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Using a New York Virtual Law Office Program (VLOP) Only as a Mailing Address and as an Agent to Accept Service Does Not Satisfy the Requirement That an Attorney Practicing in New York Have a Physical Office in New York, However the Action Brought by the VLOP Attorney Is Not a Nullity and Should Not Have Been Dismissed

The First Department, reversing Supreme Court, determined using a Virtual Law Office Program (VLOP) only as a mailing address and as an agent to accept service in New York is not enough to satisfy the Judiciary Law requiring an attorney practicing in New York to have a physical office in New York. However the action started by the attorney with the virtual law office is not, as Supreme Court held, a nullity. Marina Dist. Dev. Co., LLC v. Toledano, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 05480, First Dept 7-9-19

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