Hutner Klarish LLP

Basically, we represent business people with business issues

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Firm Overview

Business law. Business litigation. We mean business.

Hutner Klarish LLP is a boutique business and litigation law firm based in New York City. We provide our clients with a fresh alternative to the traditional, impersonal corporate law firm and are able to do so at substantially lower rates and with a much greater level of personal attention and service.

We provide our clients with astute business lawyers who can navigate the legal and practical business issues that they face every day. Our clients include a broad spectrum of businesses and individuals such as

Investment firms
Securities brokerage firms
Hedge funds
Private equity funds
Business people with business issues
Emerging and mid-sized companies
Portfolio Managers
Individual brokers
Family Offices
Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our clients, and we have successfully guided and represented many of our clients for more than two decades.

Finding solutions. Solving problems. Reasonable fees.

We provide a full range of legal representation to our clients in corporate and litigation matters, including

Company formation and representation
Financing structure and terms
Litigation, arbitration and mediation
Hedge fund launch and representation
Investment adviser representation
Broker-dealer representation
Venture capital / private financing
Securities industry regulatory problems
SEC Registration and compliance
Employment arrangements
Trademark protection
Office leasing

Call us. Meet us. Let's work together.

Get the best of both worlds: small firm personal attention that gets big firm results. Call Hutner Klarish LLP at 212-981-9121 or contact us online
Main Office

Main Office
1359 Broadway, Ste. 2001
New York  NY  10018

  • 212-981-9121
Securities Industry Regulatory Defense
When you get "that call," call us.

In an era where federal and state regulators compete for headlines, and regulatory infractions are being treated as potential white collar crimes with unprecedented frequency, even the most careful clients may get a call or receive a subpoena, become subject to an investigation, or face a regulatory complaint. The lawyers of Hutner Klarish LLP represent broker-dealers, investment advisors and individual investors in litigation and investigations conducted by FINRA, the SEC, the NYSE and state regulators, on virtually every type of sales practice violation, insider trading matters, net capital violations, market manipulation and other enforcement matters, including

-Regulatory inquiries
-Regulatory investigations
-Responses to a Wells Notice
-Enforcement proceedings
-License hearings and applications
-Compliance examinations

Our securities lawyers have many years of experience and an outstanding record in handling matters initiated by securities industry regulators. We have developed an invaluable understanding of the tactics and strategies commonly employed by regulators and investigators and the best approach for responding. For example, our attorneys explain what you should do when receiving a Wells Notice. The circumstances of each matter dictate the best response, and we guide you every step of the way, ensuring that optimal decisions are being made while you continue to concentrate on your business.

Eric Hunter

Prior to forming Hutner Klarish LLP, Eric Hutner spent nine years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a leading U.S. law firm, seven years as Assistant General Counsel and then General Counsel of two NASD-member firms, and in 1999 returned to private practice when he founded Eric S. Hutner & Associates. These varied professional experiences have enabled Eric to take on the many roles of a classic councilor, and more, as he draws on his diverse legal experiences every day on behalf of a wide variety of clients. He has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts, though he prefers finding solutions that preclude the need for full-blown litigation whenever possible. He has represented broker-dealers and their employees in over 100 securities industry arbitrations and in regulatory matters before the SEC, NASD, and other self-regulatory and regulatory bodies. Eric also serves from time-to-time as a FINRA / NASD arbitrator, not only to give something back, but so that he will better understand how to do his real job of representing clients in such matters. Eric regularly provides advice and counsel to corporate clients by analyzing the legal implications and needs of their business activities. One day it may be a private financing transaction, the next day it is the everyday general legal problems a company must address, and the day after that it is helping prepare for a corporate board of directors meeting. Clients turn to Eric to find the best way to achieve their business goals within the framework of all applicable legal requirements.

Admitted to practice
New York, 1983
New Jersey, 1995
Various federal district and appellate courts

AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell
Eric Hutner is rated 5.0, which means he has the highest legal abilities and ethical standards.

New York University, J.D., 1982
Colgate University, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Professional memberships
New York City Bar Association
FINRA Board of Arbitrators
American Bar Association