Alexei Schacht is a lawyer whose practice focuses on criminal defense in Federal and New York State Courts. He represents clients in all types of criminal matters including government investigations, extraditions, grand jury hearings, jury and bench trials and appeals. He also represents clients in complex civil litigation.
Mr. Schacht also has commercial transaction experience. In particular, he has expertise in assisting oil and gas exploration and production companies in obtaining land leases and in structuring and financing for and negotiating production sharing deals.
Mr. Schacht received his BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, majoring in Political Science. He received his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a finalist and multiple award winner in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition. Mr. Schacht was also the News Editor of the law school newspaper, The Opinion.
Following law school, Mr. Schacht was hired by Robert M. Morgenthau as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. At the District Attorney’s Office he handled investigations, trials and appeals of a wide variety of cases ranging from shoplifting to murder. He had the privilege of working there from 1989 until 1995 when he left to enter private practice.
Since that time, Mr. Schacht has handled a wide variety of cases (including, but not limited to, narcotics conspiracy charges, money laundering, murder, and Medicare fraud) in Federal and State courts in New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Florida, Connecticut, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. He has a well-known history of winning jury trials and appeals and of obtaining reduced sentences through negotiation (click on the Prior Cases section above). He is renowned for his hard-work, creativity, track-record of success and total dedication to his clients.