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Ivan Serchuk

Banking Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   2 reviews

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Licensed for 61 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1961
Updated 07/09/2022

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Pavia & Harcourt, LLP
590 Madison Avenue
New York, NY, 10022


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Posted by Frank | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond a great lawyer, a mentor and friend.
Our organization provides risk management services and related insurance products to community banks. We currently count approximately 40 in our primary service market of local institutions with less than one billion dollars in assets. We have worked with Ivan Serchuk during the past three decades. From this first hand experience, he has consistently displayed a remarkable ability to provide the right level of timely advice on a host of banking and related matters. Stated simply, Ivan is a true professional that can be counted on; he has my unqualified professional endorsement and my deep personal respect.
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Posted by David | January 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Banking Specialty Attorney Worked With
Mr. Serchuk was engaged originally in 1998 in connection with a merger with another Bank. He was professional, had an intimate knowledge of the businesses involved, and made an otherwise stressful process much simpler than anticipated. His responses, including to voice and email are prompt. As a result of that experience, he has continued to be retained exclusively as our corporate regulatory counsel. Having dealt with other attorney's in the past, I discovered that most questions required a degree of research - not so with Mr. Serchuk - many times he cites the banking law or regulation pertaining to the question during the initial discussion - saving on research time and expense. I would not use anyone else.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 550-600 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pavia & Harcourt, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Special Counsel to Banks Committee
  • NY State Senate
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Deputy Superintendent & Counsel
  • NY State Banking Department
  • 1968 - 1972
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Frederick vanPelt Bryan
  • U.S. District Court (SDNY)
  • 1961 - 1963
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  • Columbia University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1960
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1958


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Committee on Savings Institutions
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1991
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Committee on Law Firm Management
  • Member
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Association of the Bar of New York City
  • Member
  • 1971 - 1974
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Committee on Banking Law
  • Member
  • 1971 - 1974
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Naifeh & Smith
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia Law School
  • 1960

Speaking Engagements

  • Practising Law Institute Seminar
  • Banking Law Issues
  • 2005

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New York Banking Lawyer Ivan Serchuk
Ivan Serchuk
Banking Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 61 years