I recently went through the bankruptcy process and can't thank the law firm of Michael Berger enough for getting me through it all. Sofya Davtya, Yathida Nepa and Jennifer Phan are experienced, knowledgeable and very patient in helping me get though a painful time. Like many, I found myself deep in debt and caught in the housing crisis. The decision to file was not an easy one and I""m thankful to have found such an experienced and compassionate team to work with. They are very detailed and thorough and will patiently explain all the options available to you. I highly recommend this firm.
great service from attorney Sofya D. and paralegal Yathida N. -- very timely, to the point, diligent, and always available -- bravo Michael Jay Berger for having such a team!
The Law office of Micheal Jay Berger from start to finish was an awesome experience..Atty. Sofya D. and paralegal Yathida were a great team to work with. Highly recommend and AAA++++ for their hard work with my bk chap 7 ..all I can say is Thank You so much..
During the 2008 crash my business in Beverly Hills took a big hit. That coupled with an unreasonable landlord made it insurmountable to better my situation. Yearly rent raises to 30k per month plus payroll and overhead dictated my future. The fact that I was able to exist as long as I did was a testament to my abilities as a leader and to manage stress.
Finally the time came when I was forced to make the decision to declare bankruptcy. I was recommended to Michael Berger who not only stopped the attacks I was struggling to endure, he also provided me with an exit strategy that has now allowed me to bounce back quickly to be even more successful in business than I was before!! He knows all of the players in town that you have to deal with and treats your case with logic and sensitivity. This is not a failure but indeed a new beginning thanks to Michael Berger and my friend for the referral.
I have seen Michael Berger in court, and he is awesome. He saved me $235,000.00! We had an evidentiary hearing before United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Geraldine Mund on the value of one of my investment properties on Friday, March 16, 2012. The creditor, JPMorgan Chase Bank wanted to value my property at $910,000 but we were trying to get that down to $675,000.
Mr. Berger and I worked together as a team, along with his Associate Attorney Michael Avanesian. We prepared our witnesses thoroughly, including an appraiser, a real estate broker, a structural engineer and a contractor. Mr. Berger got great testimony from each one of our witnesses, and he did a great job cross- examining the lenders appraiser. Mr. Berger succeeded in keeping out evidence that the lender tried to introduce at the last minute. Judge Mund called what Chases lawyer tied to do trial by ambush and refused to admit the so called new evidence. I never even had to testify. From top to bottom, Mr. Berger made sure there were no gaps left.
The appraisers were both good, but Mr. Berger was so convincing at discrediting the creditors appraiser that Judge Mund began to directly question the appraiser. At the end of the trial, Judge Mund said that both attorneys were excellent lawyers. However, she then agreed with Mr. Berger on every single point and ruled 100% in my favor.
Mr. Berger convinced Judge Mund that our appraiser was more experienced and more credible. Mr. Berger convinced Judge Mund that the bank appraisers method of subtracting $100,000.00 from the value of a property that needed $200,000.00 in repairs did not make any sense. In her ruling, Judge Mund repeated Mr. Bergers arguments. If you need someone to fight for you and win against big creditors like JP Morgan Chase Bank, then you need Michael Jay Berger and his law firm to represent you. He did a great job for me.
Going through bankruptcy yet alone entering a law office is a very stressful time. But the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger dispelled any of the anxiety I incurred during the toughest decision I had in my life, which was filing for Ch 13. During our initial meeting Mr. Berger was very professional and courteous. He understood our family situation and walked us through the stages of Ch 13. He was very attentive and patient to the many questions we had about the whole bankruptcy process. Our point of contacts from beginning till end was Sofya and Yathida and they made it as painless as possible. None of my many emails and phone calls went unanswered and was quickly responded to by email or by phone. These ladies deserve a raise. From all the scary stories you hear about filing for bankruptcy, Michael, Sofya and Yathida made this filing as smooth as can be. Thank you Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger for caring and helping me through this tough obstacle in my life.
Sofya Davtyan and her paralegal with Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger are truly the best. Sofya walked us through the process and was very responsive to all of our inquiries. During our initial meeting with her, we also had the pleasure of meeting with Michael Berger. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered our questions re dischargeability of tax debt. We recently received our discharge notice. Thank you Sofya and Michael for an excellent work.
