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I met Barbie Lieber in Spring if 2019 and it feels like she saved my life.
You are never quite sure how you get to this point, I am a professional person with a job on Wall Street, but things were spiraling out of control. My Chapter 13 Bankruptcy stemmed from a very bad divorce with crushing property settlement and attached IRS debt.
When I met Barbie I had filed Chapter 13 twice before but both were dismissed (an out of state previous lawyer, inexperienced in SDNY courts took us down a dark path). It felt like no one in New York City would touch me.
I had been trying to file Chapter 13 pro se (all by myself) for a third time with the same 2 creditors but it blew up in my initial 341 meeting of creditors. The Trustee basically said wrong forms go back and try again (have you guys seen all those forms?). Well I decided if this was going to work I needed to hire an attorney and luckily found Barbie Lieber, truthfully The Best Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Attorney in all of NYC.
I knew it had to be Barbie because my first court appearance in SDNY (while trying to file in my own) and waiting to go in front of Judge Cecelia G Morris, an excellent, very fair Judge, I saw Barbie and how she interacted with the Trustee and the how much the Judge respected her comments and how smooth everything was going for her clients. I had also seen her working with her clients and the Trustee at my first 341 meeting of the creditors and her clients were sailing through!
There is obviously much more to this story but as we wound our way through this Chapter 13 process and I believe this was one of her most challenging, she never wavered. First, the mutual respect between Barbie and the Trustee and Judge were invaluable. Second, she was always thinking about the case and thinking outside of out of box for solutions to any problems that arose, and there were a lot of them. Third, she was always fully prepared and made sure I was fully prepared for what we were currently dealing with and what was to come and she was always there to answer all of my many questions day or night.
My Chapter 13 filing was confirmed in fall of 2019
In my opinion you will not find better Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney than Barbie Lieber and you would be lucky if she decided to take on your case.
- LJ Tyler. 5/21/2020
What a wonderful experience I’ve had to a new beginning in my family’s lives. They have made me feel very comfortable about the process and very straight forward.
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- Kelly Vlogs. 5/10/2020
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I felt hopeless and buried…until I began working with Barbie & Lieber! My brothers-in-law recommend barbie Lieber I decided to contact her. Our first phone conversation lasted nearly 30 minutes. Based on her detailed questions/answers as well as a genuine interest in my situation, I knew that she would be the best. I couldn't have been more correct! In addition to providing me with priceless advice of what/how/when to act, she provided me with impeccable follow-up...to a level that made me feel as if my case was her highest priority.
Barbie Lieber worked with me even with the situation world was going on due to the Covid 19.
As the date of the Bankruptcy 341 meeting approached, Barbie & Lieber stayed in frequent contact with me…both asking and answering questions. I felt confident going into the meeting because of her detailed preparation…preparation that also included a role-playing of what I could expect at the 341 meeting with the Trustee.
On the day of the meeting , Barbie Lieber was on the phone With me on the meeting day . Once again, in spite of her case load, she provided me with one-on-one attention and a case review prior to our phone meeting before the trustee.
Prior to my case being called, I was able to hear the other cases (clients represented by other attorneys on the phone until my case was call ).
My meeting with the chapter 7 went very smoothly.
I guess I could summarize this review by saying…if you choose Barbie Lieber, you will not regret it.
Thanks Barbie Lieber ! I'll never be able to adequately express my gratitude for what you've done for me and my future.
- TrulyGOd Truly. 5/5/2020
Barbie and her team were phenomenal! She answered many of my questions before I officially became a client, but once I signed on, she quickly got my paperwork in order, held my hand (virtually) through the tough parts, and answered my texts/e-mails/phone calls every single time. The whole process was much less stressful with Barbie reassuring me and handling it seamlessly. I highly recommend Lieber & Lieber, LLP for your legal needs.
- Dana Asby. 5/3/2020
I cannot recommend Barbie enough! She was very thorough in questioning us at the start of our process to make sure we filed for the best option possible. She prepared us before our 341 meeting, constantly made herself available for questions on the whole process and put us at ease during this difficult and sometimes scary process. We always felt we were in good hands and were being given the best advice possible. We'd experienced some bad legal advice in the past, which put us in a difficult situation, but that is NOT the case with her! I can 100%% recommend her services! I hope I'll never have to use her services again myself, but please use her with confidence!
