New York, NY
Alexei Schacht is an attorney with over 20 years’ experience in criminal law. He studied law at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he was news editor of the law school paper. Graduating with a juris doctor in 1989, Alexei Schacht served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County for six years, arguing criminal cases on behalf of the prosecution in trial and appellate courts.
Alexei Schacht transitioned to the criminal defense field in 1996, practicing solo before becoming a partner at Nalven & Schacht Attorneys at Law from 1998 to 2011. During this time, he represented defendants in jury trials in multiple states as well as federal court. He argued a variety of cases including extradition, money laundering, and narcotics.
In 2012, Schacht returned to practicing law on his own. In addition to defending clients against major charges in federal and New York state courts, he has also branched out to facilitate commercial transactions in the oil and gas business.