IN RE: IGOR VIKTOROVICH NOVIKOV

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: IGOR VIKTOROVICH NOVIKOV, an Attorney.

Decided: March 22, 2018

Before:  McCarthy, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Aarons and Rumsey, JJ. Igor Viktorovich Novikov, Allston, Massachusetts, 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 ON MOTION

(Attorney Registration No. 5027552)

Calendar Date:  March 19, 2018

Igor Viktorovich Novikov was admitted to practice by this Court in 2012 and lists a business address in Newton, Massachusetts with the Office of Court Administration.  Novikov 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 Novikov's application.

Upon reading Novikov's affidavit sworn to January 2, 2018 and filed January 9, 2018, and upon reading the March 14, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Novikov is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

McCarthy, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Aarons and Rumsey, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Igor Viktorovich Novikov's application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted;  and it is further

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

ENTER:

Robert D. Mayberger

Clerk of the Court

Per Curiam.