Eric LaMons Biography

Eric LaMons

Eric LaMons

Senior Counsel

929-480-8269 (direct)
888-332-5658 (fax)

Eric LaMons joined Kishner Miller Himes in January 2023, bringing years of diverse experience as a commercial litigator. Prior to joining the firm, Eric practiced at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, in its highly-regarded litigation department, as well as at Wilk Auslander LLP and the Schulman Law Firm LLP, both focusing on a wide range of commercial disputes.

Eric’s legal practice encompasses a broad scope of litigation, including the representation of different types of clients in various industries. His experience has involved litigation over financial agreements, commercial contracts, international contracts, real estate transactions, leases, property rights, creditor’s rights, securities transactions, credit default swap agreements, investment contracts and other financial contracts, oil and gas interests, services contracts, partnership disputes, agency agreements, banking, insurance, product or pharmaceutical liability, and bankruptcy. His matters have spanned a range of complexities.

Eric also has experience on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California.

Eric has practiced across all phases of state and federal litigation, as well as for national and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and from the filing of claims through judgment and appeal, on a broad range of subjects. He has often helped clients avoid extensive litigation by negotiating settlements or otherwise resolving disputes. Eric’s clients have been individuals, Fortune 500 companies, and other businesses of various sizes in between. At KMH, he continues to focus on commercial and real estate litigation, representing parties on either side of significant contracts, transactions, or other disputes.

Outside of the law, Eric loves running, coaching youth soccer, sports teams from Chicago, being a student of American history, and being a father.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully won a $100+ million dollar judgment after trial in state court, and then prevailed on the appeal, representing a hedge fund and its managers against a major bank sued on two credit default swap agreements involving mortgage-backed securities
  • Successfully won summary judgment in federal court representing a financier, with related companies and individuals, in a multi-million dollar dispute involving high-risk investment in oil and natural gas interests in Utica shale located in Ohio
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement in the clients’ favor representing a financial services technology company in state court in a dispute involving the operation of a securities trading execution management system using financial information exchange networks
  • Successfully won summary judgment to recover both current unpaid rent and full-term future rent, and other damages, in two actions in state court in representing a commercial landlord in actions to recover for breach of leases against commercial tenants
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement representing a company in state court in a dispute over ownership and management of ten Manhattan properties
  • Successfully reached a settlement representing a financier in federal court in a dispute over misrepresentations in solicitations of foreign investments
  • Successfully conducted arbitration hearings in Geneva representing an Eastern European supply company in disputes over exclusive agency agreements for the purchase of petrochemicals and polymers from Russian and European providers
  • Successfully litigated through appeal representing a supplier of beauty products in state court in a dispute over an exclusive distribution agreement and related contracts with a Paris-based distributor
  • Successfully conducted arbitration proceedings through the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution representing a company in a dispute over the scope of insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims
  • Successfully obtained dispositive judgment before trial representing a retail company in a state court action involving breach of a factoring agreement
  • Successfully reached a settlement representing a national retailer in federal court in a dispute with the manufacturers of defective products supplied to the retailer
  • Successfully reached resolution after a trial, representing a jewelry retailer in an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court in a breach of a consignment relationship with a company operating in New York and Israel
  • Successfully conducted arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and International Commercial Dispute Resolution, representing a fund in a dispute involving intermediaries to solicit foreign investors in Manhattan real estate projects under the federal government’s “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program”
  • Successfully resolved, through mediation, a state court case involving a major financial derivatives company in a contracts dispute over a swap transaction
  • Successfully negotiated multiple settlements for a pharmaceutical company sued in federal and state court in numerous cases alleging injury from use of a particular medication

Professional Activities

Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association


George Washington University Law School (J.D. with High Honors, 2002)
Order of the Coif, The George Washington Law Review (Managing Editor), Student Bar Association (Executive Board)
University of Denver (B.A., Political Science and Sociology, summa cum laude, 1999)
Honors with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Boettcher Scholar, Honor Code Student Board President
Regis Jesuit High School (1995)
Salutatorian, cross country captain, National Honor Society President

Bar & Court Admissions

New York State
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York