Client Reviews

Highest recommendation

I found Rick by reading other reviews right here on Avoo, and now that I’ve had my own super-positive experience, I’m happy to “pay it forward” and share my experience as well. Bottom line: Rick is the real deal. Working with him has been awesome, and I’m glad to say that my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy has now been approved. Like many of you who read this, I turned to Avoo to search for a bankruptcy lawyer because I was too embarrassed and ashamed to ask anyone I actually knew for help. Having never done this before, I really wanted to make sure that I got someone who was reputable and who I knew I could trust. Thankfully (thanks to other reviews here on Avoo) I found Rick, and I can assure you he is exactly the man you want for the job. He’s also refreshingly authentic. Quirky and funny (e.g. he keeps a “Magical Wand of Debt Abolishment” in a box on his desk), he may go so far as to tell you that he’s a “pedant,” but trust me: when you’re facing bankruptcy, you WANT someone who is 100% by the book (and in fact has it so well memorized, that he can quote many parts of it back to you chapter-and-verse). I also recommend searching YouTube for some of his guitar reviews and song videos. Those also helped me to feel like I was going in with a real human-being (versus some “empty suit”). During my initial consultation with Rick, he let me do some of the talking and then started asking me questions. At the end, he said he was willing to take on my case, and explained that he charges a fixed fee (it’s very reasonable–not sure I can put it here online, but it was a lot less than I’d feared it might be); understandably, it does have to be paid by personal check (and no: you can’t put it on a credit card!). He then provided me with a very thick stack of forms that needed to be filled out. As I know how to edit PDFs, I asked if it was okay to fill out the forms on my computer and he said yes. That began the back-and-forth of me filling out the forms and him reviewing them until by the 5th Draft, we both felt like we had a 100% accurate picture of my financial situation that was ready to file. Shortly after the filing, we got the notification of the meeting of creditors scheduled for a month later, which went off without a hitch. And now, barely two months on (so roughly 4 months from start-to-finish), he just emailed me to let me know that the last thing that needed to be filed (proof that I’ve completed the financial management course), is in, and that my discharge is finally on its way. Definitely a relief, and I’m now very happy to add my postive review here, giving Rick my highest recommendation.

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A+ Rating Bankruptcy Attorney

Atty. Gottlieb came highly recommended by a close friend of mine and he did not disappoint. My case was not an easy one as dealing with student loans in a bankruptcy situation most say is a no win situation, however Atty. Gottlieb is verse on the bankruptcy laws and especially with regard to the laws governing private student loans as in my situation. For anyone who feels they are fighting an uphill financial battle and are thinking of going the route of a bankruptcy I recommend Atty. Richard Gottlieb. He has held my hand through this entire process, has kept me informed at every turn, he definitely deserves an A+ rating because he goes above and beyond for his clients

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A master of his craft

I had the pleasure of consulting with Richard on an extremely complicated legal matter regarding bankruptcy, fraud and criminal charges. Richard had legal arguments for all of it. He understood the legal complexity of the case immediately and how to proceed. My advice to you is hire him. It will be a smart choice.

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Five star attorney

I came across Mr. Gottlieb while seeking a bankruptcy attorney. His profile stood out far beyond the rest. Leaving a message through Avvo Mr. Gottlieb answered my query in a timely manner and set an appointment for a consultation.
Mr. Gottlieb’s confident, jovial and vast knowledge of the bankruptcy system put me at ease thus acknowledging and confirming that I had made the correct choice in legal representation.
Mr. Gottlieb is a gem among bankruptcy attorneys.

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Richard Gottlieb Review

Bankruptcy is not an easy thing to go through. Chances are, like me, you have run into hardships and are in over your head. I went in to Richards office at one of the lowest points in my life.
From the second I met him I knew things were going to be fine. He immediately put me at ease and explained the process. He made it simple to understand, told me exactly what I needed to do and we started the process. Richard answered every question, answered every phone call, guided me every step of the way.
Why should you hire Richard? Because Richard is the guy who teaches other attorneys bankruptcy. That’s the guy you want to hire!
If you are thinking of filing bankruptcy just go and see him. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Efficient, helpful and thorough – an excellent attorney!

Mr. Gottlieb has worked with us helping to resolve our financial issues via bankruptcy filings. We found Richard to be extremely helpful and thorough in managing the bankruptcy process. He was easy to work with and made all our requirements very clear. Never did we have difficulty reaching him and he was always there to provide advice and support each step of the way. We also found the costs associated with this activity to be very reasonable and never were there any additional charges from the upfront costs.

