5-Star Geraci Law Reviews

5starreviewsDecember 2, 2016: “Jonathan and Nick were so nice! This was so much easier than I ever thought it could be. The hardest part was walking through the door! I’m telling everyone I know who needs help about these guys!”

December 2, 2016: “I want to pass on that although filing bankruptcy, I was respected and treated friendly though-out the process. I would have no problem referring Erik M. Dickinson, Chad Garrapy and Geraci Law to anyone I know in the same position as were are in. I would like to add that with the way were treated my wife and I left with our dignity. Respectfully, W.M.”

December 1, 2016: “The service has been wonderful. From when I called to first start to now that we are almost done has been great. This was a big decision and not something that we planned on doing. We were treated with respect and not judged. I would recommend this law firm to anyone in need of this service.”

December 1, 2016: “Very nice experience. We were pleased with the way our case was handled and the way they made us feel. Very helpful and courteous. We would recommend to other people.”

November 29, 2016: “I spent many days and nights agonizing over how I was going to bounce back from the loss of childcare. The answer was Geraci Law Firm and the knowledgeable lawyer that helped me see that bankruptcy could be a good thing. It allows you to breathe while you recover… thank you Tarek M. Khalil, Attorney at Law.”

5-Star Geraci Law Reviews

5starreviewsDecember 5, 2016: “gave is BBB reviewRVBBB: I walked in and was immediately greeted by the paralegal Venus Peters who was very nice and helpful then I met with attorney Mario Arreola who was very helpful and nice answered all my questions and made sure to tell me everything I needed to know about chapter 7 and chapter 13 I left feeling relieved and stress free.”

December 5, 2016: “I worked with Lizette Villegas on my case.  She was exceedingly helpful, kind, and very intellectually informed on all subject matters pertaining to my case.  I would absolutely recommend people seek her when they’re in need.  Life is difficult enough, allow her to ease your stress.”

December 5, 2016: “I found Mr. Khalil, Mr. Villalpando, and the entire staff at P.F.G to be extremely professional and very caring regarding my situation. I was treated with respect and understanding and highly recommend to anyone who would seek financial relief and assistance.”

December 5, 2016: “Friendly staff and courteous, the cost is high considering I’m a single mother of two, also when I inquired at this office my second meeting about the credit counseling  fee being waived I was told I had to not have any income. But I found out with the second credit Counseling online that I possibly qualified so my second Dee was waived.  Thanks”

Geraci Law Develops Solution to EMail  Phishing Problem

Geraci Law is a well‐established law practice with over 100 staff and Associates, and over 10,000 new clients every year. “We have almost 30,000 open files at any given time, and handle over 400,000 phone calls, with an equal number of electronic contacts” said founding member attorney Peter Francis Geraci.

Geraci Law used to use email heavily. However, in recent years, the danger of malware invading a company’s computer system has increased. Geraci Law experienced two different incidents of employees opening email attachments, which resulted in the individual CPU becoming a robot, and starting to encrypt files to hold them hostage for ransom payments. Through the use of monitoring software, the unusual CPU activity of the attacked computer was detected within minutes, so that the attacked was neutralized. The firm decided to act promptly to prevent future attacks.

“We have always been a leader in software development for contact management and law office practice management”, said Mr. Geraci. “So we decided to be very proactive when faced with these new electronic threats.”

Geraci Law’s Headquarters at work in it’s lakefront Chicago offices

The solution was to bar use of email, whether Outlook or Gmail, incoming or outgoing, and most situations. This required creation of a client portal, which Geraci Law called client corner. This provides a secure portal for clients to communicate. No email is necessary: all the client needs is an Internet connection and a cell phone. Clients may upload documents, or even simply snap a photo of a document on their cell phone and upload that.

Since the portal is secure, there is no danger of an attachment containing malware entering the Geraci Law system.

Mr. Geraci also found that texting clients is far superior to use of email, since even clients who claim they have email don’t bother to check it. Everyone, Geraci said, now has a smart phone.

There are very few integrated contact manager software systems available commercially, and Geraci said that he has found none that suit the firm’s needs. “Most are very primitive, hard to use, and are either single purpose systems, or failed to integrate accounting, scheduling, contact management, document processing, ease‐of‐use, human resources, intranet, VoIP integration, and the other modules of a successful contact management system”

The proprietary Geraci Law product, called GapNet, (for Geraci Automated Process) is not available, and is currently protected as a trade secret. “It would give another law firm to grade a competitive advantage to make the product commercially available at this point”, Geraci said, “but we are working toward a revised product that would be a breakthrough in client contact management software.”

While various cloud‐based products are becoming more and more popular, Geraci Law maintains its own servers, as well as its own off‐site backup. “We hope to continue the success of our law firm, with the cutting‐edge work of our IT team, and to continue delivering high quality legal services at the lowest cost, through innovative technical achievements” said Geraci.


