Seven years ago I was in need of an attorney to solve some complicated real estate issues. I was fortunate enough to be referred to Anne Ertel-Sawasky,who helped me to resolve those issues, and others since. She was also instrumental in the recent sale of my business.
Through her knowledge and professionalism, she became a trusted advisor, whose advice I value. If you are seeking a knowledgeable attorney who still takes a personal interest in her clients, Anne is the perfect attorney for you.
In my former role as Vice President of Compliance for Banc One Insurance Agency, Inc., I worked closely with Anne Ertel-Sawasky for over four years. I highly recommend her.
Anne began working with Banc One Insurance at a time when our in-house legal counsel had left and we were functioning without an attorney. We retained Anne to function as our interim legal counsel for a period of 1-1/2 years on a retainer basis. Anne spent a day on site meeting our staff and learning our operation, and then stepped right in and handled a broad array of legal issues for us without training or assistance from our staff. Anne learned our legal preferences and needs quickly and needed little guidance. However, she knew when it was appropriate to ask questions or defer to us for our business judgment.
Anne reviewed and negotiated innumerable agreements for us with our vendors. She worked independently and was able to handle this task from start to finish with little intervention on our part. Our vendors found her to be a fair negotiator and pleasant to deal with. She is a “win/win” negotiator. Anne also handled some difficult compliance issues we had with various state regulators. She was able to work with the regulators to find solutions where we had struggled. Anne also regularly consulted with and advised senior management on the legal concerns or risks associated with our business endeavors. She works well with senior management and they relied on her legal judgment during this time.
Once our permanent in-house counsel was assigned, we continued to use Anne for other legal matters and she continues to be primarily responsible for the corporate secretarial and compliance with state laws of our company and its many subsidiaries.
Anne is a highly professional attorney with strong legal and interpersonal skills. She is efficient and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her with no hesitation.