FYI: the quote you'll obtain from this law firm for such a high quality of work is nowhere to be found. You deal with attorneys and all your legal inquiries are answered by attorneys vs other law firms where 99% of the time you only see and talk to a paralegal.
I had a terrific experience using Minha Rhee at this firm. She responded quickly and walked me through the entire process. I found her to be very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. The entire process went smoothly and as I expected. I wouldn't have any hesitation recommending her.
I was recommended this law firm by a friend of a friend. I had never had anything like this happen to me and was scared and concerned and full of questions. Attorney Minha Rhee was patient and helpful, guiding me through my options and keeping me informed throughout the process. Bankruptcy was difficult to go through personally, but the help I received from the staff at this law firm made my load a little less heavy, and were able to re-assure me that this process was the right step to take in my situation. If you are at a point in your financial life where bankruptcy might be your only option, I recommend the offices of Michael Jay Berger.
Michael Jay Berger and his staff did a phenomenal job in handling our bankruptcy case. Initially our situation qualified us for a Chapter 13; however, as our circumstances changed we then qualified for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Berger went through all the necessary arrangements from completing the legal documents to ensuring appointments and our responsibilities were met. He did all this without missing a beat.
He and his staff walked us through all the proceedings including documentation, on-line mandatory certifications, setting up meetings, being present at all court appearances, etc. At one point, one of his staff members (who was our primary contact) had to take a leave of absence. Her leave was from the workplace only. She gave us her personal cell number to contact her if we had any questions or concerns. You dont receive this type of commitment and loyalty from very many people or firms. In my opinion, she went above and beyond. Mr. Berger met us on a Saturday (for our convenience) regarding procedural issues to which we had questions. Every person that we dealt with was more than capable of handling all inquires.
If you want to have a stress free (as much as possible under these circumstances) bankruptcy case with a team that will guide you throughout the processes, then Michael Jay Berger is the right person for you. His cost is more than reasonable for the amount of time and work that was put into a successful closure to our situation. I cannot stress how helpful and satisfied we are through this brief testimonial. Do yourself a favor, seek Mr. Bergers help you will not be disappointed. A true professional team
I love dealing with this law office because they know what is going on. I recommend people to do business with them, and I will be back in the future to deal with them if I need so
Georgeann is amazing! When I got her call last week telling me that we had won a big case I was so happy. Thank you and Jennifer for your time and effort!
Anyone filing for bankruptcy understands the embarrassment, humiliation and even depression one goes through. For me it was years of collections calls, threats, garnishments and fear my employer would find out and fire me. I went to two other law firms for initial consultations and was told they could not help me. Then I visited the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger and you can imagine how joyful I was when the attorney said they would accept my case. I wanted to cry but held back the tears. The entire staff - lawyers, paralegals and assistants were very, very professional and treated me with the utmost respect. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Michael J. Berger to anyone who needs a respectful, honest attorney to handle their case.
Wonderful law firm helping people out at one of their lowest points. Georgeann and Jennifer were so attentive, responsive and gracious. Thank you for all your help and for making this whole ordeal much less terrifying and uncomfortable. Highly recommend!
Every person in this company, is committed to excellence.. Michael and Georgeanne, and Jennifer helped me thru complete fear, and were honest, personable, caring, and brilliant at their craft! There were no last minute suprises, and my life now is better because of their competance, and experience!
I came to Georgianne Nicol with some very concerning legal problems, and frankly I was scared. Georgianne listened to me, and quickly assessed the problem, and developed a strategy to resolve my terrifying legal problems!
She's a 'god send' if you're trouble. Highly recommend her services, she was always available, and professional. Her many years of experience proved to be incredibly valuable!
Michael Jay Berger's firm quickly put me at ease when I had to face the inevitable circumstances of filing Chapter 7. They showed me my options, explained the entire process step by step and quickly acted on inquires during the entire process. From the lawyers to the assistants I can only speak highly of them all. They gave me exacting specifics to the information I needed to provide and acted quickly and thoroughly on my case with that information. A representative from the firm was with me during the meeting of the creditors and when the court appointed trustee
one of the best BK attorney you will ever meet. We had interviewed many for our complex case. Mr Berger knew the entire law on his fingertips and assisted by his able staff he made all problems simple and got the 1.6 million dollar debt discharged and the pesky debtors off our backs. Thanks so much.
