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Eric S. Hutner

Contracts and agreements Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 41 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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

About Eric

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Prior to forming Hutner Klarish LLP in 2005, I spent nine years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a leading U.S. law firm, seven years as Assistant General Counsel and then General Counsel of two NASD/FINRA-member firms. In 1999, I returned to private practice, and since then have enjoyed my work in a small firm context that enables me and my colleagues to provide quality legal services combined with the care and attention best delivered by lawyers who have strong and enduring relationships with their clients.

My varied professional experiences have enabled me to take on the many roles of a classic counselor, and more, and I draw on these experiences every day on behalf of a wide variety of clients. I regularly provide advice and counsel to corporate clients by analyzing the legal implications and needs of their business activities. One day it may be a private financing transaction or the acquisition of a company, the next day it is the everyday general legal problems a company must address, and the day after that it is helping prepare for a corporate board of directors meeting.

I also have extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts, though finding solutions to client disputes in the most efficient way possible is what I strive hard to do. I have represented broker-dealers and their employees in well over 100 securities industry arbitrations and in regulatory matters before the SEC, FINRA, and other self-regulatory and regulatory bodies. 


Hutner Klarish LLP
1359 Broadway Suite 2001
New York, NY, 10018

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Posted by Scott | May 2, 2016
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Highly Recommended.
Eric Hutner has been my lawyer, and the lawyer for my companies, for about 25 years. He handles our business law, corporate and securities needs, and he also has vast experience in arbitration and litigation. I consider him a valued friend and ally, my most trusted counsel, and someone I can count on for almost everything. I highly recommend him for his ethics, attention to detail, his organization skills, his ability to foresee potential issues, and his ability to deliver a professional and quality service.
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Posted by Gloria | April 11, 2016
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Eric Hutner has been our company’s primary business and corporate lawyer for a number of years. He has helped with the day-to-day legal affairs of our company (such as employment contracts, operating agreements, vendor contracts), and has also represented us in a number of merger and acquisition transactions. Eric’s counsel, his drafting abilities, and his care and commitment, not only for the significant multi-million dollar transactions but also for the routine corporate work that helps our company run smoothly, have been invaluable to our success.
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Posted by Keith | April 7, 2016
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Chief Compliance Officer
I am a senior officer and Chief Compliance Officer of a small broker-dealer. Over the years, Eric Hutner has successfully represented us in securities arbitrations, and has handled many different types of regulatory issues, involving FINRA and state regulators, from licensing to enforcement. He has advised un on our dealings with vendors and employees, and has become my go-to guy for answers, for quick answers, for the right answers. He always responds promptly to my calls and emails and I sleep better knowing that he is my corner.
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Posted by Maria | April 6, 2016
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Excellent Legal Counsel!
Eric Hutner is the principal counsel for the small public company that I recently joined as CFO. I quickly learned that he is a very valuable legal resource. He has provided me with valuable legal advice on all sorts of business matters and has a wide and diverse set of talents as a lawyer and a breadth of knowledge that is remarkable. I am glad he is now "my lawyer."
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  • Hourly Rates $ 475-525 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hutner Klarish LLP
  • 2005 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Eric S. Hutner & Associates
  • 1998 - 2005
  • General Counsel
  • Boston Group LLP
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Gruntal & Co., Inc.
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • 1982 - 1992
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  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gordon Group LLC v. Kugler, et al.
  • Motion to dismiss granted in NY Supreme Court; all claims against Hutner Klarish clients dismissed. Affirmed on appeal to the First Department, Appellate Division..
  • Chang vs. DPEC Capital, et al.
  • All claims dismissed
  • Overton vs. Todman
  • Settled, terms confidential


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016


  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
  • Secondary Liability Under the Securities Laws
  • 1986
  • New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • The Need for Environmental Impact Statements Covering Foreign Territories
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is an excellent lawyer and I endorse him without reservation."
Venture capital