Without quite knowing what I was doing, I had been in Canada for four years. I lived these four years of immigrant life like a fish in the water, feeling its warmth or chill that only I can tell. Carelessness caused me to be cheated out of all my money. With no other recourse left to me, I had to resort to litigation.
There are thousands of lawyers in North America, and I met with three of them. Through someone’s introduction, I came to the renowned Mr. Charles Wagner’s office. After our initial meeting that lasted almost two hours, I immediately decided to hire him as my lawyer based on his style and experience.
After nearly a year, and close to thirty thousand dollars worth of lawyer’s fees, I got the outcome that he had expected I was awarded major compensation. Only when I received my bill for fees owed did I realize that my fees had in fact been reduced by $10,000. People say that lawyers are crooks, but I was lucky enough to find a lawyer like him. With his reputation, he could very well have used the time that he spent on me to handle a more major case.
In Canada where I have no one to depend on, the feeling of being helped is so precious. Nobody likes the hassle of being involved in litigation; but at least when it happens, knowing where you can turn to for help is nevertheless a fortunate thing.
I thank this barrister from the bottom of my heart, and it is my honour to refer him to anyone I know who requires help.
275 Madison Ave
6 th floor
212 828 30 11 t
November 9, 2005
Dear Charles Wagner,
We would like to thank you for you assistance in the resolution of several sensitive litigious matters.
Your out of the box approach and resolve proved cost efficient and effective in our avoiding expensive litigation. I would not hesitate to make use of your services again if needed.
David Zaikin, Chairman and CEO
Dear Charles Wagner,
I wanted to take the time to say thank you for a job well done. I have been in business for over 40 years and dealt with many lawyers. I found you and your associates to be very good, thorough and knowledgeable. Your experience combined with your willingness to listen and understanding of family dynamics helped. Now that things are resolved I appreciated your counsel about how to approach our family dispute and the priority of not destroying family relationships. It’s been my good fortune to have dealt with some excellent lawyers over the years and I include you in that group.
Thanks a lot Charles.
Dear Charles Wagner,
I wish to thank you for your recent assistance on a matter that had been on going for several years.
As you know our previous counsel had issued several letters to another business in an effort to cause them to stop certain practices that were having a negative impact on our operations and brand reputation. After each letter was issued, the conduct would stop, only to start up again several months later. With the most recent incident, we knew a simple lawyer’s letter would not be sufficient to convince these individuals to permanently cease these damaging practices. The advice of existing counsel at the time was simply not providing us with a quick and permanent resolution of this matter.
After talking to you about this issue I was confident the tough, no-nonsense approach you recommended would bring a permanent resolution. I was not disappointed. Not only has the other business permanently stopped the offending practices; you were also successful in recovering costs and obtaining a judgment against them.
Although this matter was not of immediately significant monetary value, it was important to us, the conduct of our business and the protection of our good name and reputation. Thanks to you, the issue has been permanently resolved without long and drawn out litigation.
Canroof Corporation Inc.
Dear Charles Wagner,
Shannon and I would like to take a moment and thank you for your services.
From the first moment we spoke with Katherine and she passed our call straight to you personally, even though you were in a meeting. We were impressed with you and your staffs’ instant and swift responses to our case and complicated needs.
From the beginning of the whole process to the end of the settlement, you and your staff maintained reliable, fast, friendly and professional service.
We appreciate your patience and the extra time you took to explain all the legal documents and to make sure that we understood how the process worked, as we had never been in this situation before.
Thank you Charles, and your staff, again for making us feel safe and protected with your law firm. We wish you great success in the future!
Shannon and Keith
Dear Charles Wagner,
I am writing on behalf of not only myself, but my brother Stefano as well.
We had originally come to you regarding our complex property issue that was wearing us down , both mentally and physically, not to mention financially! Once we had discussed the situation with you (which, up to that point and time, had taken almost 4 years with no results to show for it), you immediately proceeded with our case.