Michael berger's law offices is the best law firm for a bankruptcy case in all of LA's area. Attorneys and staff are very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Many thanks to Georgann, Ori, Jennifer and Jessica. Absolutely great people. Highly recommended. I Wish you the best guys.
The best experience I ever had with an attorneys office.
I highly recommend the offices of Michael Jay Berger. I was on the edge of loosing my house, it was a difficult time for me. However, after I started filing with this law office, everything started to turn better. The service was prompt, professional. I worked with Sofya and Yathida, they are both really great people, willing to help others.
Sofya put me at ease and practically gave me a 2nd chance with my financial situation.
I highly recommend the offices of Michael Jay Berger his associates were prompt, courteous, accurate and understanding of a very difficult time for our family and life. There follow-up and comfort in my stressful situation was handled in such a professional manner I can't thank them enough. Sofya and Yathida were amazing and made this uncomfortable situation as smooth as it could be. It's never easy losing your business and everything but they helped us move forward.
Thank you very much!!!
My wife and I were in trouble because the recession back 2010.
I lost 80% of my business and also on December 2010 I had a heart-attack.
Because of that I was forced to recover at the UCLA Hospital and went through special a procedure.
Finally after consulting with a different attorney we decided to go with the Law Office
Of Michael Jay Berger.
What a relief.
We are very happy with the results achieved from the Law Office of Michael Berger about our Bankruptcy (Chapter 7).
I am proud of Sofya (other attorney) and Yathida (paralegal) for what they achieved for us.
I used Georgeann at MJB and have no complaints. She was assisted by Jennifer who always got back to me ASAP with any questions I had if Georgeann couldn't return the call(s) herself. Someone was always there for me. I never felt ""alone"" during the process. The office staff was always friendly. They have to be doing something right to keep that big Beverly Hills office up. And you don't do that by \r
defrauding people of their money or lying to them. The fees were very reasonable. I went to Georgeann because another friend had just gone BK with then as well. He looked around to many lawyers before hand and I trusted him and was not disappointed at all with the services provided. My regret was that I waited a few months more than I should have. I had many altercations with very aggressive ""crack head"" process servers. They have little regard to the laws or you as a person, screaming for you at your home door and other ways to get your attention. I even called the police to my home when one server claimed to be an ""officer of the law"". You don't wan to mess with any of these ""criminal loonies"" they will harass you unmercifully! So, if your considering filing go to Georgeann and let her take the ""hits"" for you to relieve some of that stress. You owe it to yourself as you're already in a lot of drama.
I had researched a multitude of law firms and had spoken preliminarily with three when I met with Michael Jay Berger.
It was a time of painful crisis for me and I had to have things handled prompty, efficiently, thoroughly - with sensitivity and finesse. Michael quickly grasped and assessed my particular situation, then worked with me to obtain the optimum resolution. Each member of his staff I worked with proved equally knowledgeable, thorough, competent and courteous.
This process has been completed over a period of seven months and as smoothly as humanly possible. My heartfelt thanks to Michael, Georgeann and Jennifer!
I recommend all of you without hesitation.
We were in trouble and needed help. We knew what we had to do, but hated to go through Bankruptcy. First, we made an appointment with an different attorney and spent $600 listening to Bible stories and the Constitutional rights that it was our ""God given right to file"". But we were only eligible for a Chapter 7. \r
There was too much at stake, our home, our business, our inheritance properties. We were at a loss. So I found Michael's office on Citysearch with rave reviews and thought ""Why not, it was free to check them out"". \r
We made an appointment and met with Sofya. She was warm, but all business (thank goodness). We answered her questions and she figured out how to get us through a Chapter 13. Eureka!!! Someone with a clue of how to REALLY help us. We supplied the information she requested and answered her emails promptly. And in return, she walked us through every step of the process. Went to bat for us when the court wanted to up our payments. She really understood our position and what we needed. Kept us informed every step of the way. Gave us the instructions as to what we needed to do. Kept us on track. It was as perfect of an experience as bankruptcy can be. We didn't feel like failures, she made it easy and put us in a position to salvage our lives and our livelyhood. Can not thank her enough. \r
We met Michael, a perfectly charming gentleman and felt comfortable that our case was in good hands with his firm. \r
We would highly recommend their services. We are so blessed that they had the know how to help us. \r
We were quoted a retainer and there were no ""hidden fees"". Just a straight forward, up front experience. Perfect in every way!!!\r
I don't know about you, but the recession hit me hard when I was laid off from my long-time job in 2008. After 2 years I found full-time work but by early 2011 I was struggling under an enormous burden of debt that I could not see a way out of.
