Eldon Looby

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Looby Law, PLLC
5 Penn Plaza
19th Floor
New York, NY 10001
646-626-5252
https://www.loobylaw.com/


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). Eldon has been recognized by Global Law Experts as an Expert in Business Law - New York and included in the Corporate INTL 2020 Annual Who’s Who as a New York Business Law Expert. Global 100 and Finance Monthly selected him as its 2020 Business Law Lawyer of the Year, and Lawyer Monthly selected him as its Business Law Lawyer of the Year - New York (2019 and 2020). 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 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. Eldon has been recently recognized by Acquisition International as the 2020 Leading Family and Matrimonial Attorney of the Year in New York; by ACQ5 Magazine as its 2020 Best Practice Operator of the Year in Family Litigation, and 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 five consecutive years. He is also named by the National Advocates as one of the Top 30 Lawyers in New York for Matrimonial and Family Law.

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.

Practices
Business Law and Services
Family Law, Matrimonial and QDROs
Labor and Employment
Landlord and Tenant
Litigation
Legal Project Management & eDiscovery
Real Estate
Wills

Awards and Recognition
Under Eldon's leadership, LoobyLaw has been recognized numerous times for its knowledge, skill and expertise, including most recently by Worldwide Advisor Awards Magazine as Business Law Firm of the Year (2021); by Acquisition International as Best Virtual Business Law Firm (2020); by Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine as recipient of its Five Star Lawyers 2020 Award for Business Law Firm of the Year; by Exeleon Magazine as one of 100 Best Companies to Watch Out for in 2020; by Global Law Experts as Business Law Firm of the Year - New York (2020); and by Corporate LiveWire as Most Innovative Virtual Business Law Firm (2020). Acquisition International recognized the firm as Most Innovative Virtual Business Law Firm - New York (2019). The firm has also been named as a Global Law Experts recommended law firm for Business Law - New York (2019); winner of the CV Magazine Corporate Excellence Award for Employment Law Firm of the Year (2019); recipient of the Business Worldwide 2018 Global Corporate Excellence Award for Best Litigation Firm - New York (2018); and being named 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, 2019 and 2020), 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 has been selected by both Global 100 and Finance Monthly as Business Law Lawyer of the Year in New York (2020). He was recognized by Acquisition International as Leading Family and Matrimonial Attorney of the Year in New York (2020); by ACQ5 Magazine as Best Practice Operator fo the Year in Family Litigation (2020). He was also named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in New York for Client Satisfaction (2017-2020) 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 (2018-2020). 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 Business Law Lawyer of the Year - New York (2019) by Lawyer Monthly, as well as 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 30 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.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Featured (Business Law), “Who’s WHo Adviser Handbook 2020” Corporate INTL, September 2020
Featured, “100 Best Companies to Watch Out for in 2020” (“Looby Law - Breaking Time Constraints by Going Virtual”), Exeleon Magazine, June 2020
Presenter, “Business Structures | Building Blocks for Small Business Success,” October 18, 2019: National Black MBA Association, Inc., of Metro New York, Entrepreneur Accelerator Summit 2019
Featured, “Professional Excellence - Virtual Law,” Lawyer Monthly, June 2019
Guest, Speaking on landlord tenant, estate planning, and benefits of contracts, September 29, 2018: Onpoint! Experience Talk Show
Panelist (Estate Planning Strategies), June 6, 2018: “Expanding & Retaining Your Wealth as a Property Owner”
Panelist, “Tax Reform: What You Must Know,” February 15, 2018: Brooklyn45 Television Show

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.

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