Within a few weeks, not only had you gathered valuable information that we were not aware of, you left no stone unturned. Any and every possible avenue was considered in your desire to help us with our case. You explained to us each and every scenario that could arise in the future, thereby giving us your recommended course of action that best suited us and our situation.
There is a famous idiom which states how people have raised the bar to another level. This is how we view your dedication to our property issue: You ARE the standard by which all law firms are to be measured by!
Your commitment to help us succeed, while also finding ways to save us money, tells us that you truly are a class act! Words cannot describe how you have helped us. Your law firm was a breath of fresh air in a world full of dust.
We will definitely be recommending you to everyone who requires your services.
With heartfelt thanks,
29 November 2007
Dear Charles Wagner:
Charles, you have done an outstanding job in assisting me to receive a fair settlement from my parent’s estate.
Certainly it has seemed like a long, grueling battle since 2005. Charles, you have remained tenacious and advocated on my behalf without fear or without backing down in the face of difficult and stubborn adversity. Your excellent knowledge of the law and your great compassion give you the tools to go the distance in the most convoluted and difficult of cases. Charles, you empowered me to follow through in one of the most emotionally charged times of my life. Without your representation, most certainly I would have been cheated of my inherited birth right.
As this case winds up, words cannot express my deepest gratitude to you Charles for having done a superlative job. Charles, you are both a fine lawyer and a great humanitarian.
Again, thank you.
1 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W6
Dear Charles Wagner:
My Wife and I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the services you provided in representing our interests.
When we first approached you, we were quite unsettled about the process, but your sensitivity to our concerns immediately put us at ease. From the very on start you thoroughly explained the legal procedure, precedents and possible outcomes, gave us several different options to choose from you guided us through each phase of preparing our case and made certain that we were always aware of what avenues were available. You were always accessible when we contacted to you and were extremely diligent in protecting our interests.
You possess a rare combination of qualities: intelligence, unbelievable skills, and efforts a great sensitivity to your clients and their needs, a thorough understanding of the law, and a dedication to the best possible outcome for your client and for the situation presented, as a whole. Our appreciation for your unbelievable skills and efforts in the mediation is enormous. Our side was simply always was much better prepared. You took the time to understand and assess all elements of the case. Mr. Wagner you knew precisely how to handle opposing counsel and ask the right questions and requests to put to them, and the right way to present our case to them.
Our matter lasted for about a year. It was a very tense time for us. My Wife and I often spoke of what you did for us, and what it meant to us. Mr. Wagner you earned our deepest respect admiration as an extremely knowledgeable competent, honest attorney, and a great humanitarian. No one cares more about the personal welfare of their clients than Charles B. Wagner. Not only are you an attorney of outstanding legal mind, but one who is considerate of the personal concerns of the client.
With best wishes for your future, we remain gratefully yours,
Eva and Ivan Korda
Dear Mr. Wagner
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the services you provided in representing my interests. Yours sense of justice and integrity were clearly displayed when you agreed to take my case when others backed away out of fear of repercussions that might affect their ambitious from the influential parties we challenged. Yet you stood firm and resolute in insuring that my claims be heard.
Your professionalism was matched only by the personal caring attitude with which you communicated with me. You never spoke down to me with long-winded legal terminology but from the very on start thoroughly explained the legal procedure, precedents and possible outcomes. You guided me through each phase of preparing my case and made certain that I was always aware of what avenues were available. You were always patient and attentive while discussing which alternative would be the most sensible for my situation and you always considered my interests rather than you own. Whereas my case had the possibility of setting a new precedent it would have been only after considerable cost, stress and anguish.
I cannot sufficiently thank you for your services and for going that extra mile to insure my peace of mind throughout a very unsettling period, that with your assistance I have been able to put behind me.
With best wishes for your future I remain gratefully yours,
Being an executor of a will, especially a much loved mother’s will, in a large family, with very diverse opinions and divisions, is a trying job. As with many families, as hard as you try disputes arise. Charles Wagner was recommended to me and my sister, my co-executor, by friends. Charles Wagner is a good listener and able to understand and sort through complex issues in short order. Of all the various lawyers, accountants and assorted other folks we dealt with during an emotional and vulnerable time, Charles Wagner and his staff were by far the most honest, decent and fair. I would recommend Charles to anyone in need.
