I carried with me every single day, for such a long time. I'm forever grateful for Nick, and his staff, and everything they did to help get me through this process. Speaking of which, a star is only as strong as his supporting cast and Nick has surrounded himself with some great ones. Rebecca, Tammy, and Susan were all very nice, and Michelle never failed to greet me with smile and make me feel comfortable upon arrival.
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Posted by Robert | June 14, 2013
Highly Skilled and Strong Character
My wife and I were seeking legal representation to guide us through the foreclosure process. In my past experience with legal matters, I have found that the reputation and character of the firm/litigator carries significant influence in the outcome of the case, so I was looking for a firm with these strengths. As I proceeded through the steps in choosing representation, I found that Zingarelli Law Office, operated by attorney Nicholas Zingarelli, had a strong reputation within the court system, with the trustee, and with his peers and clients. As we proceeded through our foreclosure and Chapter 13 case, we found Mr. Zingarelli to be highly skilled in navigating the complex issues associated with our situation. His counsel was always faultless, and his strategies very effective. The initial proposal to the court/trustee was accepted with a minimum of time and cost, and our Chapter 13 plan was approved. Approximately half way through our Chapter 13 payout plan, we encountered catastrophic health problems which dramatically changed our lives, and forced us into retirement. I was in communication with Mr. Zingarelli regarding our situation. Once again, he was able to skillfully structure and propose a hardship discharge, and gain agreement from the court/trustee. We feel that Mr. Zingarelli’s character, reputation, and influence were major factors in the positive outcome of our case. We were fortunate to have met and selected Mr. Zingarelli, and would strongly recommend him to our closest friends.
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Posted by james | March 15, 2010
Great Bankruptcy Attorney! Look No Further...
Nick and Jackie at Zingarelli Law handled my case in fast and effective manner. I met with a couple different attorneys before selecting Zingarelli Law. I was confident in choosing Nick based on his experience, confidence and approachability. In the end, I filed within 2 months and have a huge burden of bad-business debt removed from my life.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2009
Excellent service and results.
My wife and I were forced into chapter 13 protection by a real estate investment scam that involved a predatory loan. We were at risk of losing our home because the bank foreclosed on the defunct investment property, and threatened to liquidate all our assets to recoup the deficit. I went to three lawyers who did not take my case because I insisted that an action against the bank be included in the chapter 13 filing. Nick not only took the case, he went above and beyond the call of duty to protect our interests and make our case against the bank. He was resourceful and aggressive while maintaining consummate professionalism. He has earned my highest recommendation and respect. G. Williams
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The Law Firm of Droder & Miller
  • 2022 - Present
  • Special Counsel
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Zingarelli & Lawrence, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Zingarelli Law Office, LLC
  • 2008 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Dearfield Kruer & Company
  • 2004 - 2008
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Education

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Cincinnati
  • B.A.
  • 2001

Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2022 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Mid-Career Attorney Working Group Program
  • Moderator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United State Supreme Court
  • Bar Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Cincinnati Chapter)
  • Member and Mentor
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - 2018
  • University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
  • Chair of the Board
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Tender Mercies
  • Associate Board Co-Chair
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Chase College of Law 2015 Giving Campaign Alumni Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Judicial Liaison Committee for US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio at Cincinnati
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Potter Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Weathering a Business Bankruptcy
  • 2016
  • Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds)
  • A View from the Trenches: Case Law, Economic and Practice Trends in Chapter 13, and How They Can Impact Your Practice
  • 2016
  • Solo Authored Book
  • Solutions for Small Business: What Every Business Owner Should Know About Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • Bankruptcy and Finanical Restructuring Law 2014
  • Managing the Case Law and Legislative Changes Impacting Bankruptcy Cases
  • 2014
  • Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds)
  • The Debtor's Attorney's Field Guide to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Bankruptcy Practice Co
  • "To Buy or Not to Buy: Ethical Considerations in Buying a Law Firm"
  • 2020
  • Protecting Your License Webinar
  • Ethical Use of Nonlawyer Staff for Client Intake
  • 2017
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Seminar
  • Rule 3002.1
  • 2017
  • A&S Connections
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2017
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ethical Considerations for Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2016
  • CARE
  • "Debt Slapped" Presentation to School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • 2016
  • Lawyers Club of Cincinnati Monthly Meeting
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • 2015
  • Hamilton County Law Library
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2015
  • Brown Bag Series
  • Solo and Small Practice Finance and Tax Issues
  • 2015
  • No Brown Bag Series
  • Writing Your Owner's Manual: The Business Plan
  • 2014
  • "Thinking About Flying Solo"
  • Opening Your Own Law Practice
  • 2014
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Small Business Bankruptcy in Chapter 13
  • 2012
  • Bankruptcy Update
  • Ethics and Bankruptcy Law: Emerging Trends and Concerns
  • 2012
  • "Thinking About Flying Solo"
  • Opening Your Own Law Practice
  • 2012
  • No Brown Bag Series
  • Bankruptcy 102: Greatest Hits, Volume One
  • 2011
  • Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Chapters 7 & 13: Assets & Exemptions
  • 2011
  • Lawyers Club Monthly Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Overview
  • 2011
  • No Brown Bag Series: Bankruptcy 101
  • Bankruptcy 101
  • 2010
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
  • Representing the Unrepresented (and Under-represented) Debtor
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy Law Update
  • Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Domestic Relations
  • 2010
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum Monthly Meeting
  • Chapter 13: A Means for Curing Mortgage Defaults
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick and I worked together on one matter and I have consulted with him on several others. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. I do not hesitate to refer my clients who need bankruptcy advice to Nick. I fully trust and endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Nick Zingarelli. His knowledge of bankruptcy law is unsurpassed. What sets Nick apart from the others is his compassionate approach to his clients' needs. Nick truly cares about helping his clients, and it shows. Any client is lucky to have him in their corner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an expert in bankruptcy and has assisted with any questions I have."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is my go-to attorney for bankruptcy. I have complete trust in referring cases to Nick."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a client facing criminal charges that needed information regarding his bankruptcy. I was a complicated question and I turned to Mr. Zingarelli for advice. He was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful, actually researching the issue for me to provide answers to our questions. I would highly recommend Mr. Zingarelli for any bankruptcy questions/issues."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Friend
"Nick is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and a warm, caring human being. He brings his personal touch to help those in serious financial difficulty. He cares about his clients and does his utmost to help them in their most difficult times. Filing for personal bankruptcy is a weighty and emotionally taxing decision. There is no one else I'd rather have in my corner during those hard times."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have previously worked with Mr. Zingarelli and would recommend him to anyone looking for protection under bankruptcy laws."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zingarelli is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys I have met. If I have a bankruptcy question, he’s the person to turn to and he always goes out of his way to help out his colleagues and clients. I have heard nothing but positive reviews from a number of my real estate clients about Nick. He is prompt in returning phone calls, and his bankruptcy work is complete and flawless. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Zingarelli to anyone seeking advice on bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is an accomplished bankruptcy attorney. I have referred 10-12 bankruptcy cases to him in the last couple of years. I also hand off my conflict litigation to his firm. A trusted voice when our practices intersect, Nick can help you with a wide array of legal issues."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the good fortune to work with Mr. Zingarelli on a number of cases, and he is easily the most knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer I've ever known. He has a great relationship with his clients, built on mutual respect and trust. He is prompt in returning phone calls (a big plus to clients that often don't hear from their attorneys), and his bankruptcy work is complete and flawless. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Zingarelli to anyone seeking advice on bankruptcy law."
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