I ran in to Georgeann Nicol at a social event and instantly connected with her. Not long afterwards I send her a thumbnail of my debts and income... asking was there a way out for me?
She set up a free consultation and showed me what my options were, with up and down sides to all. (Side note: even directed me to the free parking nearby!)
I decided to go with her services, and she was graceful and supportive the whole way through. All of my inquiries were handled immediately, which really helped me through the process. She made me feel valued and worthwhile, when I had been feeling pretty low.
Probably like you, I'd worked all my life and never expected to be in this financial condition, and once in it, didn't know what to do. Thank heavens for meeting Georgeann!
Not even 6 months after our initial consultation my debts have been discharged and I have a bright new future.
Thank you Georgeann!!
Still celebrating the amazing victory won for me by Michael Jay Berger's firm and specifically by partner Georgeann Nicol. I'm finally breathing again after a most continuous seven year struggle and I owe it all to their wise and knowledgeable counsel. Georgeann's direct, professional manner helped me prepare for our day in court. Her compassion and knowledge guided me through to a most delightful victory. I'm grateful for the support and encouragement I felt each step of the way and highly recommend the firm of Michael Jay Berger.
We would recommend Attorney Michael Jay Berger!\r
Not long ago, we found ourselves in a very difficult situation with our personal dept. After trying unsuccessfully to keep-up, we decided to contact a referred Attorney named Michael Jay Berger.\r
We met with Michael for hours and he put our fears at ease as he helped us understand what to expect. From day one Michael showed a deep concern for our case. He was very professional and kind thought-out this process, Michael and his Firm has shown experience and compassion for our case. We are so grateful for all the support we received during our time of hardship. Most of all thank you Michael for getting the positive resolution and we truly appreciate all the hard work.\r
Much thanks to Sofya and Yathida.\r
My advice to anyone contemplating Bankruptcy is to contact \r
Law Offices of Attorney Michael Jay Berger.\r
Both Georgeann and Jennifer were nothing short of amazing. Georgeann sincerely cares about her clients and their financial future. All of my questions and concerns were answered quickly and Georgeann always made me feel like everything was going to be okay. My case was slightly more complicated than average but she spent the time to prep me and the process went smoothly. Let's be honest BK is not something we want to do or is in any way fun but I actually looked forward to speaking with Georgeann and knew she'd always make me feel better. Her assistant Jennifer is totally on top of it and let nothing slip through the cracks. These guys are the real deal.
MJB worked out perfect for me. GoergeAnn was a blessing to work with super kind and comforting , Jennifer was always quick in answering any of my questions , via e mail or by phone which was nice . They made the process painless which was exactly what I was looking for . Hats off to the team at MJB
I'm a 27 year old college graduate who was forced to file chapter 7. I am familiar with the procedure and was going to file myself but decided to be 'safe' and have someone do it for me.
I gave Berger's office a 2 star rating because my case did go through, but not without the typical BS that I have come to loath about lawyer offices.
When I called him up on the phone, I was told the fee would be $1,600 for my incredibly simple chapter 7. I said ok, fair enough, so I head over.
They do a bait and switch, which is common for bankruptcy firms. There is one wealthy owner, in this case Michael, who meets with you for no more then 5 minutes. This is the only time you will ever see or speak to Michael. After the 5 minute exchange, he hands you off to one of his less paid para legals. I sat with this paralegal for 30 minutes while she did the paperwork, and then I was done.
At the end of this 30 minutes (and after I had already paid $1600 cash) I was told that the $1600 DID NOT include the $300 filing fee. At this point, since I had already spent the 30 minutes watching the para legal do the work, and had already paid the $1600, I didn't really have a choice other then to go borrow $300 more.
That day I emailed Michael about it. His response was literally that 1) The $300 filing fee is clearly stated on his WEBSITE, and that 2) I should stay with him, I'll be happy.
