Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky

David Vilensky

I can honestly say that in complex commercial litigation matters, David demonstrates an uncanny ability to think clearly, out of the box, and he adopts a pragmatic and very cost-effective approach.  This is especially the case in relation to fixed fee pricing.  The other side are having the guts ripped out of them in the most cynical way by their law firm.  By contrast, I have known where I stand from the beginning, and this has proven to be a much more satisfactory way of tackling complex corporate legal issues. 

David is also highly approachable which is important when dealing with lawyers.  There are some lawyers who are so far up themselves that you hesitate to call them, but even though David is a brilliant lawyer, he is also very down to earth.

I've known David Vilensky for a long time as his client.  I hired him quite some years ago for a business I was running. I've had a few different matters with him over the years and I have the utmost respect for him and faith in his ability to handle just about anything.  He always tells me the truth.  He always gives the best advice.  And that's coming from someone who is pretty guarded about lawyers!  I've had him pull up his chair to the table and tell me "we will win this case" or "we will not win this case" - he is very truthful.  He's a very humble guy too, and I can't speak highly enough of him.

Leslie Buchbinder

Les Buchbinder negotiated an unfair dismissal claim for me – he is very good and I would recommend him very highly.  He got me an excellent deal.  I thought I might have to part with a lot of money, but in the end I parted with none.  He is very good to do business with – he is a quiet man who knows his stuff and very nice to have in your corner.

Les was very professional and always kept my interest at the forefront of his mind.  He is thorough and clear in his communications.  He is also very supportive and I like how he runs meetings, providing all the options and helping sort out which ones are for me.  If ever I needed to know what was going on Les or Cindy would get back to me straight away and tell me what’s going on and how long everything is expected to take.  I know I can trust Les and I would highly recommend him to others.

I am very impressed with Les for the work I’ve needed on various HR and IR issues.  He is good at bringing things down to the level of a general business person.  He doesn’t speak in legalese but he’s not patronising either – you understand what he is saying.  I’ve found Les helpful, professional and gives good advice.  On a personal basis he’s very approachable.  The BBV team are speedy and response is always good – unlike other legal firms where they seem to go into hiding.  They also have a unique pricing structure which I appreciate.

Les is a wonderful lawyer.  He has an amazing grasp of the English language and is always polite and grounding to speak to.  With Les there are never problems to which there aren't solutions.  And he's always up for the challenge.  More than this, and it may seem weird to say this, whenever I meet Les he makes me want to be a good man.  He's a real humanitarian and inspires the best in me.  For that reason I always look forward to seeing him again.

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