Leonard Fogelman is a great liquor lawyer and a good man. Displaying incredible patience with my myriad questions, Leonard helped me navigate the complex legal system such that I had a petition for a declaratory ruling approved by the NY SLA and then my application for a liquor license approved a few months later. In addition to a great handle on the law and his tremendous patience, Leonard's response time to any question I had, big or small, was immediate and greatly appreciated. Leonard was initially referred to me by several industry contacts and I'm proud to have already referred him to others seeking a top notch liquor lawyer.
Gary L - Taste Wine Company
Leonard Fogelman has represented us in dealing with the NYS Liquor Authority for over 20 years. During that time, he has represented us on a myriad of issues. Although it would be sufficient to say that his skill and competence are of the highest levels, of equal importance is the personal commitment he brings to the job. His ability to put the client at ease while dealing with a complex bureaucracy is absolutely amazing.
As a businessman, I am glad to be dealing with an attorney of his caliber, and as an individual, I am delighted and honored to know him.
President, Windmill Distributing Company
“As a NYC restaurant operator, I consider attentive, professional service to be of utmost importance. Leonard Fogelman and his firm have always demonstrated thorough, detailed attention to our SLA applications and licensing matters, attributes I’ve come to know and respect. Leonard’s deep understanding of the law combined with his ability to focus personal attention on his clients results in successful resolution of legal matters in a timely matter. Leonard does an outstanding job in preparing his clients, walking them through the processes, and offering the kind of informative material that only years of experience can yield. There is no other law firm capable of offering the hospitality industry this kind of service.”
Michael L. , NYC
One of the things that attracted me to Matt Fogelman’s law firm was the statement on the website, "We will pay attention to you." This turned out to be absolutely true. Matthew and Jeffery kept me informed every step of the way with my case. They were very kind and respectful, and they got me a greater result than I could ever have thought was possible. I would highly recommend this firm.
Matt Fogelman was our first experience with a personal injury lawyer, and we were unsure of the steps involved. In our first meeting he listened carefully and sympathetically and clearly explained the process to us, making it an easy decision to have him represent us in a case involving an injury due to poorly lit stairs. He was regularly in contact with us to discuss the progress of the case, and when the insurance company originally refused to negotiate a settlement, he kept after them and offered us excellent advice to hire a lighting expert to improve our chances of winning a settlement. When the insurance company then signaled a willingness to settle, he was able to negotiate a much higher settlement thanks to the evidence presented by that expert. He also managed to accomplish this in much less time than typical personal injury cases require. We have highly recommended him to our friends.
We hired Attorney Fogelman to represent us in a complex liquor license transfer application. He worked with us for almost 9 months for liquor transfer process and was helpful and professional throughout chaotic meetings with board of selectmen.
Matt Fogelman is professional and provides great advice and guidance. I strongly recommend Matt and his firm for helping you through the legal matters you have.
I worked as an independent contractor and made a significant sale that the business owner would not pay me for. He kept delaying and delaying. Because his company was located in Massachusetts (and I am in NYC), I had to search online for a Massachusetts based attorney. I found Matt and several other attorneys and had initial phone calls with each of them. It was immediately clear that Matt knew what he was talking about. He provided great counsel and strategy.Ultimately I got paid. He's a mensch, too.
My husband and I were clients of Attorney Fogelman's. His handling of our case was more than professioanal and his understanding of the law impeccable. The outcome of our jury trial was better then we could have ever imagined. In looking for an attorney you look for someone who will listen, have compassion, and fight as if it were his own fight. That is what Attorney Fogelman did for us.
It would be hard to imagine better counsel. While most attorneys I have dealt with required near constant prodding, Matt led my case consistently and with an appropriate measure of aggression. In the closing chapters of my case he demonstrated exceptional negotiating skills and a relaxed demeanor that made the process much easier to pass through. Highest marks in all categories. This is an attorney deserving of his awards and accolades.
