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About me

I am a first generation Russian immigrant, a techie, a real estate investor, an entrepreneur and even a bit of a cook.  Having emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1989 and having lived in four different countries within that year, I grew up quickly.  In fact, I ran my first business in Italy, at the age of 8.  More recently, I've been a manager and regional trainer of an automotive chain, and then CEO of an IT company and a financial management company.  Then I became a lawyer...  My life experiences have certainly helped me understand different mentalities, cultures and points of view, making me an effective advocate for quite a few complex issues... My business experiences have allowed me to offer more than the overage commercial lawyer, as I can understand my client's position from a businessman's, rather than a lawyer's, point of view...


Languages spoken: English, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    6 years, 250 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    6 years, 220 cases
  3. Foreclosure: 25%
    6 years, 250 cases
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    6 years, 55 cases



Contingent (20-35%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Gina M Takemori

    Alex is a seasoned professional real estate and corporate attorney. He is a skilled litigator and excellent negotiator. I highly recommend him.


    Gina Takemori Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeremy S. Sussman

    I highly recommend Mr. Pakin as a foreclosure attorney


    Jeremy Sussman Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.

350 5th Avenue, 59th Floor
New York, NY, 10118


NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Congressional Order of MeritNRCC2008
Honorary ChairmanNRCC Business Advisory Council2008
National Leadership AwardNRCC2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing DirectorThe Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.2010 - Present
Managing DirectorPaykin, Richland & Falkowski, P.C.2013 - 2015
AttorneyMalik & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2012
President & CEOOption Next, Inc.2009 - 2010
Director of OperationsThe Law Office of Peter Beattie2008 - 2009
President & CEOSpider International2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Russian American Bar Association (New York chapter)Member2012 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionMember2012 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2006 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2006 - Present
MensaMember2005 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hudson City v. CohenSuccessful in the initial motion and successfully affirmed on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
State University of New York, Stony BrookInformation SystemsBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Managing Your Mortgage (Radio Program - Multiple Appearances)Short Sales & Loan Modification2008