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Managing Attorney

Eldon L. Looby

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Eldon’s practice is primarily focused in the areas of business law, litigation, eDiscovery, family and matrimonial law.


Eldon is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Looby Law, PLLC. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of business law, litigation, eDiscovery, family and matrimonial law. His clients consist of individuals, families and businesses ranging from solopreneur start-ups to SMEs (small and medium enterprises). Acquisition International has recognized him as Best in Business Start-Formations & Transaction Law - New York, and the National Black Lawyers: Top 100 has recognized him as one of the Top 100 Black Lawyers in the area of Business Transactions - New York.

In addition to his work in business law, Eldon is an experienced litigator, particularly in the area of family and matrimonial law. Under his leadership, the firm has been recognized by Business Worldwide as recipient of the Global Excellence Award for Best Litigation Firm - New York, and Litigator of the Year by Acquisition International. Eldon has also represented clients in litigation before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New New York, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, in arbitration proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA) and various New York courts. He has also represented both landlords and tenants in disputes and litigation; provided counsel and litigated personal injury matters, and also served as counsel for both buyers and sellers in residential real estate purchases and real estate litigation.

He counsels individuals on labor & employment issues, including both litigation and appeals of wrongful terminations and advises companies on labor, employment and intellectual property issues. Eldon’s expertise in the labor and employment space resulted in the firm being recently recognized by CV Magazine as recipient of its Global Corporate Excellence Award for Employment Law Firm of the Year.

Eldon has been recognized in the area of family law by ACQ5 Magazine as a recipient of two separate awards for Family Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Additionally, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has named him as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction - New York for three consecutive years. He is also named by the National Advocates as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New York for Matrimonial and Family Law. Eldon also provides counsel on family law matters such as child custody, and support matters; provides advice to clients on prenuptial agreements, contested and uncontested divorces, as well as the preparation of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). He has also counseled clients on estate planning issues and prepared wills.

Over the years, Eldon has also established a reputation in the eDiscovery and Legal Project Management space for building and motivating eDiscovery teams while ensuring quality work product. According to a Director of Project Management he has worked with “…what separates Eldon from all other [team] leads is that he manages to get his reviewers to care about the work product too. He coaches and cajoles, but he primarily sets an example they can’t help but follow.”

Eldon is also a New York City Small Claims Arbitrator and Notary Public in New York State. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years.

Prior to founding and leading LoobyLaw in 2018, Eldon was the Founder and Principal Attorney at the Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby. During his 12 years with that firm, he grew it into a small yet formidable office that was often considered in the company of larger firms with regards to the breadth and depth of its strategic and results-driven solutions. From 2006-2008, he led Looby & Sundaran, LLP as Co-Founding, Senior and Managing Partner. At LoobySundaran, Eldon oversaw that firm's expansion and opening of offices in India, technology deployments, and led that firm’s Real Estate and Landlord and Tenant practices.


Awards and Recognition

Under Eldon's leadership, LoobyLaw has been recognized numerous times including being named recipient of the CV Magazine Corporate Excellence Award for Employment Law Firm of the Year (2019). LoobyLaw has also been awarded the Business Worldwide 2018 Global Corporate Excellence Award for Best Litigation Firm - New York (2018) and Litigator of the Year by Acquisition International (2018). The firm has received the Global Venture Award for Best Law Firm of the Year (2019). It has also been recognized as Best Law Firm of Year - New York by M&A Today (2018 and 2019), Lawyer International (2018 and 2019), and in the same category by Corporate USA Today, and Global 100 in 2018. LoobyLaw has also been recognized by ACQ5 Magazine as recipient of both its Law Award 2019 and Global Award 2018 for Virtual Law Firm of the Year - New York. Eldon was named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in New York for Client Satisfaction (2017, 2018 and 2019) and LoobyLaw was also likewise recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as a 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction - New York. Eldon has also been recognized by ACQ5 Magazine as a recipient of both its Law Award 2019 and Global Award 2018 for Family Litigation Lawyer of the Year - New York.

Eldon has been named Attorney of the Year - New York (2017) by Corporate Vision Magazine. His other awards include: Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby named as Best Business Transactions Law Firm - New York by Acquisition International; Eldon named for inclusion by the National Advocates as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Matrimonial and Family Law - New York; Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby named as recipient of 2017 Dispute Resolution Award for Best Family Litigation Specialist - New York and Best in Business Start-Formations & Transaction Law - New York (2016) from Acquisition International, as well as Best for Results-Driven Advocacy - New York (2015). He has also been recognized by the National Black Lawyers: Top 100, as one of the Top 100 Black Lawyers in the area of Business Transactions - New York. 


