I started working as an attorney with Sidney Schlachman in June of 1972, a relationship that endured for the next 46 ½ years until his death on January 26, 2018. Sidney told me that an attorney’s word is sacred and must never be compromised no matter what happens as a case proceeds to final resolution. In all of those 46 and ½ years, I asked him to do many things to assist me and our Firm in representing our clients and I can state with certainty that he never said no to any of my requests for assistance.
Whatever success I have been able to achieve in almost 48 years as a practicing attorney, I owe to Sidney Schlachman, my mentor and best friend. He was a man that never compromised his word to anyone and who never said “no” to me. He is greatly missed and there will never be anyone who can take his place.