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"Ron Cook came highly recommended to me by a family member. I needed assistance with my financial
situation which had become unbearable and overwhelming. Upon speaking with Mr. Cook I felt at ease
he explained all of my options and the process of a bankruptcy proceeding. Upon the initial visit
to Mr. Cook's office I was prepared with all documents needed to start this process. He as well
as his staff were professional and understanding. Throughout the process he always took the time
to explain legal terms and answered all of my questions. My bankruptcy went smoothly, I would
highly recommend him to anyone with financial issues. I am satisfied with the service received
his assistance was very much appreciated and I would use his services in the near future."
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"Thanks to Ron's help with my bankruptcy case, what I was afraid would be difficult and stressful
turned out to be quite simple. I am so relieved not to have all that weight on my shoulders any
longer. After a couple of years  of hell I can finally breathe again. Ron made the whole process
much more bearable and easy and I would absolutely recommend him. I would definitely use his
services again for anything I made need in the future. Thank you again Ron!"
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"Ron I would like to thank you so much for helping me through my bankruptcy. When I was faced
with the reality that I needed to file for bankruptcy,  I went for a consultation with a
different attorney.  I felt like just a number and very uncomfortable. A co worker of mine
referred you to me.  After just speaking with you on the phone, I immediately felt I was in
good hands.  I felt you were extremely knowledgeable, and took your time explaining the entire
process to me.  I couldn't have been happier with your services and would highly recommend you.
Thank you again for everything!"
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"It gives me great satisfaction to offer you my gratitude and testimonial of your services
handling my recent bankruptcy case. There is no questioning the fact that your rare blend of
analytical and inter personal skills were necessary to decipher my well meaning notes of my
current financial picture.  Being that you are so very well-organized and highly efficient, the
completion of my application for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy was done with ease. Your friendly
nature and exceptional communication skills were clearly demonstrated in the multitude of reply
e-mails you sent answering every one of my concerns with the utmost of urgency. At all times,
I found you to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and courteous,
even when I was thoroughly confused by the process and gave you the mistaken impression that
I had payment with me at our first meeting.  It meant a lot when you extended your trust to me
by allowing me to pay you at a later date. Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on
my bankruptcy case. Your professionalism made the process easy and your reassuring manner gave
me the confidence to move forward with the very difficult task of ceasing all wage garnishments
for debts left over from my divorce.  I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone
in need of legal services."
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“After only a few short months of being laid off from my job of 7 years, I could no longer pay
my bills.  My credit score plummeted from the low 800’s to the low 500’s!  I have always been
prideful of the fact that I pay all my bills on time.  Living on my own, I had been suffocating
in debt for over a decade.  My debt to income ratio was astounding, taking into account all of
my student loans and earning a very low income as a licensed social worker.  I was often denied
personal/business loans for this very reason.  Most recently, I was denied a loan to build my
own private practice.  Filing for bankruptcy was always my ‘biggest nightmare!’  After
consulting with several debt consolidation agencies, I came across a bankruptcy questionnaire
online.  The results led me to a link for Ronald Cook’s website.  Being quite skeptical, I
called his office and spoke with him.  Ron was pleasant, patient, and mild-mannered.  I had
a great deal of questions and Ron had all the answers.  He very calmly informed me that all
of the “negatives” that went along with filing were negatives I was ALREADY experiencing. Ron
is a very intelligent bankruptcy attorney and puts you at ease in his presence.  He is very
fair in determining appropriate fees to charge each individual client.  I have recommended him
to several friends and colleagues ever since I filed.  If you are struggling with similar
financial concerns, contact Ron immediately!  I recommend him without reservation.  I am now
debt free after 16 years of struggling.  I am very pleased with my decision.  I have never
felt more free and this financially unburdened.  Thank you Ron! I now have the fresh start I
have always dreamed of!”
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"After the collapse of my business I found myself in a Perilous situation. I had used my gone
through my Financial Resources and credit cards to keep a dying business alive. I had a small
income which did not even pay all my bills and had the weight of paying back the bank and credit
cards. I had tried refinancing my debt or a debt payment plan. Even with a new payment plan I
found it impossible to pay back my debts. Faced with the possibility of the loss of my house I
was advices by my lawyer to investigate bankruptcy. At first I did not want to go in this path
but as the calls and letters started to arrive I decided to find a Bankruptcy lawyer. I took the
advice of my lawyer to find a local lawyer. I found some lawyers recommended by friends but was
not happy with anyone of them. I decided to check on line and found Ron in Smithtown, close to
where I live. I checked him out and found no negative comments on his practices. I called Ron
and from the first conversation I felt he was capable and sounded interested in my situation.
