- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
There are different fees for different kinds of cases. For example, a personal injury case involves a contingent fee, which means we only get paid if we get you money. Other cases (e.g. bankruptcy) may be a flat fee or a retainer fee depending on the nature of the case. But we are always willing to work with our clients and make it as easy and affordable for them as possible.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Usually, it starts with a phone call. In order to get a preliminary assessment of their case, I get as much relevant information as possible. From there, we pick a date and time for a free consultation (remote or in person). I like to make the process as easy as possible, so I provide my clients with intake forms they can complete online in the comfort of their own home. I give out my email address (bperloff@perlofflaw), office line phone (2153258921) and cell (2152874231) so I am available to answer any questions that may arise. The lawyer-client relationship is based on mutual respect, understanding and trust. So I also like to get to know my clients; who they are as people, what they like to do, their work, family, background, etc. My job is satisfying because I know the people I am helping and I see the difference I can make in their lives.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have lived in Philadelphia all my life, so I know the area and its people well. I attended Penn State (main campus) and received a degree in Psychology. I then went to Widener University School of Law where I graduated cum laude in 2013. While there I was an editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Race as well as a member of the Moot Court honor society. Since then I have been practicing law in Philadelphia and have helped over a thousand individuals and families with their legal matters.