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Eric Shames | New York Securities Lawyer


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Eric J. Shames is a lawyer, businessman, private-equity funding coordinator, and International Due Diligence Liaison. He is currently a Managing Director of Strategic Litigation Solutions and a practicing attorney and Managing Principal with the Law Office of at Eric J. Shames, Esq., P.C. Previously, Mr. Shames was senior counsel and corporate secretary for a New York City based investment firm, and held a similar position with a New Jersey based on-line broker/dealer. He has more than 25 years experience in the fields of securities law, financial market regulation and enforcement, litigation assessment, strategy and management, as well as in investment structuring and funding.

Mr. Shames holds a Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University.

He has lectured extensively on securities litigation and arbitration strategy, investment management, portfolio diversification, and derivative hedging. He has authored a newspaper column on contemporary economic news and issues, and he has been a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School. Mr. Shames also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Securities Law, Regulation and Compliance and the Latin American Herald Tribune. Member Questionnaire

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I am able to represent my clients by putting myself in their shoes. It is this capability that allows for passionate representation of those who may have been harmed or wronged, and for those who may have been falsely accused. Understanding, not only the psychology of a client’s motivations, but also that of the opposition, allows me to ask more specific questions, gather and better understand appropriate documents and communications, and better prepare my client to be deposed or to be a witness at trial. The approach described above, coupled with an education in economics, business, finance and the law, along with years of hands on experience in business, finance, securities trading, regulation and enforcement allow me to be an effective advocate.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Responding to and working to fulfill a client’s needs and concerns, creating a clear and proper objective; helping them organize their thoughts and creating a plan of action to best achieve that objective. It is a process of being a counselor and an advocate for a client and sometimes a guardian against either inexperienced or insecure, overly and unnecessarily aggressive opposing counsel.

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Yeshiva University J.D. Law School N/A
Columbia Business School M.B.A. in Finance N/A n/a
Brandeis University B.A. Economics n/a

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