NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A tax attorney was facing criminal charges and a civil lawsuit Wednesday for allegedly knocking a woman off her bicycle near the north end of Central Park in June, according to a published report.

Marshall Feiring, 60, was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment for allegedly stepping into a bike lane at 108th Street and Central Park West on June 13, and pulling a heavy-link chain around Courtney Fullilove’s shoulder as she swerved to try to avoid him, according to DNAInfo.

Fullilove fell down, and was left with a concussion and injuries to her spine, right hip, face and nose, DNAInfo reported.

In addition to the criminal charges, Feiring also faces a lawsuit by Fullilove, a history professor, who claimed her injuries forced her take a leave of absence from her professorship at Wesleyan College, DNAInfo reported.

Fullilove’s attorney told the publication his client was legitimately in the northbound bike lane and traveling with the traffic light when Feiring allegedly knocked her down.

Feiring is listed in the Sidley Austin LLP Web site as an attorney focusing on fixed investment trusts, real estate investment trusts, and other business and property concerns.

He previously served several positions with the Internal Revenue Service, according to Sidley Austin.

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