- Jennifer LaPorta. 4/29/2020
I had crushing debt from my divorce and Barbie and team moved swiftly to help me file Chapter 13. Top notch firm led by Barbie, who is tireless in listening and helping. They are the best law firm I have ever worked with. Would recommend them to anyone needing bankruptcy help. F
- Frank Taneyhill. 4/29/2020
Just about the time I thought my financial problem was hopeless, and my financial situation was like a train running full speed into a concrete wall. luckily I came across Atty. Barbie's profile. and on that day she was the only one who returned my call herself , ( other atty.'s offices took few days to call back to schedule an appointment). Barbie (herself) called back the same day.Nov 22, 2019. And I would never forget this, because this was the day my life turn around for the better! On this first call, Barbie and I spent probably two hours as I tell her my situation, and she explaining to me what the best thing to do was specially as I was about start my career in nursing. On that very day, we filed chapter 13. THAT FAST. Atty. Barbie made me feel she was just as eager as I am to get out of the mess as soon as possible! I'm so thankful to trust Atty. Barbie and followed Barbie's advises, & guidance. At my most desperate time, I had literally nothing else to lose. Atty. Barbie worked with what I have at that time. I did not think any other lawyer would still be on the phone after learning I don't even have enough to afford to file yet. I'm grateful for the "stress free" bankruptcy experience. plus the human compassion I felt. I knew if I were to get out of the financial mess I got myself into, I had to follow all of what Atty. barbie instructed. and throughout the process barbie was available when I had questions. during the meetings at the court. you can be confident that atty. barbie prepared everything we could possibly need for the meeting to go smoothly, and when she says the actual meeting is about 5 mins long, its 5 mins long! don't overfeed your parking meter. Also she made sure I was ready for the 341 meeting. where to go, who to look for, what to say, what to bring, and how much money for the fee. and after that 5 min 341 meeting, barbie called to follow up. during the confirmation court date, same thing. crystal clear instructions. yesterday Atty. Barbie called to let me know that it's done. I got approved! and told me how the hearing went and she mentioned to the judge the fact that I'm a nurse who just started my career. and the judge expressed his appreciation for what I do during these challenging times. I cannot thank Barbie enough! she's MY HERO for getting me out of the nightmare i was living . I recommend her if you're looking for reliable, AVAILABLE, no BS, straight forward lawyer during the scariest most stressful time in your life. When you're at your worst and scared and have no more room to make mistakes. call atty. Barbie.
- lu D. 4/7/2020
Best bankruptcy Attorney in New York City. Barbie Lieber is a caring professional that makes the bankruptcy process very easy. I can’t be more grateful for her and all the hard work she did in my case. She guided me in every step, answered all my questions and represented me in Court. She converted my chapter 13 case into chapter 7. Everything was smooth and easy with her by my side. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a specialist. She is simply the BEST and her personalized services will prove it. Thank you Barbie for helping me to start over and for making it quick and simple. She’s great and the best in the business. I highly recommend her and forever grateful to her and all her hard work. Thank you again.
- Yolanda Ciechon. 4/7/2020
I was in need of a NYC Bankruptcy Lawyer and started my search on the internet. I scoured pages of lawyers and made my short list of potentials I wanted to contact. Barbie was first on the list, and after doing my consultation with her on the phone, I knew she was the one. I didn’t even bother to call anyone else and moved forward with Barbie. She is very kind and knowledgeable. Any questions I had, no matter how small, she was there to answer very promptly. Barbie put my mind at ease and had my matter at hand taken care of seamlessly.
- Damien E. 4/6/2020
Barbie is excellent. She is amazingly competent, kind and understands what people are going through. I was too busy and frustrated sometimes to handle the demands of a very (very) demanding trustee but Barbie was patient, diligent and ultimately outdueled the trustee. She was able to get my case confirmed without me or her having to be present. I think that's the definition of incredible. I still can't believe she was able to pull that off. Hire her and trust her. She definitely knows what she's doing and she's a really nice person too.
- Andrew Lee. 2/30/2020
Excellent and kind...always available to answer my questions. Kept me at ease throughout whole process. Felt like I knew her my whole life...I highly recommend. Tommy was a plus as well! ;)
- april barnes. 1/21/2020
Ms. Lieber made one of the hardest times of my life incredibly - and surprisingly! - painless. Any questions I had, she had answers for. Any worry I had, she had a confident, experience-backed reason for why I shouldn’t worry. Everything throughout the process happened the way she said it would. I trust her enough to wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of her services. She truly cares about her clients, and her guidance and expertise are something for which I will be forever grateful!!!
- Kristina Lessard. 0/27/2020
Barbie is the best !! She handled my intricate case in a brilliant manner. I cannot express how great she is except to say, Barbie words do not do justice to my thanks and gratitude.
- glenn munro. 11/17/2019
Barbie is a great attorney. She really went above and beyond handling our case. She always kept us informed throughout the process which put us at ease.
Thank you Barbie!
- Arman . 8/1/2019
Thank you and utmost respect on the personal and professional attributes you took on my case.
Around mid-June 2018, I got referred to you by another attorney (Wayne Greenwald) who said, “if there is anyone who will win the case it is Barbie Lieber”.
His words “give her a call and tell her I recommended her” On the busy and buzzing streets I tried as hard to hear you out on the cell phone, almost a block away from your office it sounded like we were talking across the country.
Finally, we met in the lobby of your old office building in the beginning of July 2018, you offered to buy me a soda of which I said no to. Your office I should say was in a state of moving out, yet you knew where each document was. Your spouse and business partner sat quietly typing away in the other desk.
For the next two to three hours you asked, and I answered as best as I could, at this time I regretted not taking you on the offer for the soda. This was the first and last time I was in your office, however it was the beginning of a journey that became evidentially personal and at heart for you rather than just a professional dealing.
During the entire process, you were in touch with my brother and step-sister, I would ask about your mother in-law, you in turn were concerned about my three sons which seemed to fuel you ever so much, “where will they live if you lose the house, their home” were your words.
The first court date in September went kind of iffy, yet you remained very reassuring. I should say I had some doubt and even seemed out of character with part of my communication to you. After listening and hearing you out I got back into understanding your execution of the process. After that the second court date in November 2018 we were not required to show up, other than give the requested documents.
The third court date 07th December 2018 was the confirmation hearing, which after the case was presented the judge stated, “I might not need you to show up” and as we left I said to you “you have 99.9%% done” Today 17th December 2018, the best thing I heard in a long time was “it is all done Joseph”.
