Publishing contract dispute for a novice author
I was referred to Jack by a friend when a publisher I had signed a contract with attempted to charge me an excessive “kill fee” for terminating my contract, when they were over four months overdue with publication; there was a disagreement between two clauses, one being the clause that stipulated the contract terminated after the time period had passed, and one being the clause containing the kill fee.
Jack quickly read over all of my history with the publisher, including almost two years of email communication. He researched the relevant law regarding publishing a manuscript and whether or not I could stop the publisher from publishing my book without paying the kill fee.
He wrote a very professional and stern cease & desist letter to the publisher, stating that due to the ambiguity in our contract, it would likely rule in my favor. He also warned the publisher against continuing to attempt to collect on a debt they were not owed or I would seek legal action.
We received no response from the publisher, but I never received another request for payment, and the book was not published. Safe to say the message was received loud and clear.
After contacting Mr. Dekovich about my issue that has been ongoing for eight years I felt confidence in him immediately, I had a spiteful daughter that continued to renew a restraining order/orders based on false and very hurtful accusations. Mr. Dekovich was able to obtain all of the prior orders and could see that her allegations were made up. He was completely upfront with everything and kept me in the loop for resolution to this personal matter. When the hearing day finally arrived, I knew he was in command as soon as he started his opening statement.He was able to get the lies out in the open so the Judge could see that this was a very spiteful daughter. He made myself and my Family very happy with the results of the hearing. He was very knowledgeable and professional in every aspect of this case. I can’t really express the relief that I felt when the Judge dismissed the order. Mr. Dekovich gave me my Life back.
I called several attorneys regarding my family law situation, something that has been a source of major stress for both my son and myself. When I first met him, I thought he was quite young, but after a few moments speaking with him, I could see that he was not only knowledgeable and confident, but also compassionate, caring and above all, honest as to what could and could not be done. I would highly recommend Jack due to his honesty and integrity. In short, thank you Jack.
Mr Dekovich rocks.
I hired Jack D to help me with an on going high conflict custody case. Even when it got complicated, and my anxiety was at an all time high, he continued to stand by and help me with getting my son back to a healthy, safe environment. He was easy to work with and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend jack. He rocks!
sale of business
I worked with Jack Dekovich on my sale of a small interest in a business. Jack was completely professional and competent in handling the other parties involved on the other side of sale. They were giving me the run around but when jack came into the sales process he wrote them a letter and we settled the next week for much more money than I had expected. great work. Jack is a super friendly person also to work with. my highest recommendation to use him. Jeff Hughes
Jack has helped me out with the custody of my Daughter,which has been going on for more than a year,, and jjst wanted to say thanks to him for an Outstanding Job,,Jack is truly a professional, and kept me always thinking positive threw out our case…highly recommended….
I wanted to say special thanks to Landerhome lawyers and staff,especially Jack for helping in my custody of my Daughter, it has been a long battle,,but successful….these guys are the best in the Nw and are highly recommended…..I appreciate all jacks hard work and dedication to this case,,thank you again, Mr Lay…
An eye for detail.
Jack’s ability to listen to my needs and help me see the big picture–while never missing the small stuff—ensured that my interests were always considered and protected during a time when I needed to be focused on other things.
Fast, efficient and painless
I had a relatively simple legal matter to take care of, and was dreading the hassle of finding an attorney and going through the wheels of the justice system. Contacted Jack, filled out some easy paperwork, and handled everything over the phone and online. Very easy to work with, and I appreciated his modern use of technology to save me a lot of hassles.
Jack was prepared, articulate and knowledgeable. My overall case is complicated, but this particular hearing was not complicated and Jack was efficient, he had a good rapport with our judge and obtained a good outcome.
I called several attorneys prior to Landerholm Law, but Jack was the first to respond, and because my FAPA hearing was set for a Thursday morning and I was calling on Tuesday afternoon, I hired him, and I’m so glad I did. We met on Wednesday mid-morning and I felt better immediately after sitting down with Jack, especially when he confirmed my feelings about my husband’s state of mind and assured me that I had enough evidence to uphold the FAPA order.
I sent him a lot of evidence via email that afternoon, but he managed to get through it all quickly and came to court prepared enough, considering he was expecting to get a set date for a week later, instead of actually trying the case that morning. Because we were denied the set date, Jack had to put together and prepare me for testimony on the fly in the hallway. I think he was even a little nervous at that point, but his confidence in the case was clear and that really kept me feeling at ease and able to get through the hearing feeling assured. I would probably have had a nervous breakdown without him, but instead, it was relatively painless. He was very articulate and professional in court and I felt very comfortable with him as my representative. I can’t thank Jack enough and would recommend him to anyone.
Helping a single father out
Jack made an otherwise awful experience smooth and easy. I’m a busy man and my time is very valuable. Jack was precise, timely and led me in a direction that created a win, win situation for my family. I consider him a good friend.
Extremely professional and very detailed
Victoria Hines represented me in regards to my custody/parenting time case. She is absolutely amazing. Besides having my respect as a wonderful attorney, she is a great woman with an incredible character. She took a stand for me on my case and helped me through the entire legal process. She handled my case with class, conviction and professionalism through to conclusion. I’m a fan and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. Victoria helped me regain custody of both of my children as well as set up a great long term parenting plan that both myself and the opposing party were able to come to some sort of an agreement.
Sound advice, Good Contacts, Great research
I have had several consultations with Victoria. After researching the issues, she always have given me frank and straight forward advice. She always exceeds my expectations regarding research and has on occasion contacted representatives familiar with the issues. She has a strong real estate background, and as acted timely and promptly in representing me.
Tory handled all of the paperwork and details of my uncontested divorce. The judge assigned to my case was extremely particular and she added all of the explanations that he wanted so that it went through smoothly.
Saw a challenge and embraced it enthusiastically.
After spending a month trying to find legal help for a complex family issue, I met with Ms. Hines and an associate about my case. We discussed the options. Unlike other attorneys, I wasn’t told to just give up. I provided the information that I had and expressed my need. None of us expected to get the “best case scenario” and because of the time taken to understand the issues at play and to create a strong case. We achieved that scenario. We were working on taking whatever steps necessary to achieve my goals but due to the other party choosing to hand us the best case scenario. She continued to stay in contact until the final resolution occurred.
Ms. Hines was also willing to consider how to make this within my means.
I cannot express how much I appreciate the work and the dedication to understanding the law to get the best results. I know my results are not always the case but it is also good to note that Ms Hines has the skills to get these results.