Read the below testimonials from some of our satisfied clients and colleagues:
♦ “Bruce has represented our multiple private equity funds and their portfolio companies for over 15 years. His work has involved complex, multi-million dollar corporate investments, including purchases and sales of numerous companies, as well as general business counseling. His negotiation and drafting abilities are first rate, but what we value most are his sound legal judgment, counseling and problem-solving skills. He is always a pleasure to work with, extremely efficient and is seemingly always available in a pinch. We know from long experience that both clients and adversaries appreciate his professional manner and bedrock integrity. We have also had the pleasure to work with Barbie on numerous occasions and she likewise possesses all the hallmarks of an outstanding attorney.Thus we can whole-heartedly recommend Lieber & Lieber, LLP to any potential clients.” – T. Carroll and E. Macomber, Founding Principals of Noson Lawen Partners
♦ "Barbie - Thank you.Thank you.Thank you. It is abundantly clear to me that I will never be able to adequately thank you enough for the all the many ways you helped and supported me throughout the course of my recent bankruptcy filing- and current loan modification– and for all the attendant support you unstintingly brought to bear, time and again, on my behalf. I was, as you may well remember, nothing less than utterly overwhelmed (and, yes, lost) before you took matters in hand in a thoroughly focused and professional manner and managed me through the process. Your level of commitment to my particular case has been so far in excess of any other professional standard I have ever experienced as to be very nearly unbelievable. It has clearly been my great good fortune to benefit from your support and counsel at every stage of the process. On a personal note, the kindness, compassion and patience which informed every aspect of our interaction was as unexpected as it is very, very much appreciated.I experienced a sense of security – in even the most stressful of instances – which I previously thought reserved for only the closest of friends. You are, in short, nothing less than brilliant.In every way. So allow me to close this note as it began …Thank you Barbie, thank you, thank you, thank you." - Tom
♦ "I met Bruce (Lieber) just over ten years ago and have interacted with him closely for about five of those years. We've worked together, but have also been on opposite sides of the table, occasionally in highly stressful situations where other people were seriously losing their cool. Bruce's experience, extraordinary integrity, patience, insight, and thoughtfulness are absolutely first class. Bruce has become a trusted friend. In early 2010 he helped guide me through a complex start-up financing. Although I naively considered myself well enough versed to not use a lawyer to represent me personally, Bruce repeatedly highlighted issues I would have missed, and did so promptly and efficiently, including on weekends. Beyond his great command of the law and head for detail, he is adept at knowing how much to present to you, at communicating how issues should be weighted in importance and probability, and knows how and when to cut off loose ends that others (working on an hourly basis!) might be tempted to let drag on indefinitely. I'm completely confident in letting Bruce take the responsibility for assessing multiple rounds of proposed documents, often running to hundreds of pages, and flagging anything that he feels needs attention." - Terry Jones, Fluidinfo
♦ "Barbie - I want to thank you for being such a great lawyer!! One night after many years of ignoring my financial instability I decided that enough was enough. I decided to confront the reality I was ignoring. Searching thru many websites and making calls I found Barbie Lieber. I'm so thankful for that; not only did Barbie talk to me like a lawyer but also as an adviser that opened my eyes to how, when and why Chapter 7 was my option. Barbie listened and analyzed my situation; I told her everything about my situation with my house and credit cards. The filing process was done within days of meeting; I was impressed how fast and efficient she is. Barbie prepared me from day one until the last meeting with the trustee.She was always on point with follow-ups and responded to calls/emails with questions I had. During the meeting of creditors, other lawyers were missing paperwork from their clients and were puzzled about their own cases--not Barbie, she is very thorough, organized and confident. She will definitely be recommended to my family and friends who may have similar situations. I'm so amazed and glad Barbie helped me move out this stressful situation. Thank you for all your help and dedication.I wish all lawyers were as nice and smart as you, hopefully you’ve be able to help out New Yorkers for many years. Take care and have a wonderful year, you just made mine!" - Dan
