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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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New York License Defense Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 13, 2023)

Last Updated on: 13th October 2023, 01:54 pm

New York License Defense Lawyers: Protecting Your Right to Practice

Getting a professional license in New York requires years of education, training, and hard work. But keeping that license can be challenging when you face disciplinary action or criminal charges. That’s where experienced New York license defense lawyers can help.

Understanding New York’s Licensing Laws

New York has strict laws governing licensed professions like medicine, nursing, law, accounting, and more. Each profession has its own licensing board that oversees complaints, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings.

For example, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professional Discipline handles complaints against physicians, physician assistants, specialist assistants, and others. The State Board of Nursing oversees nurses. And the Attorney Grievance Committees handle complaints against lawyers.

These agencies have broad authority to investigate complaints, hold hearings, and impose discipline – ranging from fines and probation to license suspension or revocation. Their rules and procedures can be complex for license holders to navigate without an attorney’s help.

Common Causes of Disciplinary Action

Some of the most common reasons professionals face disciplinary action in New York include:

  • Negligence or incompetence – Making mistakes, practicing beyond your capabilities, or harming patients/clients through negligent actions.
  • Substance abuse – Abusing alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications.
  • Unethical or unprofessional conduct – Engaging in dishonesty, fraud, conflicts of interest, breach of confidentiality, inappropriate relationships, or other unethical acts.
  • Criminal convictions – Any felony or serious misdemeanor, especially those involving violence, sexual misconduct, or drug offenses.
  • Fraud – Billing for services not provided, falsifying records, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud, and other acts of dishonesty.
  • Sexual misconduct – Engaging in sexual relationships with patients or clients.

Even an unsubstantiated complaint can trigger an investigation that costs time and money to resolve. So it’s essential to involve an experienced attorney early in the process.

Benefits of Retaining a License Defense Lawyer

Navigating New York’s professional licensing disciplinary process is difficult without legal guidance. An experienced license defense lawyer can:

  • Advise you of your rights and options under the law
  • Represent you in investigations and negotiate with licensing officials on your behalf
  • Identify weaknesses in the licensing board’s case against you
  • Gather evidence and witnesses to refute the allegations
  • Prepare a persuasive defense with supporting documentation
  • Represent you in disciplinary hearings and appeals
  • Negotiate settlements where appropriate to minimize damage to your license
  • Help avoid criminal convictions that could jeopardize your license
  • Provide guidance on complying with probation terms or license restrictions

In short, the right lawyer can make the difference between saving your license or losing your livelihood.

Choosing the Right License Defense Lawyer

Not all lawyers have experience handling professional licensing cases. Look for a lawyer who:

  • Focuses specifically on professional license defense cases
  • Is familiar with your profession’s licensing laws and disciplinary process
  • Has a track record of success in negotiating settlements and winning hearings
  • Will fight aggressively to protect your license

Make sure you feel comfortable with the lawyer you choose and confident in their abilities. Your license defense lawyer becomes your advocate and partner in navigating this process.

The worst thing you can do when facing a licensing complaint or criminal charge is nothing. Hoping problems will go away on their own can backfire badly. The sooner you involve an experienced license defense lawyer, the better your chances of protecting your professional reputation and your ability to practice in New York. Don’t leave your livelihood to chance.


Licensing complaints and disciplinary actions can happen even when professionals aim to practice ethically. If your New York professional license is at risk, turn to a knowledgeable license defense lawyer. With an attorney’s help, you can avoid or minimize damage to your license and your career.

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