We are now done with the bankruptcy process, with Mr. Gottlieb’s help and guidance we are very pleased with the outcome. We would highly recommend him for those seeking financial help through bankruptcy proceedings.

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The Highest of Recommendations..

To anyone who may be faced with the possibility of bankruptcy…. the Law Office of Richard Gottlieb would be an answer to your prayers. Paralyzed with fear as the auction date of our home was within 48 hours of happening. One phone call to them for an appointment and a visit to Richard’s office stopped the foreclosure within 24 hours. No one can prepare you for the stress, anxiety, shame of being in such a difficult position. Richard and his staff genuinely care about their clients enough to not be just a case number. They put our mind at ease and used a non-judgmental, personal approach to walk us through each step of the process, explaining that we weren’t alone. It was also helpful that Beth, Alex and Richard had an incredible amount of patience with the endless questions. The office always promptly returned phone calls to address any concerns or additional questions.

The highest recommendation possible goes to Richard Gottlieb and his services. He is a smart, resourceful, compassionate person who takes incredible care of his clients. He was instrumental in not only saving our home from foreclosure, but also helped with a successful modification and he subsequently provided guidance with the sale of our home. He is a true icon in his field.
-C.M. a Chapter 13 client*****

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Highly Recommended

Attorney Gottlieb has proven to be a highly compassionate, attentive, and knowledgeable individual. He responded to all questions in a prompt and timely manner. At any given time I would recommend his legal services .

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Reliable, straight to the point and provides the best advice

Found him on Avvo because we had hired an incompetent lawyer and we needed somebody who can really help us. Atty. Gottlieb accommodated us at the last minute as we needed him to save us and he did. He knows every detail of the process and doesn’t miss anything. He is reliable, straight to the point and provides the best advice. I just wished that we had known about him much sooner as he could have really saved us a lot of headaches. But we are still glad we met him when we did! We are looking forward to the end of this process and are confident that Atty. Gottlieb will be there for us all the way.

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So glad we hired him

Richard has encyclopedic knowledge of the bankruptcy code and process. I cannot imagine having to navigate through it all without him and his staff. We were meticulously guided through the application and hearing stages and, when issues cropped up, they were efficiently and quickly addressed. Through it all, I always felt that Richard had my back. Although, I would never wish bankruptcy on anyone, if it becomes necessary, Richard is the best!

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You’re in great hands with Rick Gottlieb.

When the taxing authorities became overwhelming and pushed us into an untenable position with our other creditors we sought Mr. Gottlieb’s help. He provided clear input that we could understand and straightforward solutions with concrete outcomes based upon his experience. He was very thorough and organized, allowed us all the time we needed to ask questions in order to make proper judgments. Through his guidance he made a very difficult financial burden bearable, he was able to work with us on a level we could understand and feel comfortable. I believe his help has saved us a great deal of anguish and will leave us with money we thought we would lose. Also Mr Gottlieb was very up front regarding costs, never were we nickel and dimed for asking questions or needing help on related matters. Most importantly, he worked hard for “US” and was sincerely concerned for our welfare which is much appreciated. We are still in the process of CH 13, but feel we are in great hands.

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Bankruptcy Case

Attorney Gottlieb is a superb attorney!!! I had hired another attorney 3 years prior for my Bankruptcy case only to realize that, that attorney never finalized my case. In a pinch I went thru the yellow pages looking for a local attorney and I was blessed to have found Atty Gottlieb. He is result oriented, a superb communicator and gets the job done!!! I went from being in a total panic about getting shafted from my old attorney to feeling so at ease. I hope I’m never in the situation to need a bankruptcy attorney again, but I would certainly recommend him!!! He is a 5 star attorney who knows the business well!! Osman H.

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Thank you

We hired Richard to help with my parents bankruptcy. It was extremely emotional and stressful time. He help us through the process as well as to explain everything to 2 elderly individuals who had worked their whole lives and we very upset it had come to this. It is a complicated case he he continues to answer all the questions and guide us.

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Fighter!

I happened to have had the pleasure of being referred to Atty. Gottlieb by chance. However soon after talking and with him I knew he was the lawyer for me. Tenacious and seems to be very caring. So far so good. I have even referred my neighbor to him. I feel with Atty. Gottlieb on my side I have a chance to stay in my home.

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Top Notch Attorney!

