Regained my faith in Lawyer's
Without going into an hour description of my situation, I am my Dad's POA and have been looking after his investment account since 2003. My Dad has had this account for many years before that. A few years ago I ran into some problems with the firm we will call firm X. I had proof their claims may be incorrect but they would not listen and did not care what I had to say.
I hired a N.Y. securities lawyer and gave him a retainer, after many months it was determined he was to busy so I said I would look for another lawyer, he charged me $5,000.00.
I called several dozen law firms and when I told them who I was trying to take on they all declined to even talk to me.
I called Mrs. Malecki and explained my situation, She explained my up hill battle but did not say no. She explained even if I am correct they still can tell me to get lost. I understood but felt my Dad has rights and I want to try even if I loose. Mrs. Malecki and Robert Van De Veire checked out the facts I gave them and agreed to try even though I still may not be successful.
I gave a retainer and after the first step firm X used a clause to tell me to get lost, They were 100% correct what they predicted. There was another process we could go through and they agreed to help me, I told them I am sure I will owe more and the response was no there is still some money left.
We went through the next proccess and firm X still would not give in. Short of going to court, which would not help this was all we could do legally.
I thank Mrs. Malecki and Mr Van De Veire for all of their help ( and it was a lot ) and told them to send me the final bill. There was no bill, there was portion of the retainer that was a refund. I do not know how.
I explained there is no way you charged me what you should have and any other lawyer would have charged me more. The response was we charged you a fair rate, not compared to most New York securities lawyer's.
Not only were Mrs. Malecki and Mr. Van De Veire so easy to work with they are beyond generous and kind.
Excellent job preparing for Mediation
Jenice Malecki, Bob Van De Veire and Adam Nicolazzo did an excellent job on the meditation they handled for me and a group of investors. They were thorough, well-prepared, and knew exactly how to pitch our case. Hope not to need lawyers for FINRA claims again, but would not hesitate to use Malecki Law again.
Excellent Attorney - Highly Recommend Jenice Malecki
Jenice and her staff are all excellent - highly responsive, answer as many questions as you have in a way that you can understand, are very patient, sympathetic to your situation, and make you feel comfortable during a difficult and stressful time. I never once had to follow up - they always came to me to keep me updated by phone and mail. I highly recommend them.
- Consumer Protection client
Simply the Best
Jenice Malecki is a remarkable attorney. In 2008 Our world (financially) came crashing down on us. We had sought her advice regarding our investment firm and and financial advisor. She was very attentive to every detail and went to great lengths to get to the bottom of our troubles. She communicated with us regularly and kept us informed throughout the entire process. Thorough would be an understatement. She is a true professional. Her preparedness for our case was beyond reproach. We were extremely satisfied with the way our case was handled and its outcome.- ED and Nancy
Helping us with Broke-Rage
I worked with Jenice and her team to successfully resolve a brokerage / securities related issue for an elder relative and was quite pleased with how they walked us through the process and took into account the challenges that age sometimes unfortunately present. They were all professional - and effective. I would use them again without question if the need arose.
I haven't formally retained Jenice (yet), so not sure about the usefulness of this recommendation, but Jenice was kind enough to share some valuable insights on restrictive covenants and its potential consequences on my startup business. I was impressed not only by her professional expertise, but how quickly she comprehended my particular situation and applied common sense to her opinions. Also, I truly appreciated her readiness to spend ample time discussing the issues, allowing me to get a solid, broad understanding of the restrictive covenants landscape. She gained my full trust and I wouldn't hesitate a second appointing her my attorney, if needed.
A rock star attorney!
Jenice is truly a rock star! My wife and I contacted her to help with a quick-turn-around closing on our apartment. Fast, friendly, and fabulously informed about the process and what we'd need to stay on track to close on time, Jenice never skipped a beat. She's a dedicated attorney that goes above and beyond for her clients. Honestly, what more could you ask for?
- Jerry Dugan
Representation against large brokerage company.
Ms. Malecki is the consummate professional. Her understanding of the legal issues and court tactics are nothing less than outstanding. She always promptly responded to any concerns I had and took the time to explain complicated legal issues.
Real Estate Closing
Jenice provided sound legal advice for my coop closing - she always responded in a timely fashion, was extremely knowledgeable with respect to any legal issues that arose, and was extremely professional at the closing - I was extremely pleased with using her law firm to close on the sale of my apartment.
Ms. Malecki defended a commercial litigation case for my client, and did a very professional job. Her motion practice was direct and she was honest with the client regarding the merits of the various issues involved. She was professionally courteous but also held her ground with opposing counsel as required. Her billing estimates were accurate as well, which was greatly appreciated in order to make appropriate business decisions.
- Commercial Real Estate client
This attorney is attractive and personable . . . But don't let that fool you . . . She is also extremely knowledgable and tough when necessary. She is a great negotiator and she gets great results even when you think that no results are even possible. She always makes herself available to speak to you by phone no matter how often you may call her. She is also very honest, which I discovered by way of expense retainers. Other attorneys that I dealt with in the past, once you give them a retainer, it's gone, even if they only used half of it (which you'll never know) however, Ms Malecki does not hide expenses; if she didn't spend all of your retainer, you'll get back what she didn't use. Her staff is also easy to work with.
We would absolutely recommend the Malecki Law team. Just completed our home sale & purchase - for the 2nd time - in the competent hands of Jenice and Adam. Both are highly professional, diligent, personable and were extremely responsive to all of our questions throughout the transactions. Thanks to Malecki Law for making what can be life's biggest headache into a smooth and painless process.
- Sean D
Bob and Adam were a pleasure to work with. My case was unusually long and they handled every step of the way well and kept me constantly informed of all updates. The outcome was successful thanks to Malecki Law's great customer care and knowledge/experience.
- Flavia V.
A+ Out there is No better choice than Malecki Law!
- Warynex Carlo
I've enjoyed working with you. Your expertise and reassuring manner really helped allay my concerns and deal wisely with all of this. You're the best!
- Google User
Thank you for all of your guidance thoroughness in helping us with our purchase and sale in Dumbo. It was a pleasure working with you!
- Google User
Very good Job! Thanks.
- Google User
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