Eric Lanter is an attorney in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. As a zealous attorney dedicated to his clients, Eric frequently represents clients in civil litigation involving claims of breach of contract, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and tortious interference.
Eric maintains an extensive practice and counsels clients ranging from high-profile public figures and stand-out corporations in their industries to individuals, small businesses, and start-ups. He also advises his clients on matters varying from dealing with contract disputes to navigating regulatory compliance to overseeing investigations. Eric’s litigation experience touches on every phase of litigation, including conducting trials and appellate advocacy.
At the center of Eric’s advocacy is the belief in clear communication with clients and efficient, effective representation of his clients, whether in court, before an arbitration panel, or negotiating transactional deals. His clients rely on his results-focused, practical approach to protecting their interests and enhancing their chances of success.
Eric devotes much of his practice to representing Housing Development Fund Corporation cooperatives (HDFCs) and cooperatives throughout the New York City metropolitan area. His services include:
Initiating litigation to collect maintenance from delinquent shareholders
Preparing corporate governance documents
Initiating litigation regarding illegal subletting
Resolving election disputes
Obtained summary judgment against an entity that acquired business and attempted to avoid paying acquired business’ debt owed to creditor client
Secured dismissal of an action where tenant claimed retaliatory eviction against landlord based on collateral estoppel
Prevailed in obtaining temporary restraining order restricting the disposal of assets in elder abuse case
Conducted bench trial dismissing action filed against an insurance company based on denial of a claim
Successfully defended appeal of case dismissal based on the issue having been decided in a prior trial
Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Stars 2023