If you ever need a Bankruptcy Lawyer, look no further…Richard Gottlieb is the absolute BEST! I was facing a Foreclosure in only a few days…I said a prayer and was led to Mr. Gottlieb, a true blessing! He calmly assured me that he could save my home and began explaining his/our course of action. He was not only incredibly smart and extremely knowledgeable regarding the laws of bankruptcy and foreclosure but, he was really humorous which I found very comforting. I’m happy to state that he did save my home and I have no doubt he will continue to succeed on my behalf. A definite 10 star attorney! : )

- (5 star review)

Amazing

From the beginning I felt comfortable in bringing my situation with lawyer Richard because he made my husband and I know we were in good hands and cared just as much as we did in getting our situation resolved. We had been having issues with our mortgage and my husband and I had gone to other lawyers where nothing was resolved and we were so relieved with being under Richard’s wings because he fought hard for our case and took action into doing as much as possible for us. Our case has now successfully been closed and it wouldn’t of been possible without Richard’s determination and assistance. We appreciate Richards hard work and thank him always. I would highly recommend his services to any family and friends

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The Best of the Best!

His knowledge and expertise, along with his passion for helping his clients achieve the best desired paths compares to no other lawyer I have ever worked with. He is a force of strength and his steadfast power to never give up makes him a once in a lifetime man of Steel.

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Fearless and Smart

Richard handled our Chapter 13 with expertise. Smart guy that handled our complex case with ease.

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A lawyer beyound the best of expectations

Our incredibly positive experience with Rick is the reason why I took time out of my day to review him and tell others about him. Please know that it is not hyperbole to say that Rick’s incredibly sharp mind, encyclopedic knowledge, eye for detail, and extensive years of experience are the only reasons why we won our case. We were fighting a bitter dispute with an unreasonable party who also hired a super-aggressive lawyer working against us. Rick was able to win two key decisions in our favor after lengthy and involved arguments in court — this only happened because of incredibly thorough research and prep work on his part, and his creative application in argument in front of our judge. He is additionally remarkably gifted at both finding solutions to business problems outside litigation, and also at bringing the big guns to battles that can’t be avoided. Truly he is a rare find and our business is still here, operating, and got a second chance only because we found and hired him. Kuddos to him and his work.

- (5 star review)

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Richard was so detailed and informative, he explained everything that was needed from me and the whole bankruptcy process clearly and insight-fully. He contacted me with any little detail that was updated or modified. He helped put my mind at ease with his extensive knowledge and uplifting dialogue during our meetings. He was always available for any questions I had as the process moved forward, and asking me questions that I hadn’t even considered. He is honest and forthcoming, he truly cared and pursued the best possible outcome for me.

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Richard Gottlieb Legal Services

Atty Gottlieb is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the marketplace. He’s knowledgable and went our of his way to provide professional services for me. The economic recession and unrelenting loan modification rejections drove me into bankruptcy. Through the able guidance of Atty Gottlieb and his team, my house was SAVED, mortgage rate and monthly payment cut in HALF through an approved loan modification. That is service I needed and very much appreciated.

- (5 star review)

Prompt follow up and communication

Richard Gottlieb was always willing to go above and beyond with my very drawn out, problematic bankruptcy. There was a lot of side work that made this complex to follow.
He was always right on top of it.
Thank you,

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Chapter 13 bankruptcy stopped a foreclosure and fixed my mortgage issues

After I got laid off, my wifes income was just not enough to cover all of our living expenses and the mortgage, so we fell way behind on our mortgage (8 months). We were facing foreclosure, and had an aggressive attorney representing our lender who was pushing foreclosure quickly. After meeting with Richard, he developed a great Chapter 13 bankruptcy for us with an affordable payment plan based upon our income. The bankruptcy stopped the foreclosure and quashed the annoying lawyer.

Richard was smart, easy to speak to, and his knowledge of bankruptcy and state law put us at ease during a very stressful and difficult time. We highly recommend Richard and his office to help you with your bankruptcy or foreclosure issues

- (5 star review)

Alex Put Forth a Vigorous Defense and was Instrumental in Negotiating with the Opposing Counsel to have the Entire Matter Dismissed

I highly recommend the Law Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb.  When I first reached out to Attorney Gottlieb about my legal matter, he listened to my concerns and was laser-sharp in addressing how he would go about successfully resolving/litigating my case.  The lead counsel on my case, Alex Hess, was competent, focused, and patient throughout the process.  I had confidence in his expertise, which helped with the stress of the situation.  Alex put forth a vigorous defense and was instrumental in negotiating with the opposing counsel to have the entire matter dismissed.  I am a happy customer!

