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Alexander Berry-Santoro

Business Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2017
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Alexander

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Practice areas

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

US District Court – Eastern District of Michigan

US District Court -- Western District of Michigan

US District Court – Northern District of Ohio

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Creditor’s Rights


Eastern Michigan University (B.S., Criminal Justice, 2012)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2016)
Intern: Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender


State Bar of Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Consumer Bankruptcy Association – Detroit


As an advocate, I zealously defend the rights of my clients. I am result-driven, and extremely hard-working. Please let me put those qualities to work for you, and help you achieve your financial goals. Whether your issues are consumer, or corporate based, Maxwell Dunn, PLC, and I, can help you achieve those goals. 


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Maxwell Dunn PLC
220 S. Main St., Ste. 213
Royal Oak, MI, 48067

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  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Michele | November 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alex was so thorough and explained every step of the way. My case was a sticky mess. Alex met with me on several occasions and returned my phone calls/emails quickly. I was very anxious throughout the process. Alex kindly and compassionately reassured me. It was very clear that he knew what he was doing, which made it easy to trust him. He did not steer me wrong. Everything he explained up front and throughout the process was exactly what happened. I hope to never need his services again but I would certainly refer him to anyone! Thank you so much Alex. Forever grateful.
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Posted by James | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond, to say the least.
My wife and I had a hold put on our bank account and we genuinely were thought we were screwed. Alex immediately got the hold off our account and kept us from losing our place to live. He helped walk us through the process of bankruptcy and patiently explained terms we didnt quite understand. He was very reassuring that we weren't the only people that were hesitant and nervous to file. His friendly disposition helped calm my wife about the situation and that is no easy feat. He made the process and rules very clear from the beginning. I lost my father and became entitled to money and that re-opened my bankruptcy case. Alex was beyond helpful in dealing with the debtors and the nightmare of a benefit company. Without his help, we would probably still be fighting with the benefit company. His understanding of the system and willingness to contact the debtor's trustee to keep them off my back was impressive and a major burden off my shoulders. Alex treated me like a friend from day one and was sympathetic to my frustrations. Great guy, phenomenal attorney.
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Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro February 11, 2022
Marshall, you are a friend (after this crazy case). I am happy and pleased we can help you.
Posted by Jennifer L | January 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Just Awesome
Honestly, you would have to be a wordsmith to accurately describe Attorney Alexander Berry- Santoro. He is patient, kind and very knowledgeable about various aspects of the law. He follows up and follows through regarding your concerns. Attorney Berry-Santoro exudes and exhibits excellent customer service. He is extremely honest and will not steer you wrong. He addressed all of my issues in the initial consultation; therefore, his services were no longer needed. However, if I were you and needed a brilliant, effective and results oriented lawyer, I would not hesitate to contact and HIRE him!
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Posted by Josh | August 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ch. 7
Alex was absolutely amazing. He was very knowledge able and went above and beyond to help. He was patient and helpful when answering questions. Alex made a stressful process much less stressful.
Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro August 15, 2020
I'm so pleased I could help you. I wish you nothing but the best in your next chapter!
Posted by Mathew | April 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alex is very attentive to my concerns and responded to all my questions promptly. I feel he listens and is willing to go to bat for me and not just take the easy way out. I have hired him and will continue to use his services.
Posted by Jon | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Alex is very knowledgeable. He returns calls promptly. He has a good personality and is easy to talk to.
Posted by Natalie | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alex is great. He gave honest advice and I ended up with a great outcome. He also continued to assist me with the discrepancies of the opposing party after the court order was obtained without any additional fees. In other words he went out if his way to assist the other party in following the court order and didn't have to. He's an honest attorney and tells his clients the truth, and then helps them deal with it.
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Posted by Tracey | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We talked with him the day before we had court regarding a land contract issue. He jumped right on the phone and before the end of the day we had an agreement. We went to court and he reviewed the agreement before we were called and had everything set to go. Will definitely use Alex again.
Posted by Kellyn | January 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Understanding, Professional, Meticulous, and just AWESOME!
Start-to-finish; I have been impressed with Alex. With my initial phone call, he helped me feel confident with my options and even gave me ideas that excluded his services. I felt at-ease on the consult when he also showed great compassion about how difficult time this was for me. He never talked down to me or treated me negatively. During our first meeting, he went over how everything works and what I could expect. I felt like I understood everything and had full comprehension of my options. I was instantly impressed with his organizational system in his office; and I knew I would hire him due to how meticulous he is! Throughout the application process, he was very quick to respond to emails and clear with details so that I could understand. I was, understandably, concerned with how the hearing process would work; Alex answered every concern with kindness and professionalism. Most importantly, Alex helped me win my case!! He is incredibly knowledgeable! If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney, call Alex today. You are in excellent hands with him!
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Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro January 22, 2020
Kellyn, you will always be one of my favorite clients. Thanks, it was an absolute privilege to help you through this difficult time and I know that you will come out better for this experience.
Posted by Connie | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garnished funds returned
I had filed bankruptcy and one of the companies that were included in the bankruptcy still garnished my state taxes for 2 years. The first lawyer was unable to secure an answer about getting it back then Alex got involved and he solved the issue with in a month or less. I didn't have to contact him he kept me updated by text as to what was going on.
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Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro April 24, 2020
I'm so happy we got your money back. Thanks for your time and kind words!
Posted by Alioune | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in what he does
He's one of the best lawyer I've ever had. My bankruptcy went well He was disponible from start to end. Anyone who is looking for a bankruptcy lawyer, I recommend him. He's good.
Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro January 11, 2020
Alioune, it was a pleasure representing you. Thanks for your support and friendship. Al
Posted by Nelson | December 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Thankful for his help
Mr. Berry-Santoro helped me take back control of my financial life! Earlier this year a creditor started garnishing my income, I was already living check to check and had two vehicles repossessed by the bank. I went to his office in a panic and Mr.Berry-Santoro was able to help me relax by explaining exactly how chapter 13 bankruptcy worked. He helped me by expediting my case in order to stop the garnishments as soon as possible. He answered all of my questions in his office and was VERY quick to respond to all the follow up questions I had via email. He treated me like a human being and not like I was “just another client”. His staff was also just as friendly, helpful and comforting. Hiring Alexander Berry-Santoro was one of the best decision I’ve ever made.
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Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro December 30, 2019
Your review was touching and heart felt. If there's anything you should ever need, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Posted by Megan | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Alex made the entire process so easy for me. He was always available for any questions I had, and really put my worries at ease. He will have your best interest in mind, I will definitely refer anyone who is considering bankruptcy to him.
Response from Alexander Berry-Santoro December 31, 2019
You're a good friend and I'm happy I could help you.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Maxwell Dunn, PLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Osipov Bigelman, P.C.
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • Babut Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • Frego & Associates
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Fairmax Law
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Intern
  • Washtenaw County Office Of Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2016
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RE: Advantgage One Credit Union - 19-04315 (EDMI - BK)
  • Settled


