Without reservation, our family highly recommends Attorney Martha Dwyer. She represented us in the negotiation and sale of our New York City apartment from July through October, 2016. Martha takes great pride in her work. She is reliable, trustworthy and respectful. She displayed utmost professionalism while guiding us through the legal process, making the transaction a smooth one. Communication is important to Martha. She was on top of each task while providing updates in a timely fashion. We laud her exceptional working skills and personal qualities. It is with boundless enthusiasm that we give Attorney Dwyer this very well earned recommendation!
Martha Dwyer represented us in the sale of our software business to a Fortune 500 firm. She is highly capable, detail-oriented, creative, diligent, responsive, and easy to work with. She did a great job balancing posture with diplomacy during tough negotiations. She also brought in highly talented associates specializing in taxation and litigation, as we needed to consider complex tax aspects and enforceability of certain legal language. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Dwyer for all general business legal matters, and certainly for M&A requirements.
We’ve used Marty’s services for company organization, transfers of ownership, and ongoing maintenance for over 12 years.
Coming from the UK and opening a branch office in New York, we needed someone who was direct, open and responsive, and Marty had everything under control. Over the years we’ve made several changes of ownership and structure, including spinning off the New York office as its own entity, and each time Marty executed the changes seamlessly. Where necessary – such as on matters of international taxation – she made professional referrals which have also been invaluable to us.
We’ve come to depend on Marty both to handle our business legalities but also as a friend. We’d recommend her highly to anyone looking for a skilled and dependable corporate lawyer in New York.
I met Ms. Dwyer when both of us were working on a transaction involving a nursing home debt owed to the New York State Department of Health that her client, the prospective new owner of the facility, was seeking to negotiate with the Department. Although Martha was not the only attorney working with the client, she was the one who took the lead during the negotiation process. I found her to be persistent in a positive fashion, given the many bureaucratic hurdles that needed to be overcome in order to reach a settlement, and always pleasant, reasonable, and very accessible when communication was necessary. She has the ability that too few lawyers have of knowing when to push and when not to do so, and I am glad to recommend her.
I first met Martha Dwyer in April 2006, less than two years after I started my first business in NYC. From our first meeting until the present day, Martha has assisted me in a myriad of ways extending far beyond standard legal services – she has served as a business consultant, strategic advisor, valued networker, and thoughtful friend.
Martha is incredibly responsive, realizing that sometimes the needs of a small business are urgent and time sensitive. On more than one occasion Martha has taken time during the weekends and her personal vacation time to assist in the review and generation of legal documents, and also consult with me on other matters.
One of my favorite things about Martha is that she is atypically light-hearted, relaxed, and refined – qualities I don’t see as pervasive among the attorneys I know and have dealt with. But these are more than her personality traits – these personal qualities are distilled in her work. Her heightened sense of design produces legal documents that derive their style from their functionality – they have all of the substance and craftsmanship to protect and serve her client with agonizing attention to detail, but with an intuitive organization that makes the anatomy of the document easy to process and understand. Good design is not about the way things look, it’s about the way things work – and she gets that wholeheartedly.
Whether it is forming a legal structure to start a business, acquiring another business, purchasing real estate, negotiating business contracts, or dealing with a business dispute, Martha receives my strongest recommendation.
I was a member in a Real Estate LLC in New York. Perceived improprieties on the part of the managing member during the sale of properties prompted my initial contact with Martha Dwyer, requesting a second opinion. Time was of the essence as the LLC was dissolving and the sale of its last asset was set to close barely a week later. Further complicating this request, the manager had just passed away.
Ms. Dwyer immediately contacted the attorneys representing the estate of the manager. At the closing, she forced the proceeds into escrow, gaining valuable time to allow a closer look at the books. This was the first of many savvy and prescient moves, as intransigence from the opposing side turned what should have been a straightforward negotiation into a year and a half of obfuscation and delay and forced us to commence litigation.
Ms. Dwyer patiently and diligently represented my interests, calling in a superb financial analyst and an experienced litigator to bring a favorable resolution. She consistently struck the perfect balance of cordiality and firmness, incredibly careful to protect my interests in every communiqué with opposing counsel.
I recommend her without reservation.