Hiring Matt as my lawyer was the best decision I made! He worked diligently and aggressively. He answered my hundreds of e-mails timely, thoroughly and honestly. Matt took the time to confer one on one and made sure I understood the legal process. Every time I became nervous or upset, Matt was a calming force and reassured me. I am extremely please with the resolution of our case. I cannot say thank you enough!
Danielle S, Mass.
"Availing myself of Attorney Matthew Fogelman's services was the best thing I did to expedite the process of obtaining a beer & wine license for my Cambridge restaurant, Thelonious Monkfish! A prior attorney was inadequate in terms of dealing with the ABCC.
After meeting with Attorney Fogelman one time for forty minutes, I knew exactly what I needed to do to organize the paperwork and to clarify its contents. The time between my first meeting with Attorney Fogelman and passage through the ABCC was a matter of only a few weeks! I appreciate his skills and I enjoyed thoroughly his friendly, yet confidential manner. He assured me that my case wasn't hopeless and guided me with aplomb. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for expert guidance through the winding pathways that is alcohol licensing in Massachusetts!"
Jamme, restaurant owner in Cambridge
“Matt has helped me in the Massachusetts area for over four years now and I find him to be a first-class attorney. I especially appreciate Matt's conscientiousness. I will continue to call on him anytime I need assistance in Massachusetts. I highly recommend Matt.”
Jon Gebers, Messner & Reeves (Denver)
I separated from my company in the beginning of the year. I found Matt from an online search as I required a lawyer for my discrimination case. Matt was great from the start. He was thorough, timely, prompt and honest. Matt also was able to communicate with me at all times and keep me in the loop about what was going on. I appreciated him setting the proper expectations for me and he was able to resolve my issue with a much better settlement than I was expecting. If you require a lawyer for any reason, Matt is a great choice. Thank you Matt!
Peter D, Cambridge
Matt Fogelman is a first rate lawyer. He is thorough, compassionate, dedicated, and principled. I am a clinical social worker. I came to Matt with an employment issue after being brushed off by a large number of lawyers. Matt took the case, did research on the issue and addressed the employer with directness. He filed a civil complaint in Court when they did not respond. Ultimately, after many discussions between Matt and the employer's lawyer, Matt negotiated a favorable settlement. I received twice as much as I was owed (in unpaid wages). I highly recommend Matt and would certainly contact him in the future if I needed legal support.
Susan M, Mass
I've never worked with a lawyer before, so I did not know what to expect. Matt was very attentive, honest, and helped me through a difficult time. In the end he exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Matt. Thank you Matt!
I recently worked with Matt as a client on a very personal case. I lost my job on 2/28/11 for all the wrong reasons. I spent over 8 years as a Technology Specialist for a non-profit company. I unfortunately am disabled and have been so for 13 years but did my job with rave reviews from customers. Matt performed stunning work on my behalf with the MCAD and the company that fired me. Matt got me a superb settlement because my former employer broke the law. They abused me and did not treat me the way I should have been treated, equally to my co-workers. Matt took advantage of their poor judgment and got me my pride and dignity back, Thanks Matt! I would recommend Matt to anyone looking for a hard-working attorney who gets great results for his client. I am very happy today. I will say that I was a pain in the behind sometimes, asking off the wall questions, but Matt handled it well and always took the high road. Thanks for everything Matt!!
Ricky D, Watertown
I had a rather complicated case dealing with a private sector in education and my untimely release. Attorney Fogelman took the case and was very patient in taking my questions and numerous phone calls. He worked as diligently treating the case and myself with care and concern. Attorney Fogelman wrote letters and phoned the school's lawyer. As it turned out, Attorney Fogelman was successful in satisfying my needs. Attorney Fogelman was immediate in obtaining the money I needed. I was in financial distress and Attorney Fogelman delivered. I can only say the best accolades for Attorney Fogelman. He is the most professional yet kind atorney that I have ever met.
Raymond D, MA