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Extortion & Blackmail Charge Attorneys in New York City

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Gavel and handcuffs - New York extortion law

Extortion and blackmail are serious federal and state crimes. Under New York's grand larceny laws, a person commits extortion if he or she demands money or something of value from another person under the threat of filing criminal charges, threatening physical harm, or releasing potentially embarrassing information.

The Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. has vast experience in this field. As a former Manhattan prosecutor, Mr. Bederow prosecuted several larceny by extortion cases. He has also defended numerous clients against extortion and related charges as a New York criminal defense lawyer.

Mr. Bederow has extensive experience in representing victims of extortion plots. He has represented and advised several people who have been placed in the nerve-racking position of being extorted. These cases are extremely sensitive and require experienced, calm, organized, and quick-thinking advocates who understand criminal law as well as the implications that the release of embarrassing information may have on a person's life.

Mr. Bederow's understanding of the law and forceful, yet discreet representation has resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients by avoiding the release of embarrassing and negative publicity for his clients.

Examples of our experience in this field include:

  • Successful representation of a New York Times best-selling author who was extorted for large sums of money under threat of the release of embarrassing personal information. The matter was resolved with no payments, no release of information and no publicity.
  • Successful representation of a highly-regarded law professor extorted by a student for money under threat of the release of embarrassing personal information. The matter was resolved favorably with no payments, no release of information, and no publicity.
  • Successful representation of a partner at a large accounting firm threatened with the release of embarrassing personal information if he did not make regular payments to the extortion artist. The matter was resolved favorably with no payments and no release of information.

To schedule a case evaluation with Mr. Bederow, call the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. at (212) 256-9491.


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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Outstanding Case Results
  • Former Manhattan Prosecutor
  • Nationally Recognized
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

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