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Alexander Paykin

Commercial real estate Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   40 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    22%
    Formation, dissolution, mergers/acquisitions, shareholder/member/partner disputes, licensing and administrative hearings and corporate and consumer litigation, commercial real estate matters, commercial landlord/tenant, outside general counsel, etc.

    14 years, 55 cases

  2. Foreclosure
    22%
    Commercial and Residential Foreclosure and foreclosure defense, loan modification (HAMP and non-HAMP), short sale, short refinance (HARP and non-HARP), deed in lieu of foreclosure negotiations (cash for keys), and other real estate foreclosure solutions

    14 years, 250 cases

  3. Litigation
    22%
    Commercial, consumer, real estate and general litigation.

    14 years, 220 cases

  4. Real estate
    22%
    Commercial and Residential. Purchase/Sale, boundary line disputes, landlord/tenant, quiet title, partitions, mechanic's liens, commercial and residential foreclosure and defense, loan modification (HAMP and internal), short sale, deed in lieu, etc.

    14 years, 250 cases

  5. General practice
    8%
    Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Demand Letters, Bills of Sale, Small Business General Counsel, Mediation, Arbitration, various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolutions

    14 years, 100 cases

  6. Business
    1%
    Same effective category as Commercial

    14 years, 55 cases

  7. Contracts and agreements
    1%
    Same effective category as Commercial

    14 years, 55 cases

  8. Landlord or tenant
    1%
    A subset of Real Estate Litigation generally

    14 years, 50 cases

  9. Residential real estate
    1%
    A subset of Real Estate generally, including purchase, sale, leasing, landlord/tenant (eviction, holdover), quiet title, boundary line disputes, mechanic's liens, et cetera

    14 years, 150 cases

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH LITIGATION OR A TRANSACTION, PLEASE CALL... I'M A HIGH TECH COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY AND I'M HERE TO HELP! ALL MATTERS START WITH A FREE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION.

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 average commercial lawyer, as I can understand my client's position from a businessman's, rather than a lawyer's, point of view... Since 2008, I've worked as an associate in a boutique firm, ran a solo practice, been managing director of a small 3 attorney firm and then returned to solo practice. My firm now has a staff of 10, including 4 attorneys and six support staff, focuses on commercial and real estate matters and is equally split between litigation and transactions.

I contribute to the profession by regularly teaching Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to other attorneys, and also co-chair the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and a member of the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR), (NYSBA), the Law Practice Management Committee, NYSBA, the Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship, NYSBA, the Legal Technology Resource Committee, American Bar Association (ABA), the Productivity & Knowledge Strategy Committee, ABA and the Pro Bono & Public Service Committee, ABA.

In my spare time, I am highly active with my local Rotary Club, as well as my Rotary District. As of July 1, 2023, I will once again serve as President of my Rotary Club, where I have previously already served 2 terms as President, two terms as Vice-President, and one term as Secretary.  In the past, I have served as Chair of the IT Committee for the Rotary District, chair of the Rotary Means Business committee, Member of the Rotary District PR Committee, member of the Rotary District Conference Committee and as the Conference Registrar. I have also served as the Rotarian Advisor to the Kings Park High School Interact Club, and as the Attorney Coach of the Ezra Academy High School Mock Trial Team, run as part of the New York State Bar Association's Youth & Citizenship Initiatives. I volunteer my time to sit on three 501(c)(3) non-profit boards,boards, including a domestic violence shelter network called Brighter Tomorrows where I serve as Secretary of the Board, a charity focused on homeless veterans called General Needs Ltd, and a community improvement charity known as the Commack-Kings Park Charitable Fund, where I previously served two terms as President of the Board and have been elected for another term as president starting July 1st of this year. If there's any time left, I enjoy a good night at the theater and a good roasted duck!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020,2013
Client's Choice
2020 2013

