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Chantale is simply an amazing attorney all the way around! She has been my family attorney for nearly two years in Miami. Prior to working with Chantale I had worked with four different attorneys and I had interviewed several others, so I have a strong basis in which to provide this review. Chantale's expertise is wide-ranging. She has helped me on the simplest issues to highly complex family law matters. From timeshare and child support issues to relocation and even an appellate case, Chantale has proven to me time and time again to be a fighter with passion and compassion! My children were taken out of the U.S. to a foreign country and now they are back! Her courtroom presence is dominated and her attention to procedural details is spot-on! She has demonstrated to me over-and-over her ability to "think outside the box" when it comes to finding solutions to complex family law issues. Chantale is not afraid to stand up, speak up and challenge the court on behalf of her clients and fathers. The name of her firm, Dadvocacy, says it all and she fights hard for fathers. At the same time she will wisley advise her clients when a legal battle does not make economic sense or when it is time to negotiate a settlement on a particular issue. She does not waste time or your legal expense dollar in bringing closure to your family law matter. Chantale is fair on fees and provides great results and tremendous value for her clients. Chantale is also supported by an amazing staff! Her associate attorneys share the same critical thinking traits as Chantale and share her passion to solve the issues. When you work with Chantale the whole staff makes you feel like family and every member of the staff is working hard in an organized manner for the client. Hiring a family law attorney is not easy and unfortunately I have had to do it several times over the course of five years. When you are standing in front of a judge or sitting at the negotiating table with your former "better half"...Your future and the future of your children is in the hands of your attorney. There is no room to make the mistake of hiring the wrong attorney for your case. Chantale has demonstrated to me over a long period of time on a wide range of family law issues, she takes this responsibility very serious and Chantale will do whatever it takes to get a favorable outcome for fathers and their children. With Chantale it is not just about generating a fee...it is about fighting for what is right and being an advocate for the rights of fathers in Miami! Chantale is one of a kind and I continue to be very grateful she is on my side!
I recommend Idalis Perez.Pedirle a la abogada Idalis Perez que represente a mis dos menores hijos en un complicado caso de ajuste de status es una de las mejores decisiones que he tomado en mi vida. El caso de mis hijos tomó un giro inesperado y problemático una noche que oficiales de inmigración visitaron mi domicilio, luego de esa visita quedé desmoralizado y casi sin esperanzas, sinceramente me hacía de regreso en mi país con mis hijos. Antes de visitar a la abogada Idalis Perez me entrevisté con dos abogados mas, honestamente no me convencieron, a pesar de ser muy "conocidos" en el medio no me inspiraron confianza. Todo lo contrario sucedió al entrevistarme con Idalis, sobria en su análisis de la situación, sincera al darme su opinión, absolutamente entendida en las leyes de inmigración y los pasos a seguir. Idalis estableció una estrategia y esa estrategia nos llevó a un final feliz, hoy mis hijos son residentes permanentes. A lo largo del camino Idalis nos nos mantuvo informados, absolvió todas nuestras dudas, siempre estuvo ahí para nosotros, si hubieran 10 estrellas en vez de 5 para calificar su conocimiento de las leyes, su trato humano , su honestidad y su disponibilidad para atender mis dudas o preocupaciones con gusto le daría 10 estrellas. Quiero hacer una mención muy especial al staff de Idalis, todos ellos se han portado maravillosamente con nosotros, han sido eficientes, atentos, muy pero muy pacientes con un padre preocupado del futuro de sus hijos, realmente son el equipo que toda persona que se enfrenta a un complicado caso de inmigración sueña tener. Hoy que hemos superado existosamente el complicado camino que la vida nos puso por delante quiero agradecer a Idalis y su staff, sin ellos no lo hubiéramos logrado y quiero que mi experiencia sirva a los que vienen detrás. Los casos de inmigración afectan las vidas de las personas, al confiarle un caso de inmigración practicamente estamos confiando nuestro futuro al abogado que escojamos, haberle confiado a Idalis el caso de inmigración y por ende el futuro de mis hijos fue la mejor decisión que pude tomar. Una vez mas y no me cansaré de repetirlo Gracias Idalis!