Barbie, you are more than a professional at your work, the experience showed all the way from the first call to this “last call”. “Last call” because it is not, as I plan to refer others to you for guidance or referral based on their needs. You took it very personal to the point that I wondered from time to time the amount of time you stayed committed and immersed in the case. To me you were going out to war for me, my sons, their home. You were more of a humanitarian than an attorney. Your gratification was in the second chance, I was getting through the system rather than just another case for you to win.
As many await a gift for Christmas, I have received this one from you. To you and Bruce, on behalf of my three sons, brother and step sister God bless you.
- joseph mwesiga. 11/17/2018
Exasperated, I found Barbie after already having met with NO FEWER THAN FOUR bankruptcy lawyers, all of whom had flippantly told me that the best they could do for me would be a quick, 100%% plan for a Chapter 13 - the monthly payments for which would be totally impossible!! Feeling defeated, I called Barbie at 4:55pm on a Friday... she answered, and she spent a full 30 minutes with me on the phone, assuring me that "we could do much better." She met me the following Monday, and - simply - changed my life... Barbie is not only a bankruptcy lawyer, she is a FINANCIAL ADVISOR. She suggested I make small changes that, I'm certain, will have profound, long-lasting effects on my financial well-being. I walked out of that meeting feeling, for the first time in a full year, FREE of concern and worry.
The following six months, Barbie stayed in touch with me, guiding my bankruptcy process every step of the way. She was with me throughout the entire 341 meeting, arguing for the best, most reasonable plan, determined to fight for my complete rights as a debtor, and put forth a Chap 13 plan that would SUCCEED. Most importantly, she was thorough, enthusiastic, and steadfast in her work.
Months later, at the confirmation hearing, we walked in, and walked out - my plan was confirmed by the trustee, no questions asked. Barbie had obviously done her homework, prepared my case, and knew exactly how to have it confirmed, with no further effort on my part.
I feel blessed to have her in my life. She is warm, caring, and delightful. SHE LOVES WHAT SHE DOES AND LOVES HER CLIENTS. There is NO OTHER bankruptcy lawyer in New York to even CONSIDER... CALL HER NOW!!!
- Joe Berger. 9/29/2018
James & Eva would like to recommend Barbie Lieber as a Bankruptcy Lawyer. We went to a website and we decided on Barbie Lieber. She made us feel very comfortable with the process. She educated us and provided great advice. She informed us of the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. She was very well prepared lawyer when we went to Bankruptcy Court. We once again highly recommend Barbie Lieber. Thank you again for your assistance .
- james rivera. 9/28/2018
Barbie Lieber is Professional, Knowledgeable, and always available. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a Chapter 13 attorney. I cannot overstate how easy she makes the process, but most importantly she is there every step of the way after the process.
- Phillip Hamm. 8/7/2018
When I first chatted with Barbie about my bankruptcy she said don't worry, everything will be fine. I had a lot of anxiety about it but she was right. She knows what she is doing and made the whole experience very easy. I especially appreciate her patience with me and how quickly she responded to any of my questions and concerns. Thanks!
- Michael . 7/8/2018
Finding Barbie was one of the best things that has happened to me. I was looking for an attorney to assist me with filing for bankruptcy. Since I had never done this before or known anyone who had... I went on a hunt doing research on how to find the right person. I scoured through many websites and made many calls. Barbie was the best choice I made. Anytime I called, emailed, or text she answered me right away. She is extremely knowledgeable and is definitively an expert at what she does. My process took about two months to complete. The reason for this was, when it came to having things in order and on time Barbie was on it 100%%. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know. Not only is she a great attorney, but she is a good person.
- GLORIA DIAZ. 4/7/2018
I never write reviews but Barbie Lieber was so fantastic that I was compelled to. From the time I contacted her to inquire about filing for bankruptcy she was personable and professional. She answered all of my questions and was quick to respond back. The day I met her at her office she made me feel so comfortable and I was able to file that day. Mrs. Lieber walked me through every step and even made me feel comfortable on the day of the meeting with the trustees. I highly recommend her.
- Natasha Earle. 3/24/2018
I had been agonizing over what to do about my financial problems for close to a year. If I had known how comfortable Barbie made me feel about the whole process, I never would have waited so long. After being laid off and dealing with some serious medical issues, I felt overwhelmed and was having difficulty paying my bills. With her expertise and knowledge she guided me every step of the way without making me feel like I was to blame for my situation. If possible, I would give her 10 stars!!! If you are considering filing, call Barbie, you will not be disappointed. Once again Barbie, thank you for everything.
- Carole . 3/18/2018
I spoke to 3 different attorney's including Barbie. She called me right away and took the time to speak with me multiple times before I decided on an attorney. I mean at one point I was in tears just thinking about the process ahead I was extremely overwhelmed however Barbie put me at ease by answering all my questions. I was confident that she was the attorney for the job! Barbie took all the pressure off of filing and her confidence in representation was second to none. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, efficient, professional, and honest attorney then Barbie is the one for the job. She is highly skilled and I cant tell you how comfortable she made me feel. I don't believe that I would have had the same outcome if I had chosen another attorney. The best decision was choosing Barbie Lieber.
- I Sims. 11/4/2017
Working with Barbie was incredible. She was understanding, kind, patient, and diligent. I spoke with several other attorneys prior to working with her, and none matched the level of attention I received from Barbie in our very first phone call. Very happy I was able to work with her!
