Client Praise for Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld
We have included the following testimonials from a few of our clients because what others have to say about us means more than anything we could ever say about ourselves.*
On April 20th, 2012 my life was changed when I fell on a sidewalk that was lifted by the tree roots in Whitestone, Queens while I was walking home from work.
After sustaining five breaks in my arm and surgery to put me back together, I was lucky enough to find through a recommendation the most wonderful attorney - Richard Apat. I found him to be so understanding and compassionate, which certainly helped me in my recovery.
Both he and his paralegal, Jeanette Martinez, worked hard and fast to do all they could to bring my case to a fair conclusion.
I would certainly recommend Richard Apat to anyone out there who needs a competent attorney with much experience in his field.
He treated me just like he would a family member, which is a plus when one is going through such trauma.
Thank you, from my heart.
By: Roberta M.
Last summer, when my family was threatened with litigation over our fence and property line, I was lucky to find and seek assistance from the law firm of PEARLMAN, APAT, FUTTERMAN, SIROTKIN & SEINFELD, LLP located in Kew Gardens, NY.
My call to the law firm was returned by Mr. Richard H. Apat. He was friendly and attentive to the situation presented, and eased my tensions. I immediately set an appointment for further discussion with him and my family members.
Mr. Apat did not encourage a lawsuit. He provided a clear explanation of our legal rights regarding property boundaries. With Mr. Apat’s expert guidance, we were able to define and claim property owned by our family for decades avoiding the high costs and stress of courtroom litigation.
It has been several months, and we have not heard a word about the threatened litigations. We thank our "lucky stars" every day that we were able to consult with Mr. Apat. He and his co-workers and staff should be commended for their time and effort to our case.
We would highly recommend Richard Apat and the law firm of PEARLMAN, APAT, FUTTERMAN, SIROTKIN & SEINFELD, LLP for any future case situation. Thank you again for your expertise.
Thank you for “services rendered” to my complete satisfaction. On that note, a special thank you to Judy Ramirez and Veronica Fuentes for their many contributions. With your knowledge and experience in the field of real estate law, you made life very easy for my business partner and I as we made our way to the closing of our apartment.
To Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP ,
Words cannot express the thanks I want to give your firm and especially Richard Apat. I had an automobile accident a few years ago and you have been handling my case. Many complications in my case made me feel I had no chance in recovering what was due me. Richard Apat did an extraordinary job of negotiating a settlement, which ended up being more than I would have expected from a jury. I can't thank him and all of you enough.
By: Janet S.
Just a short note to thank you for all you did. You are a true professional and I am sure you make many people very proud of you. I know Bob and I were very impressed with every way you represented us.
To whom it may concern:
Richard Apat presents himself in a very friendly, calm and courteous manner. He involves himself not only with his extensive research on each of his cases, but also interacts with his clients. Richard's strong belief in himself to help his clients does give you the latitude to believe you're in good hands with Richard. I would highly recommend the law firm of Pearlman, Apat, Futterman Sirotkin & Seinfeld to anyone in need of legal help. Thank you, Richard!
By: Patricia C.
Thank you for doing such a great job representing my son on the purchase of his condo. As I am sure you could tell, he was very nervous about the whole thing, been waiting for the other shoe to drop for about two months and pretty much played out by the time the closing occurred. Also, he's a saver with a distinct distaste for writing big checks, so the whole closing things was kind of traumatic for him. You handled the whole thing with professionalism and aplomb, as I expected. We appreciated your advice and counsel on the many decisions we had to make.
By: Paul B.
Dear Mr. Apat:
I just want to let you know that I truly appreciate the work you and your staff did on my case.
As you know, at the outset the defendants denied that it was their Rottweiler that bit me and caused my scarring. However, through your efforts in taking the case through the litigation process and up to trial, we were able to obtain a very good settlement.
I would not hesitate to refer you to my friends and family if they should ever find themselves in need of a good personal injury or medical malpractice law firm. Thank you.
Very truly yours,
By: Miguel R
To Whom It May Concern,
On behalf of the family of the Estate of Marlene U., I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the law firm of Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP for its unwavering commitment to and the settlement of our case.
While not an easy one to bring to justice, Martin Seinfeld worked doggedly to have our case brought before the courts, even after a previous attorney had allowed too much time to elapse before filing. Due to his hard work, diligence and swift effort, a settlement was eventually made and my family can now rest knowing that justice was served.
I would highly recommend the law firm of Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, and I firmly believe that without it we would not have received justice on my mother's behalf. By: Marianne K.
