Nelson E. Canter

Nelson E. Canter: Attorney with Canter Law Firm P.C.


Assistant District Attorney: Westchester County, New York, 1987-1992; New York State Property and Casualty Insurance License, 1987. New York State Life, Accident and Health Insurance License, 1994. Adjunct Professor, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. Guest Instructor, International Association of Arson Investigators' Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course, Albany, New York. National Trial Competition Judge and Appellate Moot Court Judge, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York. Fire Training and Certifications: Arson Awareness and Fire Behavior; Origin and Cause Determination; Confined Space Awareness and Safety; Emergency Vehicle Operation; Emergency Response to Terrorism (U.S. Department of Justice); Incident Command System; Radio Operations and Procedures; S.C.U.B.A.; S.C.B.A.; Ladder Operations; Pump Operations. Publications: "Professional Liability - Winning Strategy For Early Dismissal," New York Law Journal, May 26, 2006; "Disqualification of Counsel," New York Law Journal, October 2, 2003; "Pennsylvania Appellate Court Affirms," Subrogator Magazine, Fall 2003; "Deposing the Expert," Fire and Arson Investigator Magazine, Fall 2003; "Winning Litigation Strategies," Subrogator Magazine, Spring/Summer 2004; "Insurer Has No Duty to Disclose Medical Condition discovered During Pre-insurance Physical Examination," CM Report 2001, Volume I; "Insurance Brokers are not deemed "Professionals" Subject to the 3-year Malpractice Statute of Limitations," CM Report 2001, Volume II. Speaking Engagements: Guest Speaker on "Subrogating Explosion Losses," at the National Association of Subrogation 'Professionals' Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8, 2004; Guest Speaker on "Explosions - the Subrogation Concept" at the Property Loss Research Bureau's Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20, 2005; Guest Speaker on "Investigation of the Case and Use of Experts," for the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association in New York City, May 24, 2005; Guest Speaker on "Construction Defect Claims in New York," in White Plains, New York, February 21, 2006; Guest Speaker on "Different Perspectives on Construction Defect Claims in New York" in New York City, April 11, 2006; Guest Speaker on "Subrogating Explosion Losses," at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals' Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, November 13, 2006; "Investigating and Prosecuting Explosion Losses at the Property Loss Research Bureau's Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 20, 2007 and March 21, 2007; October 19, 2007 and October 20, 2007 - Guest Instructor, International Association of Arson Investigators' Expert Witness Courtroom Testimony Course, Troy, New York. Inventions and Patents Issued: United States Patent No. 6,750,007 - Dehydration Detection Device and Method of Use, Issued June 15, 2004.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Property Subrogation
  • Fire Insurance Subrogation
  • Business Litigation
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Arson and Insurance Fraud
  • Products Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
914-948-3011  Phone
914-948-3066  Fax
University Attended:
University of London School of Economics, 1982; American University, B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Year of First admission:
1987, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1988, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1993, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Westchester County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association.
Special Agencies:
New York State Delegate, International Association of Arson Investigators Attorney Advisory Committee; Member, Management Advisory Board, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Office of Inspector General, appointed by Governor Pataki 2004-2006; Life Member, Ex-Captain, Ex-Assistant Chief and Member, Board of Directors Purchase Fire Department, Purchase, New York.
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Reported Cases:
New York City Transit Authority v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc., 834 N.Y.S.2d 192, (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. May 03, 2007) First Care Medical Clinic, Inc. v. Polymedco, Inc., 2006 WL 3497845, (W.D.N.C. Dec 04, 2006) Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Village of Lake Success, 822 N.Y.S.2d 731, (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Oct 31, 2006) Borden Chemical, Inc. v. Growth Products, Inc., 815 N.Y.S.2d 29, (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Apr 18, 2006) Matera v. Mystic Transp., Inc., 764 N.Y.S.2d 458, (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. Sep 22, 2003) Amedeo Hotels Ltd. Partnership v. Zwicker Elec. Co., Inc., 739 N.Y.S.2d 10, (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Feb 26, 2002) Amateur Hockey Ass'n of the U.S. v. Parson et al. , 664 N.Y.S.2d 919, (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. Nov 18, 1997) Clement v Delaney Realty Corp. et al., 2007 NY Slip Op 08401 ((N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. November 7, 2007) Koslow v. Zenith Electronics Corp. , 2007 NY Slip Op 09365 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept).
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  • Fixed Fees Available
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