Eric S. Askanase joined Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. in 2018 and is a Partner of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Askanase’s practice is focused on complex commercial real estate litigation. He has represented clients in a broad range of real estate actions including financial, real estate, bankruptcy, mortgage, shareholder, landlord-tenant, easement, adverse possession, tax, and title disputes, as well as internal corporate investigations, fiduciary claims, shareholder actions, and other complex litigation in both state and federal courts.
Askanase is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the foundational first-year seminar in legal practice, writing, and advocacy. Prior to joining Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Askanase was with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Askanase clerked for the Hon. William J. Martini, U.S.D.J., in the U.S. District Court.
Mr. Askanase is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and an Articles Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Near Eastern Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.
Mr. Askanase is admitted to the New York bar and is a non-practicing solicitor of England & Wales. Mr. Askanase is fluent in French.
Mr. Askanase has also assisted holocaust survivors in asserting reparation claims against the German government for World War II ghetto slave labor.