This is just a clear example of both incompetence and shady business practices. When someone calls you on the phone and asks how much it is going to cost, you tell them how much it is going to cost. Period.
A month later I had my 341 meeting where a random worker showed up from his office, sat with me while the trustee asked me to verify my name, and that the debt was mine, then dismissed me. 3 minutes total.
That was the sum of the work done for me. To review- 1) 5 minute meeting with Michael, 2) 30 minutes with para legal 3) 5 minute meeting at 341.
It should also be noted that a month into the process I received a letter from a random creditor that did not appear on my credit report, who was demanding money. I was told by Michael's office that it would cost me an additional $126 to take care of it. $26 of that is the cost the court charges to add a creditor, $100 is what Michael thinks is fair to charge to spend 2 minutes printing out a piece of paper and mailing it. I ended up taking care of the creditor on my own without any problems; refusing to pay $126.
I am not surprised that Michael has a lot of positive reviews. I think that many people don't know how much work is involved, what to expect, and they are in a terrible situation to begin with so they don't question anything.
Today I got the discharge notice along with an email from Michael's office which caused me to write this review.
Attached to my discharge notice was a note asking me to write a review on CitySearch with the following text under it-
""If you do this favor for me, you will be helping to put food on my table and the tables of my employees. I will gladly return the favor to you, whenever you need my help.""
I think it is incredibly ironic in multiple ways that he would write something like this. For one, I don't think getting food on his table is an issue. He's a Ferrari owner (complete with a model of his car in the office), has a Beverly Hills location, and I'd say compared to his clients who are declaring bankruptcy, he's the last person to be worried about getting food on the table.
I should say its not just him, there are obviously countless bankruptcy firms that run similar operations. I guess the moral of the story is remember that they aren't there to help you, they are there to make money, regardless of what they may try to convince you of otherwise.
I would never suggest this firm to anyone.
I would recommend Michael Berger to anyone considering a bankruptcy. I had called another office before calling him and would have had to wait a whole month before the lawyer could see me. Michael, on the other hand, was immediately available to meet with me and my husband and was very informative and helpful. We worked with Sofya Davtian who was wonderful and patient. Our case was somewhat complicated and long and they helped with everything. They were very diligent and non judgmental. We even decided to switch from a ch 13 to a 7 after they had done so much work on the 13 case already, and they were always patient, understanding, and courteous towards us. I really appreciate all their help.
NOBODY REALLY WANTS TO BE IN SUCH A POSITION. IT IS HUMILIATING AND FRIGHTENING. THANKS TO THE STAFF AT MICHAEL JAY BERGER, THE PROCESS WAS AS PAINLESS AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU JENIFER, MICHAEL, AND THE CHARMING AND LOVELY (INSIDE AND OUT) GEORGANN FOR EVERYTHING. I FELT SO AT EASE DURING THE WHOLE PROCESS. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME AND MY ENDLESS CALLS AND FOR SOOTHING MY CONCERNS WITH YOUR WISDOM AND YOUR COMPASSION.
A hard and dedicated worker my entire life, two years ago I faced the shock of becoming a disabled person incapable of working any longer. Monthly debts such as credit cards, utilities, loans which were previously well within my budget were slowly eating away my savings.
With my savings running out, one evening I attempted to create a budget; I listed my monthly income and subtracted all my monthly expenses. Shockingly, I was coming up negative, in the red.
Revisiting the budget with different scenarios, trying to trim as much as I could, I just could not come into the positive or the black any month.
With the shock of realizing my finances were in disarray and there was nothing, nothing I could do in the short-term to fix it I was scared. I never would have thought I was in a position where bankruptcy would be my best opinion. However, there I was contemplating bankruptcy.
It was late at night and I could not sleep. During the afternoon, I had tried to contact several bankruptcy attorneys, but I was only able to reach legal secretaries or paralegals. All of whom were pessimistic, insensitive, and bleak regarding my situation. I remember one of the paralegals laughed when I indicated my bankruptcy was probably on the easier end of things and probably very straight forward. She then began to quote me an outrageous sum for my case.
Discouraged and unable to sleep. I found Michael Berger's law firm online. On the website was Mr. Berger's e-mail address. I e-mailed Mr. Berger that night detailing my situation, my concerns, my worries.
