In re Biemans

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.Feb 8, 2018
68 N.Y.S.3d 339 (N.Y. App. Div. 2018)

D–10–18

02-08-2018

In the MATTER OF Jan Willem BIEMANS, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 3995842)

Jan Willem Biemans, Utrecht, The Netherlands, pro se. Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.


Jan Willem Biemans, Utrecht, The Netherlands, pro se.

Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

Before: McCarthy J.P., Devine, Mulvey, Aarons and Pritzker, JJ.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON MOTION

Per Curiam.

Jan Willem Biemans was admitted to practice by this Court in 2001 and lists a business address in the Netherlands with the Office of Court Administration. Biemans 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 Biemans's application.

Upon reading Biemans's affidavit sworn to October 30, 2017 and filed November 27, 2017, and upon reading the January 30, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Biemans is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

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

ORDERED that Jan Willem Biemans'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 Jan Willem Biemans 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 Biemans 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 Jan Willem Biemans shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court

Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.

McCarthy J.P., Devine, Mulvey, Aarons and Pritzker, JJ., concur.