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Michael F. Bachner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Bachner & Associates, PC
111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-344-7778
Fax: 212-344-7774
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%), Criminal Defense (30%), Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

A solid defense is imperative to protecting someone's future, and no one knows that better than Michael F. Bachner at Bachner & Associates. He devotes his time to representing clients nationally with a concentration in the New York City area, including those in the five boroughs, as well as people in Long Island and Westchester County. His caseload involves federal criminal offenses, securities law, white collar crimes and general criminal defense.

Known for his exceptional work, Mr. Bachner is often featured on Fox News, CNBC, truTV, or in local and national press. He has shared his legal experience with others through publishing an article in the New York Law Journal. He also regularly acts as a guest lecturer, speaking with students at both law schools and business schools in the area.

As a testament to his outstanding career, Mr. Bachner holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Mr. Bachner is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

In 1978, Mr. Bachner received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he attained a Phi Beta Kappa certification,  and then earned a Juris Doctor in 1981 from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  At Hofstra, Michael was selected as the Professor's assistant in Criminal Law, and presently instructs there and at other law schools on a voluntary basis in Trial Techniques.

Prior to serving clients through private practice, Mr. Bachner served under the Hon. Robert Morgenthau in The New York County District Attorney's Office as a narcotics prosecutor and then as a Deputy in the Rackets Bureau.  Thereafter, Michael gained valuable experience serving as in-house counsel for a nationally known securities company.  Both experiences gave him insight into how criminal proceedings and high-level issues work. He brings that knowledge to his firm today, where he has a reputation as a fierce litigator.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Securities Litigation
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Michael F. Bachner

First Admitted: 1982, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • American Collage of Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • AV Preeminent Rating, 2008 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Asking SEC About Parallel Criminal Probes, Information Sharing

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Associate Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Prudential Securities
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1982
  • New York, 1982

Representative Clients

  • Securities Industry Professionals
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Investors

Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., B.A. in Criminal Justice, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1978

Industry Groups

  • New York Council Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Michael F. Bachner

111 Broadway
Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 212-344-7778

Fax: 212-344-7774

Last Updated: 11/5/2021

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