Legal Strategy + Business Sense

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I retained Emily to represent my small business last year and have had nothing but the most positive experience.

She not only addresses and resolves the matters at hand, but she is a true business advisor offering counsel in how to move my business forward and keep it growing. I have appreciated her concrete suggestions and the fact that she keeps in touch on a regular basis, especially now as all small businesses are facing unprecedented challenges.

I value the balance in Emily’s approach between the sophisticated legal thinking of a large firm and the openness and willingness to work creatively that you often see in smaller boutique firms. Having Emily as legal counsel to Poppy Boutique is a true benefit to my business.

– Janice Mintz, Owner, Poppy Boutique , Pennington, NJ

Our mortgage situation was a nightmare but you would never know it with Emily Declercq.

Email after email, she navigated our complicated process with incredible skill, knowledge, and, frankly, patience. Emily was not to blame for ANY of our hurdles and yet she consistently outperformed what could be reasonably expected from a real estate attorney.

Perhaps most impressively, she handled the seller's attorney beautifully when that person's approach proved difficult. Some other outstanding aspects of her work with us include: responsiveness, efficiency, and just overall quality of her services. I still can't believe we received the kind of skill and professionalism for what we paid.

And now that we are in our first home our gratitude for Emily has continued to grow. If you are looking for a highly competent, yet personable attorney who is never surprised, never stumped, and never outworked, there is nobody better than Emily Declercq.

– Aaron Twitchell, Hopewell NJ

Terrific return on the dollar. I felt like I was her only client. And likewise Emily was on the case. Or cases. I hired her to provide legal advice for closing on a property, for representing me in court for a minor violation and setting up several LLCs.

Happy to say she stayed in close communication and completed all work successfully and quickly. Like manic. Not disappearing but getting the jobs done quickly. Recommend her for legal counsel unreservedly.

– Kevin Ferry, New York, NY

My husband and I recently worked with Emily when buying our first house.

As first time home buyers we had a lot of questions and concerns about how the process worked. Emily stood by us from beginning to end to answer all of our questions and to make sure we were comfortable with the entire process.

She was very professional and responsive and always had our best interest in mind. Overall, working with her was a fantastic experience and made our home buying process easy and stress free.

– Gina Ortolano, Trenton, NJ

From our first conversation, Emily’s approach was as an ally and partner. She took in my details and instantly pivoted to assure me that she had expertise in the area, knowledge of the applicable law, bandwidth to get the job done, and confidence that made me feel good.

Lawyers can throw around legal terms that are understood by colleagues. Not always by clients. Emily was keen to explain the situation from a legal point of view, but then guided me using laymen’s terms and examples. So I felt comfortable with her strategy and I understood fully what was happening. She also made me aware of what steps were going to be taken and what the possible outcomes could be.

Fortunately, I don’t have a need for legal representation very often. But when I do, I am glad that Emily is my ally and will get back to me in a timely manner and with a strategic plan. She responds immediately, which reduces the stress.

Emily conducts here business affairs just as I do. I go to her for her expertise and ability to solve a problem. She does it in law. I do it in design. And when my clients come to me with a big challenge and I assure them that they can relax and I will take care of it because it’s what I do. “Don’t worry. I got this.” And that is exactly how I feel as Emily’s client. I don’t worry. She’s got this.

– Jim Wagner, Owner / Designer, Certainly Studio Inc., New York, NY

I own a small interior design company and it's critical that any consultant I engage is able to fully execute the terms of his/her contract, ideally without taking too much of my time, which means they have to be reliable and trustworthy.

I trust Emily's counsel wholeheartedly because I know she cares not only that my legal needs are met, but that I really understand my options as well as the advice she offers. This trust allows me to focus my energy on other aspects of my company, where I'm most needed.

– Sarah Mendel, Owner / Designer, Cochineal Design, New York, NY

Emily recently represented us in a real estate transaction and it was quickly evident through working with her that she is knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful.

It was our first time selling a home and she was with us every step of the way. During the process, Emily spent ample time with us to walk us through the process and ensure that we understood what was expected of us.

