Michael Cheroutes, Jr. negotiated a “Miracle ” settlement for me with exceptional skill and instinct. I am beyond thrilled with the outcome of my divorce and I highly recommend Michael to negotiate your divorce.
Michael was willing to really listen to me:
I had spoken to dozens of attorneys and had even hired a divorce firm, before I was referred to Michael, but they all failed to put in the initial time and energy into fully understanding and comprehending what I was saying about my case. Great lawyers know the value of listening and Michael put in the energy and passion up front, at our initial consultation, that allowed him to extract and analyze the relevant facts he needed to recommend a plan.
Michael knows the Law and is a stellar communicator:
Great lawyers don’t allow their clients to go down expensive rabbit holes. Michael explained clearly what will work and what I needed to focus on. His guidance allowed me to identify what documents and evidence I needed to collect to assist him with my case while saving me money. Michael’s communication with the opposing counsel was genius; he ignored the counsel’s reputation and my dire warnings about him and developed his own professional, strategic and healthy skeptical relationship with him that paid off handsomely for me in the end.
Michael is smart and creative:
Great Lawyers use their knowledge and creativity to craft solutions that I never even realized were possible. Michael approached my case and new information with an open mind and tailored creative solutions to any and all obstacles despite me telling him that my prior attorney said this or that couldn’t be done. We hit one big, tall, unbreakable brick wall and I was in despair what to do. Michael used perfect judgement in determining that the Wall was not worth climbing but instead used it as a negotiating tool where it mattered most and served me best.
Michael is a Great negotiator:
When it came time for mediation Michael helped me prepare and talked with me at length about what to expect which calmed me. Michael summed up my case to the mediator with stunning accuracy and compassion. He had developed a legal and moral argument of why my offer was truly the only fair and equitable outcome. It was remarkable to witness and moved me to tears to realize not only had Michael been listening to me all along but that he really believed in my case and that it mattered to him enough to be well prepared and organized when it was crunch time. The mediator agreed with his argument and I assume she helped opposing counsel agree as well because I received more then I dreamed was possible on the first offer. I was elated with the results and the papers were signed that day!
Great lawyers know how how to prepare effective, clear and well-reasoned legal documents:
As awesome as mediation went I had no idea how important the “boiler plate” legal document, memorializing our agreement was going to be. The first draft written by opposing counsel depressed me and I truly didn’t feel comfortable signing it - there were way too many “what if’s” left out. I expressed my concerns to Michael who told me not to worry and that he still had to review it. The next version, which Michael edited, was effective, clear and well reasoned and addressed every one of my concerns eliminating all my “what if’s”.
A Great Lawyer assembles a great team around him:
Michael and his para-legal Laura, were proactive and in constant communications keeping me updated and informed. I was so grateful to have such a caring and knowledgeable team assisting me during one of the most difficult and dark times in my life. Their passion for serving others was contagious and refreshing. Michael and Laura’s commitment to making things a “little bit better for me” have and will make a dramatic and positive impact on the rest of my life.