I wanted to say thank you to you and your team of lawyers. Before I met you I was told that I was disinherited and that there was no chance to fight the injustice. It was demoralizing.
When I decided to fight for my rights one of the smartest things I did was to contact you. From the moment I met you I decided you would be my lawyer. Your no-nonsense, professional and confident attitude made me feel I was in the right and only in your hands would I be protected. You never misled me and never made any promises you couldn’t keep. I just knew that if this wrong could be righted, it would be done through your firm. You did not disappoint me.
You are a good man. I learned from watching your work practices that I can put into my own work and business.
It’s not just that you helped me get my fair share of an inheritance. I cannot explain how important it was to me not to feel taken advantage of. With you help I have closed a sad chapter in our family history. I no longer feel cheated and believe I am wiser and better off from the experience.
Thank you Mr Charles Wagner for your advice, professionalism and more importantly clarity. It is very hard to come by such frank honesty these days that it was a pleasure listen to your comprehensive advice. I would recommend this lawyer firm and Mr Charles himself in a heartbeat. Thank you once again.
Charles B. Wagner,
1 Queen Street East,
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2W6
I am sure you are aware that when a layman approaches the majority of legal matters, particularly lawsuits, it is done with a lot of trepidation. This was most definitely so in my situation.
With the glowing recommendation I had to you, your expertise in the practice of the law was a given.
When I had the opportunity to meet you, I was very quickly aware that I was in excellent hands. You conveyed to me the comfort and assurance that you did understand my problems and that I could relax, knowing you had my best interests at heart.
I have had no reason to change or review this decision. And so it is with gratitude I write this letter.
I wanted to thank you again for your help and effort in handling my recent litigation, and moreover, for achieving results beyond what I anticipated to be my best case scenario.
Beyond the financial gains attributed to the successful action, I am also quite please to be walking away from the litigation with the personal satisfaction of winning against the opposing side in what may have otherwise been an unpleasant situation. This double edged success can only be attributed to having chosen experienced counsel with ability to conceive and implement cunning legal strategy combined with general business savvy, and overall, demonstrate strong and tactical negotiation skills. Again I thank for your help in successfully managing on my behalf what may have otherwise a long and stressful affair.
May 28, 2008
Mr. Charles Wagner, LL.B.
One Queen Street East, Ste. 1900
Toronto, ON M5C 2W6
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation on the Board of Governors in the past and I am most grateful that each board member in their own way has been of tremendous assistance and support to help ensure that B’nai Brith Canada remains the vibrant organization that it has become.
Our mandate of service in the areas of combating antisemitism, fighting for human rights for all Canadians, providing housing for those less fortunate as well as our community volunteer service program, continues to be foremost in Canada and we are certainly the leading country with the B’nai Brith world providing this multitude of services.
Our success is because you have been there when we needed you. As the demands for a stronger B’nai Brith grow and as our community needs an even more vigilant B’nai Brith Canada, I have taken the liberty of re-nominating you to the Board of Governors for the forthcoming term. I am hopeful that you will accept re-nomination as I have discussed it with both our National Executive and our Nominating Committee who have full and most enthusiastically endorsed my recommendations.
I look forward to hearing back from you so I can report to your colleagues that you will once again take your seat at the table.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding legal services you recently provided to us. As a results of your efforts, we have just received our settlement cheque.
When we first approached you, we were quite distraught about the process of entering into litigation, but your sensitivity to our concerns immediately put us at ease. Your approach to our situation was at all times both creative and pragmatic. You were always accessible when we contacted to you and were extremely diligent in protecting our interests.
We will be recommending you enthusiastically to any of our friends and colleagues who find themselves in need of your legal services.
Once again, thank you.
Ian Alter and Sarah Eisen