- J . 10/30/2017
Barbie is amazing! From my very first phone call to being right by my side at the hearing, she guides you through the process every step of the way. I loved that she herself was with me at the hearing, unlike other firms that send representatives who don't even know the client! (I saw that happen to another person the day of my hearing - yikes!) Barbie is extremely thorough and involved, making you feel like you're her only case. She takes an interest in you as a person, not just a client. She helps keep you focused and on track so you don't get overwhelmed, which enables you detach emotionally from what can be a very emotional process! I'm now beginning to rebuild my future, which I could not have done with her! I highly recommend you to contact Barbie if you're considering filing.
- Mama2LoLa . 7/11/2017
I interviewed many attorney's and found Mrs. Lieber. I found her to be the most professional, attentive and pro active attorney that I had spoken too. I felt she took the time to listen to my situation get to know me and came up with the best possible solution for my family. I called her and we spoke in debt for over an hour. After speaking with her I decided to hire her and it was the best decision I made. She prepared me well, answered all my emails and phone calls the same day. The day we went for my hearing there were many cases ahead of us that got postponed or thrown out because the lawyers weren't prepared or they had other lawyers fill in for them. Mrs. Lieber said she would be there when I hired her and she was. When it was my turn it took not even 5 minutes and I got my bankruptcy because of the care and time she took to prepare my case. She is so on top of things and made sure I gave her all the documentation she needed. I cannot thank her enough and I highly recommend her. She did everything she said she would do and more. She cares about her clients and it shows in her work.
- M . 6/21/2017
I had a very bad situation that only worsened after my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. My debt for Credit Cards was $ 105,000 with monthly interest charges $ 1,300 and minimum monthly payments $ 3,100. There is 3 Student Loans on my shoulder for total $ 86,000 - $800 every month. My payments were being paid to interest and I was just spinning my wheels. Plus I had my regular living expenses. No vacations, no something special to buy, no life, no future. Wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, we start looking for good hospital and started treatments at Memorial Sloan Catering, one of the best in area…. but bills started coming and we had no money to pay it. I did intensive research all over WEB, had meeting with some lawyers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I stopped looking after talking to Barbie. We did select Barbie as my lawyer and this was the best decision ever. Barbie kept me apprised of everything and explained it all. She was so transparent and was always there to answer all of my questions. If I send an email, she immediately sends one back! Barbie was able to reduce my monthly payments by almost $1,000 per month which has allowed my family and me to live. We can see light at end of tunnel now. We can have small vacation after we finished battle with cancer. Thank you, Barbie.
- Val S. 4/24/2017
Barbie Lieber is a talented Lawyer. She helped me with my Bankruptcy case when I did not have a hope. Credit cards companies were calling my house every day threatening me and I did not know what to do. I am married and have 4 children to support with a lower paying job, my wife with no income. However, when I met Ms. Lieber, she worked very hard for me, she filed a Bankruptcy on my behalf and I won the case. At the 341 meeting , I was so nervous but she was there to support me. She is friendly and can be reached at any time. If you need a Bankruptcy lawyer please give Barbie Lieber a call.
- Godefroy Kanyinda. 4/12/2017
Barbie is simply the best at what she does, actually cares for your well-being and fixed the problem. I went to her after my bankruptcy attorney had completely botched my simple petition filing, charged me 4 times the going rate and cost me more to fix it.
My advice is to go straight to her for any bankruptcy matters to avoid unnecessary stress and cost, and to ensure that the job is done correctly in the first place.
- Samuel Ting. 0/26/2017
"A to Z in bankruptcy, Barbie Lieber is your best bet. Contact her now!"
Like many people struggling with debt, trying to make the ends meet for so long, I had finally accepted the defeat as there seemed no way out of my financial disaster and decided to file for bankruptcy. With no prior knowledge on the matter, I had talked to a few attorneys while doing an extensive research on the subject and about various bankruptcy attorneys. Long story short, when I came to contact with Barbie Lieber, I instantly felt the relief of finally finding my savior.
Barbie Lieber has an amazing grasp on the bankruptcy law. She is a genius who has chosen this career, in my opinion, not for the glory of it, but to help people receive a second chance in life, in a financial sense at the least.
During the entire process, she makes it look like, and makes the client feel like, it is actually her own case, her own problem and you're just there to assist her anyway you can.
If you are in real financial deep waters, in real trouble, don't waste your time waiting around, talking to other people. Just pick up the phone, or start typing the email and contact Barbie Lieber at once. If you are genuine and lucky enough, she will accept you as a client for she is an extremely busy lawyer, person and a mother. Once she accepts you, that will be the first day of your new life.
- Anthony A. 7/21/2016
Barbie Lieber is a very professional, and experienced bankruptcy lawyer. she made the process very easy and simple. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a bankruptcy lawyer.
- dada dada. 3/29/2016
I had been hiding from my student loan debt for years and was finally starting to make money - only to have a quarter of it taken out of each and every paycheck. My boss asked me why I hadn't dealt with it yet, and put me on the phone with Barbie.
On almost no notice, she got me in, got me filed, and made sure that my next paycheck wasn't docked. She worked with me to make sure that after filing I would never have to be afraid of an unknown caller or checking my mail. It has now been 3 years, and I am 100%% repaid - and if I hadn't had a caring, responsive, understanding attorney to help me out when I would have rather kept my head in the sand I have no idea where I'd be.
I highly recommend Barbie if you are ever in the unfortunate situation of needing legal help with your debt. She will take great care of you!