Feeling that I left out details in the first e-mail that night, I sent another e-mail in the middle of the night detailing more of my situation.
Morning came, I hadn't slept. Promptly at 8:00 A.M. I unexpectedly receive a phone-call. To my relief and gratitude, it was Mr. Michael Berger himself. He was confident my situation was not only going to be manageable; it would be very cost-effective. He was not only confident but more importantly he was sympathetic regarding my situation. I can't express enough how grateful I was to receive a reassuring phone-call after a late night of being so frantic and worried.
That was just the beginning. Throughout the entire process Mr. Berger's team--Ms. Nicole and Ms. Phan in particular--were meticulous, understanding, and compassionate.
When it finally came to my bankruptcy hearing, it was a simple, ""yes,"" and,""no,"" to a few questions; Mr. Berger's staff had appropriately submitted all documents necessary and promptly to the court. The judge himself was impressed.
For the compassionate, sympathetic, professional, meticulous, and cost-effective approach Mr. Berger's office took regarding my situation I highly, highly recommend his office for your legal needs.
I really cannot emphasize enough how grateful I am to Mr. Berger and his staff. I highly, highly recommend his law firm!
I was a MJB client in a bankruptcy case. But then a class action lawsuit, loosely related to the bankruptcy side of things was filed. And instead of continuing to work on his clients behalf MJB hitched his horse to the class action and let those greedy scum do all the work. Instead of pursuing a favorable outcome for his clients, he folded and let the class action take effect. At one point during the bankruptcy proceedings, when it became clear were funds available for recovery for his clients, he refused to put in any effort what so ever to help out. He even put the burden of filing an objection on behalf of his clients on to the clients themselves. I even directly asked him about this, I asked him, as a paying client, to file SOMETHING on my behalf. He flatly refused. He did this becasue he already had received payment for his ""services"" and pursuing the bankruptcy case any farther for the benefit of his paying clients would have been to hard for him and taken time away from his marathon running hobby. Do not use MJB services for anything, unless you want a lazy lawyer who will quit at the first sign of a quick conclusion.
The moment I met Michael Jay Berger I felt very comfortable and reassured I had made the best choice. I feel I was very fortunate I happened to see their advertising on the internet and their reviews caught my eye. If you are needing help with your situation don't hesitate you will not regret your decision. My lawyer Minha Rhee was very patient with me and very reliable, and want to say thank you for helping me getting my life back in order. Law offices of Michael Jay Berger you are the best! Emma
We had a really good experience and Georgeann made it as painless as possible - even approaching our case from a personal perspective which removed all of the bad feelings and guilt. Jennifer was amazing at answering our technical questions and following up on the paperwork until it was resolved.
Absolutely the best in the business. I highly recommend them NOW! Get it over with - you will feel so much better!!
BTW - I have referred others to them as well - I never do that unless I believe in someone!
We were referred to the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger through a friend and felt that we were in extremely good hands. A bankruptcy case is no easy thing to understand and both Sofya and Michael were always available to answer our hundreds of important questions and provided us with excellent legal advice and guidance.
I would wok with them again - although I hope I never have to!
From the very start, we were well taken care of at Michael Jay Berger's Law office. Georgeann and Jennifer helped us every step of the way though a process that, for us, was unfamiliar and very difficult to face. We never thought we would have to be faced with bankruptcy, and though we had numerous questions and even more uncertainties, each time we called for reassurance in how best to proceed, Michael's law office was there for us! The entire process was made bearable and we felt we were in great hands. Thanks to you, Georgeann, and to Jennifer, for everything you did on our behalf!
I AM IMPRESSED........VERY MUCH.\r
AT THIS ECONOMIC TIMES, WHEN NOTHING IS STABLE, NOT EVEN OUR BELOVED BANKS, WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KNOW, THAT THERE ARE PROFESSIONALS LIKE THIS. THEY GOT MY BACK IN A WAY I CAN'T DESCRIBE. WHEN I WAS LOST, WHEN I COULD NOT FIND THE WAY OUT IN MY MIND, THEY DID SHOW ME THE LEGAL WAY TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, THEY GAVE ME PEACE FO MIND AND THE LEGAL HELP I NEEDED SO MUCH.\r
I CALLED COUPLE ATTORNEYS, COUPLE DIFFERENT FIRMS, WHO ADVERTISE THEMSELVES, AND CALL THEM OUR FRIENDS, BUT THE ONLY THING THEY NEEDE WAS THE LEGAL FEE.....SAD.. VARY SAD.\r
I WOULD NOT WISH FOR ANYONE TO GO TRUE BANKRUPTCY , BUT IF YOU DO , SOFYA DAVTYAN AND THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL JAY BEREGER IS THE ONLY WAY , THE ONLY LEGAL WAY OUT
My husband and I were fascinated with the experience on the oustanding service provided by this Law Office. We didn't even need to go to their office to sign documents, everything was done over the phone and on our time. We highly thank them for that. They treated my case very meticulously and explained all details and answered all my concerns. I would highly recomend this Law Office.
