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Scott L. Lanin

About me

Scott is the managing attorney and founding principal of Lanin Law P.C., a firm that traces its roots back to 1999.  The firm has moved over the years from the Lincoln Building, One Grand Central Place, NY, NY (across from Grand Central Station), to 1065 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY (across from Bryant Park), and now to 505 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY (one block from Penn Station), always maintaining a Midtown Manhattan presence under Scott’s leadership.


Scott has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses, including lenders and borrowers, mortgagees and mortgagors, corporations, and trustees in commercial (business and real estate) litigation and in cases involving debt collection, replevin, asset recovery, orders of seizure (equipment and vehicle leases), mortgage foreclosure and receivership, contract and real estate disputes, Chapters 7, 13, and 11, and a wide variety of creditor rights and bankruptcy matters, including adversary proceedings and motions.  Scott also gained extensive experience in the areas of real estate and co-ops as the First Vice President of the Board of Directors of 1266 Apartment Corporation, the largest co-op in New Jersey, where he was responsible for 6 hi-rise buildings, 32 acres of property and over 114 employees.


Scott stays current by constantly reading and studying the law and by always striving to improve.  He participates in at least 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years.  In 2015, Scott was approved to teach a national CLE course to other attorneys entitled “How To Handle Commercial Litigation and Keep Your Clients Happy.”


On a personal note, Scott is married to Lisa Lanin, and is the proud father of Samantha and Jessica.   He also holds second degree black belts in Karate and in Tae Kwon Do and is a kickboxing instructor.   He has been training since 1984 and teaching since 1987 and finds martial arts philosophy and concepts useful in his law practice.  Scott  is also an accomplished guitarist and enjoys recording music in his home digital recording studio.  He is an avid fan of the Mets, Jets, and Knicks but will accept Yankees, Giants, and Nets fans as clients. He has also been a member of the International Diabetic Athletes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association, having been a juvenile diabetic since age 12.  He was the Athletic Director of the New York Diabetes Association summer camp in upstate New York and is a frequent public speaker on diabetes and exercise.  He has never allowed diabetes to prevent him from doing anything.


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Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 40%
    27 years, 300 cases
  2. Litigation: 40%
    27 years, 300 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 15%
    27 years, 300 cases
  4. Business: 5%
    27 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($285-450/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Raymond E Murphy

    I have known Scott for many years. He is one of the most trustworthy attorney that I know. He practices with high ethical and moral standards. He is relentless in his pursuit of detail in every case leaving no stone unturned. This level of competency and trust is hard to find.


    Raymond Murphy Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Deborah Lee Pico

    I have known Scott Lanin for many years. He is a trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.


    Deborah Pico Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lanin Law, P.C.

505 8th Ave Rm 1402
New York, NY, 10018-4574


NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 BestAmerican Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys2015
Vice President - Manhattan BNI Chapter 3Business Networking International2015
Bankruptcy Law Firm of the YearCorporate INTL2014
Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year in NYCorporate INTL2013
RecognitionInternational Who's Who of Banking Lawyers2000
Judge, Civil Trial InstituteSt. John's University School of Law1996
Faculty Research Assistant Program AwardSt. John's University School of Law1989
American Jurisprudence Award – Lawyer as NegotiatorSt. John's University School of Law1989
Law Review (Highest Honor)St. John's University School of Law1987
Finance Award at NYUPhi Alpha Kappa1986
Business Management Award at NYUBetta Gamma Sigma1986
University Founders’ Day Scholar (Top 5%)New York University Stern School of Business1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLanin Law P.C.1999 - Present
Taekwon-do/Kickboxing InstructorTeam USA Taekwon-do Fitness1999 - Present
Director and Vice President1266 Apartment Corp. (Horizon House)2002 - 2005
Attorney - Dept Head: Com. Lit., Forecl. & BktcyHelfand & Helfand1997 - 1999
Judge, Civil Trial InstituteSt. John’s University School of Law School1996 - 1996
Associate Attorney - Commercial Litigation and BankruptcyFarrell Fritz, PC1993 - 1996
Associate Attorney - Commercial Litigation and BankruptcyFischoff & Gelberg / Stuart Gelberg, Chapter 13 Trustee1991 - 1993
Associate Attorney - Corporate LawWhitman & Ransom1989 - 1990
Law ClerkStuart Gelberg, Chapter 13 Trustee1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Networking InternationalMember and Former Vice President2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - 2010
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2002 - 2006
Bankruptcy Lawyer's NetworkMember2001 - 2005
Allexpert.comMember1999 - 2000
Turnaround Management Association, Long Island ChapterMember1996 - 2001
Eastern Association of Equipment LessorsMember1996 - 2001
Commercial Law League of AmericaBankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Committees - Contributing Author1996 - 2001
Nassau County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Committee, Homeless Advocate1991 - 1997
Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association of the City of New YorkMember1990 - 1993
American Bar AssociationLit, Bktcy, Commercial. & Banking, Trial, Bus. Law, Mgmnt1990 - 2007
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Commercial and Fed Litigation & Real Property Sections1989 - Present
International Executive GuildN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EAB v. Lapes, 254 B.R. 501Client won the case
101 McMurray LLC v. PorterPartial summary judgment granted in favor of our client; then the case was settled.
Commercial LeaseTransaction closed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesForeclosure Guide For The New York Homeowner2015
Commercial Litigation Articles 2012 to PresentNew York Business & Real Estate Litigator Blog2012
Foreclosure & Bankruptcy Articles March 2007 to PresentNew York Foreclosure Law Blog2007
Commercial Law League Association, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section Newsletter, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp.1-4Pre-Printed Invoice Terms, Course Of Dealing, And Possession Of Goods Did Not Give Creditor A Security Interest Under Articles 2 Or 9 Of The UCC1999
62 St. John’s Law Review 752New York Recognizes Exception to Waiver of Attorney – Client Privilege1988
St. John's Law ReviewMember1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
New York UniversityFinance and ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How To Handle Commercial Litigation And Keep Your Clients HappyCommercial Litigation2015
Business Networking InternationalCommercial Litigation2015
Business Networking InternationalCommercial Litigation2014
Business Networking InternationalCommercial Litigation2013
Business Networking InternationalCommercial Litigation2012