- Jessica Granatowski. 1/17/2016
When my advanced cancer diagnosis necessitated my filing for bankruptcy, I felt like I had been hit with an emotional jack hammer. Reeling with feelings of fear, grief, and shame, I searched for a bankruptcy attorney. Yet from our first phone call, Barbie Lieber not only assuaged my fears with her confidant, in-depth knowledge, but she also bolstered my fragile self esteem with her caring, compassionate attitude.
Barbie's fierce representation of me allowed me to focus on my physical recovery, while she navigated the endless red tape of my bankruptcy settlement. She responded quickly to every email, patiently answered my questions in language I could understand, and provided coaching and guidance for my court appearances. She made me feel safe and protected, and I am forever grateful for her dedicated expertise.
She is truly one of my guardian angels. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
- Kim Cook. 3/8/2015
Due to changing economic times, and a change in pay at my job, in addition to loans I took out to cover expenses, let me no choice but to consider Bankruptcy. I was drowning and just barely getting by. I was fortunate enough to find Barbie Lieber as my lawyer. I make over $60K a year, and I was worried that I would not pass the means test to file a Chapter 7. In addition I have a rent stabilized lease in Manhattan; and I was worried I could lose that if I filed a Chapter 7. Barbie spent the entire time at our initial meeting putting me at ease. She explained everything to me in terms I would understand, and she assured me she would be by my side throughout the entire process. She was always available to talk on the phone, or responded to my emails within hours. She went way above what I would have expected a lawyer to do. As my 341 meeting approached, I was getting nervous. I had no idea what to expect. She took time to prepare me in detail as to what I would expect to happen in the meeting. We went over all possible questions that could be asked, so I would be at ease during the meeting. It worked. The meeting lasted only a few minutes and everything we covered ahead of time was asked. She sat next to me waiting for my turn, and she sat next to me the entire time, ready to jump in if there was something I was unsure of. She was prepared with all documents that could have been asked for at this meeting – again, very professional. I am very relieved now that the 341 is over and the trustee closed my meeting. If you are in the same position as I was, and feel there is no one to turn to, I can assure you there is. Contact Barbie Lieber. You will be glad you did!
- Kenneth Diehl. 2/4/2015
I hired Barbie 6 months ago to help me in what I felt a helpless situation. I needed to do a Chapter 13 and my back was to the wall. Creditors hounding me day and night. I owed 80K with $1500 credit card payments per month. I was under water and using one credit card to pay other credit cards. After meeting Barbie the first day, I knew she was the right lawyer for me. She handled my case with such vigor that it felt she was the one going through the ch13 and not me. She did not give up on my case when other bankruptcy lawyers did. We worked cohesively through that time while I provided all the information she requested. Very Professional and she was 100%% focused on my case. She worked with me through the weekends and coached me through the entire process. Not once did I feel alone or confused. Barbie and I went through the whole process like a team. Watching Barbie in action at court was amazing. I can see why she is the best at what she does. When it was all set and done, my monthly payment is 600 per month from 1500. I never write reviews but after all the hard work and wonderful outcome I am here sharing my experience. You truly are amazing!! In the confirmation hearing, once the judge approved the plan, the 200 pound burden on my shoulders was lifted!!
Barbie - Thank you so much for everything and I am recommending you to anyone that needs help.
- Durzotr0n . 10/25/2014
My experience with Barbie Lieber was wonderful. She was extremely supportive and attentive ane always responded quickly to my phone calls and emails. When I told her I had a rent stabilized apartment in Manhattan and a large amount of Parent Plus student loans for my daughter's college education she was able to save my apartment and keep the student loans at bay for 5 years by having me file Chapter 13 instead of Charpter 7. I had consulted several other lawyers before finding Ms. Lieber and none were as responsible or knowledgeable as she was. She has also been involved in bankruptcy law for many years and is very familiar with the Trustees and Judges that rule on these cases. I would highly recommend her.
- Sheri Duxin. 8/8/2014
We consulted Barbie when things became too overwhelming for us. Filing for Ch 7 was scary, but she made us feel comfortable about the whole process. Any questions we had, Barbie responded to right away whether by phone or email. She explained and broke down the process of how our 341 meeting would go, and called us the night before to prepare. You wouldn't believe how many lawyers showed up with their clients so unprepared! I would have been pissed off if I were them! Thank goodness we had Barbie on our side, she was very well prepared! She was even kind enough to ask if we could be seen sooner because she knew my baby needed to be fed. Barbie really works for you and with you, you're not passed around to someone else like other lawyers may do. Post-bankruptcy Barbie still keeps in touch with us. I think that it's great that she maintains a relationship with all of her clients. Thank you again Barbie for all you've done for us!
- K Ruiz. 7/26/2014
Very helpful with everything! Barbie prepared me with everything I needed to know. I was confident during the entire process. She is a wonderful person.
- Steven D. 4/28/2014
Great Lawyer ... Nice Person
When I became overwhelmed and realized that the debt settlement agency with which I was enrolled was not really helping me, I made the decision to file bankruptcy. Barbie came highly recommended by a co-worker who filed bankruptcy last year. I'm still thanking that co-worker today! Barbie made the process go by smoothly by prepping me very well for my hearing. She was not only on top of everything; she managed to keep me calm and focused.
