“I have worked with a lot of law firms on the business side and I think that Adam Leitman Bailey’s attorneys are very creative and strategic in their thinking. I think without a good strategy it’s very hard to win and negotiate a settlement so I think it is an extremely strong skill set that they have both in devising a strategy and negotiating in getting us a successful outcome for that strategy. I am extremely happy with the result and wish that I had started out with this law firm in the first place.”
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Yes, I am an investor in real estate properties mostly in New York City. I am also a business person working with clients on M&A transactions. I heard about this firm from one of my clients actually who recommended Adam very very strongly.
Can you tell us what the state of your case was when you came to Adam Leitman Bailey’s office?
The case was in a bad mess when I came to Adam. There are seven parties involved in this particular lawsuit and my first set of attorneys really had a strategy that wasn’t helpful in the long run and I was very concerned about the outcome of the case when I came to Adam.
Can you explain like generally what was going on with the case?
I purchased an apartment which was adjacent to an apartment that I already owned and apparently the seller of this apartment forged her ex-husband’s signature to facilitate the transaction but nobody involved with the transaction appeared to be aware of this and the ex- husband sued all seven parties involved in the transaction so it was a very complicated and messy situation.
How did your case change or what happened when it was brought to Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
When I came to Adam, he reviewed everything that had happened so far and also Colin Kaufman was working on the case as well, and both of them were a terrific team. They devised a new strategy for dealing with all of the parties involved in the case. They gave me extremely good advice about how we should relate to these parties and how we should proceed and it was quite different from what my previous set of attorneys had been doing.
Was there any negotiation involved with the case?
Yes, there was a lot of negotiation. Some of it was legal and technical and Colin handled that extremely well and some of it was negotiation among the various parties and Adam stepped in often to handle that negotiation so they made an extremely good team working together.
What were the attorneys’ best tactics used to persuade the other side?
I think there were a number of tactics. First of all, they had very clear understanding of the law and were on a very solid footing so they were not just bluffing which was very important in this case. They also did a lot of background investigation on the parties involved in the case and got a clear sense of their motivation and their past history. They came up with strategies really for each of the parties which I think was very important to do. And I also want to say they collaborated with me, you know, and they made me feel part of the team too.
So you feel that you had some input with it at all?
Oh yes. I had a lot of input. And I think it worked very well. If I was going down a path that they didn’t think would be helpful they told me right away and if I had an idea that was good they added that right away.
What are your thoughts on Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s customer service?
It was extremely good. I am amazed with the number of clients and activities the attorneys in the firm have. I always got called back or e-mailed immediately and I would say they were extremely responsive and receptive to me.
How did we compare to other law firms that you have used before?
This is my first lawsuit. I have worked with a lot of law firms on the business side and I think that Adam Leitman Bailey’s attorneys are very creative and strategic in their thinking. I think without a good strategy it’s very hard to win and negotiate a settlement so I think it is an extremely strong skill set that they have both in devising a strategy and negotiating in getting us a successful outcome for that strategy.
Any last comments you would like to add before we are finish?
I am extremely happy with the result and wish that I had started out with this law firm in the first place.
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