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In re Wildove

Supreme Court of New York, Third Department

July 25, 2013

In the Matter of EDWARD WILDOVE, a Suspended Attorney. COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, Petitioner; EDWARD WILDOVE, Respondent. (Attorney Registration No. 1243252)

Calendar Date: July 1, 2013

Michael G. Gaynor, Acting Chief Attorney, Committee on Professional Standards, Albany, for petitioner.

Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC (Scott W. Bush of counsel), Rensselaer, for respondent.

Before: Rose, J.P., Stein, Garry and Egan Jr., JJ.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

PER CURIAM.

Respondent was admitted to practice by this Court in 1978. He maintained an office for the practice of law in the Town of Cobleskill, Schoharie County.

Respondent is the subject of a disciplinary proceeding involving, among other things, his admitted conversion of client funds (Matter of Wildove, 105 A.D.3d 1246 [2013]) and tenders his resignation from the bar in an affidavit in compliance with this Court's rules (see 22 NYCRR 806.8). We accept respondent's resignation, which petitioner does not oppose, and order his disbarment pursuant to 22 NYCRR 806.8 (b). We further direct respondent to cooperate with petitioner, which may consult with the Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, in the formulation of any restitution order or orders that petitioner may deem appropriate for submission to this Court for entry pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90 (6-a) (e).

Rose, J.P., Stein, Garry and Egan Jr., JJ., concur.

ORDERED that respondent's resignation application is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is disbarred and his name is stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another; and respondent is hereby forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission or other public authority, or to give to another an opinion as to the law or its application, or any advice in relation thereto; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is directed to cooperate with petitioner in the formulation of any restitution order or orders that petitioner may deem appropriate for submission to this Court for entry pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90 (6-a) (e); and it is further

ORDERED that respondent shall comply with the provisions of this Court's rules regulating the conduct of disbarred attorneys (see 22 NYCRR 806.9).


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