Eric Van Loon

Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Julia Pyle
T: 617-228-9168
F: 617-228-0222
One Beacon Street, Suite 2210, Boston, MA 02108

Eric E. Van Loon is available to conduct cases virtually. JAMS is equipped to provide virtual ADR services on a variety of online platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and more.


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 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.

Van Loon has resolved many real estate-related claims involving many different types of projects and issues. Examples include shopping malls, mixed-use developments, housing and condominium projects, hotels, parking structures, sports stadiums, natural areas, and entertainment complexes.

Representative Matters

  • $250 Million Mixed-Use Waterfront Development. Settled long-standing dispute between owner-developer of prime waterfront parcel and former owner regarding environmental remedies, existing yacht club lease, access issues, and multiple governmental approvals.
  • Arbitration. Dispute between landlord and commercial tenant regarding collateral damages alleged to result from lease termination.
  • Baseball Stadium. At request of Governor and civic association, resolved disputes between multiple interests which enabled Cleveland's Jacobs Field/Gateway Project to be built.
  • Brownfields. Dispute between Brownfield developer and regulators re site remediation.
  • Environmental. Mediated many federal Superfund site cleanup cost allocations among large and small businesses; owner-developers; local, county, and state governments.
  • Hotel. Developer dispute with hotel franchisor relating to quality standards associated with a prestige brand, allowable variations, and quality comparisons with comparable hotels.
  • Luxury Urban Hotel. Resolved owner-developer-architect-contractor dispute over design and construction and municipal approvals for high-profile, prime location, luxury hotel.
  • Mineral/Water Rights. Complex five-party dispute involving multi-state water and mineral rights
  • Municipal Sewer Lining. Dispute between municipality, construction management firm, and contractor regarding replacement lining for miles of underground sewer lines.
  • Natural Areas. Disputes among several dozen descendants over best use of hundreds of acres of prime property owned by family over multiple generations.
  • Residential. Dispute between massive poultry/egg manufacturing firm and downwind neighbors.
  • Shopping Malls. Owner dispute with chain anchor tenant relating to access, parking, decision-making. Owner-developer dispute with contractor over contract termination; issues included allocation of responsibility for delays, permits and disposal, and winter weather impact.
  • Waterfront Music Venue. Mediated siting of harbor entertainment facility among big-city mayor, city development authority, state environmental regulators, citizen activist groups, environmentalists, and local business and fishing interests.
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Recognized internationally by Who's Who Legal: Mediation, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2022
  • 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





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