Testimonials

Testimonials

We are proud to provide a handful of testimonials from just a few of our current and past clients:

 


Steve spent a lot of time with us, was very informative and gave us good advice. We both felt very comfortable with him. In fact, he was very humorous and made us laugh in a time when we feel so unnerved and stressed. Steve put us both at ease, which we felt was very important.

BFS Client Sept. 2016.
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I retained Steven Shumer, of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, to handle the change of custody of my teenage son. Steven and his staff always made the best interests of my son the greatest priority. Steven’s open lines of communication with his clients are exceptional. Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, came highly recommend to me and I, too, now highly recommend their services as well.

R.S.
Ridge, NY

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Heath, I want to thank you for all of your help with my case. Making the decision to file for bankruptcy after dealing with life changing events (loss of job, divorce) wasn’t easy but it was something that I know I needed to explore. There were so many moving pieces to my case, but you were able to walk me through what needed to be done and we finally got it to the finish line. This will now give me the “Fresh Start” that I need and allow me to get back on my feet. Thanks again for everything!!

S.R.
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Dear Steven E. Shumer, Esq.,

I would like to Thank You for the efficiency of your Law Firm. I called for services that I needed to be done in a timely manner. When I called you never hesitated to make me feel at ease that it could and would be done as I needed. Your professionalism is outstanding from the beginning to the end. Your communication was always on. Anytime I called I would get a response always in a timely fashion. I never had to wait for any answers to any questions I may have had. Your office staff was always a pleasure to deal with. They made you feel like they knew you from day one. Always courteous and friendly with professionalism.

For all of this I thank You Again. I would highly recommend you and your firm to any clients or friends who are in need of a Honest, Professional, Efficient and Caring Law Firm.

Sincerely,
Denise L
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I have known Steven, Heath and Angie since 2006. I want to thank each of them for their help in all these years of need. I did not use them in my initial divorce (wish I had) but have used them in several post divorce cases. In each case, they have been extremely professional, compassionate and calming. Coming from someone who gets bombarded with a number of legal issues, it is quite comforting knowing they are behind me. They are very knowledgeable, honest in their assessments and guidance and not always looking to make a buck. Steven has even taken the time to respond while he has been on vacation. Since I have known them for so long, they are like family to me. They are people I trust to help handle very difficult situations.

Thanks Again!!
L.S.
Williston Park, NY
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I have had the good fortune and privilege of being introduced to Mr. Steven Shumer of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP. For over a decade he and his firm have assisted me and my immediate family with a myriad of legal issues. Each and every time I sought the firm’s services, I was overwhelmed with the positive results of each situation. I have recommended Mr. Shumer and his firm to family and friends for whatever legal assistance they might require and have only received positive feedback from those I have referred. I have no qualms contacting Mr. Shumer with any of my legal problems. It is my opinion that Mr. Shumer and his firm will do everything to help out his clientele to the very best of their abilities. Most importantly, they handle themselves with professionalism, compassion and understanding. THEY ARE THE BEST!!

A.T.
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Please be advised that I have had the privilege to be represented by Mr. Heath S. Berger and his staff in regard to my personal bankruptcy. The professionalism and knowledge of you and your staff lead to a successful Final Decree granted to me. I would like to deeply express my gratitude and would recommend your firm in the highest regard.

Sincerely,
A.R.

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To Steven, Heath and Brian,

Now that my family court case is over I would like to thank you each individually for you have all helped me, each in a different way.

Steven, thank you for always calming me down and taking the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand. You made me realize that there are steps to be taken to get to a goal. Slow and steady wins the race, and we WON!!! I especially want to thank you for taking the time out from your family vacation to answer my e-mails when I was having a melt-down, so thank you Steven for all you did to help me.

Heath, thank you for being the first lawyer I’ve ever had in the court room. I was nervous as anything and asked a million questions and you answered them all. I know I kept asking what if this happens, what if that happens, and calmly you would answer my questions then tell me, “let’s get to that point then worry about it”. In the end “what if” never even happened so I worried for nothing. Thank you for being there for me.