I've been living in this community apartment for about 8 years now this place used to be a nice place to live until we got some new management team that was brought in Ms.Olga she is very rude very disrespectful yells and screams at you, she run this apartment complex as a prison you're not allowed to have guests when your guest enter the building she'll question them asking them what unit their going too.. for what apparent reason that she may not like your guest she will tell you they are not allowed to come back and if they guest is seen again by her You will receive a 7 day notice to vacate. I've been noticing that she's been kicking a lot of black people out and moving nothing but Cubans and whites in. When they do inspection of your unit that her way snooping around trying to find anything to kick you out for and also when you go to the office to report something that need to be fixed that is their other way of snooping around and her maintenance guys will go back and report what they see in your unit instead of fixing things which they do a half behind job.. when you go to the office to speak to (Olga) about you're concerned or how things are being ran they make it seems as if you're bothering them and that your the one that's being rude and disrespectful..they make it seems as if you're not supposed to question them or tell their wrong doings, they feels as if we should allow them to do whatever they please and not have nothing to say and once they get irritated of you keep addressing them about any situation they will send you a letter to your door saying that you got to vacate the premises within 7 days for being a destructive tenant.. the dynamic has changed a lot since I've been living here it used to be diverse but now all of a sudden it's just two sets of race that's been moving in only.. don't believe these positive reviews that you see 9 out of 10 it's probably writing it or people that don't know their nasty ways yet
I can't remember where I first saw Idalis's name but I do remember her outstanding reviews convinced me and my husband to go with her as our counsel. I'm very glad I did. Idalis and her team, because it's a team effort, with a special shout out to Idalmis (her sister who's the the COO to her CEO) Got the process going, kept it going, took care of every little detail, was very responsive to questions and concerns (even if I asked like the same thing probably five times). And kept checking in . Immigration issues always carry some stress. Knowing they were there for us took a huge weight off our shoulders. They weren't perfect there were a couple of glitches (most notably a form that didn't get filed as fast as it should of due to a teammembers medical issue that caused it to be overlooked for a few days.) But with the good communication back and forth, once the problem was identified it was immediately expedited and taken care of. To me seeing how a team handles a problem is a better indication of how good they are as opposed to when everything is running totally smoothly. Seeing them handle the problem so quickly and efficiently after recognizing it gave me more confidence that if something went wrong they would have it cleared up ASAP. So If you want a warm and friendly, and caring staff (the second time I sat with Idalmis she asked about my mother-in-law's health, which had been fragile at the time of initial meeting. Her concern was genuine and I was touched she remembered and asked me about it - luckily she was much better). Who is also experienced, diligent and effective. I absolutely recommend Idalis Perez and her excellent team.
I am a previous client of the Robert Rubenstein Law Firm. I recently picked up my settlement this afternoon and I am writing to say Thank You to each and every one of you. This was my first experience dealing with a law suit. It can be very scary, confusing, and frustrating. For me, this experience was an educating and comfortable experience. From the minute I called the Offices of Robert Rubenstein Law the girls answered the phone so quickly, so bubbly, so helpful, and respectful. They connect you to someone highly intelligent and a great sense of humor. In my case that person was Attorney Kelly Amritt and she was so awesome! She explained everything so I could understand, always responded to my emails, and/or returned phone calls in a timely manner. When Kelly was not in the office I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Ms. Lopez who is also knowledgeable, hard working, and was always able to provide me with any information I needed. She is Kelly's right hand, and she ROCKS! When I couldn't speak with Kelly or Ms. Lopez I was connected to a very important department in the company, Customer Service. Rubenstein Law Customer Service representatives are so awesome. I had a wonderful experience, and I would definitely recommend Robert Rubenstein Law to all of my family, friends, and co-workers. My husband and I thank each and everyone one of you personally. "KUDOS" Robert Rubenstein Law employees ROCK!
Our family was represented by the sharpest legal mind in all of Florida, Jason Neufeld. Jason Neufeld was not only our attorney during a very difficult time, but he treated us like family. Jason is truly a dynamic personal injury attorney, second to none, and he connects with you and your entire family in a way other attorneys cannot. We would never go to any other Attorney from this point on, other han with Jason Neufeld at Neufeld, Kleinberg, and Pinkiert. He stood by us during a very vulnerable time, but with his steady hand, knowledge, expertise, and professional demeanor, helped us become whole again. Thank you Jason, we will always be grateful!And I have to add one more as I almost forgot. Jason was referred to us by family members, even though, as husband and wife, we already worked with and had our own personal injury attorneys. Because what we heard about Jason was so amazing, like he was "one in a million," we decided to give him a try.... and he really is everything and beyond. It was the Best decision we ever made, and as a family, WE refer Jason Neufeld to all other families, because you will not be disappointed.We are, as said before, grateful, and honored to have Jason as our new family attorney.Sincerely, Lisa, Khalil, and Davien.
