About Scott

Scott Lanin is the managing attorney of Lanin Law P.C. a New York Professional Corporation Law Firm located in Midtown Manhattan. Scott has been representing individuals and businesses continuously since 1989. He concentrates his practice in several related areas of law: commercial litigation, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure solutions, debt collection, and business and real estate law. His firm profile and attorney bio can be found online at www.laninlaw.com.

Scott is the publisher of nybusinesslitigator.com (also nyrealestatelitigator.com), a site dedicated to the art of litigating and settling business and real estate disputes, and nyforeclosurelaw.com (also nyloanmodlaw.com), a site dedicated to helping property owners facing mortgage problems. He offers experience and insight as a seasoned commercial litigator. He has been practicing law in NY since 1989 (working in the legal field since 1987) and has appeared in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in the State and throughout the US.

On a personal note, Scott holds 2d degree black belts in tae kwon do and karate and is a kickboxing instructor. He is married and is the proud father of two little girls. He is originally from Flushing and Bayside Queens and graduated from the New York Stern School Of Business and St. John’s University School Of Law in the top of his class.


Here are comments and testimonials from actual clients that Scott has represented over the years:

” … Scott Lanin represented me, on behalf of a close friend [as a creditor] in a bankruptcy proceeding. His advice was unfailingly excellent, his written work comprehensive and understandable and his court appearances lucid and well-presented. Also, of great importance was his promptness, accountability, and sensitivity . . .” Michael Ambler, Esq. (Former Chief Tax Counsel, Texaco)

“I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on the outcome . . . I would never have thought that you would have been able to recover $[amount is confidential per settlement agreement] on this case. This will probably result in a 100% recovery of the balance once the other [related] actions conclude. Although the [other] bank aided their customer’s fraudulent activities through negligence, I was doubtful that you would prevail against their attorneys to get such a large sum. I know this wasn’t an easy case, but your perseverance and hard work certainly paid-off. Once again, thank you for a job well done (and keep up the good work)!!” Regards, Fred Ferrara, Group Vice President and Manager, Commercial Asset Recovery Division, European American Bank, Uniondale, N.Y.

” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you and your staff provided to me during my tenure at European American Bank. As a result of your efforts, I experienced many successful recoveries. Additionally, your expertise in the bankruptcy arena has now earned the bank a landslide win on one case [European American Bank v. Ira Lapes, 254 B.R. 501 (Bankr. Fla. 2000)] in the state of Florida, with a monumental overturn of the homestead exemption act! Bravo, Scott! Thank you again, and please feel free to share my comments with any prospective clients you may encounter – I wholeheartedly will recommend your services!” Sincerely, Ellen J. Terry, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, Austin, Texas

“One of the reasons I use Lanin and Associates [now Lanin Law P.C.] is the knowledge that Scott will personally be handling my cases. With most other firms files are passed on to associates. Some of these associates are good attorneys, but unfortunately, some of these are not . . . I know I get quality representation 100% of the time.” John Murphy, Credit Manager & Treasurer, H.O. Penn Machinery, Co. Inc., Poughkeepsie, Bronx and Long Island, N.Y.

“I have been very satisfied with the services you provide. The nature of the corporate issues at hand were somewhat more complicated than the ordinary personal bankrupcty. You made them easily understandable and backed up your comments with copies of sections of law for my own perusal. Moreover, the critical timing involved with our case was accomodated by you over the weekend, accessability to you has been excellent, and the interface you provide with our corporate counsel to satisfy the Court’s request for information has made things go smoothly. Thank you for all you have done. The professionalism is noticed and appreciated.”
Very Best Regards, Thomas Mangione, Director, Wintrade, Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y.

“We were especially pleased by the fast response times and practical advice. The Lanin firm understands the needs and budgets of small business.”
Warren Cavior, President, The Cavior Group, The Lincoln Building, New York, N.Y.

“prior to your law firm’s service, my business wasn’t able to make ends meet … phone calls from creditors, inability to meet weekly payroll, But since using your services and advice – we can go on with life. No more debt problems. I’ve been reborn . . . Thanks again. I would highly recommend your services to anybody who is in financial need and is scared to take any action.” Dr.David Cabbad, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“very professional in a commercial case. Aggressive and sophisticated …”
Ricky Chi Wa So, President, Fred Thomas Corp., 1412 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018

“was very prompt and courteous. I found him to be confident, very knowledgeable, and he provided me with every assurance throughout my case.” C.D.A., South Ozone Park, N.Y.

“it was good to have you in my corner. I am grateful for your insight and support and advice. You are the best !!!” Robert Livingston President, The Craftsmen, Ltd., New York, N.Y.

“My wife and I had wandered from lawyer to lawyer trying to find help in our case, but when we found your office we looked no further: we felt assured and were treated like family. We’ll never forget your service. Thanks” Miguel and Mayra Duval, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Scott, thank you for being there from the beginning to the end. There were no hesitations when it came to assisting us with our needs. Your assertiveness and decision making helped us to overcome our obstacles. Give our thanks to the secretary Kizzy also.”
Norman and Vivan Corlett, Spring Valley, N.Y.

“I recommend [them to] anyone . . . they are doing everything in their power to help my mom and me save our home. We were there for 25 years and at the brink of losing the home when we found this law firm and we were able to do the Chapter 13 and stay in our home. I have no regrets whatsoever. I want to thank this law firm so much and commend them.” Roxanne Marcus for her mother Rita James, Bronx, N.Y.

