Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 60803
Attorney Name Kovler, Mark Allan
DBP Docket No. 172 DB 2002
Supreme Court Docket No. 787 D.D. No. 3
County Out of State
Disciplinary Counsel John Francis Dougherty
Counsel for Respondent None
Decision Date 2002-12-20
Effective Date 2003-01-20
Case Digest The Respondent was disbarred on consent in New York State by order of July 8, 2002. The basis of the charges pending against the Respondent in New York at the time of his consent were that he fraudulently conveyed his interest in the marital residence to his wife in 1994 with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud creditors, that he was involved in the creation of false evidence regarding the deed prepared in connection with that conveyance and a purported marital separation agreement between himself and his wife in 1994, and that he gave false testimony concerning these matters in depositions in a Federal District Court action and during depositions and trial proceedings. Proceeding under Rule 216, Pa.R.D.E., Reciprocal Discipline, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order and Notice of October 18, 2002 that Mr. Kovler state the reasons, if any, why this Court should not impose reciprocal discipline as a result of the July 8, 2002 order. The Respondent filed an Answer and Affidavit asserting mitigating factors and contending that disbarment was not warranted in this jurisdiction. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a response asserting that the misconduct in New York State would support a disbarment in this jurisdiction and that the proposed mitigation was legally and factually insufficient in this jurisdiction.
Rule Violation(s) Reciprocal Discipline matter under Rule 216, Pa.R.D.E.
Discipline Imposed Disbarment
Points of Law None. Per Curiam Order.
Report/Opinion not available