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Dedicated Representation.
Personalized Service And Communication.
Zealous Defense.

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Experienced & Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm

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A Proven Record of Successful Results

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Dedicated Representation.
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Zealous Defense.

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AN ELITE LAW FIRM IN THE HEART OF MANHATTAN’S FINANCIAL DISTRICT

In the legal arena, experience is an essential commodity. At Bachner and Weiner PC, we have been handling complex criminal defense and securities litigation cases for over 30 years. Our knowledge and experience can help you achieve a successful legal result.

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courtrooms throughout New York. We provide seasoned legal counsel and are equipped to achieve successful legal results for our valued clients.

Put Our Experience On Your Side

At Bachner and Weiner PC., we have been serving the critical legal needs of our clients since 1988. Our clients include corporations and officers, investment bankers, stockbrokers, mortgage bankers, bank officials, high-profile celebrities in the entertainment and sports fields, and other professionals such as doctors, pharmacists and lawyers.

We focus solely on criminal defense and typically represent clients facing serious consequences such as jail time, fines, restitution and loss of professional license. Whether you are facing offenses centering on white collar crimes, fraud, drug crimes or securities, our firm is prepared to provide vigorous defense.

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Michael BachnerPRINCIPAL ATTORNEY

Attorney Michael Bachner has been practicing law for over 30 years. He served as in-house counsel for a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) brokerage firm, representing the firm in securities litigation and arbitration issues involving broker fraud and SEC violations, criminal investigations as well as other critical legal and ethical matters.

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Case Results

Ponzi Scheme
Representation

Represented a former math
teacher accused of being a Ponzi
scheme mastermind.

Antonio Pierce
Case

Represented New York Giants
linebacker in gun possession
case.

Tax Fraud
Scheme Case

Acquitted a man of being part of
a scheme to defraud the U.S.
out of more than $200 million.

Bernard
Kerik

Represented former New York City Police Commissioner,
Bernard Kerik against false
statements and indictments.

People v. Sean “Puff
Daddy” Combs

In the case of People v. Sean
“Puff Daddy” Combs, Mr.
Bachner’s client was acquitted
of all charges.

Rap/Hip Hop
Artists

Mr. Bachner has represented
numerous persons in the rap
and hip hop industry, both in
the criminal and civil arenas.
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Honors and Memberships

Super Lawyer
American College Trial Lawyers
The National Trail Lawyers
AV Preeminent

Trial-Tested
Defense Attorneys

Our experience as former prosecutors informs our criminal defense practice today. Knowing the criminal justice system from both sides allows us to proactively anticipate and counter the prosecution’s tactics. While we are prepared to defend clients who are facing a broad range of charges including drug offenses, fraud charges and weapons charges. We devote significant resources to clients facing serious penalties in complex cases including white collar crimes – forgery, fraud, tax evasion and other financial crimes – and securities disputes – broker fraud, insider trading, stock manipulations and other securities violations. Clients throughout New York and New Jersey trust our firm for thorough preparation and tenacious defense from start to finish.

On Our Blog

How does identity theft work in the modern world?

Identity theft has become an increasingly popular crime in recent years, yet few people have a clear command of what this offense involves. One of the more effective ways to build a defense against the crime that you've been charged with is to learn more about what...

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Should I take the stand in my own defense?

It is important that you know your rights and responsibilities when facing a criminal charge. You have the right to remain silent. You cannot be compelled to incriminate or testify against yourself.  It is human nature, however, to want to take the stand to explain...

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Rental scams could lead to your imprisonment

It has become more difficult to determine which listings for rentals are real and which are fraudulent. That’s because some people have taken to promoting homes that are not theirs for rent with the goal of having others pay a deposit. After that deposit is paid, the...

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