Lawyers Freire and Gonzalez are knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend without hesitation. The most important quality I dealt with when working with them was honesty. Lawyer Freire took my case after a free consultation of over two hours. He cared about the situation and listened attentively providing me with the best recommendations. Honestly never looked at the watch to take another client of end with the consultation. All my questions were answered.As instructed by the office I sent them all the documents required to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. My case was filed in August, and received the discharge in November. Lawyer Gonzalez represented me in court with such professionalism. You feel supported by a great professional. Did not have to pay any additional fees, and got my life (and my family's life) back! BEST of the BEST! Including Fernanda and Dania who always were there for me to resolve all my inquiries, even after the discharge.It is very important to mention that I consulted other lawyers that even recommended economical strategies that were detrimental of my situation and did not even applied to my case. Had I followed their advice I would be in a black hole at this point! Choose wisely and good luck!
I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity of finding a criminal lawyer to represent my son who is not only professional but an extraordinary human being. From the beginning of my journey with Mr. Petruzzi and his staff, I felt I was in good hands. They were always attentive in answering my phone calls, emails, meetings and most importantly serving all my sons legal matters since his arrest. We were provided with guidance along the way, which gave us a sense of comfort and positive thinking. Mr. Petruzzi and staff really go out of their way to attend your legal needs, even on days I would arrive without a scheduled appointment. I’m truly grateful for having the opportunity to work with Mr. Petruzzi and achieving an excellent result to my son’s federal criminal case. Mr. Petruzzi assisted my son and family tremendously by reducing his sentence to the utmost minimum in regards to credit card fraud and for that I am truly grateful and beyond happy with his legal services. Thank you to The Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi.
When it comes to the field of law.......I simply don't believe they come much better!!My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Antonio Pagan initially in 2011. Since that time we have used him again when I filed bankruptcy separately in 2012. During both bankruptcies, Mr. Pagan was very helpful and professional. He and I established such a rapport that I continued to use him for various situations I encountered as a Realtor. Since our initial encounter, he has been beneficial in assisting my short sale clients and also handled a case for one of my clients when their parent died without a will. I have had an awesome relationship with Mr. Pagan since 2011 and find him to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I also really appreciate him because if he does not know the answer to a question I inquire about..... he does not hesitate to contact one of his fellow lawyers and obtain the answer; regardless of the field of law. As far as the field of law is concerned...... I don't think they come much better!!
This is the 2nd time we've used Jose Antonio Pagan's services. Seven months earlier he handled my husband's bankruptcy. Everything worked out well then - as it has worked out recently in my bankruptcy.The guy is very people oriented and down to earth in dealing with you. He gathers all the needed information for filing right over the phone. So you don't have to leave your home. He answered all questions I had, "upfront", during the telephone interview. So I knew what to expect and how things would proceed, without surprises. His cost was very reasonable (one of the lowest), and broken down to include court costs, and locked in. My money was already tight and the last thing I need is a surprise I couldn't afford. Mr. Pagan is extremely qualified and knows what he is doing. In my husband's case, and now mine, things came out exactly as he said they would. He's honest and a hard worker and will fight for your best interest. I (WE) recommend his firm. - [Miami, FL]
There are different kinds of electricians. Some mostly work with contractors to install and map out electrical circuits inside homes and commercial buildings while others lay wire for large projects such as telephone lines and traffic lights. Keep this in mind when narrowing your search for a professional. If you need a tradesperson to work on your home or building, contact an inside or house wire expert. These professionals specialize in designing and putting new electrical systems in place for houses and commercial buildings.
When you contact an electrical contractor, describe the job that needs completing. Maybe you have a large project, like a remodeling plan that requires new wiring, or a small one, such as replacing a light switch or socket. Let the electrician know. Not every person you call will have the training and know-how to do more complex work.
To further hone your search, make sure you ask electricians the following questions before hiring:
1. Are You Licensed?
Trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical work require contractors to carefully install complicated systems that could be hazardous if they're installed incorrectly. Therefore, most states require electricians to receive training and obtain a license before working. An electrician that's licensed is one that's competent and knowledgeable enough of his or her trade to install and maintain electrical systems.
