Hi. My name is Andy Weltchek. I’m a partner of the law firm of Cohen, Hochman, and Alan. I represent individuals and businesses in New York City who own property, buildings, land, and other forms of real property. And they have problems. They need to close the deal. They need to resolve a dispute, perhaps go to court. People who own property in New York get problems. They come to me, and I help.
My wife asked me who are my favorite clients. And I tell her my favorite clients are smart people who can afford me and got in trouble through no fault of their own. Wait, does that mean I’m too good for anybody but rich geniuses? Not at all. It means I can best help people who are aware and understand how they got into the situation in which they need my help. And they understand and can afford what it costs for me to help them.
I don’t handle accident cases where the lawyer gets paid when they win. I handle deals and lawsuits where my client is spending money to make money, or at least to cut their losses. So why are those my favorite clients because they get it? They get that if they understand their situation or deal or dispute and truthfully explain it to me, I will be better able to tell them the best, most cost-efficient options for resolving it. Not always the cheapest options, but hopefully, the options that won’t leave any problems unsolved or create any new problems in the future.
But what if it was your fault? What if you did something wrong or made a mistake? Well, then you’d be human, but you can still be smart about it. You can still help yourself and help me help you by being clear about what has happened and what needs to be done. And what if you can’t afford the best option to resolve your deal or your dispute? Then I will still tell you what I think your best options are and how you might afford them. In other words, it’s never too late to get it right and be my favorite kind of client.
My name is Andy Weltchek. I’m a partner at the law firm of Cohen, Hochman, and Allen. You can reach me on my cell at 973-223-4567. Thank you.