FOR REINSTATEMENT MATTER of Carl H. Smith, a disbarred attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 2214831) — Motion by Carl H. Smith for reinstatement to the Bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law. Mr. Smith was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department on November 16, 1988. By opinion and order of this Court dated May 9, 2005, Mr. Smith was disbarred upon his resignation, effective immediately, and his name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law.

Upon the papers filed in support of the motion and the papers filed in relation thereto, it is

ORDERED that the motion is held in abeyance and the matter is referred to the Committee on Character and Fitness to investigate and report on Mr. Smith's current fitness to be an attorney.

MASTRO, J.P., RIVERA, DILLON, ANGIOLILLO and SGROI, JJ., concur.