Now that our business has come to an end, I would like to thank you and Sandy for the great job you did. You both went over and above what I felt was required of both of you to see that I was compensated for my injuries. Sandy, thank you for accompanying me to the Workers Comp exams which were not pleasant, but you helped make them bearable.
Richard, thank you for fighting so hard for my rights and winning what was rightfully mine. I know near the end I became unbearable, but you never gave up on me or my case.
If I ever meet anyone that needs your services I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm.
Thank you again.
By: Mary F.
To Mr. Futterman & Mr. Seinfeld
I feel blessed that somehow your firm in and my life crossed because the result is the quality of my mother’s life in respect to current and future needs is secure … she is getting her baby grand piano so that she can play again. (G-d forbid she should splurge and get a new one, but that's my mother.) She always lived above her means when she didn't have much and now that she can splurge with a personal pleasure she's frugal Go figure. Anyway thanks for always making me laugh chuckle and have hope when things were dark. By: Michelle M.
Dear Martin, Ira and Richard, thank you so much for working so hard on my case for so many years. My life changed 10 years ago when this occurred. I'm glad this chapter of my life has closed. I appreciate you settling my case. I have some financial security now. Especially, not working and collecting unemployment. This money will help. My health has been so compromised and after my surgeries it's been difficult to get back on my feet. The three of you are in my prayers and thoughts with much gratitude. By: Susan E.
Dear Mr. Futterman:
I am writing this letter to let you know how good of a job Richard Apat did on my personal injury case. From the first moment that he sat down with me he spoke to me as a professional. He explained to me that my case would not be easy. Richard kept me up to date every step of the way, either by phone or in person. When I would go in person to speak with Richard he always made time for me no matter how long I needed to speak with him. He would answer any questions I had until I fully understood what was going on.
When it came time for me to visit doctor's offices he always made someone from your office available to go with me. He walked me through this difficult time in my life. Having Richard Apat as my attorney has made me able to finish a difficult part of my life and to move on to a brighter future. My wife and I thank him very much.
By: Kerry C.
To Lynn Sirotkin and staff,
Thank you so much for all of your help with the purchase of my home. As a first time home buyer I was very nervous and scared of the whole process. You and your staff made everything very easy. There was always someone available to answer all of my questions, and your staff was very knowledgeable and always managed to calm me down. I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends who need a lawyer when buying a house.
Thanks for everything. By: Linda
To Lynn Sirotkin and staff,
Just wanted to express how happy I am with your firm. I have known you for over 15 years starting with the purchase of my first home and when I continued utilizing your services when I started my real estate career. I have proudly referred you and your firm to many of my friends, relatives and colleagues because of the great legal counsel you have provided to us in the past and continue in doing so. I respect you and your firm for your honesty and responsiveness as do my colleagues and friends.
Thanks, By: Tamara G.
To Lynn Sirotkin and staff;
Words can not fully express how grateful and impressed I am with your outstanding services. Working with you and your staff not only made me feel comfortable and reassured but made the whole process of purchasing my first Co-op smooth and worry free. You and your team are both efficient and professional, thus I will surely recommend your services to all friends and family members seeking the best there is. I want to thank you all from the heart and give a special call out to Judy Ramirez whom I called constantly and she never demonstrated any bother. Judy was there for me as my advocate and communicated consistently until the very end. Your office is truly blessed to have someone like her and I'm sure many clients share my feelings. She is truly client engaged and that is paramount in your line of services.
I can truly go on and on but suffice it to say the best decision next to purchasing my Co-op I made was retaining your services on my purchase.
Thank you and Happy Holidays
To the Queens County Bar Association
I wish to thank you for your referral this past September to the firm of Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, specifically Mr. Richard Apat. I requested the referral because I had just been sued by a neighbor and needed guidance on how to proceed. After a fruitless search of various agencies and organizations I finally located your referral service. After briefly describing my situation to the person answering the phone, I was referred to the above firm. Mr. Apat is generous with his time and advice even before I decided to retain his services. I soon realized Mr. Apat was more than capable of undertaking my case. Although my case was a difficult one, Mr. Apat made me realize that everyone is entitled to protection of the law. Mr. Apat's efforts have resulted in a quick and favorable resolution, barely 2 months after I retained his services. Mr. Apat has proven to be knowledgeable, competent and thoroughly professional at all times. I would not hesitate to seek his services again and highly recommend him. I urge the Bar Association to continue to refer his services. By: Margareta G.
