Eric M. Nelson

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  • Principal at Eric M. Nelson
  • 112 Madison Avenue, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10016-7416
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Attorney Awards


Member, New York County Supreme Court Independent Judicial Screening Panel, 2015. Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), 2019--. Arbitrator, New York City Civil Court, Small Claims Part, 2017--. Arbitrator, Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation, New York County, 2019--. Arbitrator, Richmond County Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Program, 2019--. Certified Early Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1995--. Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1988-1989. Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1995. Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1991-1994. Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1989-1991. General Counsel, New York Society of Mortgage Professionals, 1994--. Guest Commentator, CNN, CNNfn, COURT TV, Extra. Chairman Emeritus, New York City Community Board 7 (Manhattan). Co-Founder, Professional Games, Inc. and

The firm carries the highest legal ability rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Trial and Appellate Litigation in All Federal and State Courts
  • Employment Contract and Severance Negotiation
  • Executive Compensation and Non-Competition Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Retaliation and Sexual Harassment
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Business Formation and Advising
  • Copyright, Trademark, Unfair Competition and Other Intellectual Property Advising and Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Cooperative and Condominium Law, Litigation and Advising
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Attorney and Other Professional Discipline
  • Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
646-461-7569  Phone
212-354-2555  Fax
University Attended:
Brown University, A.B., Economics, 1981
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1987, District of Columbia; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1986, New York; 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
The District of Columbia Bar; National Employment Lawyers Association (New York).
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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