- Maria M.. 2/11/2014
Barbie was supportive and helpful from the moment I stepped foot in her office. I was pretty much losing my mind with all my debts especially after getting laid off from my job and spending all my savings to be able to pay off my credit cards. Not only did she keep me calm throughout the entire Bankruptcy she was extremely responsive and prepared me very well for everything. I cannot thank her enough. Now I have a fresh start and a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
- Celeste Ayala. 11/23/2013
Two years ago I stepped out, sacrificing everything to move to NY. I had no idea that my life would fall apart. After two years of barely managing my existing debt, having taken a 90%% decrease in my income, I was faced with the threat of garnishment of my petty fellowship wages. I googled BR attorneys and thank goodness Barbie was on the short list. After a brief consultation via phone, she scheduled to meet with me the next day - informing me of all that I needed to bring. The meeting was long and I left feeling confident that my matter would be resolved. Barbie was patient, thorough and kept me well informed throughout the entire process.
My situation was quite complicated considering I had several properties, and several sources of "petty income" but she gave it her all. I was well informed from the beginning to the end and she took extra effort to ensure that I completed additional documentation. Most importantly, she is such a great study that she was able to prepare me very well for my meeting of the creditors. Hopefully, I'll never have to hire her again but if I did I would in a heartbeat. It goes without saying that Barbie gets my highest recommendations.
- Jeanene Barrett. 9/17/2013
Barbie made this whole ordeal quick and painless. I was burdened dealing with the thought of bankruptcy and how i can have any sort of future. I contacted Barbie and she walked me through everything and really made me feel better about this troublesome process. Now I can look forward to tomorrow. Thank you Barbie!
- Seero . 6/21/2013
Barbie is very frank and patient. I called her today to find out if bankruptcy is right for me and she explained everything patiently. She is direct but understands the problem. She suggested things I can do and was very helpful over the phone. Thanks Barbie.
- Michael M. 4/16/2013
Barbie is the best in the business. I got into financial trouble in the great recession and looked for a bankruptcy lawyer. I just followed her instructions and got my final discharge in 3 months. Barbie is very experienced and not a money monger.If you need a lawyer go to Barbie. She knows what she is doing. What a relief to have this over with.
- Paul Katz. 4/13/2013
in april of 2009, I filed for bankruptcy. thinking all of my debts were clear. I reached out to one of the creditors, which was a college. In hopes of getting my transcripts, I reached out to the college to find out that the college was originally left out of the contract. the college and the collection agency refused to acknowledge the release of the debt(since it was not a student loan, the debt can be legally discharged). after many attempts to talk to the collection agency, college and my previous attorney(with no help from them). no one was willing to help, that's when I found Barbie Lieber, she quickly took notes and got a grasp of my situation. she was able to determine that debt was discharged even though it was not included in the bankruptcy contract, there for leaving me eligible to receive a official transcript. she fired off a letter to both the college and the collection agency. getting the collection agency to refund a payment I sent in order to receive my transcripts and to clear my remaining balance, leaving me in good standing with both. Barbie was compassionate, efficient, and speedy, I hired Barbie 4/5/2013, by 4/15 I had a responses from the collection agency and a refund check in the mail. I truly will recommend barbie to all and any friend who needs helping in whatever field Barbie specializes in. As Barbie produces results and all her clients seems happy and satisfied with her services. In short, if you need something done quick and right Barbie is your Lawyer!!!! She literally left me over the moon!! I can now transfer to another college and proceed in growing towards my future! thank you so much Barbie!
- Jimmy Wong. 3/17/2013
I probably won't have enough words to thank Barbie. I literally lived a nightmare for the past two years. Now I can breath, I can sleep, and I can enjoy my life all over again. My fears are gone along with my debt. My phone doesn't ring, my mailbox is empty, and nobody rings the doorbell at 7 o'clock in the morning...
I was an owner of several businesses that didn't survive the economic decline. My case was very complicated, and thus my life until I called Barbie. I found Barbie through the internet, saved her profile just in case if I have to file for the bankruptcy. I clearly remember that Sunday morning when I dialed her number and in my surprise that very same day she called me back. In my wildest dreams I never thought that an attorney will possibly do it.
She was awesome, straight to the point, while I was crying out about the troubles I am in, she was taking notes.... The case was filed within weeks. 341 meeting could've not gone more smoothly and three months later I was free of debt!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. If anyone ever will need an attorney please call Barbie right away. Very professional, quick, and passionate about her work. EXCELLENT!
- Jango Kaya. 2/17/2013
Spitfire Lightning! Barbie Lieber is a force of nature and creditors better get out of her way! My husband and I found ourselves in financial trouble when I lost my job and the creditors started relentlessly coming after us. Barbie explained everything that was going to happen and how it was going to happen and why it was going to happen but most importantly WHEN it was going to happen, let me explain. I lost my job, we lived paycheck to paycheck but the paycheck wasn’t so bad while I was getting it. Sure, we could have filed for bankruptcy chapter 13 immediately BUT, if we just waited for a few months to go by, we could file for chapter 7. Very tricky calculation done on Barbie’s part to ensure it worked out this way BUT, it did and we are forever in her debt for her amazing expertise and knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. In fact, her knowledge and how she explains things is so thorough, I could probably file myself now, HAH! She analyzed the case so thoroughly that we were able to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy instead of simply settling on 13. Sometimes faster is not better but I know she can do fast too, why? If you call Barbie, morning, noon, night, weekend, holiday, guess who picks up the phone, BARBIE! I NEVER left a message on a machine I always got BARBIE! Email, texts, phone, she’s on it!