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Location

The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.
The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.
99 Tulip Avenue
Suite 408
Floral Park, NY, 11001
The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Anthony | August 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very talented,smart and knowlegable
I was very impressed with Alexander. He swiftly responded to my questions and gave a brilliant analysis of some documents that I needed to have reviewed. He went above and beyond, exceeding my expectations. I highly recommended Alexander for your legal issues!
Posted by Mark | July 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A commercial star
I have worked with Alex on a number of commercial matters and have always found him to be committed, responsive, intelligent and innovative in the representation of his clients. He will always look for another way to achieve the desired result and will not stop at the easy answer. He digs in and does whatever it takes to advise and assist his clients in forming and growing their businesses. In the commercial arena, you need look no further.
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Posted by Sandra | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the most honest and helpful attorneys I've had the pleasure to deal with. He and his staff are compassionate n hardworkin
The office is knowlegeble of the law. They are great with translating legal jargon with clear and concise communication.
Posted by Mustafa Alkhasoneh | December 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Alex
Alex is an excellent attorney who can fix complicated matters. Very trustworthy and dependable. I highly recommend.
Posted by Christopher | December 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic service
I felt heard and understood. Alex is ability to take difficult situations and make it easy for people to understand was extremely helpful in my case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding reputation and rightfully so
I had an issue they helped at every turn! Any questions, answered, with impeccable knowledge and understanding, all while keeping my mind at ease. Quick responses, and exceptional expedience with my case.
Posted by Garrett | December 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Property legal case
Alexander & team were fantastic. They took my case which had been outstanding for a long time and which had been weighing on us. They were thorough and professional in their approach, addressing all the potential outcomes and clearly outlining a strategy for success. Once we reached the final stage they executed upon the plan and my case was dismissed expeditiously. Fantastic service.
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Posted by Rachel | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped sell my condo without a hitch
Having recently gone through the stress of a cross country move, I was also selling my home in the process. I knew I’d have to hire an attorney to handle the sale, so I chose one that was well-staffed and could handle my being between time zones. Alex and staff were super prompt and professional every step of the way, including getting my proceeds taken care of when I had to run to a conference. Highly recommend
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Posted by James | April 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Consult Ever
Mr. Paykin went through all of the possibilities with me and actually talked me out of litigation. I was prepared to go down a rabbit hole of spending. Instead, once he laid out all the facts, he made me realize that in a case like mine, only the lawyers would profit. Honesty beyond compare. Not what I expected from a litigator!
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Posted by Doni A. | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Alexander and his team were very professional and helpful throughout our project. I would highly recommend this law firm to any and all in the future.
Posted by Brian | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Buying a NY coop
Good experience with the transaction. It all went relatively smoothly for me.
Posted by Timothy | June 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Local Counsel
I retained Alexander to be my local counsel for service of subpoenas and discovery documents. He and his firm are very responsive and easy to work with.
Posted by Gina | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer for my real estate sale
