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Local Ratings & Reviews (106)

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4.7/5.0
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5.0/5.0

As soon as I spoke to BBN&R's Barry Berkman, I knew this was the law firm for me.  Barry Berkman listened to me slowly and carefully, even though I was upset, and the compassion and sheer intelligence were...

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Marcus M. 2018/11/07

5.0/5.0

Jacqueline Newman and John Teufel were always a pleasure to work with. A very professional NY Divorce Law firm, some might even say the best in NYC!

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Andy Simpson 2018/05/30

5.0/5.0

I have worked with Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd on many occasions and I continue to be impressed by the firm's efficiency and professionalism. As a matrimonial attorney myself, I can attest to the fact that...

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Gabriella F. 2018/05/29

5.0/5.0

I hired John Teufel and his associate Adina in the Manhattan office by Grand Central. He's very smart, a great listener and knows how to walk that very fine line between being tough and being compassionate. He...

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Agnes Lischka 2018/05/24

5.0/5.0

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Phil Green 2018/05/03

5.0/5.0

I have known Jacqueline Newman as a colleague for many years. She is professional and knowledgeable in her field. She goes above and beyond to provide the best service for her clients and I have always known her to...

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Principal 2018/04/09

5.0/5.0

After wasting more than 6 months with my previous attorney, Peter Cedeno, Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd was the law firm I should have gone with in the first place. They devoted their time and resources to what...

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Google User 2018/03/07

5.0/5.0

My daughter hired Evan Schein Esq from Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd to represent her in her divorce/custody case after a wasted year with her previous attorney. I was with my daughter at every meeting, court...

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Anita W. 2018/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Shareholder 2017/11/17

5.0/5.0

Smartest, nicest, best family law attorneys in New York

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cristina kazan 2017/11/17

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/09/21

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/09/19

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Partner 2017/09/19

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/09/05

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2017/06/15

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2017/06/15

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2017/06/10

5.0/5.0

Ken is an excellent attorney. Knowleable and always seeking to best represent his clients

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Partner 2017/06/10

5.0/5.0

After my wife and I mutually concluded that our 23-year marriage had reached its end, she remained on Long Island, while I returned to Manhattan, where our story began. It was there that I was served divorce...

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Don Kurn 2017/06/07

5.0/5.0

I have worked with this firm, working with both senior and less senior partners in the process, and have found the professional and efficient.  Particularly efficient in managing an unnecessarily difficult...

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Michael G. 2017/03/15

5.0/5.0

Evan Schein and Heather Schulman handled my divorce expertly and compassionately, combining efficiency with carefulness in just the right proportions. Can't recommend them and their firm more highly.

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Rafael Yglesias 2017/01/03

5.0/5.0

Jessica Toelstedt was an incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and supportive navigator. Even though my needs were not complicated, I received thorough and professional service throughout. I have the highest...

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Derrick Miller-Handley 2016/11/15

5.0/5.0

Jacqueline guided me through a daunting and overwhelming process. Always reachable, Jacqueline made me feel as though I was her only client (even though I know for sure that I wasn't). She has great insight into...

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Deb F 2016/10/26

5.0/5.0

Kelly Fissell was my attorney, I also had assistance from Mark George-Cohen, both made for an efficient, calm experience with a successful outcome. I was clear I wanted a clean, low trauma divorce that could be...

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narween Otto 2016/10/26

5.0/5.0

Evan Schein, Kelly Fissell and their colleagues at BBN&R have been outstanding advocates for my family. Without Evan's and Kelly's expert legal advice, litigation experience, and personal dedication to the...

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Gary Phillips 2016/10/26

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Kiva Kolstein 2016/10/25

5.0/5.0

I was very lucky to find BBN&R - especially Barry and Kelly FIssell. They were recommended by one of the lawyers I most respect. This team wants best for their clients, it's absolutely genuine, which is a quality...

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Tania Menai 2016/10/25

5.0/5.0

Jacqueline and her staff are the most knowledgeable and professional team in the industry. The level of individualized client service that I received was second to none. Jacqueline’s experience was evidenced in...

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Marcus Kline 2016/10/24

5.0/5.0

Evan and Kelly really tried they're best for me. I was quite pleased with the outcome of my divorce . They always got back to me if they weren't available at that very moment. I would highly recommend this law firm...

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Jeff L. 2016/10/24

5.0/5.0

As difficult as a divorce can be, it was a huge relief to know that Jessica Toelstedt was handling the legal aspect with such attention to detail, sensitivity, and in an ethical manner. I recommend BBN&R, and...

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Jeff Marder 2016/10/24

5.0/5.0

In a difficult time of life, Jacqueline Newman , Wally Bottger and their associates were tremendous partners. Their guidance, technical skill and ability to navigate the legal system were invaluable. They also...

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Mike Huseby 2016/10/24

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Katy Whitehat 2016/09/29

5.0/5.0

I have worked with Jacqueline Newman and John Teufel for over 12 months and they have always been professional and dedicated in what they do.

