The New York State Bar Association recently launched their new online portal that makes it simple for people to receive a referral to a qualified lawyer. The website, https://nysbalris.legal.io, allows people to enter their information and a description of the legal issue they are facing. These free and confidential questionnaires are then reviewed by the staff at the State Bar. They refer the person to a lawyer who is located near them and who is in good legal standing. The first 30-minute consultation costs $35 with exceptions for certain cases such as personal injury, unemployment, and other matters. The person has no obligation to retain the lawyer and if they do the fees charged are between that person and the lawyer.
One lawyer, Elena Jaffe Tastensen, said that the referrals are also good for lawyers as it is a good way to bring in new clients. She has had a legal firm for 10 years and finds that working with the State Bar helps her grow her business.
Another lawyer in New York is Jeremy Goldstein, a Partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, LLC. Mr. Goldstein specializes in executive compensation. He advises CEO’s, compensation committees, and management teams about the legal issues that revolve around executive compensation. He is also an expert on mergers & acquisitions and how these types of events have an impact on executives that need to be legally resolved in order to the transaction to take place. Prior to starting his own legal firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Mr. Goldstein earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Cornell University and his Master’s Degree in Art History at The University of Chicago. In 1999 he graduated from the New York University School of Law with his Juris Doctor, Law degree.