Matter of Pinxten

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Matter of Pinxten 2018 NY Slip Op 08417 Decided on December 6, 2018 Appellate Division, Third Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided and Entered: December 6, 2018

[*1] In the Matter of JOZEF WILLEM PINXTEN, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 4833661)

Calendar Date: December 3, 2018
Before: Lynch, J.P., Devine, Aarons, Rumsey and Pritzker, JJ.

Jozef Willem Pinxten, Brussels, Belgium, 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

Per Curiam.

Jozef Willem Pinxten was admitted to practice by this Court in 2010 and lists a business address in Brussels, Belgium with the Office of Court Administration. Pinxten 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 Pinxten's application.

Upon reading Pinxten's affidavit sworn to September 20, 2018 and filed October 1, 2018, and upon reading the November 27, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Pinxten is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Lynch, J.P., Devine, Aarons, Rumsey and Pritzker, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Jozef Willem Pinxten's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that Jozef Willem Pinxten'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 Jozef Willem Pinxten 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 Pinxten 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 Jozef Willem Pinxten shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.