Brian, well you closed the deal as they say. I remember being in the hearing and being asked a million questions. I was so nervous and forgot dates and numbers, etc. You calmly put your hand on top of mine and just nodded at me, I knew from there on in it was going to be ok. When we went in front of the big judge you didn’t stop arguing your point. Not only do I personally thank you, but my children do too because not only were you fighting for me you were fighting for them as well.

I just want to thank Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, for everything you have done for me. It is most appreciated and your firm will be highly recommended by me.

M.M.
Baldwin, New York
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I am quite please with my present financial situation now that I have filed bankruptcy, Thank you for all of your help in solving my situation. So far, I no longer had phone calls or correspondence from my creditors since you have assisted me in filing for bankruptcy. Thank you Again.

C.J.
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Dear Mr. Shumer:

It has been a pleasure working with you and your assistant, Angie, on my divorce. As we all know going through a divorce is not easy, but you and your staff have made it as close to painless as I could have hoped. It is obvious that you care and perform for your clients for their needs and best interests. You have been very professional and all has been timely. Again, thank you for a job well done.

Sincerely,
Netty M.
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“I wanted to thank you and your firm for all the legal work you have provided myself and my boyfriend Joe. Your professionalism & expertise, as well as your entire staffs’, has made going through certain legal circumstances a lot easier.

Anytime I have called I have had the pleasure of talking with your assistant Candice. She is always very professional and knowledgeable. Candice is a wonderful asset to your firm and you should be very proud of how she represents your office when a client calls.

Heath, I appreciate you taking all the countless phone calls over the last few years and listening to me. You always answer ALL my questions and return my phone calls in a timely manner. I sincerely appreciate all the efforts you have made for me, as well as Joe on our behalf.

Thank you and your firm again for your knowledge of the law and for always taking the time out for the client. The care and respect you have towards the client is immeasurable.”

T.K.
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“In serious times, you want serious help, and when you need serious help, you go to Berger, Fischoff, and Shumer, LLP. They are the best!!! Their communication is amazing and their representation is just as good. I was proud to have them represent me and was very and I mean very happy with the result. They show you the steps and lead you into the right path in a mature, grown up, and professional way which you need when it comes down to serious business. I want to take this time again and thank them and remember, for the best results you need the best and the best is Berger, Fischoff, and Shumer, LLP.”

Anthony Jr.
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“Steven Shumer and Heath Burger have made navigating through my divorce much easier. They came highly recommended and now I can see why. During our initial consultation I felt as if they had a good handle on my situation. They were not just lawyers but human beings. They have devoted so much time, effort, and energy to me and my situation that it made me feel as if I was their only client. Their personalized service as well as their willingness to go the extra mile and go over things with me has made me feel so much more at ease and comfortable with my decisions. Going through a divorce is a very emotional process and one that takes its toll on you. By working with Steven and Heath that burden has lessened due to their ability of being a therapist as well as a friend. They have been able to deliver on everything they promised and their professionalism is second to none. They really have the best interest in mind when it comes to their clients and are kind, sensitive, and compassionate. They are extremely well versed and educated when it comes to divorce law but more importantly than that is the human element. This is something you cannot put a price tag on. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney that is smart, savvy, efficient, honest, understanding and lastly and probably most importantly, sympathetic. To put it simply they are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!

C.S.
N. Woodmere

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“Steven Shumer represented me with respect to a post-judgment issue arising after my divorce.  Unless someone has lived through a divorce proceeding, they have no idea of the stress involved and the emotional toll the process takes on the parties and the family.  As a lawyer myself, I knew that hiring the “right” attorney could make all the difference in the world, since a matrimonial attorney not only serves as your legal advocate, but quite often must also assume the role of “therapist” and “friend.”

There are not enough accolades to describe Steven…he is the quintessential embodiment of a professional and will do whatever it takes to protect his client’s best interests and wishes.  However, at the same time, he is sensitive, kind and compassionate.  Steve NEVER forgets that each client is a PERSON and not just a file…The level of care afforded by Steve and his staff is truly genuine and reassuring.

