I went to Lee Perlman to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy due to $60,000 of unsecured debt. Mr. Perlman discussed my debt with me and the options that I had. He decided to file with the idea of a $300 a month Chapter 7 Plan. I provided all the requested information and made a payment of $415 dollars with the promise of paying another $440 dollars on my next visit just before my court date.
After the second visit I made my payment and was told of when I would have to be in court. Three weeks went by with no contact from Mr. Perlman then three days before my court date he contacted me to tell me that he would not be at my hearing and a different lawyer would handle my case being that this is just a preliminary hearing and basically a formality. He told what papers I needed to bring and what time to be there. I took the day off of work and arrived on time for my trial. The Trustee's asked me who my attorney was and when I told them they laughed out loud that I had chosen Lee Perlman. They informed me that he never shows up to any of his clients hearings and always has a colleague cove for him. When the lawyer who was coving for him showed up she told me she knew everything about the case and this should go smoothly. When I the trustee called us to discuss the case the lawyer gave them photocopies of my filing which the Trustee said was wrong and I should have been giving signed copies of the filing and that we could not continue the case at this time. The Trustee also informed me that Mr. Perlman does this all the time and that I made a big mistake in choosing him as my lawyer.
The case was rescheduled pending me receiving the proper documents, which I did via FedEx. I did not hear anything from Mr. Perlman until the day my first Trustee Payment was due, I was told to Western Union the payment to the trustee in hopes that it would arrive in time. I did this and informed Mr. Perlman of this. He responded with an email in which he told me the case was dismissed and that I should have made the payment on time. This email was extremely rude and unbelievable. I responded asking why was I not contacted about this payment weeks in advance so that it could be made on-time, and why have not heard from him in more then three weeks since the first trial was rescheduled? I did not receive any response from Mr. Perlman, one of his assistants did contact me to tell me that she informed Mr. Perlman that his email was out of line and that the issue came down to a communication problem between them and myself.
In all the case was dismissed, I never heard from Mr. Perlman or his office again except to tell me that they had just moved to a new office building, and he took my $800 dollars for no work at all. If you are contemplating filing for Bankruptcy do not go that route with Lee Perlman as your attorney you will be ripped off and talked down too like you are less then human.