You’ve been reading stuff online for so long your eyes are burning. Every site you visit, there’s another conflicting opinion. It’s as if nobody knows the answers.
Before you file for bankruptcy, we need to talk.
Why? Because for some people, bankruptcy is the best option. And for others, bankruptcy is completely unnecessary.
Guess what? Not only do I know the answers, I’m happy to give them to you and let you make up your own mind.
I’m a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys as well as of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. I’ve been the New York State co-Chairperson for NACBA for over two years.
In addition, I’m a co-founder and past President of the Bankruptcy Law Network.
I have been a New York bankruptcy lawyer since 1995, helping thousands of New Yorkers file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. My clients come from all walks of life – from the single mom struggling to get by and raise her family to families strung out by overwhelming medical bills.
My job is to help you get out of debt and re-build your life. And working together, we can do it.
My clients know they can count on me to take on the toughest cases, and to work to get the results the deserve. In fact, I was the first lawyer in New York to get the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to rule – in multiple cases – that the refusal of a creditor to update a credit report after bankruptcy to show the debt as being discharged and having a $0 balance was a violation of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In the cases of Torres v. Chase Bank USA, NA, Russell v. Chase Bank USA, NA and Gilyard-McKenzie v. HSBC Bank USA, NA the courts agreed with me that my clients had the right to have their credit reports properly updated.
How do I do it? By understanding not only the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, but all the other laws that impact consumers – the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth In Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and more.
Every year I spend countless weeks in conference halls, listening to and learning from the greatest legal minds from around the country. I take the best advice, the strongest tactics and the most convincing arguments and adapt them to my clients’ needs.
After all, learning never ends – the law changes every day, and my job is to make sure I’m on top of new developments.
My days are filled with reviewing hundreds of new court decisions and speaking with experts from around the country. If I don’t know about a new legal development it could cost my client their case – and that’s just not acceptable.
I’m a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. My wife and I have been married since 2000, and started dating during college. We have a dog who runs the house, but that’s fine by us. Our son is the best thing that every happened to us.
The bad news about working with me.
I don’t work like the other bankruptcy lawyers in New York. Though I’ve got a pretty cool office in the Empire State Building, I’m not typically there (my partner, David Shaev, works there most of the time).
I work from home – so you’ll never have to be inconvenienced with a trip to my office. When we meet it will be by phone or online, so you can meet with me when you’re at home, at work, or on the way to pick up the kids from school.
Part of my team is sitting in the office, but most of them are scattered around the country, coming together to work on projects that call for specialized attention. Shaev & Fleischman, LLP is completely paperless, which means I can access any and all files at the touch of a button. Phone system, faxes, voice mail all follows me anywhere I go, which makes me mobile. It lets me work smarter – and harder – for my clients.
Some people may not like that. They prefer to do things the old way. That’s fine by me – David’s in the office, and he’s as good of a bankruptcy lawyer and I know. We work differently, which is how we help people the way that makes the most sense to them.
Filing for bankruptcy is a partnership. I do the technical work, but you’re going to be responsible for giving me a lot of information and doing your part to make this work for you. I take on cases only when I know I can trust you to do your fair share. Because if I have to spend my time chasing after you then I can’t do a good job for you. And I only do a job if I can do it right.
Here’s what you need to do now.
You need to contact me by putting your information in the form below. Or call me at 646-722-8649 during regular business hours. Whatever works for you is fine by me.
When you contact me you’ll get a link to set up an appointment to talk over the phone. We’ll map out a plan of action, figure out how I can help you, and decide if we’re going to work together. And I won’t charge you a dime until we decide if we’re going to work together.
No cost, no obligation, no worries. Drop me a line or give me a call.