I would recommend Steven Shumer absolutely and without reservation.”

 M.R.
Plainview, New York

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“Finding myself facing a divorce situation, but not having or knowing an attorney, I went back to basics and found the yellow pages, calling any attorneys who  offered a “free” consultation.   That was the very first time I informally met Steven Shumer, via a random phone call which turned out to be one of the best calls I ever made.

 In the very first conversation, I found myself thinking “this man is not a lawyer” he’s a human being, he’s different from the other attorneys I’ve spoken to.  Here I am, a single Mom in pain and in one phone call, he eased it through his undeniable knowledge of the law and compassion that I was able to feel he had for my situation.   I immediately came to meet Steven and his staff and retained them based on that phone call and the comfortable and confident feeling I got during my free consultation.

 Since that time, I am happy to report that my matrimonial case was resolved in my favor and under terms which I was happy about.  Even after the divorce, I was forced to retain the firm’s services, a second time, because of additional problems with my ex-husband.  That issue was also resolved in my favor.

 It’s been 5 years since I met Steven and throughout our relationship, he has consistently been professional, kind and understanding.  I consider him a friend.  The entire staff should be commended for getting the job done and going the distance for their clients.  I will forever be grateful to Steven and the entire staff.”

 C.T.
Middle Village, New York

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“I was introduced to Steven Shumer approximately two years ago as I was seeking legal representation. After consulting with other attorneys, I found Steven not only to be a consummate professional with great knowledge of the law but a person with compassion for others. Whether my dealings with Steven were in person or over the phone to gain a better understanding of certain issues, I was always met with sincerity, honesty and integrity. It has been gratifying to find Steven Shumer, an attorney who I can trust when dealing with delicate and stressful situations.”

J.B.
Huntington, New York

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“Anyone needing an outstanding lawyer should contact Steve Shumer.  He was so very helpful to me and my  disabled daughter through her very trying legal proceeding..  He was gracious, sympathetic, efficient and available to me when I needed him.  I would not hesitate to call on him again and recommend him and the firm to my friends and family.”

 F.J.
Hartsdale, New York

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“Divorce is an intimidating process and I was lucky enough to find an attorney who is always willing to guide me through and explain.  Steven Shumer is a brilliant and savvy attorney; the kind you only expect to find at a high powered Manhattan firm and available only clients for which money is no object.  He has handled my case with passion and determination even when I went against his advice.  Which I will never do again!   I found my attorney and a friend for life at this local Long Island law firm.”

D.C.
Huntington, New York

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Hi vi.  Had my court date today and i can not thank you and Gary enough for getting me to the right attorney. Heath is a great guy and directed me to the best decision. Of couse an excellent attorney. I was very comfortable with him and he answered all family concerns. So please tell Gary a huge thank you.  🙂

Wanted to quickly thank you for all your help, guidance and patience in assisting my parents through some challenging times. Your efforts and kindness were greatly appreciated.
Michael
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After working with an attorney for a year and never receiving any guidance, returned phone calls and support I had to find a new attorney and it left me feeling that there was no hope for my situation- UNTIL I was referred to Mr. Heath Berger through a good friend. Mr. Berger and his entire staff were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Anytime I called venting with an issue and showing my concerns, Mr. Berger always calmed me down and reassured me that everything would be fine. They always went to bat for me and made me feel comfortable and at ease with the issue at hand. Thank you everyone at Steinberg, Fineo, Berger & Fischoff!
Jill.


To everyone at Steinberg, Fineo, Berger & Fischoff; I would like to thank you for your guidance, support and patience through what was a very difficult time in my life. I never thought in a million years that I would ever have to file for bankruptcy. I always thought that I was to smart to ever get myself into such a problem. Then I ended up unemployed, followed my both of my parents becoming ill and unable to care for themselves, then the collectors phone calls started to come. I was at my wits end. Until I found your company. Brian Schechter, Candice, and Heath Berger all explained the process in terms that I could understand and laid out all of my options, as well as returned all my phone calls to answer my many questions and concerns. They put me at ease and made the entire process easy on me. Even at court I was calm and relaxed, knowing that I was in such good hands. I do not think that I would have made it through this trying period of my life without them. Now I can move on with a new lease on life, debt free, and forever grateful. Thank you again for everything.