At our trustee hearing I was shocked to see how many other people had completely unprepared lawyers, SHOCKED! The trustee looked so not happy or amused with these lawyers. I KNEW Barbie had all the information the trustee asked of the other lawyers and more because we knew she was prepared and had thought of every possible question and scenario that could possibly come up during the trustee hearing, why? She’s SPITFIRE LIGHTNING! She knows her law, her knowledge is VAST. Her focus on you is like a laser, she only sees you and your needs, she is always there for you! You will never feel like a number in a long line of clients you will feel like numero uno! You cannot go wrong in choosing Barbie Lieber to represent you in bankruptcy. In fact, you’d be foolish not too.
Moreover, I have made a friend for life and I owe her my life too. She went above and beyond the call of lawyer duty. She doesn’t need to “fight for your rights” because she knows your rights already.
- Margaret Lubkin. 0/24/2013
Simply said Barbie Lieber is straight forward, patient and brilliant.Almost immediately she lifted the weight of my shoulders and returned my sanity. After being laid-off for two years, I used up all my savings and incurred debt trying to pay my rent and put food on the table. I also gave thousands of dollars to a debt consolidation company who never paid any of my creditors and my debt ended up in collection. I worked with the debt collectors while unemployed & after finally getting a job I happily called them like a fool to start a payment plan. But they were rude, vicious liars. After a verbal agreement on the phone,the NEXT day they froze my checking account & the Marshal took most of the money I had left. Plus they threaten to garnish my paycheck. I was living in a legal nightmare I could not understand, afraid to take time off from work to go to court as I tried to resolve this issue myself,I did some research and came across Lieber & Lieber. I took a chance & literally gave Barbie the last of my money & hired her. To my surprise in 2 days my bank account was released and the marshalls returned all of my money soon after ! The sleaze collectors crawled under some rock,and she went to court with me and helped me every step of the way. Well finally I feel like a can breath and move on with my life.
Thank you so much Barbie
- Pat G. 11/16/2012
Please if you ever need to file for bankruptcy do not look anywhere else, If you want your case to be solved in a short period of time and with excellent results. YOU MUST READ THIS. I was drowning in debt. I just had my 4th child and I was forced to leave my 2nd job in order to be home earlier to care for my young children. I own 3 properties and all of them were under water. On my primary home I owed $500, 000 on the 1st mortgage and $92,000 in the 2nd mortgage. I also own a rental property with 2 mortgages. The 1st mortgage is $380,000 and the 2nd mortgage is $94,000. I also owned a condominium that was rented but I lost the tenant. I couldn’t afford to pay these mortgages. I had most of my properties rented, but I was still falling behind in my payments. The rent was not covering all the expenses. My fiancé and I looked online and found Barbie Dawn Lieber. From the first interview over the phone I knew she was going to be the perfect attorney for my very COMPLICATED case. Barbie was very knowledgeable about the bankruptcy laws and which chapter was the best one to file for my very COMPLICATED situation.
Barbie Lieber got my case confirmed in as little as 6 months. Barbie Lieber was able to strip off the 2nd mortgages on both of my properties, surrender my condominium, and create a 36 month plan where I only have to pay $53.53 dollars monthly. Barbie Lieber is very professional and always returns my phone calls and emails. Barbie Lieber saved my life, my family’s future and I am very satisfied with her work. If you ever need an attorney that can deliver and fight for you Barbie Lieber is the attorney to call. God Bless her! Thank you Barbie from the bottom of my heart you are the best attorney. K. D. , CHAPTER 13 CLIENT
- Kari Deva. 11/4/2012
Barbie was great to work with. She made the whole process fast and easy, AND she asked all the important questions! This is a very nerve wracking process, and even though I was nervous, I knew I was in good hands.... The day of my hearing, there were so many people who got their case detained because they, or their lawyer, didn't submit extremely important information (like the sale of a house) in the paperwork! As soon as I sat down with Barbie, she started asking me all the questions these other lawyers seemed to overlook.
I felt very well taken cared of. Her confidence in me and my case spoke volumes; simply put, if she doesn't think she can win it or if this course of action is not right for you, she won't take it. Not only that, but she was quick to respond to any questions I had and had no problem calming my nervousness. All in all, it was the smoothest process with Barbie; highly recommended.
- Nicole Benoit. 10/29/2012
NYChas one of the highest foreclosure rates of any city. For the past three years my home was in for foreclosure. One day I received a call from a company that supposedly helps people keep their property when the property is in foreclosure or default. I was about to lose my home (as it was in foreclosure and I was in default for about a year), was in a desperate situation (single mother with two children) and so needed help. This company made me think they could help me modify my mortgage. After paying the company over $3,000, and supplying them with information to do a loan modification with my bank, I uncovered that they never did anything. I was close to tears when my bank told me (recently a year later) that the supposed loan modification company NEVER even communicated with the bank and never supplied them with all the documentation I gave them to give to the Bank. (This mortgage company told me that it was in fact submitting the documentation.)
I paid over $3,000.00 to have my mortgage modified only to find out this company was a scam. I was giving my personal information (pay statement, bank statement, SS#) to this company and nothing was been done. I had creditors calling me night and day 24hours a day. I did not know what to do and I know I wanted some legal representation, but did not know who to turn to or where to start. I decided to look into the yellow page because I was too embarrassed to ask for help, let alone sharing my embarrassment with others.
I decided to search online searching for a bankruptcy attorney. I read a few profiles until I came up the name Barbie Lieber. I thought to myself, mmm . . . Barbie, she must me a doll, let me give this lady a call and the rest is history.
