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Allan John Bentkofsky

Allan John Bentkofsky, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1976, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1976.


  • Bentkofsky, Allan John was born on April 27, 1949 in Brooklyn. Son of David and Margaret (Musco) Bentkofsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Syracuse University, 1971. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Syracuse University, 1975.


    • Associate Gleason, Foulke, Magill & Hewitt, Auburn, New York, 1975-1979. Sole practice, 1979-1995. Now with Bentkofsky & Simmonds, LLP, since 1995.

      Assistant district attorney Cayuga County, New York, 1979-1983. New York State district tax attorney and appraiser for Cayuga County, 1985-1990, panel bankruptcy trustee, since 1989. Lecturer, adjunct faculty Cayuga County Community, Auburn, 1979-1982.


    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1976, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1976.


    • Associate editor Syracuse Law Review, 1974-1975.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Candidate for district attorney Cayuga County, 1983. Board directors Central New York Legal Services, Syracuse, 1983-1986, Auburn Young Men’s Christian Association-Weiu, since 1991, vice president, 1993. Board directors Hospice of the Finger Lakes, president, 1990-1992, 96-97.

    Vice president, board directors Cayuga County Arts Council, 1985-1986. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, 1993-1995, president, 1996-1998. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1971-1977.

    Member Cayuga County Bar Association (secretary 1976-1977, chair grievance committee 1996, 98-99), New York State Bar Association (house of deals 1978), 4th Judicial Department Bar Association (grievance committee 1979), National Association Bankruptcy Trustees, Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Patricia Metcalf, November 13, 1992. Children from previous marriage: Michael, Amy.
    • father: David Bentkofsky
    • mother: Margaret (Musco) Bentkofsky
    • spouse: Patricia Metcalf
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    Born April 27, 1949
    (age 68)