Too often, lawyers representing clients forget that they should continue to maintain a relationship and contact with their clients long after they have closed the case. At Leav & Steinberg, LLP we always like to hear about client’s progress after their case has resolved. Very often we receive letters from clients who have used the money we have recovered them, to further their education, for renovating their home so that they can accomodate changes in their life due to the injuries they sustained, or even to help family members in a time of need.
Unlike most firms in New York City, we at Leav & Steinberg, feel it is part of our ongoing obligation to make ourselves available to our clients long after the case has resolved. A client of Leav & Steinberg will always have free legal advice by one of the attorney’s for any matters they call us on. If we can help them or refer them to a colleague specializing in the field they might need, we will gladly do so.
Recently, I was contacted by an old client who wanted to update me on what has been happening in his life. When I first met Mr. Michael Moses, I was a young associate at a prominent New York personal injury law firm. Mr. Moses, by first glance would scare most as he was big, muscular and due to an injury wore a patch over one eye. Yet when he spoke he was a soft spoken, easy going, caring man who would go on to become a client of my firm and ultimately a friend.
So when he advised me that he and his wife, Malisa Rivera have formed a non-for-profit community based organization called Culinary Kids/Culinary Arts Initiative I was intrigued. They are providing a place within their Queens/Far Rockaway Community in which to help teach young children, how to sustain agriculture through cooking and farming activities.
Recently, their organization was featured in the New York Daily News. It is an organization I am proud to say I have contributed to and one that is providing an important outlet for kids in Queens.