I cannot say enough about how amazing this team is. I had the pleasure of working with Joan. She is a wealth of knowledge and she is passionate. I could sing her praises to anyone who will listen. When you are in a position to have to hire legal representation, you are in a tough spot. Joan did all of the heavy lifting and gave me confidence from day 1 – she made the tough spot feel a little more comfortable. I felt she shared some of the stress and she gave me hope. She is also fierce, in the most professional way. My son is lucky to have had Joan represent him. If I need help again, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Joan’s work 100% changed my sons life. Simple as that. Worth every penny.
Alex Hilsen and staff prepared an excellent Special Needs Trust for our autistic grandson. The process was seamless and timely and also relatively inexpensive. They even assigned an EIN number for us so that we could easily open a Vanguard account in which to fund the Trust. Couldn’t be happier… highly recommend this law firm!
The people at SGW are incredibly knowledgeable and only want the best for your child. Mariann Crincoli was always available and is a great partner with extensive knowledge and experience in educational law always striving for the best possible outcome. A pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.
Staci, We are finally to graduation, and the person we credit more than anyone else for helping us achieve this is you!!! We are so grateful for you. You absolutely went the extra mile for our son.
He got into the business school of his first choice University!!! He has grown so much and desperately needed the break you provided. We can’t imagine what life would have been like of you weren’t there to guide us. Thanks for the candid conversations, for sharing your story and for being strong when we were at wits end! I know that we were most likely a very small client for you but we always felt you cared for us as if we were the most important client you had. I wish you peace and happiness always. May what you put out in the world be returned to you. I will pay it forward to other families in crisis. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mr. and Mrs. M., Millburn
Lenore, I have learned from the best, YOU! I cannot thank you enough for your never-ending support through this process. Yes, we can close the case. What an awesome feeling to drop CC off at school yesterday for his first day at Rutgers main lobby. In the meantime, I will finally have time to breathe and put forth some self-care! Thanks, Lenore!
Staci, we just wanted to reach out to you, as our son is preparing to graduate high school from The Pennington School. Eight years ago you represented us against our district which went to due process and won! What you did for us was the catalyst in changing our son’s course in life. You allowed us to take our son out of district and place him at The Cambridge School which was THE best learning environment for him where he was happy and therefore, able to thrive – and he surely did!
We are so proud of our son and had to share with you that he was just accepted to George Washington University in D.C. and will be attending in the Fall! All this would not have been possible without your hard work, dedication, and believing in our son. And for that we will be forever grateful.
S.S. & S.H, Colts Neck
Sussan & Greenwald simply put is the best. Hands down! Staci Greenwald gets results and acts immediately. She understands and truly cares. Our family cannot say enough about how much her help has impacted our children’s lives. Every family I have referred shares the same sentiments and thanks me for turning them on to them. Thank you always!
D.B., West Essex
I have a 19-year-old non-verbal autistic son who I moved to NJ from California. To tell you that his case was one of the most difficult out there is an understatement – simply ask his California representation. One of the reasons why NJ became the viable choice for our family was Staci – her expertise is unparalleled, her tenacity matched our families then went beyond. I’ve never experienced an attorney so invested. To top all of this, her positive never-give-up attitude kept us going.
I’m here to tell you that we were in a dog-fight for over 10 years, 3 of them seemed so bleak that we were facing the worst version of options out there for parents and for our son. But every time we hit a dead-end, Staci would find some miraculous way around it – I’m seriously describing super-hero versions of ways around the impossible.
Most recently we had what would be deemed as a miracle result of our boy. He had started out looking at life in the worst version lock-down psychiatric facility with no options, and he is now in full-support, completely held and respected residential home, beyond all the nay-sayers, and no’s that we had faced for years – I can easily say that this was done because of Staci. I would tell you she’s magic, but I’d be robbing her of the bow she deserves for all the sleepless hours of coming up with another way to solve the impossible, and then doing it!. She’s brilliant. Anyone who has the luck of even a consult with her should count their blessings and hold onto every ounce of her years of honed advice and natural intuition.
K.M., Jersey City
“We had a very complex guardianship case for our young adult son. Alex Hilsen was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and compassionate. His extensive experience was evident throughout. He kept us on track and deftly navigated all sorts of obstacles thrown our way. He practices with kindness and a good sense of humor. The SGW support staff was wonderful as well. We highly recommend Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler.”
Dr. & Mrs. M., Princeton Junction
We cannot thank Mr. Meltzer and the entire firm enough. There is no way that our daughter would have gotten the out-of-district placement she needed without their knowledge and guidance. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Meltzer’s steady kindness and compassion were a lifesaver to help keep us calm and collected during the most stressful time of our lives.
J.H., Jersey City
Staci was very clear about what our complaint against the school district might cost our family emotionally as well as financially, but we trusted her implicitly, and for good reason. Once hired, Staci brought us very quickly to the exact resolution we wanted with our district.
Meeting and working with Staci was an absolutely phenomenal experience. I consulted with her twice before hiring her because she was so incredibly honest with a devotion to ensure her guidance was understood and that we made an informed decision about how to proceed.