“Dear Mr. Lanin: Thank you for providing me with top rate professional assistance throughout the whole process. Any questions or concerns I had you answered and/or addressed promptly. Thank you so much!” Rafael L. Dublin, Jamaica, N.Y.

“Scott Lanin was very diligent in handling all aspects of my son’s bankruptcy case. Scott’s very professional in his dealing with his clients’ needs” Name withheld on request, Forest Hills, N.Y.

“I am very impressed with the professional service your firm provided for me and the exptertise with which you concluded favorably my legal issues. I appreciate your concern and legal experience , especially Scott Lanin.” Nancy Purnell, New York, N.Y.

“Handling the impending threat of foreclosure was unsettling. Having an attorney like Mr. Lanin helped demistify the Chapter 13 process. He definitely gave us the added support necessary to deal with a highly stressful situation, without making us feel stigmatized. I would recommend Mr. Lanin and his assembled legal team with the utmost confidence.” Mr. and Mrs. Austin, Roosevelt, N.Y.

“I am very pleased with the service you gave me. If I ever need a lawyer, or any of my friends, you will be recommended. The service you gave me was so excellent that I can’t stop talking about it. I feel that my job was well done. You are an excellent lawyer. Thanks for your service” A.H., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I don’t believe any other lawyer would have taken the extra steps of retrieving my money from the Marshall and collection agencies. Thank you so much.” P.I., Yonkers, N.Y.

“Scott Lanin was professional, efficient, up to date on the legal methods and procedures that involved my case. I look forward to working with his firm and to utilize his services in the future, should the need arise!.” Jovan Thadd LaGrange, New York, N.Y.

“I want to thank you for the good work you have done on my behalf. Obviously, your [answer with counterclaims against the bank] was most effective. You have stumped them … I have a really good lawyer.” Warmest Wishes, Christine Biddle, Staten Island, N.Y.

“Thanks to Scott Lanin my life can move forward. Thank you.” M.D., New York, N.Y.

“Words cannot express the happiness and gratitude we feel as a result of you helping us through a very difficult situation. Thanks a million Scott.” Janet Williams and her fiance Paul, Bronx, N.Y.

“Thank you Scott. Your legal advice and assistance was outstanding. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you as my attorney.” Joseph Megna, Brooklyn, N.Y.

” It’s hard to maintain a client base but it’s much harder to get new clients. As a new client, your professionalism and confidence won me over the first time we met. Thank you.”
Mark Paulvin, Somers, N.Y.

“I was very pleased with the services rendered and would not hestitate to use your firm in the future. Mr. Lanin was very helpful and showed great professionalism at all times.”
Roberto Torres, Bronx, N.Y.

“very happy with the services.” Henry Padro, Accountant, Bronx, N.Y.

“You have provided me with excellent service. The consultations were very helpful and informative. Thank you for all your help with my case.” Yevgeniya (Jane) Shpiner, Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I chose your company because you were the only one who said we will try our best to help you save yoru home. Thank you. Came through with flying colors. Keep up the good works. Good luck in the near future.” A. Calliste Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Scott, It was nice meeting with you the other day. I am confident I made the right choice with regard to my legal matter.hank you for the job you did” J.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“thank you for the job you did” . . . “thank you very much for your help with my bankruptcy in 2001 and thanks for your Greetings card every year” L.F., Bronx, N.Y.

“good work ethic. Excellent follow up. Returns phone calls – (very important). Gives sound advice – Reassuring – Good at details.” Ronald and Anita Schwartz, New York, N.Y.

“Initially when I called and spoke with Scott, he was very accomodating. He answered all the questions I had and re-assured me that I could call back with any other questions/concerns that I had. Throughout the whole ordeal I felt confident, comfortable and well-informed. Whenever I called Scott and left a message, calls were returned in a timely fashio and he continued to re-assureme. Now, that it’s all over, I can confidently say that Scott has given me a great second chance of which I will alwasy be eternally grateful. Thanks Scott!!! God Bless!!!” A.B., New York, N.Y.

“The services rendered were excellent, very professional . . . easy to make sense of “legalese.” Returned phone calls promptly. Priced well. Went above and beyond the call of duty.” J.L., New York, N.Y.

“you have been a great help …” C.R.L., New York, N.Y.

“I just want to thank Mr. Lanin for really helping me out. When every one kept taking my money and hanging me out to dry, you helped me with my Chapter 13 and 7 cases. I felt I finally met someone I could trust. I am sorry I didn’t meet you sooner. Thank you very much.”
C.D.F., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I have great news. Today I received a discharge notice in the mail. I am so pleased! I am notifying you right away, Thanks very much for your services. It was a difficult period for me …” A.D., New York, N.Y.

“Just wanted to thank you and say how much your kindness is appreciated.” Mr. and Mrs.
A.M., Queens, N.Y.

“I found the legal services provided to be efficient due to the firm’s use of electronic filing”
P.C.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I would like to … extend my deepest appreciation and to thank you for all the assistance and help performed.” C.L., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I’m very grateful for all you’ve done for me in trying to save my house … ” L.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“thanks for your concerns, you are the best…” M.B., Freeport, N.Y.

“you have been a great help …” C.R., Bronx, N.Y.

“I am very grateful fo all you’ve done for me in trying to save my house.” L.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“It was nice meeting with you the other day. I am confident I made the right choice with regard to my legal matter.” J.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

“I got the best service which I could dream of in the USA. . . . no selling gimics, [the consultation] was free and most informative. God Bless Scott who gave me a wonderful experience.” Dr. Singh, New Rochelle, N.Y.

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