♦ "I finally made the difficult decision this year to come to terms and tackle head first all of my issues - health wise, physically, emotionally, financially, etc. I was tired and fed up with myself and the direction my life was going so I decided to take action, and filing for bankruptcy was one of those scary decisions I had to make. I researched plenty of lawyers online, spoke with a few and even went to meet one for a free consultation which was horrible. The guy wouldn't even look me in the eye as he was going through my information and basically throughout the entire meeting! I knew I would just be another number to him and that scared me because this is my life and livelihood on the line. I called Lieber & Lieber after doing additional research and spoke to Barbie. What an amazing difference! From the very first call and meeting, Barbie took the time to get to know me, my situation, my fears and worries - she made me feel comfortable and reassured that not only was I doing the right thing in taking ownership over my debt but also that I wasn't alone in the process which is so important. She walked me through every single step of the process and with such amazing attention to detail that I finally could see a light at the end of this long dark financial tunnel. Whenever I had questions about anything (and I had many!), Barbie would return my calls or email me back so quickly with precise, informative answers that truly showcased her knowledge and expertise. She even took the initiative and would call me with updates and progress/status reports which was surprising to me but so unbelievably comforting. What lawyer does that? The day of the 341 meeting, Barbie met me early and prepped me with the appropriate ways to answer the judges questions and reviewed my information again to ensure I was as prepared as possible. She had all the documents and anything/everything that could be needed with her. She was so prepared, and the judges know this about her and respect her for it! She was the only lawyer in the room like that, the other ones were disasters. Some didn't even have their client's basic info with them, I couldn't believe it! And the judge called them out for it immediately. Also, I had previously signed on to a debt consolidation firm which turned out to be a fraud and tried to take over $5,000 from me. Once Barbie heard that, she went above and beyond what her services should have been and called the company to get my money back. And she did! Barbie is a lifesaver and choosing her to represent my bankruptcy was the best decision I could have made. I am so thankful and grateful to her as a lawyer and as a person. I don't know what I would have done without her. Thank you again for everything Barbie!!!" - DH
♦ "Lieber & Lieber took on my unjust termination case when no other lawyer would. They were very knowledgeable about employment law and answered any questions that I had. They were diligent in fighting for my cause and determined in providing me with the best outcome for my case. I would definitely use Lieber & Lieber again." - S. W.
♦ "Barbie Lieber negotiated my commercial lease. Her perseverance, skill, as well as psychology made the deal. After spending considerable time and frustration in dealing directly with the landlord, I had actually "thrown in the towel". Ms. Lieber picked up the negotiations and exhibited a good balance between aggressively representing my interests and not offending the other party. She took my matter personally; she did not take a break until the lease was properly executed. My appreciation and thanks to Barbie Lieber." Ron Grant, Director of Shore Gymnastics School.
♦ “As I was about to start my first small business, Bruce Lieber was recommended to me as an attorney who would be able to represent me while being mindful of my strict start-up budget.I engaged Bruce to form my LLC, to negotiate the private placement of the LLC interests, and the review and negotiate my commercial lease.Bruce was responsive and efficient, and he found creative ways to overcome any obstacles presented. He was knowledgeable of the state requirements to form and register an LLC, and he was mindful of my best interests in drafting my partnership agreement. He was able to negotiate more favorable terms to my lease as well as to the personal guaranty required by my landlord.Overall, I am extremely pleased to have retained Bruce, and I will continue to seek his counsel in the future.”- Carrie N.
♦ “I have known Barbie and Bruce for almost 15 years. Before going into practice together, they worked at large firms. They are highly intelligent, very personable, efficient, detail oriented and creative. I often refer real estate, bankruptcy, corporate and litigation matters to Bruce and Barbie because they are the attorneys outside my firm that I trust the most. Their services are of an A+ rating, but with very reasonable rates. I have gotten excellent feedback from the people that I have referred to them, who usually call me to thank me profusely for recommending Bruce and Barbie.Barbie represents each client as if it were her only client or a close relative. Barbie also has a background in litigation which enables her to provide additional protection to her real estate clients, since she is able to foresee and resolve issues that may arise before they become problematic. I have come to her with inquiries on litigation and bankruptcy matters that are promptly responded to with creative ideas.Bruce’s background in corporate law (including contract work, business counseling and complex mergers and acquisitions), enables him to provide additional protection to his real estate clients, such as conducting thorough due diligence investigations for purchasers of coops and condominiums and foreseeing and resolving issues that may arise before they become problematic.I have come to him with inquiries on corporate matters that are promptly responded to with creative ideas.Each of Barbie and Bruce is a “lawyer's” lawyer.” – G. Helfgott, Esq.