Alex is fantastic and I highly recommend him if you're looking for a law firm to handle your real estate transaction. Even though I had some some challenges selling my parents' home, Alex provided clear, and sound solutions during the initial consultation. I felt very confident working with him from the very beginning. The responsiveness from him and his team (Jamie, paralegal) is amazing - super quick, within minutes especially via email. I also appreciate how he prefers to work electronically and with technology (where possible). Alex walked me through the closing process - it wasn't the typical close because it was during the coronavirus pandemic and a creative way to meet while practicing social distancing had to be found. Reliable, knowledgeable, courteous, ethical, prompt, and modern. When we're ready to purchase a new place, I won't hesitate to contact Alex again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great knowledge and Professionalism
I had a consultation with Alex on the phone last year for a very difficult situation about my property which was severely damaged by the tenant. Alex offered me good advice even though he could not take on the case. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Empathetic and Knowlegable
Alexander was kind enough to share a few minutes of his time to offer 3 options on a landlord/tenant issue. He selflessly suggested two very affordable options, and a third involving his services and time in case that was needed. I really appreciated his professionalism and knowledge and will certainly keep him in mind for the future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and helpful
I consulted Alex twice on two separate matters and he was very helpful and responsive.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Proactive, Responsive and Honest
Alex and his team are very professional and responsive. I needed advice regarding the sale of my property occupied by family members. I wasn't even sure of what to ask but he broke it down to steps for me and created an action plan that I can follow. The best thing about Alex is that he is very honest and sincere, definitely not materialistic and cares about his clients. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Christina | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and responsive
We hired Alexander to pursue the return of a security deposit from 5 years ago. Alexander was very responsive from the get-go. In the free consultation, he explained our options which included a demand letter. That letter was enough to get the landlord to respond and agree to the return of the deposit. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FULL SERVICE CONSULTATION
I was actually looking for some initial advice with a difficult family co-ownership situation and Alexander responded immediately. I actually got in touch with him from abroad. He informed me of what my rights are according to the law in detail and he also told me of the "best" and "worst" case scenarios and the possible costs that would be incurred. I was very impressed with the time he dedicated to informing me without any commitment from my side. I have now decided to hire Alexander to represent me on this case and hope that the cooperation is as positive as the first consultation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Verified Review Avvo verified that the reviewer consulted or engaged this lawyer
Real Estate advice session
He returned my call within ten minutes and was exceptional in his knowledge of condos with board of director problems. He explained the options available to me and was very pleasant and gave me some very good advice. He is a very good man and an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-35%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Law Office of Alexander Paykin, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Director
  • Paykin, Richland & Falkowski, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Malik & Associates, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • President & CEO
  • Option Next, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Director of Operations
  • The Law Office of Peter Beattie
  • 2008 - 2009
  • President & CEO
  • Spider International
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vadim Korovchenko v. Radiate Athletics Inc. - Index # 651920/2019 - New York County Supreme Court
  • Alexander Paykin represented Plaintiff and obtained all of the relief Plaintiff sough. See Decision & Order of the Hon. Melissa Anne Crane, J.S.C. as NYSCEF Document 58
  • Island Surgical and Vascular Group P.C. v. Sang H. Jho
  • Alexander Paykin defended the doctor and had the medical practice's action dismissed with prejudice in an Order dated 8/7/2020 and entered on 8/13/2020 in NYSCEF under document 120 (Suffolk Index # 4378/2019
  • Island Surgical and Vascular Group P.C. v. Frederick B. Achildiev
  • Alexander Paykin defended the doctor and had the medical practice's action dismissed with prejudice in an Order dated and entered on 6/11/2020 in NYSCEF under document 87 (Suffolk Index # 5371/2019)
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Associations

