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Leonard J. Pugatch

attorney at law  •  ljp@pnlaws.com

LEONARD J. PUGATCH is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University (BA 1973) and Hofstra University (JD 1976). He grew up in Hempstead and in Roslyn. After 2 years as a New York State Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Bureau, now for almost 40 years, Mr. Pugatch has been an attorney on Long Island with a general civil practice running the gamut, but concentrating in Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation in State and Federal Courts.

Since 1990, Mr. Pugatch has concentrated his practice on real estate transactions including acting as general counsel to one of the largest credit unions on Long Island. Since 1990, Mr. Pugatch has participated in over 10,000 real estate closings representing sellers, purchasers and lenders.

In 1999 Mr. Pugatch joined Phillip Nikolis (they had worked together and remained colleagues since the 1980's) and moved his practice to Long Island. Since then Mr. Pugatch and Mr. Nikolis have worked closely on a variety of cases: Personal Injury, Commercial Disputes, Banking and Lender Disputes, and other practice areas.

Mr. Pugatch regularly swims laps at the Sid Jacobson JCC and Village of East Hills Park in Roslyn. He is also passionate about softball, with a license plate that reads “3D BASE”.

PUBLICATIONS

LIFEGUARD LIABILITY: NOT JUST ANOTHER SUMMER JOB
Nassau Lawyer, August 2014

Education


B.A.
1973 The Johns Hopkins University:
Political Science & Art History

J.D.
1976 Hofstra University Law School
Chicago, Illinois

Bar Admissions


New York State Courts

United States District Court
(Eastern & Southern
District of New York)

United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit

Lecturer


Various Credit Unions
Homebuyer Seminars