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Leadership Achievement Award
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2016


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (26)
Endorse Alexander
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berry-Santoro consistently provides sound responses to AVVO questions, and he has a bunch of happy clients to tell you more than I could. I endorse Mr. Berry-Santoro as an attorney for your bankruptcy and debt issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Why? If all attorneys providing answers on AVVO took the time to completely try and answer a question in detail showing like Mr. Berry-Santoro does, their knowledge, accurate and complete and thorough advice, then AVVO would have the cream of the crop. Look at all his answers to questions and you can see why he is entitled to such a great endorsement. He just does not simply say "get a lawyer". Rather he tries to help the person asking the question the best he can. Great job and appreciated by a peer. I highly recommend this attorney for any bankruptcy-related work"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex is extremely personable and warm. He has the ability to help clients find comfort in their situations by helping them achieve positive resolutions. He is extremely intelligent, knowledge and committed to the practice of law. 10/10."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Friend
"Alex is extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of bankruptcy and the bankruptcy court. He is tough, but compassionate and cares about his clients. He will guide you from beginning to end about your bankruptcy. I would absolutely hire him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex has tremendous competence and knowledge regarding the US Bankruptcy Code. I know he promptly communicates with his clients. He also has experience with adversary proceedings in fact his experience exceeds what you would expect from his years of practice."
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