Eric H. Melzer

Attorney Awards


Partner, Corporate Department.

Mr. Melzer concentrates his practice in corporate and business law. He focuses on representing business owners and individuals in business and finance transactions, intellectual property matters, and franchise law.

Mr. Melzer counsels clients on the formation, acquisition and sale of business entities. He has a significant intellectual property practice and is attorney of record for more than 450 trademark matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His experience in this area includes licensing, trademark prosecution, and copyright procurement.

Mr. Melzer also represents numerous clients in the sports and entertainment industries, including athletes, performers, artists, authors and publishers. He provides general business counseling as well as the preparation and negotiation of contracts and other agreements.

Mr. Melzer also represents both franchisors and franchisees. He has counseled numerous automobile dealerships on issues related to the purchase or sale of their franchises. His franchise law practice also encompasses the preparation and filing of Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars for both new and currently existing franchisors, the negotiation and preparation of franchise agreements, and acquisition transactions involving currently existing franchises.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Franchise Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Copyright Procurement
  • Automotive Franchises and Dealerships
  • Sports Contracts
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Publishing Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-325-7800  Phone
973-325-7930  Fax
University Attended:
Yeshiva University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1992
Law School Attended:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1995; New York University, LL.M., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, New York; 2000, New Jersey
- Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
- Member, National Sports Lawyers Association
-Member, National Association of Dealership Counsel.
Birth Information:
Lawrence, New York, June 27, 1970
Representation of a client on its acquisition of a Cadillac franchise, a Mazda franchise and the real estate on which both dealerships are located in a complex transaction involving numerous real estate, environmental, factory approval, zoning, and financing issues that required extensive negotiations with a seller who operated the business for many years. The firm's real estate team provided assistance with the real estate aspects of the transaction.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Roseland, New Jersey

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