He spent a lot of time with me on the phone. I did check with a few other Law Firms but did not
feel as comfortable and sure as I did with Ron. Ron took my case and it came to a successful
outcome. Thank you Ron."
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"Ron Cook is extremely knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy, and guides you step by step
through the entire process. Ron and his staff are responsive and professional. I would not
hesitate to recommend him to any one in need of a bankruptcy lawyer. Thank you again!"
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"I finally realized I could not solve my growing financial issues on my own and asked around
for a lawyer with experience in bankruptcy consulting and legal representation.   Ron Cook was
recommended to me by a good friend.  From our first consultation to finally receiving the
bankruptcy discharge – Ron has been professional, excellent in follow-up, very knowledgeable
about the process -  and always willing to work with me.  I asked many questions over the time
and Ron answered all of them – and in verbiage I could both understand and use to discuss with
my wife.  I am very comfortable in recommending that anyone in financial trouble – should
consider using Ron’s services."
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"I was in financial trouble and I needed legal counsel. I searched the internet and found
Ronald Cook. I was impressed with his website because it was formatted in a clear, concise,
detail-oriented manner. I called and made an appointment for my initial, free consultation.
Mr. Cook accommodated me by making an appointment around my schedule. When I first entered Mr.
Cook’s office, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I explained my current financial situation, he
explained all of my options, and how his firm could help me resolve my financial concerns."
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"He communicated with me in manner in which I understood exactly what he was saying. After
talking to him for a few hours I knew that he was the right attorney for me. Throughout this
process he always took the time to explain legal terms to me, and answer all of my questions.
His knowledge of bankruptcy is outstanding. Mr. Cook was able to put my mind at ease and make
this process quick and simple. I never felt lost or confused."
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"I would retain him again and would highly recommend him to anyone with financial issues. I was
extremely satisfied with my experience with Mr. Cook. His assistance was very much appreciated.
I thank you Mr. Cook for making a difficult process a lot easier to cope with and solve."
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“In a year filled with "upside-down" homeowners and high unemployment, I have referred several
former and prospective clients to Ron Cook for his expertise in bankruptcy and in forensic
mortgage audits (seeing if the banks made errors in executing a mortgage loan). I have heard
back from these people, and they are all glad and thankful that I made the referral. Especially
in these times, I'm glad that I know Ron and can refer him to the people who need his help.”
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“My husband and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did regarding our bankruptcy
case. You made the process very easy and you were very reassuring during a time when we really
needed someone we could trust. You were very easy to talk to and always got back to us in a
prompt manner. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know that needs a lawyer. You
always made us feel confident in your decisions. Again, thank you for all the help.”
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“We needed a lawyer for some financial matters. Not knowing one, we searched the internet and
found Ronald Cook. We called and made an appointment for our initial free consultation (which
he made around my schedule), and after talking to him for a few hours we knew that he was
the attorney for us.
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From start to finish, he always took the time to explain any legal terms to us, and answered any
questions we had. His knowledge of bankruptcy and the subject matter we were dealing with was
very extensive, which made me all the more comfortable. I would retain him again and would
highly recommend him to anyone with legal needs. Thanks Ron, you made a difficult process a
lot easier to deal with.”
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“When I first entered Mr. Cook’s office, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after
explaining my current financial situation, he explained all of my options, and how his
firm could help. He told me in a way that I understood exactly what he was saying. If a
legal term came up, he would immediately explain what it was. I never felt lost or confused
when in a meeting or on the phone with Mr. Cook; he was there for the entire bankruptcy
process. Mr. Cook knows his field inside and out, and I would highly recommend him if you
are in need of bankruptcy service. I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Mr. Cook.”
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“Mr. Ron Cook lived up to his lofty qualifications, which can be seen on the home page of his
website. As busy as his firm was in his Smithtown office, Ron or Carolyn were always available
to answer a quick question in regard to our bankruptcy case, unless, of course, he was in court.
His technological savvy was on display at his office, which really streamlined the whole process.
Mr. Cook was always courteous and always answered our questions using his vast knowledge, even
if a question was not specific to our case. And, last but not least, the fee we were quoted at
the beginning of the process was the fee we paid. There were absolutely no hidden charges.