J. Z.

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For those who are looking to retain a Bankruptcy Attorney SFBF is the only one that went beyond my expectations. They were Honest, Patient, Respectful and always made me feel Comfortable, My case was not easy but they made it simple. I had met with many other Bankruptcy Attorneys but it was a nightmare. I just took in my paperwork and they did the rest. Their fees were very competitive and their services Outstanding.Thanks to Mr. Berger and his Amazing professionals I can live a peaceful life again. Thank you Mr. Berger God Bless You and God Bless America.

Paul

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Can’t thank Heath Berger for his help at our most hardest times. His professionalism and sensitivity through our ordeal paved the way to be smoother. Most definitely does his work with not only his brain but also with his heart, which makes it easier for us to endure life’s curves. Thank You for your thoroughness and patience. That also goes to Candice for making you also feel like a human being not a number!

Liz

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I am extremely grateful that I turned to Heath Berger, Esq of Steinberg, Fineo, Berger and Fischoff. He is an amazing attorney who made me feel better after our first meeting! He made the whole process of my bankruptcy easy for me to manage. He welcomed my questions and listened to my concerns, reassuring me the whole time that I was going to be okay. There are no words to express my gratitude. Mr. Berger was there for me when I had no where else to turn. He truly helped me turn my life around. I can not thank him enough. I would recommend this firm to anyone who needs help. I was always treated with respect and dignity. Mr. Berger went above and beyond to support me. He far exceeded all of my expectations.

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Brian/Heath & Candice,I have been meaning to take a moment to thank all of you for the hard work and your representation the past year. It is all much appreciated with your guidance all three of you have made the difficult process an easier task. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Michael
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Heath . . . As a lawyer myself, I look for superior talent when I need legal representation. I have found that superior legal talent embodied in your firm “Steinberg, Fineo, Berger & Fischoff.” You have been my attorney on many matters including Bankruptcy and Federal Court litigation. I have found that your knowledge and expertise in Bankruptcy Law as well as in business litigation to be unparalleled within the field. You have guided my family through the murky process and have done so with confidence, reliability and respect. You have made navigating the legal waters in areas that I do not practice more comfortable and less stressful for myself and family. You always returned my calls, even though I called frequently, and explained the process, protocols and nuances of my case which, in turn, made me more relaxed and very much informed and updated.

In addition, your office support, especially Candice, has made the representation nothing short of excellence. Although one never wants to be embroiled in any legal quagmire, I cannot begin to tell you how beneficial it is to have your firm’s name in my Rolodex when and if any legal matter arises in the future. Thank you, Heath, from the bottom of my heart for the sincere, professional and reliable legal representation that your firm has afforded me and my family.
Eric, Esq.

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When going through rough times financially, and the future does not seem promising, it becomes a very stressful burden to carry on your back along with everything else going on in life. Heath Berger made it a stress free experience. He was with me through every step of the way, not only legally, which he was extremely knowledgeable, but comforting through the whole process explaining what was going on. Any questions he always got back to me , and he did not care how many times you called him with questions, Heath and the great service was always there for me. I just want to point out, that Candice, Heath’s asst.is a great asset to Heath, as well as the firm. Her caring and compassionate service made things just that much easier, and behind the scenes she made sure everything was on track. In closing, I want you to be assured if you are considering any legal service, this is the firm you want, because you will be in great hands….. Thanks for everything Heath, and Candice
Louis

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Thank You for everything, You and your colleges were very helpful and put me at ease. Again, THANKS!! 

Ellen

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I’d like to thank Heath S. Berger and his staff for their honesty, thoroughness, professionalism,dedication and sincerity. Heath was there when the economy aversely effected my corporation and through his support, legal knowledge and advice, my family and I were able to protect and secure our assets. I would highly recommend Heath S. Berger and his law firm to anyone.
Sincerely,

J B.

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