Edwin Brondo brings over 15 years of broad legal experience in business transactions, commercial lending, corporate law and planning, trusts and estate matters and litigation to the firm. He has a reputation for and prides himself on approaching every client situation with both practical business common sense and the highest degree of technical legal skill.
Ed has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in connection with all aspects and phases of commercial loan transactions, whether secured by real estate, accounts receivable, vehicles, or other collateral. He regularly represents both institutional and private lenders in all varieties of lending transactions, including specialty arrangements such as mezzanine financing and factoring. In addition to representing lenders in the closing of lending transactions, Ed also has substantial experience with workouts, collections and foreclosures, and routinely counsels lenders with respect to the handling of defaults, the negotiation of extension and forbearance agreements and other workout arrangements, the prosecution of foreclosure actions, the protection of their interests as creditors in bankruptcy court, and sales and dispositions of collateral.
Ed’s expertise in representing lenders and businesses is also augmented by significant litigation experience, having tried and arbitrated many cases before various courts and other administrative tribunals across the country earlier in his career. As a litigator, Ed has represented two of the three major U.S. automotive manufacturers, served as national trial counsel for several other large product manufacturers, and represented trade associations, businesses of all sizes, wholesale distributors, retail dealers, contractors, corporate executives, doctors, entrepreneurs and property owners in a wide variety of matters, including commercial litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property protection and prosecution, unfair trade practices/competition, product liability, property and land use matters, firing range litigation, employment and environmental matters, construction matters and insurance coverage disputes. As a result of his unique background, Ed regularly advises business clients with respect to practical, creative and proactive ways to prevent disputes, and successfully navigating the intersection between business and litigation whenever disputes are unavoidable.
Ed also advises clients on estate planning and represents clients in estate administration matters throughout New York and New Jersey, including probate, administration proceedings, will contests, will and trust reformation and estate litigation. In addition, Ed’s experience with estate planning coupled with his business and corporate experience makes him especially well-equipped to assist clients with various aspects of asset protection including dynasty planning and using and setting up corporate entities and trusts for asset protection purposes.
Prior to beginning his career in private practice, Ed served as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis C. Benza, Supreme Court of New York, Commercial Division, Albany County.