Former partners of a Far Rockaway, N.Y., attorney convicted of a misdemeanor and suspended from the practice of law cannot recover $1 million they paid the attorney for his stake in their firm, a Nassau County, N.Y., judge has ruled.

In Glickenhouse v. Karp, 16617/06, Supreme Court Justice Leonard B. Austin ruled that two buyout agreements between Selwyn Karp and his former partners did not violate the Code of Professional Responsibility, common law or public policy and could not be voided.