Thank you Ron and Carolyn.”
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“What impressed me about working with Ron was how quickly his mind worked in summing up my
situation and plotting multiple strategies for dealing with it. He didn’t waste any time
(read “my money”) in the implementation of the selected plan, which led to a successful outcome.
I highly recommend his firm.”
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“I have known Ron for approximately 8 years. I needed an attorney for a specific legal matter
and decided to hire Ron to represent me. He took the matter on and has worked diligently towards
a resolution. I feel very confident that he will handle this task to the utmost of his ability.
I highly recommend Ron; he is very reasonable and quite thorough. Keep up the great work Ron.”
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“What was impressive to me was that Ron's expertise, coupled with that of his associate, gave
me the pros and cons of the action I was considering taking. Very often we assume lawyers will
leap at a case and tell you "yes, you have a rock-solid case" just to get you to go forward with
your action. In this situation, two attorneys showed tremendous integrity by discussing the
merits and the challenges of the information I provided to them. While they felt certain that
there was a legitimate case, and they were interested in taking it, I never felt pressured to
move forward based on anyone's attempt to make this look like a "slam-dunk." Ron was sensitive
to the possible effects this case could have on my daughter emotionally, and was candid about
the range of possible outcomes. We opted not to go forward with the action, and it was because
of an attorney with class, expertise and tremendous integrity. I will not hesitate to work with
Ron Cook in the future should the opportunity arise.”
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“Ron is an attorney with a HEART...High integrity, Expert, great Attitude, Reliable and
Trustworthy... I recommend him to anyone, anytime without any reservation. He goes the extra
mile on your case while being extra careful and very sensitive to your needs. He is very
knowledgeable in his field and my conclusion after the way my case was handled, is this...
he is a team player, and I am glad he is on my team. Thanks Ron and keep up the great work!”
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“Ronald Cook was extremely proficient and delivered expedient results. I highly recommend
him and would retain him again.”
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“I highly recommend the services that Ron Cook provides. I was in search of a trustworthy Bankruptcy
Attorney and Ron surpassed my expectations. He is incredibly knowledgeable and intuitive.
Ron Cook was able to clearly define the best solution and course of action for me and my family.
The results were very positive! Thank you Ron."
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“Mr. Cook was very responsive to my needs in a legal matter. He was punctual when returning
phone calls. He was also very knowledgeable about the legal issue involving my case.
I highly recommend Mr. Cook.”
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“I strongly recommend the services that Ron Cook provides. I have dealt professionally with
many attorneys and find Ron to be knowledgeable, responsive and very detailed in his assessment
of a client’s situation. He also has an incredible knowledge of business which makes for a
great team when trying to assist people with many of their professional and personal
issues...a true find!”
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“Ronald was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions promptly.
He was always very professional.”
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“My husband and I have worked with Ron for approximately 4 years. We have made him "our"
attorney. He is very knowledgeable on many subjects and has been very patient with the many
questions and requests we have asked of him and his team. With his attention to detail and
can-do attitude, I would highly recommend Ron for any of your legal needs.”
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“I was more than very satisfied with the work that Ronald did for both the family and me.
I plan to use is services in the future if need be.”
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“Ron has jumped into many situations with us. He is very attentive and willing to explore
new areas. His advice was critical and enabled us to successfully launch into another business”
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“I can't say enough about Ron. He has helped me with various legal issues. He is just a
great person to work with. He is very knowledgeable and gave me great information when I
have reached out to him. Bottom line.... I would recommend him!”
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“Ron helped us with a difficult situation. We were grateful that Ron had the legal expertise,
sensitivity to the situation we were going through, and dedication and commitment to help us
to successfully have our day in court. We were confident every step of the way through a
difficult process for us because Ron was by our side to advise, reassure, and follow through
on all our needs in the matter. We would highly recommend using Ron for any legal needs you
may have. He is very knowledgeable as well as highly personable and compassionate. A great
find in the field of legal services!!!”
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“Ron Cook is an accomplished professional and an excellent resource for any company seeking
innovative ways to expand their business. Ron goes out of his way to provide an excellent
level of service, and he adds the 'personal touch' to everything he does. If you are looking
for the job to be done right the first time, and at an economical cost, I would highly
recommend that you look into Ron's services for your business.”
