Photo: igorstevanovic / A real estate lawyer and former staff member of a law firm was suspended from his law firm after fabricating an opposition brief in the middle of a law firm. Litigation on appeal, builds a fake chain of emails supposedly exchanged with the opposing lawyer A series of other lies related to working with the partner with whom he was working.Dennis McCoobery, admitted to the bar of the State in 1998, was suspended for three months by a committee of the first division of the appeals division that had considered several mitigating factors, including the fact that McCoobery had not d & # 39; disciplinary history and that his father had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had died later – resulting in a suspension-punishment that had been imposed upon him by a joint motion of the Grievance Committee of the Lawyer and McCoobery . opinion Published this month, McCoobery and the Grievance Committee have stipulated a series of lies and fabrications that depicted the number of falsehoods accumulated over weeks and months. McBobery, who left his former boutique firm Stempel Bennett Claman & Hochberg in May 2017, he did not return calls for comments on several phone numbers. The notice, citing the specified facts, detailed lies told by McCoobery, lasted at less several months between the end of 2016 and 2017, and involved two real estate disputes in apparently the firm represented different customers. In the longer series of deceptions, the partner of Stempel Bennett – who was not appointed by the committee – and McCoobery represented a real estate complainant. In November 2016, a record of appeal drafted by the The associate was to be filed with the Appellate Division, first department. Mc Coobery was invited to send the record and the minutes of appeal to a printer and an instr. The committee wrote: "McCoobery, who had worked at Stempel Bennett since 2008, lied and asked the vendor to serve and file the documents, but while he was sending the documents to the printer, he never asked The seller then informed the partner that he had asked the seller to classify and serve the documents, then in December 2016, he lied again and told the partner that he was There was a stipulation between him and the opposing lawyer allowing an extension of the January 2017 deadline for the record.While he continued to try to conceal his deceptions, McCoobery had subsequently fabricated a memorial in opposition of appeal and delivered to the partner a copy of the memorial manufactured that had never been served, and he had built a fake chain of emails to make him appear as if he had received the memoir manufactured oats lawyer's cat, also explained the court, citing the specified facts. In return, the associate wrote a reply brief, which McCoobery falsely told his partner was expected on February 10, 2017. The par tner then forwarded the file to the client for review.McCoobery then lied and told the partner that the client's call had been scheduled for the first department's term of office in June 2017. On May 1, 2017, after s & # 39; to be aware that the call had not been calendered, the partner told McCoobery that he was going to call the opposing lawyer to find out why the case had not been scheduled. Mr. Cooobery then admitted his disappointments, then May 2, 2017. The jury, composed of Judges David Friedman, Judith Gische, Jeffrey Oing, Anil Singh and Peter Moulton, wrote that the partner had instructed McCoobery to write the minutes. call from a customer. Memory of the opposition to submit to the first department in the context of a real estate dispute. Around February 2017, McCoobery filed the memoir without the knowledge of the partner, and then, around March 2017, the associate asked McCoobery to present his work so that he could see him. 39; examine. The committee wrote, again citing specified facts. Instead of telling the partner that he had filed the memoir, McCoobery gave the partner what he had falsely represented was a draft of the memoir, and the partner had made revisions. When the partner discovered McCoobery's actions, he confronted her, and McCoobery acknowledged what had happened, the committee wrote. In granting a three-month suspension to McCoobery, the judges wrote that the Grievance Settlement Committee and McCoobery had agreed that there were no aggravating factors apart from McCoobery's misconduct. . itself, and they stipulated the following mitigating facts: no customer has suffered irreparable harm; during the period in question, McCoobery's father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and died in May 2018, stressed by the stress that caused him to be distracted at work for a fairly long time; McCoobery has no disciplinary history in more than 20 years of law practice. The judges also noted in the February 5 decision that the Grievance and McCoobery Committee cited similar instances of negligence, misrepresentation and misrepresentation. and lack of communication leading to censorship (Leighton case, 158 AD3d 23) a suspension of nine months (Weisel case, 108 AD3d 39"However, in the circumstances of this case, including the mitigating factors set out here, the parties agree that the disciplinary action to be imposed on the respondent is a three-month suspension," the court wrote, adding that "the admitted misconduct of the respondent, the mitigating factors presented and the lack of aggravation, and the relevant case law, we conclude that a suspension of three months is a reasonable penalty for the type of misconduct in which the respondent was engaged. "On Monday, Steven Hochberg, partner director of Stempel Bennett, said over the phone that" we do not generally comment on the business of customers and businesses " , adding that the decision of the first department "speaks for itself". He also said, questioned what McCoobery had done, "Of course, it was shocking.He was there a long time and we were expecting more from him.