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Decided and Entered: December 6, 2018
[*1]In the Matter of ALLAN BENNETT GOLDSTEIN, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1449586)
Calendar Date: December 3, 2018
Before: Garry, P.J., Lynch, Clark, Mulvey and Aarons, JJ.
Allan Bennett Goldstein, Reston, Virginia, pro se.
Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Allan Bennett Goldstein was admitted to practice by this Court in 1974 and lists a business address in Washington, DC with the Office of Court Administration. Goldstein now seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a]). The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) advises that it does not oppose Goldstein's application.
Upon reading Goldstein's affidavit sworn to October 2, 2018 and filed October 5, 2018, and upon reading the November 27, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Goldstein is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.
Garry, P.J., Lynch, Clark, Mulvey and Aarons, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that Allan Bennett Goldstein's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further
ORDERED that Allan Bennett Goldstein's name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [b]); and it is further
ORDERED that Allan Bennett Goldstein is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another; and Goldstein 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, or to hold himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State; and it is further
ORDERED that Allan Bennett Goldstein shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.