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Not only did I get the Results that I was Seeking (a full Chapter 7 Discharge), but the Process Itself was very Seamless

I had a great experience using the offices of Richard Gottlieb for my bankruptcy filing. Not only did I get the results that I was seeking (a full Chapter 7 discharge!!), but the process itself was very seamless and I loved the transparency with which they worked. I put off filing for my bankruptcy several years, because just the thought of it was so daunting and exhausting! I wish I would have done it earlier, but everything worked out perfectly, so I am very happy now. Elizabeth Sousa and Alex Hess were my direct point of contact – they did a great job of understanding my situation and worked diligently to make it all happen. I could tell that they had many great contacts in the bk court systems and were respected by everyone there, which obviously helps customers like me! Richard himself is probably a bankruptcy genius, when I played out my situation to him in our initial meeting, he quickly came up with an excellent plan that made sense and actually worked at the end. (None of the other lawyers that I spoke to even came close). I highly recommend the offices of Richard Gottlieb, especially Alex Hess, Danielle Callahan, and Elizabeth Sousa!

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I was most impressed

A sleepless night and worries ended with one phone call from Rick Gottlieb, after my initial phone call to their law firm.  I could not have asked for better service while filing for bankruptcy due to the personal attention given to my problem, with clear communication on how to resolve it. I was most impressed how stress-free the filing process was and the legal service received was incomparable. I will highly recommend this law firm, the Law Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb, to anyone in my situation and other legal services.

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I would definitely recommend their services

Beth and Alex answered all of our questions and was there to reassure us throughout the process.  They explained things to us every step of the way, and they  made what we expected to be a painful process relatively stress-free. I would definitely recommend their services.

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The Attention to Detail and Helping Us Understand Each and Every Step of the Way was More than I could have Asked

I know filing for bankruptcy is never fun. I actually helped my parents with the process and would NOT have been able to do it without the help from the Law Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb. The one thing that made the experience much less frustrating and stressful was Alex Hess. He handled our case with a level of professionalism that was outstanding!!! The attention to detail and helping us understand each and every step of the way was more than I could have asked. Let’s face it, not all of us know or really understand all the legal definitions and such, and working with him was smooth and easy. He handled my parent’s Adversary Proceeding and I know it wouldn’t have gone as well as it did if we didn’t have him on our side.

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I Cannot Speak More Highly of this Law Practice – They Saved My Life

If you are reading this, you are probably considering bankruptcy and feel like you are at one of the lowest points in your life—I know that’s how I felt.  I had so many questions, and even more anxiety.  I hadn’t eaten or slept for days before my consultation with Richard Gottlieb.  No matter—Rick had me laughing through my tears, and eased my anxiety, reassuring me that, regardless of urban legend, “Bankruptcy does not mean you’re a failure or irresponsible,” and without mentioning names, told me that some of the most famous and successful people have also walked this path.  I trusted Rick immediately, as well as Beth and Alex, the managing attorney and associate.  They are patient, non-judgmental, and knowledgeable—no matter how ridiculous your questions or concerns might be—and I had a lot of questions and concerns (some more ridiculous than others!).  They also possess great senses of humor—which you need when you’re going through what feels to be a life crisis.  I should also mention that, while I have worked most with Beth and Rick, when they are unavailable, I have consulted with other attorneys in the office—and all have been incredibly helpful and supportive (and then Rick or Beth contact me back within 24 hours).  Although they are a very busy office (it’s bankruptcy law, after all), you are made to feel like you are their only client, as they provide such individualized attention.  I cannot speak more highly of this law practice—they have saved my life, and helped me learn that bankruptcy was not the end of my life, but actually the beginning of it.  Call them, they will take care of everything involved in the process of filing—including you—and will hold your hand as you get back on your feet!

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I would absolutely go to them if I needed them again

Alex, and the team at The Law Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb, vigorously defended me in Bankruptcy Court after a creditor sued me for fraud. I would absolutely go to them if I ever need a lawyer again.

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I highly recommend

I chose The Law Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb because of their reputation in Bankruptcy. I highly recommend Danielle and the Richard Gottlieb’s office to stop debt collectors.

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Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer! Helped me save my home!

Richard’s brilliant legal advice and hard-work helped me save my home from a foreclosure. When my husband was laid off, we could not afford our mortgage payments and fell behind significantly. Richard, with the help of his great staff Alex and Danielle, helped me stop the foreclosure process with a Bankruptcy case. The case provided me with protection and an affordable payment plan for my mortgage.

Rick’s Office also performed a loan modification, negotiated with the bank, and cute my monthly mortgage payments almost in half – effectively saving my home. Our family is forever in debt to his firm, and he saved the roof over our heads. I HIGHLY recommend Rick and his office – they are friendly and can help.

- (5 star review)