She was always available and very helpful when it came to negotiating with the buyer’s attorney! When the buyer found issues during the walk through, Emily negotiated on our behalf and was tough when needed. She always had our back and protected our interests to the fullest!

Overall, it was a wonderful experience! We highly recommend Emily and look forward to potentially working with her again in the future.

– Mark and Steve Pasierb, Hamilton, NJ

I was referred to Emily through my Realtor. I will always recommend Emily to anyone I encounter that is looking for a no nonsense lawyer.

Emily was always working on my behalf. She was easily able to reach and always eager to help. She took no nonsense from the other party and stood her ground for me.

She was very patient, and explained things thoroughly. She was always very pleasant and she made me feel very comfortable throughout my entire real estate transaction.

You are in very good hands by hiring Emily. You will not regret your decision, she will fight for you until the very end. She has your best interest at heart.

– Katrina Schrauger, Ewing, NJ

Emily is awesome, worked with her on a Real Estate transaction.

We liked that she was responsive and clear about what was happening in our negotiations and what to expect. Emily was always available for us and we truly felt supported.

It was great that we were able to work together remotely during the COVID shutdowns, and then a socially distant closing was accommodated and arranged. Pricing was straightforward, with no surprises at the end. Highly recommended.

– Saasha Bruce, Hopewell, NJ

As a transgender person I have struggled with our legal system. It was not something I had even considered as I accepted myself and opened up to family and friends. When I realized I might need help with changing my name I went to an attorney from a large firm. I paid the retainer after being told it should cover all the costs. I ended up doing the majority of the work. That included representing myself in court. I received a very large bill regardless. At that point I decided I couldn’t trust attorneys. I struggled through much of my legal work after that experience.

I was blessed when I met Ms. Declercq. She offered to help with my birth certificate which needed the proper name and gender. She also changed the deeds for some property I owned to reflect my reality.

With her firm I found the personal attention very reassuring. Having worked with a “prestigious" large firm the difference made the entire process less stressful and much more rewarding.

I would highly recommend her firm to any who need help from a diligent, competent, understanding attorney.

– Charlize K., Hopewell, NJ

I hired Emily to handle my real estate transaction.

As a first time home seller, I was unsure of the whole process. Emily was able to answer all my questions and understood all my concerns pertaining to inspections and work that needed to be done before the sale.

She always got back to me promptly and having a set price instead of an hourly rate was also a plus! I definitely recommend Declercq Law Firm!

– Rosemarie Guld, Hopewell, NJ

Very happy to pick Declercq Law Firm, my family moved from NJ to Florida and the process to closed our home was very smooth and was felling like we was present in NJ, very professional and care, we really appreciate all the help and care with the process, highly recommended.

– Luz Asmat, Florence, NJ

Emily Declercq represented me during a real estate transaction.

She is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain the entire process to me.

She was extremely responsive to my questions and concerns. I had peace of mind knowing that she was making sure that my interests were being taken care of.

I would not hesitate to hire her again for any legal matters I might have in the future.

– Heather Middleton-Ramirez, Kenilworth, NJ

Emily was very professional and easy to deal with handling our closing. She answered our calls and emails instantly and even got our closing moved up two weeks to accommodate our schedule. She put us as ease during what sometimes is a stressful process buying a property. We would recommend her and will definitely use her to represent us in any future business.

– Jeff and Helene Gregory, Bordentown, NJ

After consulting with over 5 attorneys, I came across Emily Declercq. I am not big on writing reviews but Emily deserves the recognition for outstanding work she did in closing deals with buyer, landlord and franchise. She took an interest in understanding what I needed and was extremely communicative throughout the process.

She can explain things in a way that you can easily understand. Very knowledgeable and right to the point. No big words or complicated riddles. We had a few hiccups along the way but she took control immediately to resolve all and any issue/s. I will use her again for all future needs and strongly recommend her for all your legal business needs.

– Rajiv Gupta, Franchise Owner, Montclair, NJ

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