After putting off starting-up my business for about a year because of Hurricane Sandy, and having too many distractions, I finally decided to bite the bullet and incorporate. Another reason I held off is because I wasn’t ready to go all in on my business and forming an LLC in NYS is an expensive endeavor, largely because of the publications fees, and because, for some reason, lawyers like to charge outrageous fees.
Enter Steve Brodsky. I found his firm while searching on Google. I was intrigued by the very, very reasonable pricing, but became gravely concerned after reading some of the other negative reviews around the web.
Steve replied to my first email, which included laundry list of questions, within 24 hours, apologized for being late about it, and welcomed more questions. Not your typical lawyer.
My follow up email asked Steve about the negative reviews online, which he was straightforward about. During the period of those reviews, he said was incapacitated, unable to work, and as a small shop, things fell through the cracks. As a NYC resident, I appreciate straight talk and lack of BS. Steve was up-front about it, and said some of the negative reviews might have been well-deserved, though outdated and in the past.
Suffice it to say, I decided to form my LLC through Steve, and 24 hours later, I had a series of PDFs that officially made me an entrepreneur.
In addition, I would like to add that Steve and I communicated through email through the whole process which included me asking a TON of questions because I’m a nitpicker and a general pain in the ### as a customer.
Steve, was patient, thorough and professional, and even threw in a generous bonus upon my protest.
I’m not just a happy customer, I hope I can refer many other bootstrapping entrepreneur’s Steve’s way so that can affordably navigate the start-up process. Will use Steve for all my relevant legal needs… As long as he keeps answering my questions. ;-)