Eric E. Van Loon, Esq.

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Real Property
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.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • 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

Background and Education

  • 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

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