NORMAN STIER, of ELIZABETH, who was admitted to the Bar of this State in 1976, having been ordered to show cause why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined pursuant to Rule 1:20-7, based on disciplinary action taken against him in the State of New York, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the report of the Disciplinary Review Board is hereby adopted and NORMAN STIER is suspended from the practice of law for a period of seven years and until the further order of the Court, retroactive to June 21, 1988; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent shall not be eligible to apply for restoration to the practice of law in this State until he has been readmitted to the bar of the State of New York; and it is further
Ordered that the Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board, together with this order and the full record of the matter, be added as a permanent part of the file of respondent as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey; and it is further
Ordered that respondent continue to be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension; and it is further
Ordered that respondent continue to comply with Administrative Guideline No. 23 of the Office of Attorney Ethics dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further
Ordered that respondent reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.
Report and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board
This matter is before the Board based on a Motion for Reciprocal Discipline filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics. R. 1:20-7. The Motion is based on respondent's disbarment by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, State of New York. In the Matter of Norman Stier, 127 A.D. 2d 342, 515 N.Y.S. 2d 235 (1987). The facts follow.
Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 1969. Thereafter he worked as an associate for Louis Mitler, Esq. Eventually, respondent disassociated his practice from Mitler's, although the two remained professional colleagues. Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New Jersey in 1976. Respondent ...