A New York lawyer whose exaggerated claims about his trial experience and professional accomplishments contributed to a $385,000 malpractice verdict has been permitted by a federal judge to sell his law practice for $2,000, more than twice its appraised value of $850.

David A. Dorfman’s efforts to sell his practice to his associate, Gregory Koerner, had been challenged as a fraudulent conveyance by the former client who successfully sued for malpractice. The client, Ricky Baker, claimed the sale price failed to account for $50,000 in goodwill and was part of Dorfman’s efforts to dodge payments on the malpractice award.

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