Her nimble understanding of the details of our very complex situation saved us what I’m positive would have cost us thousands more in dollars, and an quantifiable amount more emotionally had we used a different lawyer.
Staci is living proof that there are people who want justice for the special needs population, who’ve made it a career, not for ego, or self-interest, but for the true good of each student. My highest regards to Staci and team, I cannot recommend her highly enough!
K.T., Franklin Township
Mariann Crincoli was wonderful to work with. Her expertise helped guide us as we navigated through unfamiliar territory, and her insight and advice were spot on. Highly recommend this firm!
Staci Greenwald and her team are equal parts passionate, professional and experienced. I would highly recommend.
Being referred to Staci Greenwald and Mariann Crincoli was a life changer for our family. There are not enough ways to say “Thanks” to this great team. Their expertise and caring attention are beyond amazing!
This firm, and especially Mariann Crincoli, took our unusual case and guided us thoughtfully and skillfully. Mariann was tactful in her advice and helped us achieve a positive outcome without alienating the school district. In spite of being an “out-of-the-box” situation, she understood the claim and worked diligently to create a fair situation for our children. A pleasant situation in spite of unpleasant circumstances. Very, very satisfied.
A.R., Northern Valley Regional
Words cannot express how amazing this law firm is. We had the pleasure of having Jayne Wesler advocate for our child. Not only is she knowledgeable and efficient, she is kind and supportive. We had a long year of ups and downs. I never felt less than 100% supported. Thank you, Jayne, and everyone that worked on my son’s case. You were a big part of giving my son a chance at a future with the right building blocks. My family will be forever grateful for your services. I will be highly recommending your services.
L.L., Ocean Township
These attorneys have very broad knowledge on special education laws and are genuinely compassionate about their work.. If you need help fighting for your child’s rights, I wouldn’t look anywhere further.
Wesler, Gurland, and Meltzer not only represented our child and fought for his educational needs, they truly cared about him. They supported this military family 110% and had our “6” during the process. Amazing attorneys, stark advocates and compassionate people. Josephine was phenomenal also.
A.D., Shamong Township
Andrew has brought a sense of peace to our lives that we couldn’t thank him enough for. We always knew that if Jason was being treated fairly and wasn’t made to feel like an outcast, he’d thrive, and he has! We noticed an improvement in his grades, self-confidence and positive attitude soon after we began working with Andrew. When the feedback changed from 90 percent negative to 90 percent positive, we knew that hiring Andrew was the best decision we made!
Attorney Andrew I. Meltzer is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty area of law. He’s also passionate and dedicated to meeting desired goals.
Andrew got us the results we wanted in a short period of time.
M.M., East Brunswick
Lenore represented our family in getting a program that fits our 13-year-old learning disabled child. She was the voice of reason throughout this arduous and lengthy process.
C.Z., Midland Park
Lenore was exceptional in advocating for our son. She was abIe to achieve the appropriate educational setting for our son. Her work ethic and devotion to our case was outstanding, and she was always available to answer our questions during this trying time. We can’t thank her enough for all her efforts!
Lenore is an exceptional attorney because of many different reasons. First is honesty. Lenore will give it to you straight, good or bad. Second, she’s always accessible. Lenore will stay in contact with you throughout your case. Lastly, Lenore is an exceptional attorney because if she tells you that you have a case, she’s willing to fight for you all the way through trial if necessary.
Lenore got my son a FAPE that fit his needs, including out of district placement and a 12+ year.
My wife and I recently had our wills revised to reflect our current life situation. We avoided it for the longest time and should’ve done it sooner, but we were unhappy about the process and lack of attention provided by our last attorney. That being said, Alex Hilsen made the process extremely easy for us and ensured that all of his suggestions/recommendations came with clear, concise, understandable reasoning to explain why our new will is now aligned with our current and future needs. Since we have a learning-disabled child and other financial concerns, Alex’s financial background and ability to draw from the SGW expertise really came in handy and ensured we didn’t need other lawyers involved.
S.S., Colts Neck
Not only is Staci extremely knowledgeable in cases involving individuals with special needs, she explains each step of the process. She’s mindful of your time and fees. I felt very supported while we were working together, and she was able to successfully see my case through.
A.M., Glen Rock
Staci has helped me for my son’s case and has become someone I look up to as I became a special needs advocate. She’s always available to answer questions and has helped many of my clients when they end up in due process.
Staci advocated for my autistic son and gave him a future that wouldn’t have been possible without the placement he deserved, and she made happen.
Staci’s knowledge and experience of dealing with my child’s particular disability was very helpful.
Mariann has extensive experience working with special education. She understands the public-school system very well, as she worked on that side prior to transitioning to the private side. She’s very efficient and understanding of the parent’s concerns and helped get my child the proper placement.
Mariann is an expert in the field of education law. She handled our son’s case with compassion and went out of her way to make herself available to answer our questions and represent our interests to our school administrators and district board of education. She helped us reach an agreement with the school district in just a few months; we know too many families in similar situations who fought for years with less favorable outcomes.
Jayne helped get my son an appropriate educational setting. We fought the district not once, but twice with her help, and won. If it weren’t for Jayne, my son wouldn’t be going to college, let alone doing well there.
S.M., East Windsor