A quick word of thanks for the job that Richard Apat did for me on the [R___ v. R____] case. Richard demonstrated the finest qualities one might find in an advocate, commitment, insight, passion, communication and teamwork. Richard devoted an immense amount of effort to my case and was clearly unsatisfied with partial answers. This was a complicated case in which we faced a determined adversary, and Richard always responded to the challenge. In sum, Richard cares about my case in a way few lawyers would be understood all the nuances and issues because he was living it with me, every step of the way. Your entire team also deserves credit for the support they provided. I appreciate the strategic direction you and Martin helped provide. Gil's efforts and those of the staff, June, Jeanette, and Dan, also went above and beyond the call. I feel like the entire Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld team came together to help push us over the top. By: Geoffrey R.
To: Ira Futterman, Richard Apat and Staff:
I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts over the last two years regarding my case. Your attention to the details surrounding-my case was second to none, but your attention to me and my needs always came first.
Well, here we are with the outcome of my case and I could not be happier of more comfortable with the decision I made two years ago. I have heard a lot of stories from people dissatisfied with their representation and their regrets after the fact. I am thrilled not to be have one of those stories!
It is an energizing feeling of confidence knowing that Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld is in my corner and if I ever fall victim to bad circumstances I'll always have the right group to turn to. I know I have a new start in life. I am financially stable and positive thinking are in my future. I would not be where I am today without you guys and I want you to know that your hard work is well appreciated. Please feel free to use my name and number as a reference for future potential clients.
By: Richard B.
Dear Mr. Apat,
My wife and I both appreciate what you did for us. Thank you very much. I will always do my best to help you. Please stay well.
Me llamo Anatalia M. Yo quiero espresar como yo me sentir con respeto a mi caso. Me sentir bien comoda con mi dos abogados, el Sr. Martin y el Sr. Futterman, que me trataron mi caso con mucha delicadeza y puecieron mucho tiempo en mi case. Ellos hicieron un trabajo maravilloso con excelente resultos. Lo que mas me gusto de Sr. Martin y Sr. Futterman es que me entendieron y me dieron el soporte que yo necessitaba despues de el tratamiento medical que le dieron los doctores que resulto en la muerte de mi esposo y padre de mis hijos. Nunca me sentir incomoda – al contrario me sentir muy comoda. Gracia a ellos por su alluda y dedicacion a mi caso. Por Anatalia M.
[(translation) I am Anatalia M. and want to express my feelings with respect to my case. I felt very comfortable with my two attorneys, Mr. Seinfeld and Mr. Futterman, who treated my case in such a delicate manner and expended a lot of time in my case. They did a marvelous job with excellent results. What I liked most about my two lawyers is that they took the time to understand me and gave me the support that I needed after the medical treatment that the doctors rendered to my husband that resulted in the death of my husband and the father of my children. I never felt uncomfortable with them, on the contrary I felt very comfortable. My thanks to them for all their help and dedication given to my case. By: Anatalia M.]
Yo, Minerva C tube un problema con mi hijo cuando nacio por la negligencia de los medicos que no me diero atencion a la hora de parto. Mi hijo ahora no podra tenel una vida normal. Por esa razon me puse en contacto con la oficina Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld y ellos me alludaron a entender el problema tan grande causado por la negligencia de los doctores. Yo puse el caso en la manos de el Senor Martin para que mi hijo pueda tenel una mejor vida en el futuro. Ellos me apollaron en todos los aspecto de el caso hasta este dia. Ahora se finaliso el caso, y estoy en espera de el dinero para el uso de el nino. El dinero que mi hijo reciba sera utilizado para las necessidades que el tiene diariamente. Muchas gracias por todo.
[(translation) I, Minerva C., had a problem with my son when he was born because of the negligence of the doctors who did not give me the needed attention at the time of my labor. My son now can never have a normal life. For that reason, I got in contact with the office of Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld and they helped me understand the big problems caused by the negligence of the doctors. I placed my case on Mr. Martin’s hands so that my son could have a good life in the future. The attorneys helped me in every aspect of the case, even until today. My son’s case has been settled, and I am presently awaiting the money for use for my son. The money that my son receives will be utilized for his immediate necessities that he requires on his daily life. Thank you for everything.]
Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld represented me at a devastating time in my life. I suffered gross medical malpractice at a hospital that is part of the major hospital system on Long Island. Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld with their professionalism and experience stood up to this hospital giant and resolved my case to my satisfaction. Ira Futterman, Martin Seinfeld and the other attorneys assigned to my case were very knowledgeable in hospital procedures along with all the legal issues. The staff (especially Mary) was readily available to answer all my questions and calm my worries. I continue to recommend Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld to anyone seeking legal representation. Kim H.
* Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome