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Eric Van Loon

Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.

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T: 617-228-9128
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One Beacon Street , Suite 2210 , Boston , MA 02108-3106
Eric Van Loon brings years of experience to every resolution. A full-time dispute resolution professional since 1989, he has more than 20,000 hours of experience in 42 states and eight countries as a mediator, arbitrator, speaker, and trainer specializing in complex, multi-party, high-stakes disputes and is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Arbitration. Sole arbitrator in eight-figure multinational oil company contract dispute; international company termination of U.S. subsidiary CEO; commercial tenant claim re lease termination damages. Chaired U.S. Copyright Office streamed internet music royalty panel, NFL Detroit Lions stadium construction claims panel, multi-hospital claims against major insuror. Panel member in energy company/integrated software system claim, joint venture synfuel tax credits allocation.
  • Banking. Multi-million dollar dispute between national bank and contractor providing services at 1,000+ locations. Retail loan originator dispute re fees on FDIC loans after bank failure. Foreign bank mortgage holder fraud claim involving changing currency exchange rates. Interest charges on repossession/refinance after merger.
  • Business Dissolution. Billion dollar, 26-business division among founders and successors. Multiple principals’ dispute over value and ownership of $10 million enterprise developed over eight years (expert valuations, management v. capital contributions, tax treatment). Partnership dissolution federal court action alleging RICO violations, defamation, malfeasance.
  • Defense Contractor. Settlement between high-tech manufacturer/government contractor and subcontractor over fixed-price contract performance on state-of-the-art weapons system. Issues included amount/nature/timing of data provided in an EMD (Engineering Manufacturing Development) contract, termination basis, usability of work product by substitute subcontractor.
  • Holding Company. Settled claim re right to purchase multi-million dollar business from industrial holding company. Issues included company valuation, documentation of option.
  • Merger. Venture capital company/manufacturing investment firm mediation over failed multi-step merger. Issues included return of $2 million initial payment, alleged fraud in inducement, major customer tortious interference, return of propriety information, potential future venture.
  • Real Estate Development. $250 million mixed-use waterfront developer dispute with former land owner. Developer dispute with prestigious manufacturer/retailer tenant re long-term lease. Mall developer/anchor tenant dispute. Hotel disputes with on-site entertainment venue, franchisors, and construction contractors. Brownfield developer regulatory disputes.
  • Reps/Warranties. Mediated $10 million dollar venture capital company claim vs. former owner/seller for lost profits re customer sales contract warranties and representations.
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for ADR
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Association of Mediators
  • Named "Entertainment Industry Power Mediator" by Hollywood Reporter Esquire
  • Elected Town Moderator, Concord, MA
  • Member: ABA Sections on Dispute Resolution, International Law; Association for Conflict Resolution; FDIC, USEPA Superfund Pilot Program, and Library of Congress Copyright Arbitration Royalty panels
  • Board Member: MA Bar Foundation, Schweitzer Fellowship, Jericho Road Project
  • Lecturer on ADR at national/international forums: ABA, American Corporate Counsel Association, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, International Bar Association, World Economic Forum Mid-East North African Qatar Summit, Nigerian International Insurance Summit keynote, and in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan; published in ABA Dispute Resolution magazine
  • Massachusetts Undersecretary, Economic Affairs; Assistant Secretary, Environmental Affairs
  • Seven-year federal litigation legal practice
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1971
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1968
  • A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967

Counsel Comments

    "The tenacity, energy and diplomacy you brought to the negotiation allowed you to be successful where many earlier efforts had failed."

    - COO of Major Company

    Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2013

    Best Lawyers in America, 2014

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