♦ "We came into Lieber & Lieber with a broken dream. Our first home purchase had become a nightmare. After 9 months, we were unable to obtain financing because of specifics in the contract. We stood to lose our 10% deposit (for a NYC condo- that is a lot). Our previous lawyer failed to protect us from such an event. Needless to say, we fired him after we met Barbie. What Barbie did for us was nothing short of a miracle. Not only did she revise and renegotiate the contract, but she made sure it was iron clad with protections for us. She worked day and night, while sick and on vacation, to make sure everything was running smoothly. She was on top of all the issues (and there were many, so many). She resolved them quickly, professionally, and many times very creatively. She found solutions to problems that could have prevented the purchase that no one else thought about. In the end, after almost a year of struggling to finally have a home, Barbie got us to closing. We have keys in our hands today because Barbie moved mountains for us. And as if that weren't enough Barbie was so friendly, nice, and caring. We felt that she genuinely wanted this for us just as much as we wanted it. Barbie protected us and made us feel secure after so many months of uncertainty. She was not only the best lawyer we've ever met, but also one of the best people." - Vanessa G. & Marlon A.
♦ "Bruce's legal advice, as I exited a company, was provided with a high degree of skill, analytical thinking, responsiveness and personal attention." - Gary K.
♦ "I was introduced to Barbie Lieber approximately five years ago when I asked a mutual colleague to recommend an attorney able to advise a client of mine who was heavily burdened with debt. That was the first of perhaps half a dozen similar referrals that I have made to Barbie in the intervening years. I have found her to be extremely well-informed and single-mindedly dedicated to helping people achieve the best outcomes available to them. She is simultaneously practical and creative in her approach to problem solving. Perhaps most importantly, her high standards and sharp professional skills are backed by a deeply compassionate nature that she puts in full service of her clients." - John P. Engel, Esq., Engel & Davis, LLP
♦ "When my wife and I needed a lawyer to represent us in the purchase of a co-operative apartment there wasn't a moment of hesitation in our deciding to call Bruce to ask if he'd help us. Bruce and I worked at the same law firm for a good part of the 20 plus years we've known him. From being his colleague, I already knew that Bruce is a smart, thorough and careful lawyer, and that he has excellent negotiating skills. That's why we went to him. What I learned from the experience of having Bruce as our lawyer is that he's also great with clients - he's communicative, responsive, goal oriented, and patient. When he says something is going to be done, it is done. That's why we went back to him with our next real estate transaction - and why I recommended that my son retain Bruce to help with the lease of commercial space for his business. We're all very,very satisfied clients." - Robert C., Esq.
♦ “Lieber & Lieber provided our representation for two successful small business acquisitions over the past two years. In my experience, Bruce Lieber is one of the best when it comes to small business transactions. Small biz transactions require creative thinking, difficult problem solving, and patience especially due to the nature of dealing with transactions of closely held companies. Bruce’s experience, advice, and due diligence resulted in a favorable contract terms, and a feeling of comfort that all areas of concern were thoroughly examined prior to the completion of both deals.” - Jared S.
♦ “Given the fact that I was not only a first time buyer in NYC, but also was from out of town, Bruce's work as our representative in legal matters was exceptional. You made the process expedient, bearable in dealing with what appeared to be countless requests from financial institutions, coop boards, realtors, and other lawyers representing the complex transactions involved. In our case, you went above and beyond your responsibilities to facilitate a very tight schedule purchase and move-in demands with utmost professionalism, and sound advice.When I think of purchasing my next property in NYC, my first call will go to you, to insure that you are part of the process.Thank you very much.” – Daniel P.
♦ "Over the years, I have witnessed that there is no hurdle that Barbie and Bruce Lieber cannot overcome, whether involving bankruptcy, creditor-debtor relations, corporate, partnership, contract, real estate, employment and litigation matters. As a CPA for 35 years, I have come across a number of lawyers, but with all sincerity, I have never encountered more versed and creative lawyers than Barbie and Bruce and thus they are the only ones I trust to handle my own legal affairs and those of my clients." - Joseph Calvo, CPA and MBA in Taxation
♦ "Barbie Lieber is responsible for reconstructing my life. I don't know where I would have been without her. I will be forever indebted to her for very competently handling my bankruptcy and tackling all issues. She enabled me to successfully emerge from bankruptcy anddischarge my personal and business debt and was there for me every step of the way." – Name Withheld on Request
♦ "Purchasing an apartment in Manhattan is not for the faint of heart.After the great hunt, once the ideal apartment is identified, offer made and accepted, the always complicated and sometimes painful process of closing the deal begins.Barbie Lieber’s personalized, knowledgeable hands-on approach took the fear and the pain out of the whole process - before, during and even after we closed on our co-op.Too often, Co-Op and Condo buyers discover unwelcome and devastating financial news about their building long after the pens of the closing table have been put away.Barbie Lieber’s extensive due diligence assured us of our building’s financial status."– Judy Stribling and Amy Wilkerson
♦ "My wife and I just closed on our first apartment and having a good lawyer is a must. Bruce helped us through the entire purchasing process and even signed when I wasn’t available (out of the country). The entire process of purchasing a condo can be frustrating so having someone you trust makes the process easier. We purchased a foreclosed property and Bruce did a good job of outlining all the implications of going after a foreclosure and what the risks were. All always felt Bruce did a good job of representing my interest. Thanks.”