Electricians must complete thousands of hours of training in order to get a license to practice their trade, so make sure not only the company you choose but the employees doing the work show you their license. When you view the license, ensure that it's up to date and that it's issued by your state.
2. Are You Bonded?
There's potentially a lot that can go wrong if a tradesperson like an electrician installs wiring the wrong way. To spare you and your home or office from subpar work, make sure the electrician is bonded. Being bonded means the professional has an intermediary that can pay for any damage caused to a property or foot the bill if the contractor fails to finish the job.
3. Are You Insured?
Besides a bond, you also need an electrician that's insured. Many states require contractors to carry some form of insurance along with their license. Insist that whomever you hire has the proper amount of insurance for the work you need done and call the insurer to check the policy.
See that who you hire for the job has liability and workers' compensation insurance so you don't end up paying for injuries or accidents caused by the company's work. Workers' compensation insurance means the business can provide for any of its employees if they're hurt on the job.
4. Is Your Business Licensed?
Not only should you check that the electrician is licensed by your state, you should also ask if his or her company has the certification to operate in your area. Both the electrician as well as the business he or she works for need licenses either issued by the state or local municipality.
5. Who Will Do the Work?
Ensure the person who actually comes out to complete the work is licensed, bonded and insured. You need to know not just the company that's doing the work but the person they're sending out to your home or building. Make sure the employee doing the job isn't an unsupervised apprentice. If it happens that the business uses a subcontractor, check with both the company and the tradesperson that the same kind of bond and insurance applies for that subcontractor as it would for an employee.
6. How Much Do You Charge by the Hour?
If you have a small and simple job that needs completing, such as a new light switch, then ask the electrician how much they charge for it before hiring him or her. When it comes to larger, more intensive and time-consuming work, you'll want to inquire about the contractor's hourly rate. Many tradespeople will offer to come out to your home or building, examine it and give you an estimate as well as tell you how much they charge per hour. It's best to get this in writing before proceeding.
While you're at it, call several electricians to come out to your home to give you an estimate on the work. This way you can get an idea of what the average price of the job will be.
7. Do You Offer a Warranty?
Many reputable tradespeople provide warranties for their work. Inquire if both the labor and parts the electrician uses are under warranty and how long the work is guaranteed for.
8. Do You Have or Need a Permit?
Depending on what kind of repairs or installation you need, your city could require a permit for the electrical work. Ask your electrician if the job calls for one and have him or her put the permit under his or her name. Ensuring the tradesperson obtains a permit will safeguard you from any blame if the labor turns out to be subpar.
Finding a trustworthy electrician isn't hard, but you must do your due diligence. Make sure whomever you hire is licensed, bonded and insured, and that the professional can show you proof of all three as well as get the necessary permit for the job. Besides these important factors, you can take further steps to guarantee you obtain a reputable tradesperson.
1. Get Referrals
Ask your family, friends or neighbors if they can recommend a professional to you and inquire if they're pleased with the work. Better yet, ask them if they can show you the project the electrician completed and ask them how long it took the worker to complete it.
2. Look Online
It can't hurt to also check electricians out online. Look for reviews, ratings and, most importantly, see if they have any complaints on file with your municipality or with your local business bureaus. If former customers filed grievances against them, you may want to steer clear.
3. Ask for a Quote
Reputable electricians will give you a quote for small work over the phone if you ask and will travel to your home to quote you a price for larger jobs. Be wary of one that declines to give you an estimate or insists that he or she charge you for coming out to your house.
4. Ask Them About Their Experience
Being bonded, licensed and insured is all well and good, but you also need an experienced professional to do the work. With that said, interview electricians about past projects they completed and how many years they've been in business or how much training they have.
5. Be Wary of Suspiciously Low Estimates
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.
While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs. They are usually split up into three groups: outside, inside and residential.
Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
Residential: If you're a homeowner, you'll most likely need to hire an electrician that specializes in residential wiring. Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Like many trade groups, electricians learn their craft by going to vocational schools and shadowing professionals on the job. In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level.
If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Many do-it-yourself enthusiasts might be inclined to fix electrical problems around their home, but they risk shock and bodily injury. It's always best to call a licensed electrician, even if you have something as small as an improperly working wall outlet.
Keep the following safety tips in mind: