.On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of New Jersey reinstated attorney Edan E. Pinkas after being suspended for assisting another lawyer who lacked the authorization to practice law.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Edan E. Pinkas,” with case no. 088569.
On July 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued an amended order suspending attorney Pinkas for assisting a lawyer who is unauthorized to practice law. This suspension followed his earlier suspension by the New York Supreme Court on April 6, 2021, which lasted for 18 months. These actions were connected to Pinkas’ support of Mr. Gonchar, another attorney who had previously faced disciplinary action for operating a separate law practice without his firm’s knowledge, which violated the terms of his employment agreement.
The report states:
“The board stated that in the current matter, neither Mr. Gonchar nor the respondent informed Gonchar’s former clients that he had been suspended. That omission led the clients to believe that Gonchar was still permitted to practice law and offer legal opinions.”
Based on the Disciplinary Review Board’s recommendation regarding Edan E. Pinkas’ reinstatement, the Supreme Court of New Jersey decided to reinstate Pinkas to the practice of law.
The Disposition states:
“It is ORDERED that Edan E. Pinkas be restored to the practice of law, effective immediately.”
According to LinkedIn, Mr. Pinkas is a real estate attorney in New York, New York. He attended the Brooklyn Law School, graduating in 2004. He acquired his license in New Jersey in 2005.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.