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Eric Alan Tepper

Eric Alan Tepper

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Marriage & Prenuptials

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Eric A. Tepper is a partner in Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, and practices divorce and family law throughout the State of New York.   Mr. Tepper graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in 1979, and from George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, in 1982.   He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America," for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions.   Best Lawyers named Mr. Tepper the Family Law-Lawyer of the Year for the Albany region in 2013.  He is also listed in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 New York Super Lawyers-Upstate Edition.  Super Lawyers previously selected him as one of the top 25 lawyers from all categories in the Hudson Valley region and one of the top matrimonial lawyers in that region.


 


Mr. Tepper is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars, and to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and the District of Massachusetts. In 1999, Mr. Tepper was appointed by New York’s Chief Administrative Judge to serve on the Statewide Committee on Matrimonial Practice chaired by the Hon. Jacqueline Silbermann.  He was one of two representatives to the Statewide Matrimonial Committee from the Third Department and served on that committee from 1999 until 2009. In 2009, Mr. Tepper was appointed by New York's Chief Administrative Judge to serve on the newly formed  Unifed Court System Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee and served on that committee until April 2014. He was one of two representatives to the Matrimoial Practice Advisory Committee from the Third Department.  In June, 2014, Mr. Tepper was appointed by New York's Chief Administrative Judge, Hon. A. Gail Prudenti to serve on the newl yformed Matrmonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee chaired by the Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine.  Mr. Tepper is the only person from the 4th Judicial District who was appointed to the Matrimonial Practice Adviosry and Rules Committee and continues to serve on that committee. Mr. Tepper serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section.  In 2012, he was elected financial officer of the Family Law Section and in 2014, was elevated to the position of Secretary.  He is one of four officers of the nearly 3,000 member Family Law Section, and is the only officer from Upstate, New York.  He previously was co-chair of the Committee on Substantive Law Relating to the Family and served on the Family Law Section's ethics hot line.  Mr. Tepper  served on the CLE Committee for the New York State Bar Association for several years.  He currently is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.  Mr. Tepper is a member of the Saratoga County Bar Association and the Schenectady County Bar Association.  He chairs the  matrimonial and family law committee for the Schenectady County Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Capital District Women's Bar Association.  


 


Mr. Tepper has lectured extensively, and written course material on family law, divorce, and matrimonial issues for judicial education and NYSBA CLE programs throughout New York State. Mr. Tepper has also lectured on matrimonial law to Supreme and Family Court judges on numerous occasions at Judicial Education Seminars ("judge school") sponsored by the Office of Court Administration. He has lectured at judge school for many years.  He has also lectured on matrimonial law to court attorneys for the Office of Court Administration.   Mr. Tepper has lectured on matrimonial law to the Appellate Division, Third Department. He has also lectured on recent matrimonial law changes to the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court, and to the New York State Attorney's General Office, NYS Assembly and NYS Senate and staff counsel. He has also lectured for the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, Business Law Institute, Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Schenectady County Legal Professionals, Schenectady County Bar Association and for other community organizations.


 


Mr. Tepper served on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ("AFCC"), and was a founding member of the New York Chapter. He also served on the Board of the Center for Community Justice. He previously was on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Parent and Child Society for nine years.  In 2012, he joined the Board of Directors of the Giving Circle, Inc., which is a not-for-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs which performs charitable work in surrounding communities and in Africa.  Since 2003, Mr. Tepper has served on the Editorial Board for the Lexis/Nexis publication on New York Matrimonial Actions.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Divorce & Separation: 65%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Joseph Mariner Gerstenzang

    Eric Tepper's reputation as a top matrimonial attorney speaks for itself. He has lectured throughout NY for years and his litigation abilities have been well established. However, Eric's skill as an attorney was best described by a former client of his who I met in chance encounter. This individual told me that a couple years ago he was going through a very ugly divorce. Part of the problem he had was that he did not have full confidence with the first two lawyers. Then, he hired "Mr. Tepper." From then on, his case was handled smoothly and all of the issues he had previously thought insurmountable were handled quickly and efficiently. Since then, he recommends Eric to everyone he meets. While Eric has all the professional accolades an attorney can hope to get over the course of a career, the most important accomplishment an attorney can ask for is in serving his client to the best of his ability. Fortunately for Eric's clients, few can claim to be his equal.

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Contact Info

Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP

113 Saratoga Road Route 50
Glenville, NY, 12302

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198303/13/2015
MAInactive198204/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2015
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyersNew York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyersNew York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition2013
Lawyer of the Year--Family Law--Albany RegionThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyersNew York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition2012
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyersNew York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition2011
The Best Lawyers In AmericaThe Best Lawyers In America2011
Super LawyersNew York Super Lawyers--Upstate Edition2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2010
New York Super Lawyers--Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2009
The Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2009
The Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2008
New York Super Lawyers--Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2008
New York Super Lawyers--Upstate EditionSuper Lawyers2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2005
AV Peer Rating--Highest possible ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar Association Family Law SectionElected Secretary2014 - Present
New York State Bar Association Family Law SectionElected Financial Officer2012 - 2014
Schenectady County Bar Association-Matrimonial CommitteeChairman1999 - Present
Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Schenectady County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar Assoc Family Law SectionMember of Executive CommitteeN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMember of Continuing Legal Eductation CommitteeN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Lexix/Nexis Publication--New York Matrimonial ActionsMember of Editorial Advisory BoardN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor--With Honors1982
Hamilton CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts--Magna Cum Laude1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Presentation for the New York State Council on Divorce MediationSpousal Maintenance2014
New York State Senate, New York State Assembly and Staff CounselRecent legislative changes in divorce and family law2011
Taught continuting legal eduction for the NYS Bar Association in the divorce and family law field for the past 20 yearsMultiple Topics Pertaining to Divorce, Matrimonial and Family LawN/A
Lectured to the Schenectaday County Bar Assocation, Schenectady County Legal Professionals and Business Law InstituteDivorce, Matrimonial and Family LawN/A
Lectured on divorce and Family Law to the Appellate Division, Third DepartmentDivorce and Family LawN/A
Judicial Matrimonial Seminars (Judge School)Instructed Supreme Court and Family Court Judges on a variety of topics pertaining to divorce, matrimonial and family law --2002 - 2009N/A