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James O. Druker

Tax Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.5   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 49 years
    Florida - FL 43 years
    Massachusetts - MA 54 years
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1974
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1969
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Jim is a founding partner at Kase & Druker. He specializes in tax law and federal criminal defense matters.

Jim began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, and Deputy Chief, Criminal Division and Chief of Official Corruptions Section. Jim was an Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Rackets and Narcotics Bureau in Nassau County.

Jim has served as the Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, Theodore Roosevelt Inn. He is also the author of “New Cars and UCC Section 2-608: Your Client Isn’t Stuck with a Lemon.” He has been Guest Adjunct Law Professor at Fordham School of Law.  Also, a frequent lecturer at Baruch College Graduate Business school 2012 – present.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned his J.D. at Boston College.


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Kase & Druker
1325 Franklin Ave Ste 225
Garden City, NY, 11530-1631
James O. Druker
1325 Franklin Ave Ste 225
Garden City, NY, 11530-1631
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Posted by JD | October 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Forever Indebted to a Remarkable Attorney
I retained Jim Druker in February of 2018 to help resolve a tax problem I had stemming to events from 2010. I had been referred to him through another contact on LinkedIn. When I first got in touch with him I was frantic; and honestly remained frantic for the next 3 years but he never wavered in trying to keep me calm. Jim patiently and empathetically responded to my inquiries (though he was likely cursing me when he hung up the phone or responded to my longwinded emails). Jim was not warm and fuzzy but always optimistic that the issues would somehow get resolved. He truly never wavered on his resolve to help me get the issues I had settled in the best possible way. He didn't hold me hostage to invoices or finances but rather stayed true to his word when he was first engaged. Lesser men would have ignored my calls and my frantic emails, Jim did not. I will never in a lifetime be able to fully repay Jim for everything he did for me and for my family. I can only hope that this review provides some level of adequate thanks for his years of filing and re-filing. In the end, he kept his promise. And again, a lesser man might have given up (or gotten fed up with me). I would recommend Jim in a heartbeat. I trusted him with my life. And while I hope never, ever to speak to him about my personal finances again, if I were nearby, I would not hesitate to ask him for dinner. You simply cannot ask for a better person or attorney for legal representation of any kind, no less taxes or fraud.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jim was patient, thorough and persistent throughout our case. We had mismanaged areas of our business for years and required legal assistance to help negotiate and manage our way back. Jim's fee structure was completely transparent. He did everything he said he would do.
Posted by joe | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Mr. Druker is as good as they come. Knowledgeable, and incisive. He takes your case to heart and is fair in every respect. He gets back to you promptly. He fought my tax case as if it were his own.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
It maybe time , fights gone
Jim , is a good lawyer very knowledgeable however we found it troublesome that we had to send requested paperwork on numerous occasions and having to call and check to ask why haven't you called to go over the paperwork in the case.We were told he didn't remember receiving it and please send again which happen on more then 1 occasion.As well it seemed he had no desire to fight for anything else but what was offered but excepted the easy way out ,Although he was very sympathetic and seemed caring we felt he had loss his fight that we were told he had over the many years he was know for at.his law practice. The case worked out ,however it wasn't an easy road having to constantly call and check in to discuss what he said was important details needed to be worked on for our case. Then to be told its not needed Each call seemed to be like the first starting from scratch each time . Very nice man , again extremely knowledgeable , caring. Perhaps some cases over so many years arent worth fighting for anymore .
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kase and Druker
  • 1978 - 2016
  • Chief of Rackets Bureau
  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office
  • 1976 - 1978
  • Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
  • U.S. Attorneys Office EDNY
  • 1974 - 1976
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • United States Deparment Of Justice
  • 1970 - 1973
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 1969 - 1970
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. D'Agostino
  • Dismissal
  • United States v. Jeffrey Schneider
  • acquittal


  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • sustained superior performance award
  • United States Justice Department
  • 1974
  • oustanding moot court oralist
  • Supreme Court Justice Brennan
  • 1969


  • New York Law Journal
  • Worker Classifications by the NYS department of Taxation
  • 2011
  • Clearinghouse Review Journal of Poverty Law and Policy
  • New Cars and UCC sec. 2-608, Your client isn't stuck with a lemon
  • 1970

Speaking Engagements

  • Business law classes
  • Recent Develeopments in crimal tax enforcement
  • 2017
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Tax fraud
  • 2015
  • Baruch College Law School
  • Current Tax Issues
  • 2015
  • IRS trainee workshop
  • Criminal Tax Prosecutions
  • 2014
  • Fordham Law School
  • trial practice
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim Druker is a truly outstanding lawyer. He is bright, honorable and hard working. The net effect is that he is extremely effective. His reputation is impeccable and, in the areas of white collar and particularly tax defense he is known as a "lawyers lawyer" - the sort who other professionals, including experienced ones, go to for advice. I write few endorsements because I am a tough critic. In that context, I endorse Jim Druker with the greatest enthusiasm!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Druker zealously protects his clients' interests, but is professional, straightforward, and willing to work with adversaries to resolve matters fairly and efficiently."
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Garden City Tax Lawyer James O. Druker
James O. Druker
Tax Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 54 years