  • Committee on Law Practice and Court Rules, NYSBA
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • General Needs Ltd. a 501(c)(3)
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Technology & Resource Center Committee, ABA GPSolo
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • ABA Techshow
  • Board Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR), NYSBA
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • The Pinnacle Condominium
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Co-chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship, NYSBA
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Law Practice Management Committee of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rotary Means Business Fellowship, Rotary District 7255
  • Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Legal Project Management Committee of the ABA Law Practice Division
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Legal Technology Resource Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Brighter Tomorrows Inc. (501[c][3])
  • Secretary of the Board
  • 2017 - Present
  • Commack-Kings Park Charitable Fund - a 501(c)(3)
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Russian American Bar Association (New York chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mensa
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Productivity & Knowledge Strategy Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Pro Bono & Public Service Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Commack-Kings Park Charitable Fund - a 501(c)(3)
  • President & Chairman of the Board
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club
  • President
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Safe Halls Project - 501(c)(3)
  • President & Chairman of the Board
  • 2017 - 2019
  • ARAG Technology Innovation Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Rotary International District 7255
  • IT Chair
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of Long Island Awards
  • 2023
  • Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the City Awards
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the City Awards
  • 2022
  • Client Champion - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of Long Island Awards
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the Boro (Queens) Awards
  • 2022
  • Best Law Firm
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the Boro (Queens) Awards
  • 2021
  • Best Law Firm
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the City Awards
  • 2021
  • Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Bethpage FSB - Best of the City Awards
  • 2021
  • Real Estate Firm of the Year - USA, New York
  • Leaders in Law
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year in New York
  • Global Law Experts
  • 2018
  • Top Four Contract Law Firms in New York
  • Opporty
  • 2018
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Customer Choice Award
  • Opporty
  • 2017
  • Featured Leader
  • Leaders in Law
  • 2017
  • Exclusively Recommended Leader-in-Law in New York Real Estate
  • Leaders-in-Law
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Recognition for Excellence as a Commercial Litigator
  • Worldwide Registry
  • 2015
  • Congressional Order of Merit
  • NRCC
  • 2008
  • Honorary Chairman
  • NRCC Business Advisory Council
  • 2008
  • National Leadership Award
  • NRCC
  • 2006
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary International District 7255 Business Skills Seminar
  • Public Relations
  • 2019
  • Managing Your Mortgage (Radio Program - Multiple Appearances)
  • Short Sales & Loan Modification
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (22)
Endorse Alexander
Real estate Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex is a seasoned professional real estate and corporate attorney. He is a skilled litigator and excellent negotiator. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex is my go-to litigator for landlord/tenant issues and general business contract disputes. He knows the New York state court system inside and out and provides knowledgeable, high-quality advice at very affordable rates."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Alexander, the head of the firm, is an exceptional leader and mentor. In my time working with him, I have been deeply impressed by his vast knowledge of the law and ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly to both clients and junior attorneys alike. He has a unique talent for connecting with clients, understanding their needs, and translating that into effective legal strategies. I have seen him handle complex litigation and high-profile transactions with equal dexterity. His skills in the courtroom and at the negotiating table are matched by few. However, what sets him apart as a leader is his dedication to developing the next generation of legal talent. He takes the time to train junior attorneys, instilling in us the highest ethical standards and pushing us to grow into skilled advocates. I credit much of my own success to the mentoring I have received from him."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Alex is truly an exceptional lawyer. In his role as my supervisor, Alex has consistently motivated and inspired me to develop new litigation skills. His guidance has been instrumental in gaining invaluable real-world experience, from conducting thorough legal research to drafting precise motion papers and actively participating in court conferences. Alex’s willingness to entrust me with increasing responsibilities has significantly accelerated my professional development. Grateful for the enriching mentorship!"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Paykin is a very knowledgeable attorney, who runs his practice like clockwork. He pays specific attention to the details of the matter at hand and the necessary ways to achieve desired results. He is personable, easy to work with, very responsive to inquiries and a great mentor to fellow attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Alex is exactly what comes to mind when you think of the ideal lawyer: a fiercely zealous advocate for his clients, extremely knowledgeable, and able to gain proficiency in unknown terrain very quickly. He's able to formulate winning strategies and pivot effectively when unforeseen challenges present themselves."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a smart and honest attorney. He is dedicated to his clients, and is extremely thoughtful and straightforward when analyzing cases and presenting clients with options. He is also extremely proactive and efficient in his advocacy. I endorse him without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Pakin as a foreclosure attorney"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Alex is a thorough and meticulous attorney who is fully dedicated to his clients and their cases. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex is an effective litigator, easily accessible and works diligently on behalf of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional, intelligent, and thoroughly knowledgeable with a wide grasp of potential issues that can affect a matter."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together as co counsel on many matters and I hold Alex in the highest regard."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Paykin has a black-belt in zealous advocacy. He will not rest until your position is championed with the force a tsunami."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex is a smart lawyer with a passion for advocating for his clients and delivering well-researched work."
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Alexander Paykin
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New York, NY
Licensed for 13 years
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