In the Matter of Gregg A. Luckman, an attorney and counselor-at-law, respondent. (Attorney Registration No. 2507481)
APPLICATION pursuant to 22 NYCRR 1240.10 by Gregg A. Luckman,
who was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate
Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial
Department on December 16, 1992, to resign as an attorney and
Catherine A. Sheridan, Hauppauge, NY (Michele Filosa of
counsel), for Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial
E. Brill, Hempstead, NY, for respondent.
D. SCHEINKMAN, P.J., WILLIAM F. MASTRO, REINALDO E. RIVERA,
MARK C. DILLON, RUTH C. BALKIN, JJ.
OPINION & ORDER
respondent, Gregg A. Luckman, has submitted an affidavit
sworn to on January 18, 2018, in support of his application
to resign as an attorney and counselor-at-law (see
22 NYCRR 1240.10).
respondent acknowledges in his affidavit that he is the
subject of an investigation conducted by the Grievance
Committee for the Tenth Judicial District involving
allegations of professional misconduct, including the
misappropriation of client funds, the failure to safeguard
funds held in escrow, and the ongoing misuse of his attorney
trust account. The respondent attests that he cannot
successfully defend against the allegations based upon the
facts and circumstances of professional conduct as described.
respondent acknowledges that his resignation is freely and
voluntarily tendered, without coercion or duress by anyone,
with full awareness of the consequences, including that the
Court's acceptance and approval shall result in the entry
of an order of disbarment striking his name from the roll of
attorneys and counselors-at-law.
respondent acknowledges that he misappropriated funds
belonging to multiple clients, that he has taken steps to
make those clients whole by obtaining funds from multiple
sources (i.e., personal IRA accounts, a life insurance
policy, and other personal financial holdings), and that
other clients may exist who were impacted by the misuse of
his attorney trust account but who have yet to be identified
at this time.
respondent acknowledges that his resignation is submitted
subject to any future application that may be made by a
Grievance Committee to any Department of the Appellate
Division for an order, pursuant to Judiciary Law §
90(6-a), directing that he make restitution or reimburse the
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, and that he consents
to the continuing jurisdiction of the Appellate Division to
make such an order.
addition, the respondent acknowledges and agrees that pending
the issuance of an order accepting his resignation, he shall
not undertake to represent any new clients or accept any
retainers for future legal services to be rendered, and that
there will be no transactional activity in any fiduciary
account to which he has access, other than for the payment of
funds held therein on behalf of clients or others entitled to
the respondent acknowledges that in the event that the Court
accepts his resignation, the order resulting therefrom and
the records and documents filed in relation to the
aforementioned allegations, including the affidavits, shall
be deemed public records pursuant to Judiciary Law §
Grievance Committee recommends that the respondent's
application to resign be granted.
as the respondent's application to resign substantially
complies with the requirements of 22 NYCRR 1240.10, the
application is granted, and effective immediately, the
respondent is disbarred, and his ...