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“Ron joined The Alternative Board nearly a year ago. During that time I have been able to
look at Ron's business and see the inside workings of his firm. Because of my inside
understanding, I have referred multiple clients to Ron. His broad range of knowledge, his
extremely technical background and his LLM (master of law in taxation) makes him an ideal
choice as an attorney for business owners of all kinds. I have recommended prospective
bankruptcy clients and several people needing issue resolution to Ron. Ron's knowledge of
the key people who make the bankruptcy decisions and his desire not to push people into
bankruptcy if they do not need it make him my referral choice in this area. Ron's ability
to negotiate and his common sense approach to issue resolution and his tenacious ability
to right wrongs make him my referral choice for business owner issue resolution.
PS For all this his rates are extremely fair and reasonable!”
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“Ron has my highest recommendation! I have used his services for many projects over the years.
He is quite simply the brightest man I have ever known. His work ethic, depth of knowledge,
and integrity are second to none! I have found him to be very easy to work with.”
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“Ronald Cook offered exceptional, knowledgeable, creative legal and business advice on several
business projects and personal legal matters. He has both broad and deep expertise, and is
pleasant to deal with. I recommend him without reservation.”
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“I am so glad I met Ronald last year because his firm has provided my company, customers of my
company, and family members’ assistance in multiple areas of his expertise. He is a tremendous
wealth of knowledge and I am proud to have him as a business associate. His business and
technological skills are quite impressive and make Ron an excellent resource.”
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“I would highly recommend Ron Cook to anyone in need of legal services because Ron is a
straight shooter. Before Ron Cook accepts any form of retainer fee he often spends a great
deal of time speaking with possible clients on the pros and cons of the case based on what
they are telling him. Ron Cook is a very intelligent, highly motivated attorney who is caring,
compassionate, and honest with his prospective clients. While other attorneys take on cases
just to make some money, Ron Cook will not waste anyone’s time or money if he doesn't feel
there is a strong case to be made.”
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“I have consulted with Ron on many important business matters and have successfully relied
on his judgment for close to 10 years. By hiring Ron to work with me on complex business
negotiations and transactions it has literally both saved and made me a ton of money as a
direct result of his timely and accurate advice.”
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“Ron took care of all the legal issues on time and properly. Great work.”
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“It’s been a little over a year now with my case. Everything went exactly like you said it
would. I would gladly use your services again if the need arose. Anyone using your services
will be well protected and well served.”
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“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest recommendation of Ronald S. Cook
and his many areas of expertise. Over the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of making use
of Ron’s services in bankruptcy filings, business set ups, and in the technology field.
Each time I found his pleasant disposition comforting, while maintaining a professional
demeanor. He was always able to relate complex legalese in an understanding manner. He
always returned my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and moreover, was expeditious
in the handling of all and any of my concerns. I found his fee(s) to be fair and well
within my expectations.”
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“Thank you for your help in the matter of our recent bankruptcy procedure. My wife and
I were overwhelmed with debt and very concerned. Your guidance and council was excellent
and all inclusive for our situation. Today we are living debt free thanks to your help.”
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“In 2009, due to a business failure in 2008, I was forced to consider bankruptcy. After
consulting with Ron, and as he analyzed my situation, his recommendations could not have
been better. He explained all of my options and made it very easy to make a decision on
what was best for me. Ron helped me through this process in a way that could not have been
more professional. Along with his staff and his experience, my situation today is much
better. There were times where Ron had to push me to get things done. There were times
when I did not take care of some of my obligations, and through Ron’s persistence and
knowledge of the importance of my financial situation, his help was relentless. His
patience and perseverance definitely helped me and my financial situation. I thank Ron
and his staff for all they have done. I hope not to be in this situation again, but if
I was, Ron Cook would be my attorney again; without a doubt. Thanks Ron!”
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“I wanted to take a moment to say how grateful I am for all you have done. Your efforts on
my behalf have been tireless. You did a very professional job in representing my interests,
as well as anticipating all that could possibly happen, and advising me accordingly. The
best decision I ever made was retaining you as my representative. Ron, my family and I
thank you for being a remarkably talented and knowledgeable attorney. You are a credit
to your profession!”
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“Ron Cook has served as our attorney for over a year now. We have found him to be extremely
knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He has helped us make some very difficult decisions
regarding our financial situation. He is prompt in returning calls, which we felt was very
important in our quest for finding the right attorney. We interviewed several attorneys
before we chose Mr. Cook. He was honest, reliable, and explained in detail all the legal
options available to us. We would absolutely recommend Mr. Cook for any financial legal
services you may need.”

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