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I first met Ethan in late 2016 due to a breach of employment contract. I was a President recruited to turnaround a recently acquired subsidiary in the market where I lived. The contract contained a back-end LTI on sale of company, which was to occur in 18-24 months. After much of the heavy lifting completed over 8 months, the company decided to switch gears: and demanded I take a reduction in pay, title and cancellation of the LTI. I said no, and was terminated. I carefully reviewed my employment contract, and started searching for legal advice. Ethan's positive review history led to our initial phone call. After the first call and subsequent live meeting, Ethan put himself in my shoes; and "walked the walk". He explained his own personal experiences that aligned very closely with my own. He helped me through the disbelief, anger, and loss of self-worth I was feeling. The communication was excellent via phone, text, and email, and Ethan was almost always available when I needed him. He was very careful to explain legal jargon and options, and had unwavering support for me. After months of negotiating across multiple venues in 2 states, Ethan was able to negotiate a settlement on my behalf. My family and I are so appreciative of Ethan's efforts, and would highly recommend him to anyone that needs his services. He's the big brother you need to stand up for you.
Ethan represented me against my former employer who I alleged discriminated against me. I was a Junior VP, an 8-year employee, and I was shattered. Quite honestly, I had no idea how I was going to get back on my feet. Within days, he had written the company with a very detailed letter explaining what they had done, why it was illegal, and what his firm planned to do about it. Days later, the Company was putting a significant amount of money on the table to make this "all go away." The settlement was very fair. However, the way Ethan treated me was really what mattered. He coached me and helped me get my confidence back. He actually did a mock interview with me so we could practice how I would spin what happened at the prior company. He didn't need to do that. He didn't need to review my resume. He didn't need to call me back on the weekends AFTER the settlement had closed to make see how my interviews went. This is how you want to be treated. This is what having an attorney should feel like. I will trust Ethan with just about any legal issue for the rest of my years and recommend him to everybody I know. He's the real deal.
Ethan is a very thorough and competent professional. I gave notice to my company that I was leaving for a competitor and two days before my last day, the Company decided to take issue with where I was going. They tried to have me sign various documents before I left that would encumber my ability to work. They claimed that I had already signed documents years ago but they could not produce them to me. Ethan immediately got involved and in a professional manner, he worked with the Company's attorney to work out an exit plan. He also spoke with my new employer to make sure that they knew what was going on and that the matter was being handled. Most importantly, he made sure that both companies were comfortable with my actions and knew that I acted with integrity. I felt he always had my best interest in mind. It is my privilege to recommend Ethan Zelizer, a phenomenal lawyer, who delivered a good result. Tremendous value. He practices the best client service methods. 5 stars.
Posted by Azadeh May 28, 2021 Ethan was professional, responsive, and understanding of my legal issues. Ethan resolved my issues promptly and efficiently, which I very much appreciated. Being a lawyer myself, I understand how important it is to find a lawyer who has both fantastic legal skills and empathy- Ethan has both. Ethan connects with his clients because he truly cares about helping them through their legal issues. I would recommend Ethan to anyone with an employment law issue. Ethan went above and beyond by also giving me tips and offering to help in any way possible with starting my new law firm!
Posted by Danielle February 11, 2021 Ethan came highly recommended by a friend who works at a large law firm and had sent his own sister to Ethan for representation. This matter went far longer than I expected. What I thought would be a simple exit negotiation turned into a dogfight because my previous employer would not waive my non-compete. Ethan suggested we challenge its validity and pursue a compensation claim based on my initial contract. We fought for nearly 9 months -- during COVID! During that time, I received outstanding legal counsel, excellent customer service, and peace of mind. I was always able to reach Ethan either by phone, email or even text and he told me when I would need to be patient because he had other matters to attend to. We were able to invalidate my non-compete and significantly increase my severance due to contractual issues that Ethan was on top of from day one. There is a reason why Ethan is so highly-regarded. I am ready to refer anybody his way.
If you're like me, you're reading the 100% five-star reviews and you're skeptical. Something has to be wrong. I'm here to tell you that Ethan really is as good as it gets. I was in a dispute after leaving my high-level position in a small company. The situation was very complex and a bit nasty. There were several competing interests, lots of drama, and different leverage points. Ethan was a master at navigating the law - but I was even more impressed with his negotiating prowess. He quickly identified the various stakeholders and their leverage points and isolated the best move forward. Ethan is extremely savvy and persuasive. He's an aggressive advocate for his clients and will fight for them. I felt good having Ethan on my side. I consulted some other lawyers regarding the same issues, and Ethan blew them all away. Would give 6 stars if I could.