My husband and I had a very satisfying experience with a very uncomfortable subject. Minha Rhee was great--she was thorough and professional and we never once felt that we ""did anything wrong"" by filing. She was there for us each step of the way, checking and rechecking our work--if you are ever in need of an attorney for bankruptcy do not hesitate--you can count on the law offices of michael j berger--in particular minha rhee
If you want professional advise and peace of mind, I highly recommend Michael Jay Berger's office. After months of dealing with the challenges of the banks and going thru a loan modification on a condo that was upside down It was a pleasure to meet Michael Jay Berger's office. After explaining my situation, i was given professional and sound advise on my financials. SOFYA DAFYTAN helped guide me thru my CHAPTER 13 with a LIEN STRIPPING of my 2nd mortgage. The process went smoothly from start to finish. Sofya was reliable, professional, knowledgable and kind. She made a very difficult situation pleasant. Thank you Michael Jay Berger's office for helping me get a fresh start.
After being told by other attorneys I would not qualify for Chapter 7, Georgeann convinced me this firm could get the job done. Georgeann and Jennifer were very easy to work with, responsive to my questions, and personable. I highly recommend this firm!
SOFYA DAFYTAN, was professional and easy to work with. They made a difficult situation easier to deal with and were there to answer questions and take care of things. Highly recommended.
Sofya Davtyan @ Michael Jay Berger Law offices are truly the best in town.I did some research online about this Law firm and were highly recomended by other's who have hired them for their services ,so i decided to contact them and very happy that i did.Sofya Davtyan is a truly professional,she answerd all my phone calls and email's during her work hours and non-work hours and guided me threw the hole process,let me not forget to mention her paralegal Yathida who is awsome.Sofya @Michael Jay Berger had my CHAPTER 13 case confirm with no problems what so ever and had my second mortgage (""voided"")successfully by filling a (LAM MOTION).Once again thank you,Sofya Davtyan @ Michael Jay Berger Law offices for the everything.
This office (and specifically Sofya) was highly recommended but I still did a good deal of research before contacting this Law firm. I'm happy I finally chose this group to represent me. Sofya, in particular, had answers (correct ones) to every complicated question I could muster. Very professional, sense of humor (important when dealing with someone like me), and always on top of the situation regardless of the extended time frames involved. Can't imagine a better experience in what could have been an uncomfortable situation. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from a very satisfied (and hard to please) client. Keep up the good work and thank you Sofya, you're the best of the best...!
This was the hardest decision of our lives. My husband and I went to three different lawyers who told us that we had to file Chapter 13 because we made ""too money"" even though I had lost my job in early 2009 and haven't been employed in over a year now. Georgeann immediately gave us hope that it was possible for us to start fresh and be able to file Chapter 7 and have the weight of all this debt off our shoulders and start over. Georgeann and her team were there to answer all our questions and help us through this difficult situation. They were worth every penny.
Many of us have fallen behind due to the recent economic downturn. The same is true for me. I found myself swimming in debt. A friend suggested Georgeann at the law offices of Michael J Berger. They were amazing! Georgann, Jennifer, Julie, and Michael all took great care of me. I'm still shocked by how accessible they were. If I had a question, all I had to do was call or email and I always got a quick response. Also, they were extremely affordable! I am out of debt as of today. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. If you find yourself in a similar position, don't hesitate to contact the Law offices of Michael Jay Berger. You won't be sorry.
Answered a call on Saturday, met on Monday. He gave an honest assessment and explanation of what he would do and then proceeded to do it. He or his staff answered questions promptly and the process was completed in a timely manner.