♦ “I was so worried about the prospect of filing for bankruptcy, but knew that I had to do something about my debt situation which was worsening with each day. Ms. Lieber came highly recommended by a prominent commercial bankruptcy attorney. Ms. Lieber's impeccable skill and capability are top notch. Observing her closely, I don’t think that there is an issue she cannot tackle. Not only is Ms. Lieber so accessible to talk to, but I loved how she treated me with so much respect and made me feel so important. I can really see that Ms. Lieber spends a significant amount of time thinking about each of her cases and the best strategies to overcome issues. I wish her so well.” D. G.
♦ "I met Barbie due to an unfair termination from my last position. It was a challenging and difficult situation but Barbie was one of the most diligent and determined people I have ever met. She showed empathy for my situation and was motivated to see that the situation had a fair and just outcome for me. Barbie is smart,detail oriented, has terrific follow through and is a very competent negotiator. I would confidently recommend Barbie." - H. C.
♦ "Barbie went above and beyond negotiating my cooperative apartment. This was my first apartment and she was great telling me what to expect and how to keep things moving. Her years of coop experience were brought to the table and this deal would not have closed without her help and working around the clock. I would highly recommend Barbie to anyone and will definitely be using her again for future closings!" - Brittain
♦ Note accompanied with flowers: "Barbie - I cannot thank you enough for the help, guidance and support you gave me during my condo purchase experience. Your professionalism, attention to detail and personal care are so appreciated." - Matt H.
♦ Note accompanied with flowers: "Barbie - Just because 'words aren't enough' for all your kindness and caring. Thank you!" - S.J.
♦ “Barbie Lieber just took me through my bankruptcy procedure and I so appreciated her expertise and professionalism. She prepared me and my case very well and the experience was very easy. I’d recommend her to anyone seeking bankruptcy.” - Pam J.
♦ "Barbie Lieber is fantastic. She is a caring professional who took my case as if it were her own. At times she was even more upset about the injustices we were fighting than me!She was professional through the end and got me a settlement I was certainly not expecting. It was such a nice surprise. And the entire case was handled with the utmost respect and attention to me. A very successful partnership with a very successful outcome. Thank you for taking my case and believing in it." - A. M.
♦ "Barbie helped us purchase our first condo in Long Island City. She steered us away from a place that had pending lawwuits and helped us buy the place that did not have any issues. We are very thankful for that. She made sure that we were buying a place that was financially sound. Barbie also helped to push our mortgage broker to finalize the closing faster than expected. We were able to close in just a month. Without her it would have taken much longer. As we were first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and Barbie took the time to answer every one of them. I would definitely ask for the help of Barbie again when purchasing another place. We are recommending Lieber & Lieber to everyone we know." Miriam and Ryan D.
♦ - Our friend recommended Barbie Lieber to us at the worst possible time for our small company. Due to the economic downturn, we had no choice but to close. One of the biggest challenges was to renegotiate our lease obligation without additional payments and possible lawsuit for breaking it. Thanks to Barbie's legal knowledge and negotiation savvy, we were able to reach a very fair surrender agreement and part with our landlord on amicable terms. Barbie demonstrated lots of compassion to our plight and paid attention to the smallest details, notwithstanding our limted budget. We are eternally grateful for all the support we received from her at the time we needed it most. - Barbara O.
♦ - I was horrified and embarrased by the fact that I was trapped in a huge debt situation where harassing phone calls were unstoppable, until I approached Barbie Lieber at Lieber & Lieber, LLP. I was very much skeptical at first about the bankruptcy process and its benefits to me; however, Barbie convinced me with her incredible knowledge and understanding. Most importantly, she treated me with full respect and guided me through the entire bankruptcy process patiently with clear instructions and advice. I wouldn't have regained my normal life without her help. Thank you very much again, Barbie!" - Yoke Y.
