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Actions Taken by a New York Attorney Who Is Not in Compliance With Judiciary Law § 470, Which Requires an Office in New York, Are Not a Nullity

The Court of Appeals, in a full-fledged opinion by Judge Garcia, reversing the Appellate Division, determined that actions taken by an attorney who is admitted to practice in New York but is not in compliance with New York’s office requirement are not a nullity: “We ... hold that a violation of Judiciary Law § 470 [requiring a New York office] does not render the actions taken by the attorney involved a nullity. Instead, the party may cure the section 470 violation with the appearance of compliant counsel or an application for admission pro hac vice by appropriate counsel ...”. Arrowhead Capital Fin., Ltd. v. Cheyne Specialty Fin. Fund L.P., 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 01124, CtApp 2-14-19

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