I made my first call to Barbie in March of this year and in April I was able to breathe a sigh of relief, she took my call right away and made an appointment for me to see her. I’m glad I did.
Barbie immediately took the matter into her hands. We did not file for bankruptcy (as my major issues were with my ability to keep my home). Barbie Lieber was able to reach a loan modification with the Bank in literally about 1 month! She ended up being able to reduce my monthly mortgage from about $3,755 to $2,255! I feel she has saved my and my children’s lives.
Barbie is a caring, thoughtful, diligent and very thorough person. Despite just having surgery, she began to make calls and kept in touch with me every step of the way. No matter what she is doing she takes your call no matter what, where, when even on Sundays. She made sure I knew what I was getting to and took the time to explain everything in detail. She is very persistent, thorough in explaining what to expect. She did not “sugar coat” it, she tells it like it is all the time giving word of encouragement and praise.
She is not only an excellent bankruptcy attorney but also an expert attorney.
The world need more people like Barbie, I can’t say enough good things about her. If I had to go through this again (I don’t plan to) she is the one to call.
I recommend Barbie Lieber to all my friends, colleagues who are in similar situation like I’ve been.
She is simply, the BEST!! Yvette
- Yvette Corolla. 5/15/2012
Barbie is the Bomb!
I felt hopeless and buried…until I began working with Barbie! I had consultations with 3 other bankruptcy attorneys prior to contacting Barbie. Each of these consults was very mechanical and lacked personal interest in my case. I read several raving reviews about Barbie (I didn't have time to read all of them)…and decided to contact her. Our first phone conversation lasted nearly 30 minutes. Based on her detailed questions/answers as well as a genuine interest in my complicated situation, I knew that she would be the best. I couldn't have been more correct!
I informed Barbie that I was facing eviction within a few days. In addition to providing me with priceless advice of what/how/when to act, she provided me with impeccable follow-up...to a level that made me feel as if my case was her highest priority.
Having only a few days prior to my impending receipt of a notice of eviction, Barbie worked me into her busy schedule to the neglect of no one's needs but her own. In order to enact an immediate Stay of Eviction, she stayed late at her office (it was nearly 11PM) until the completion of filing my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case. Amazing Dedication! I can't tell you how much relief I felt as a result of the immediate stay of eviction.
As the date of the 341 hearing approached, Barbie stayed in frequent contact with me…both asking and answering questions. I felt confident going into the hearing because of her detailed preparation…preparation that also included a role-playing of what I could expect at the 341 hearing with the Trustee.
On the day of the hearing, Barbie was present and representing multiple clients of hers. Once again, in spite of her case load, she provided me with one-on-one attention and a case review prior to our appearance before the trustee.
Prior to my case being called, I was able to witness other cases (clients represented by other attorneys). I was in disbelief as I saw several examples of what can happen as a result of poor preparation. One attorney failed to provide the trustee with necessary documents until the very day of the hearing. Needless to say, that hearing did not go well. Another attorney altogether misrepresented several items contained in one of the affidavits…causing the case to be adjourned. I can only imagine the frustration felt by their client as they'll need to go through that process all over again.
My meeting with the trustee went very smoothly. I witnessed the trustee reviewing my well-written case and (as a result of Barbie's detail) being satisfied with the information provided.
By the way, my case was incredibly complicated and where many attorneys might have taken that opportunity to charge additional fees, Barbie did not.
I guess I could summarize this review by saying…if you choose Barbie, you will not regret it.
Thanks Barbie! I'll never be able to adequately express my gratitude for what you've done for me and my future.
- JR Robert. 5/13/2012
I’m just writing to thank you Mrs. Barbie, not for just being a great lawyer with a great law firm, but also for being an incredible human being. Due to a huge amount of debt over the past 10 years and my wages was being garnished for the past 2 years. Last summer I discovered I have Pancreatic Cancer and while going thru the rigors of surgery and chemotherapy and hoping for the best thru my recovery. The IRS sends me a letter informing me that they are going to garnish all my wages for everything except $179 per week, and put a lien on and/or reposes everything that I worked for. Once my chemotherapy sessions ended and I was strong enough to get out of bed without help I started searching the internet for several bankruptcy lawyers. I called several and none of them wanted deal with me due to the complexity of my case.
So I set up the free consultation and went in to see Mrs. Barbie with all of my paper work. Even after she saw how messy my situation she decided to take on my case anyway. In the past I hired a tax firm name “J.K. Harris” to handle my case and not only did they rip me off for $3500, they made my situation 100 times worst. Oh, did I mention that they are banded from operating in several states and currently they have a class action law suit pending against them. Mrs. Barbie after accepting my case she had advised me that my options were limited but the only way that I could recover from financial ruin is to file for bankruptcy. and this is the compassionate part, once I explained my physical and financial situation to her in great detail, she stream lined an affordable package for me and she even allowed me to make payments for the service she rendered, and like most business transactions there was cost overrun, she even absorbed those cost knowing that I couldn’t afford to pay anymore. (During that time I was only receiving $160 per week from disability). To this day she still calls and sends emails to check up on my recovery progress. I thank her so much for being such a caring, empathic and thoughtful person. I could have never done it if it wasn’t for her help.
- Brian Clement. 5/9/2012
Best bankruptcy Attorney in New York City. Barbie Lieber is a caring professional that makes the bankruptcy process very easy. She guided me in every step, answered all my questions and represented me in Court. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a specialist. She is simply the Best and her personalized services will prove it. Thank you Barbie for helping me to start over and for making it quick and simple.