♦ "I first met Bruce and Barbie Lieber about five years ago.It was a time when my life seemed to be falling apart.There were medical issues, financial troubles and a complex domestic situation.It was not easy to reveal all that had happened to me and I wasn’t proud of the way I had handled much of it.Yet, they took everything I said in stride, and had compassion – then, with amazing efficiency they found solutions and put a plan in place.Last year, I learned that the previous years had only been dress rehearsal for the real drama – everything truly did fall apart! I contacted their firm again. Barbie Lieber was there for me in a way I had not imagined a lawyer would be – she became my voice, my advocate, and my true counsel.The Liebers are a team -- and they become your team – even when you are without family and feel totally isolated.Barbie Lieber reminds me that it really does matter that women have become lawyers in such larger numbers.She is the Gold Standard." - Name Withheld Upon Request
♦ "Bruce - thank you for doing a wonderful job in helping us with all the legal details of buying our new apartment in New York City. You guided us through the maze with expertise, alacrity and good humor. When the unexpected came up and the seller had to change the closing date, you never lost your cool and got us the best deal possible. Closing turned out to be a cinch ...all thanks to you." - Mary and Walter
♦ "A few months ago I was freaked out and indecisive about how to handle my mounting financial problems. I walked out of my first meeting with Barbie with a thorough understanding of what my rights were and confident about how things could be straightened out. Barbie took charge of my case and masterfully steered me in the right direction. She is rare among lawyers in that she understands the human equation as much as the legal complexities and is not only an excellent lawyer, but more importantly, a strong advocate. My case has now been completed with great results and I am moving forward without the stress of debt. I could not recommend her more highly." - Lawrence
♦ "I was emotional, stressed, and worn out over the way my last lawyer handled my modification loan, which came back too high for me to stay in my home. When I tried to contact him, he no longer worked at the firm. I gave up and wanted to file bankruptcy. At my job was a flyer with Ms. Lieber's firm address and only the last four digits of the phone number. I prayed and asked God to give me strength and guidance to not give up. So two days later, I called 411 and was able to get the right phone number. We met and discussed the bankruptcy procedures. I was amazed at her knowledge, patience, and understanding of my problem, so I decided to file bankruptcy. Ms. Lieber stood by me every step of the way; even in court she kept me calm. Thank you Ms. Lieber for standing by me. Ms. Barbie Lieber is "Wonderful, Outstanding, and Fantastic." - Angela
♦ "Barbie helped expedite my bankruptcy process flawlessly and seamlessly. For the 341 meeting she was prepared and anticipated ever possible need of the judge. Barbie prepared me in regards to what to expect, had all of my paperwork in order and nicely coordinated. While waiting for my meeting I noticed other attorneys were not prepared and the judge did not hesitate to call them out. I was nervous, but with Barbie, it was quick, easy and painless. She was extremely prompt to return my calls, answer any questions and had this entire process done in no time. Thank you so much for helping me through such a complicated time in my life." - BW
♦ “After searching through the internet and making an umpteenth amount of calls, I came across Lieber and Lieber’s website. The site was so informative! So, even though I was discouraged from the other attorneys that I spoke to, I decided to leave a message. Barbie called me back the same day; which was a holiday that fell on a Saturday. I assumed I would be called back that Monday or maybe even later that week at best. I explained my situation, she listened and answered my questions and addressed my concerns. Barbie was so encouraging and caring. I wanted to make an appointment with Barbie, but when I found out her office was on the 21st floor I explained to her that I am claustrophobic and cannot take elevators. Barbie told me that it was no problem because there was a diner in the lobby, and she would come down and meet with me. Once we met I was positive that I made the perfect choice! The other attorneys I spoke to barely listened and they sounded like they were reading from a script. They wouldn’t answer any questions, until, of course, I met with them and made a payment. When I met with Barbie, I brought more documents then I even needed to. Barbie looked over and made notes on each and every one and she remembered things from our phone conversation. We agreed on a payment plan and once I paid in full, she sent me the petition to review and when I gave the “okay” she sent it in. I was given a court date for about six weeks later. Barbie explained what the process with the Trustee would be like. I was so nervous and whenever I emailed or called Barbie she responded faster than I could have hoped. When my date was getting near, and my nerves were getting the best of me Barbie was always the voice of reason and calmed me down. When the day came, she was there by my side and the meeting with the Trustee could not have went any better. About six weeks after the meeting my case was discharged! One last thing, Barbie was concerned about me as a person, not just client. She gave me advice on my health issue, which touched my heart more then you can imagine. Thank you and God Bless.” - Julie
♦ "I have known Barbie Lieber for many years, both personally and professionally. Five years ago, she helped us close on our first house. She was extremely thorough with regard to looking over contracts, and equally as important, explaining them to us in terms we could understand. We recently had Barbie draw up a rental agreement for us, as we are moving and renting out our property for the year. Once again, Barbie was informative, knowledgeable, and thorough. What I respect about Barbie is her loyalty. You always have the sense that you are her priority. My husband and I always knew we were in good hands with her!" - Beth