Prosecutor: Man Charged with Practicing Law Without License

A Middlesex County man has been charged with repeatedly practicing law in Monmouth County without a license, Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia Alonso announced on Thursday.

Allen Yusufov, 37, of Monroe Township, has been charged with four counts of third-degree unauthorized practice of law and a single count of fourth-degree uttering a forged instrument in connection with the incidents.  

An investigation initiated in January by the MCPO Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit determined that Yusufov had provided legal services associated with four real-estate transactions taking place from August of 2020 to September of 2022, while working out of offices located on Gordons Corner Road in Manalapan and on Newman Springs Road in Middletown.

The transactions involved properties on Randall Drive in Manalapan, Devon Place in Marlboro, McKinley Drive in Ocean Township, and Woodruff Place in Hillside (Union County). A check of records revealed that throughout the time Yusufov performed the legal services, he was never in possession of a legitimate New Jersey law license. He was, instead, in possession of a forged document with grammatical errors falsely indicating that he was in “good standing” to practice law.

Yusufov is, however, legitimately licensed to perform law in the State of New York. Not New Jersey.

Yusufov was arrested without incident yesterday and released on a complaint-summons pending future proceedings in Monmouth County Superior Court.

Anyone with information about Yusufov’s activities is urged to contact MCPO Detective Robert Afanasewicz toll-free at 1-800-533-7443. This case has been assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Lawrence Nelsen, Director of the MCPO Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit.  

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office