Associations

New York State Bar Association (sections: Business Law; Family Law; General Practice; Labor & Employment Law; and Trial Lawyers); American Bar Association (sections: Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Divisions); American Institute of Family Law Attorneys; National Advocates; National Black Lawyers: Top 100; Small Claims Arbitrators Association; and American Association of Notaries.


Speaking Engagements

Panelist speaking on estate planning strategies, Expanding & Retaining Your Wealth as a Property Owner; Cable Television Panelist, Tax Reform: What You Must Know.

+ Practices

Business Law and Services

Family Law, Matrimonial and QDROs

Labor and Employment

Landlord and Tenant

Litigation

Legal Project Management & eDiscovery

Real Estate

Wills

+ Education

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, J.D., 2001

CALI Award for Excellence in the International Human Rights Asylum Clinic, representing foreign nationals in their applications for asylum before the U.S. Immigration Court

St. John's University, B.S., Journalism, 1997

Vincentian Spirit Award for Outstanding Contribution to the St. John's Today, a University publication; Dean's List

+ Admissions

New York

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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We provide legal representation that is not only results-oriented, but cost effective without compromise. Our solutions empower our clients to do more.

 

Business Law & services

LoobyLaw often provides pragmatic and results-driven counsel to individuals, businesses and start-ups. We advise our clients on a wide range of issues that include how best to start a business, corporate formation, and other corporate services. Our expertise was recognized by: Acquisition International: Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby Named Best Business Transactions Law Firm - New York (2017) and Best in Business Start-Formations & Transaction Law - New York (2016); Eldon L. Looby Named by National Black Lawyers: Top 100 as one of the Top 100 Black Lawyers in New York in the area of Business Transactions (2015).  


Labor and Employment

LoobyLaw counsels individuals and businesses on various workplace and employment issues including but not limited to: wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, state and federal compliance issues; workplace policies and procedures, as well as employment compensation and separation agreements. Our expertise was recognized by: CV Magazine: Global Corporate Excellence Award for Employment Law Firm of the Year (2019).


Landlord and Tenant

We have counseled both landlords and tenants on their respective rights and obligations and representations have ranged from lease negotiations through litigation including HP, holdover and other issues. Eldon L. Looby Spoke on a Radio Show regarding Landlord Tenant and Other Issues (including estate planning concerns and the benefits of contracts).


Litigation

When you have a “bet it all” situation and need to fight to protect your rights or reputation in court, arbitration or other tribunal, you can count on LoobyLaw to provide zealous, yet cost effective, representation. Our litigation prowess has been recognized by: Business Worldwide: Global Excellence Award for Best Litigation Firm - New York (2018); Acquisition International: LoobyLaw Named Litigator of the Year - New York (2018); ACQ5 Magazine: Eldon L. Looby Named Family Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2018 and 2019); Acquisition International: Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby Named Best Family Litigation Specialist - New York (2017); Acquisition International: Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby Named Best for Results-Driven Advocacy - New York (2015).


Legal Project Management & eDiscovery

As part of our litigation practice, LoobyLaw offers Legal Project Management and eDiscovery consulting expertise. We are able advise on or implement as part of a case management strategy, a scalable and defensible end-to-end solution for your eDiscovery needs.


Matrimonial & Family Law

We counsel individuals through the range of marital issues that include pre-marital agreements, divorce and separation, attendant proceedings such as mediation, and post marital litigation matters such as qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). Additionally, we have represented clients in such matters as child custody, child support modifications, visitation, and other family law issues. Our skill in this area has been recognized by: The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys: Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction (2018); ACQ5 Magazine: Eldon L. Looby Named Family Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2018 and 2019); The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys: Eldon L. Looby Named Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction - New York (2018); National Advocates: Eldon L. Looby Named to National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in New York for Matrimonial and Family Law (2017); Acquisition International: Law Offices of Eldon L. Looby Received Dispute Resolution Award for Best Family Litigation Specialist - New York (2017).


Real Estate

LoobyLaw regularly counsels and represents both residential buyers and sellers of houses, condominiums and co-ops. Where necessary, we have successfully engaged in litigation to represent our clients in areas where the transactional nature of buying and selling real estate intersects with litigation.


Wills

The firm provides counsel to clients on preparing their wills and other estate planning documents including but not limited to: health care proxies and power of attorneys. Eldon L. Looby gave insight in this area when he spoke at a panel discussion entitled: “Expanding & Retaining Your Wealth as a Property Owner.”

 
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Press, Recognition + Events

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