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International Referral Network Success Stories

That is truly the power of IRN.

Barbara Aquilla Butler, Esq.: "A fellow Chapter member referred me to a dear friend of his family for a traffic matter involving a charge for a hit-and-run. I defended the client and she received a favorable reduction. Then, as we chatted, I learned that she owned a business and had an adult son who was mentally disabled. That client retained my services to assist with business succession issues as well as her estate planning and I drafted a trust for her.

That client has also referred me to other widows in her coffee group for legal matters. She then referred me to a friend of her that lives out of state. His brother lived in Ohio and passed away and he left no surviving spouse or children. He needed someone to act as the Executor of the Estate as well as handle any legal matters for his brother’s estate.

As the Executor/Administrator, I hired a Chapter member to secure vacant home insurance. I also hired the Howard Hanna Associate Broker in my IRN group to evaluate and list the decedent’s house for sale. She sold the house for top dollar. I was referred to an appraiser through a former IRN member who appraised the property required by the Probate Court. I opened up a checking account through the banker in our IRN group.

The Carpet Cleaner cleaned the carpets, cleaned the house out and got it broom clean and even made a few minor repairs to the property with the consent of the heirs to the estate. Before the property closed, the Buyer’s lender required some minor repairs to be completed by an EPA certified contractor, and I was able to hire the general contractor in our group to perform the work. He performed the work above and beyond what was required by the lender, did it in time for the property to close by the original closing date, and charged a reasonable price. That is truly the power of IRN."

Attorney
Barbara Aquilla Butler & Associates LPA
Avon Chapter
Member since: July 2008