5-Star Geraci Law Reviews

5starreviewsNovember 29, 2016: “We met with Brent Berning at the Mayfair office. He was very helpful and answered all our questions. If he wasn’t available when we called with questions, any of the attorneys that answered the phone were able to help us with our case. Robert Crowley was with us at the meeting of creditors and was also very helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

November 29, 2016: “I found myself in a situation I never, ever thought I would find myself in–having to file bankruptcy. I have worked hard all my life and have ALWAYS paid my bills. Then I found myself needing to move back to WI due to family health issues, leaving my job and my home out of state. A year later, my house has not sold and and I found myself supporting that household and my household here in WI and then out of a job for a period of time. I didn’t know what to do. A family member suggested investigating the possibility of filing bankruptcy. I never, ever thought I would need to do that and was embarrassed to even consider the possibility. I was afraid to even go into the office for the consult. I met with Kathryn MacKenzie, Attorney At Law, for my consult. She was very professional. She explained in detail the different bankruptcy options (Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13), how the process works for each type, and answered all my questions, all the while making me feel very much at ease. She never made me feel embarrassed. She empowered me by giving me the necessary information so I could make an informed decision about moving forward.”

November 28, 2016: “I was in rough situation. So, I contacted Geraci Law. They helped me set up the process. Over the course of my chapter 13, if I had any questions or concerns, I called and professional and polite attorney answered all my questions. I would recommend to a friend or family member. Thank you!! “



Peter Francis Geraci & Geraci Law Support the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

cropped-blog-header-140517.pngPeter Francis Geraci and Geraci Law L.L.C. donated to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.  The legal society provides legal services for individuals who qualify as low income.

Counties involved in the Indianapolis Legal Society include: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

ILAS handles matters ranging from Bankruptcy, housing matters, debt and even matters concerning families.  According to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society website, lot of their family work involves: adoption, paternity, visitation, guardianship, support, custody, and divorce.

Services are provided to individuals with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guideline.  You can see the guideline for 2015 by clicking this link.

An advocate for helping those in need, Attorney Peter Francis Geraci recently accepted a pro bono appointment in East Moline.   You can view the article here.  Mr. Geraci and his Wife, Holly Geraci, also support a number of local charities and have raised over $60,000 under their website helphollyhelp.com.


5 Star Geraci Law Reviews

5starreviews Nov 20, 2016: “Before initial consolation I felt apprehension or unsure, after initial consolation I felt at ease of having made the right decision.During the process any in formation requested was always available.After the case was closed, I felt grateful and relived that the debt was paid.”

Nov 17, 16:  “I would like to thank attorneys Mark & Ashley for their professionalism and compassion when dealing with my financial crisis. I had two appointments and by the end of the second appointment all my necessary paperwork had been filed, all my questions answered and the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders! 

Great job, many thanks to you both!”

Nov 20, 2016: “My wife & I had a very positive experience! They really helped us get out of debt, were very excited to be debt free!”

5 Star Geraci Law Reviews

5starreviewsNovember 16, 2016: “We contacted your office to do a bankruptcy for myself and my wife. You were very courteous and explained our options. We settled for chapter 13 bankruptcy covering 5 years of payments to our creditors per our trustee instructions. Our 5 years are up. We never applied for another credit card after our filing. We only use checks and a debit card. During our bankruptcy, other lawyers in your office were very courteous and helpful with any problems, when you were unavailable, and questions during the 5 years. Your online client corner is very helpful also. I would reccommend you to anyone for financial problems. Thank you.”

November 16, 2016: “Our experience with our attorney through Geraci law firm was excellent. We were happy with the communication we had and the payments to the court were acceptable for our budget. Thank you for all your hard work!”

November 10, 2016: “My wife and I were born during the Baby Boomer generation. My wife retired a few years ago and has had lots of health issues that came with overwhelming medical bills. I’m still working and hope to retire soon. I also have health issues and lots of medical bills. 

After we listened to Peter Francis Geraci info tapes we decided to get a fresh start by filing for Chapter 13. There were many informative parts in the tapes but when we heard Peter say not to worry we were relieved. The staff at PFG was always professional and would communicate with us by US mail service, phone, text message and / or email. We loved getting updates as to how our case was proceeding.

PFG has a website where we could upload needed documents pertaining to our case. This saved so much time and money.

We highly recommend Peter Francis Geraci Law LLC.”

Week of 11/14-11/18: “I’m glad I chose Peter Francis Geraci to help me file my bankruptcy. I was nervous to start the process but the attorney’s at PFG law made me feel comfortable with my decision. It was explained to me so I understood the process, and when I had questions I felt comfortable enough to call and ask and always got a quick response.”

Week of 11/14-11/18: “Hey my late great friend Ray referred me to the Geraci firm and he had said “They’re the best”. Ashley is terrific! The firm follows up and keeps your case on track. They didn’t miss a beat throughout the entire process. Having gone through the Chapter 13 process, Geraci is the law firm you can trust.”