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Andy S. 2016/06/03

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/28

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/26

5.0/5.0

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Other Law Firm Position 2015/02/20

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/20

5.0/5.0

Marc Fleisher is an outstanding lawyer in all ways.

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Partner 2015/02/20

5.0/5.0

I have known Jacqueline since she was a very young lawyer. She was impressive from the start with her dedication, work ethic, knowledge and openness to learning.

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Principal 2015/02/20

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

brilliant and practical

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Managing Partner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

an attorney of extraordinary sensitivity and intelligence.

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Managing Partner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

Marc is one of the best lawyers I know.

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/12

5.0/5.0

I have known Ms. Newman since she first began as a lawyer, she is a brilliant lawyer and colleague, dedicated to accomplishing the best for her clients, in and out of court, using her many skills as a Collaborative...

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Principal 2015/02/11

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/06

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/04

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2015/02/04

5.0/5.0

Ethical, honest and direct - a pleasure to work with .

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Partner 2015/02/04

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2014/12/07

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2014/12/07

5.0/5.0

Excellent attorney. Worked with her as opposing counsel.

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Principal 2014/10/22

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2014/10/13

5.0/5.0

She did an excellent job in the matter we worked on. I would certainly recommend her without reservation!

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Managing Partner 2014/10/13

5.0/5.0

Jessica is knowledgeable and pleasant to work with.

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Managing Partner 2013/11/07

5.0/5.0

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Partner 2013/11/03

5.0/5.0

Jessica represented me in my divorce. Throughout the process Jessica was knowledgable and friendly. I felt well-represented throughout the process. I have already recommended her to friends and would do so again.

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Client 2013/10/28

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2013/10/18

5.0/5.0

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Member 2013/10/18

5.0/5.0

I recently completed a complex negotiation with Jessica as my adversary. I found her to be a very skilled and competent attorney and would highly recommend her.

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Partner 2013/10/18

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2013/10/18

5.0/5.0

Evan is a compassionate, responsive, skilled, smart, and sophisticated attorney. He listened carefully to my objectives. There was no ego or attitude. He pointed out things that I was overlooking and gave...

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Client 2013/04/24

5.0/5.0

When I was at my wits' end dealing with my ex-husband, Jessica was wonderful at handling him and his pit bull of an attorney. I felt protected, and that my interests and concerns were respected and understood.

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Client 2012/09/05

5.0/5.0

Jessica represented me in my divorce case. I found he to be very knowledgeable and educated in law. Reasonably aggressive to protect my rights in court, very detailed and organized person. She has ability to see...

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Client 2012/08/22

5.0/5.0

The entire team at the firm were a pleasure to work with. Throughout the process, we evaluated where we had come from and assessed the prospects of success going forward. They listened to my concerns and adjusted...

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Client 2012/08/15

5.0/5.0

Evan Schein represents the pinnacle of who an attorney should be. He provides the highest degree of professionalism and knowledge, while focusing on the essential human component of family law; the well being of...

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Client 2012/01/03

5.0/5.0

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Client 2011/03/16

5.0/5.0

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Client 2011/02/25

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2010/10/26

5.0/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2010/10/26

5.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/10/20

5.0/5.0

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Principal 2010/10/18

5.0/5.0

Jacqueline is a first rate lawyer. She has incredible judgment and really cares for her clients.

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Senior Associate 2010/10/04

4.8/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2015/02/04

4.8/5.0

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Managing Partner 2014/12/08

4.8/5.0

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Partner 2014/10/19

4.8/5.0

Mr. Schein is an excellent and very professional attorney. He is very knowledgeable and is also very personable. He was always available and easy to reach regardless of time or day. He always made me feel confident...

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Client 2011/12/16

4.8/5.0

I felt they really cared and did everything in their power to get me through this horrible time with strength and dignity. I would recommend them to anyone who is going through a divorce, Jacqueline Newman, Wally...

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Client 2011/03/17

4.4/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/04

4.4/5.0

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Partner 2013/10/18

4.4/5.0

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Judge 2010/10/26

4.2/5.0

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Managing Partner 2017/06/09

4.2/5.0

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Senior Associate 2014/10/13

4.0/5.0

Marc is smart, knows the law and is a creative problem solver.

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Principal 2015/02/20

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2015/02/04

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/12/11

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2014/12/07

4.0/5.0

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Managing Partner 2010/10/20

4.0/5.0

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Partner 2010/10/12

3.4/5.0

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Sole Practitioner 2010/10/04

3.0/5.0

They were very responsive, they address all our concerns very quickly. They were extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommended them. Thank You!!

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Blake Coombe 2018/10/24

1.0/5.0

Very bad law office. They endless bill you without really doing anything. There was no efficiency. Any little bit work could easily take them 2 months to do. Very unprofessional legal service. Dont go this law firm...

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K K. 2018/05/17

1.0/5.0

I really would not use these guys again. Was impressed with the senior team member I met, but the real team who did the work was not that person. The inexperience of the other team members showed. I could have...

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J M. 2017/03/02

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