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My practice areas are limited to corporate, commercial and business law.  I have extensive experience representing small and medium sized businesses and work closely with management and business owners to develop appropriate strategies for addressing complex business issues, including shareholder/partnership/LLC issues; investor relationships, banking and financing, including asset based lending and other commercial lending issues, commercial agreements between businesses, as well as business restructuring, workouts and reorganizations.  


I have broad experience having worked at prominent law firms in New York and New Jersey.  I handle challenging and difficult cases and provide small and medium sized businesses with a level of service and expertise that is usually reserved for large corporations who can afford to hire major corporate law firms.


At present, I am not accepting new clients, except on a referral basis. 


I have received two admonitions from the State of New Jersey, the lowest disciplinary citations issued in that jurisdiction.  The initial citation related to two grievances filed by clients who failed to pay their legal bill but wanted the benefit of my legal services and work product.  Both grievances against my law firm were dismissed.  However, after meeting with the investigator and preparing a written letter in response to the grievances, I moved my law practice and failed to timely notify the appropriate officials of my move.  As a result, I did not receive the investigator's subsequent requests for information and request to file formal answers to the grievances.  Notwithstanding the extenuating circumstances, it was my responsibility to both timely notify the state officials of my office move and to file a timely formal written reply to the grievance.   My failure to do so was determined by the grievance committee to warrant the issuance of an admonition.  The underlying grievances filed against me were both dismissed as being without merit.  


The official report of this admonition does not fully explain the circumstances and is somewhat misleading regarding my communications with the investigator.  The record demonstrated that I did immediately cooperate with the investigator's initial requests for information and that I did not receive the subsequent requests after I moved my law firm.   In this regard, the investigator acknowledged that I did not receive these requests.   The report is confusing insofar as the extensions that were granted to me related to the administrative grievance, not the underlying grievance proceedings.  As I never actually received the formal request to file the answers to the underlying grievances, I never received any extensions to file those answers.   However, I did timely file the answer to the administrative grievance, with the answers to the underlying grievances annexed thereto,  consistent with my communications with the investigator and the extensions of time afforded to me to file an answer to the administrative grievance.  It therefore appears that the report of this admonition confounds the matters pertaining to the underlying grievances with my response to the administrative grievance in a way that is misleading, or at least could be misinterpreted as a complete failure on my part to cooperate with the investigator.  That is simply not the case.  Unfortunately, there is no administrative process available to correct the report of the grievance committee's decision.


The second admonition relates to a separate administrative matter involving a misunderstanding with a former law firm.  In an apparent oversight, the firm did not timely pay the annual attorney registration fee on my behalf, which was a standard practice of the firm.  I subsequently left that firm and joined another firm unaware that the annual fee remained unpaid.  This meant that there was a period of approximately six weeks where I was working at the new law firm before we discovered that the prior year's annual fee remained outstanding.   The fee was promptly paid. Subsequently, I was contacted by the state bar officials and after a brief review of the circumstances, I acknowledged that I had, in fact, practiced law for a brief period at a time when I was not authorized to do so under the governing rules of the State of New Jersey.  It was my responsibility to ensure that the annual registration fee was timely paid.  I therefore accepted the offer of a minimum sanction for that violation. 


These public admonitions involved administrative matters and do not reflect adversely on my professional ethics or conduct in my handling of matters on behalf of my firm's clients. 


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219 Route 32
Suite 101A
Central Valley, NY, 10917-3609


NJLicense Administratively Revoked198709/10/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonition
    issued in NJ, 2004


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Andrew’s comment: “This admonition relates to an administrative oversight by a prior firm which failed to timely pay my attorney registration fee. For further details, please read the "About Me" section above.”

  2. Admonition
    issued in NJ, 2000


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Andrew’s comment: “This admonition relates to the fact that I did not timely notify the state bar officials when I moved my law firm. As a result, I did not receive notices of a request to submit, inter alia, a formal written reply to former client's grievances. Although the grievances were dismissed as being without merit, I was admonished for failing to timely file an answer to the grievance, (i.e., cooperating with the investigation). For further details, please read the "About Me" section above.”

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