Eric M. Berman, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Eric M. Berman, P.C., one of America’s premier creditor rights and collection law firms. The firm provides nationwide pre-litigation collection services, and litigates collection matters throughout New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. It also represents members of the collection industry in compliance issues and the defense of FDCPA claims.
Dr. Berman is the President of the Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York and a Director of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. A frequent lecturer on collection industry issues, his articles on meaningful attorney involvement have been published in major law journals. He has been a Panelist or Speaker at conferences held by the American Collector’s Association, Commercial Law League of America, Debt Buyer’s Association, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys and Thomson Media, and has submitted White Papers and testified at government agency hearings concerning the collection industry.
Dr. Berman has served as an Impartial Hearing Officer for the New York State Education Department, Office for Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Learning Disabilities, Office for Special Education Services, and as a Commercial Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He was the founding Editor of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal published by the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and wrote a Business Column for several music and recording magazines. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hofstra University.
Dr. Berman received his B.S. from Hofstra University, his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He is admitted to the practice of law in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts in New York and Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Berman is a member of the American Collector Association – Member Attorney Program, American Health Lawyers Association, Commercial Law League of America, Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and the American, New York and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.