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Eric N. Dratler


Suzanne M. Welz, Paralegal and Closing Coordinator

Practice Areas


Eric’s educational foundation is accounting. He is particularly adept and sensitive to economic decision making. He has long stood as an advocate for his clients, where he helps and advises them to make sound informed decisions based on dollars and cents. Eric strives to achieve the optimum result for his clients as efficiently as possible, thoroughly negotiating and producing sound business outcomes, settling matters when possible, litigating when necessary.

His areas of practice have primarily been focused on real estate, business matters, business organization formations and dissolutions, complicated contracts and leases, commercial transactions, commercial litigation, business litigation and collections.

With his accounting background, Eric has also helped many clients with their estate planning, estate administration, and trust and estate litigation matters, with a heavy concentration in areas involving accounting, commissions, fees, prudent investor decision making and fulfillment of fiduciary duty obligations.

Eric is sensitive to achieving client objectives in a practical, sensible and often tax mitigating manner. He helps his clients recognize the costs associated with certain actions and counsels them to remain sensitive to this factor.

Eric helps business clients proceed smoothly and efficiently through the process of transactions, including buying, selling, financing or organizing a business. He seeks to avoid protracted disputes, by advocating for the making of informed, prompt and sensible amicable business decisions by parties involved. He helps clients with the necessary tasks of studying costs, preparing, reviewing and negotiating the details of contracts and leases. He helps clients obtain results in connection with litigating commercial, accounting, and collection matters.


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, 1989, J.D., Cum Laude
  • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, 1986, B.S. Accounting, Magna Cum Laude


  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
  • Florida, 1992
  • New York, 1990


  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market since 2017 and its Secretary since 2018
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Past Law Day Run Committee Member
  • Justinian Society
  • Former Legal Project Volunteer
  • Former Voluntary Income Tax Attorney
  • Delta Sigma Pi