Experience matters. Attorney Scott Lanin has 28 years experience helping individuals and businesses solve legal problems and fight legal battles. Get personal attention, competitive rates, flexible payment options, quality work, exceptional professional service, and a strategy to fit your budget. We strive to develop long-term relationships, help meet your goals, and get peace of mind.


Selected to 2018 NY Metro Super Lawyers (Top 5%) — Big firm experience, boutique firm value & the highest qualifications. Attorney Lanin was formerly associated with a prestigious international Manhattan firm and the largest Long Island firm. Former legal counsel to banks. NYU Stern School of Business (1986; Top 5%, Finance and Management). St. John’s University School of Law (1989; Law Review – Highest Honor). Our of-counsel attorneys have included a Law Professor and former Federal Law Clerk and a former Assistant District Attorney.


A smart fighter. As an experienced martial arts instructor for 30+ years, Scott Lanin is an attorney who can fight for real in and out of court. Litigation and martial arts share a common model for success. These are our core principles: avoid confrontation but fight fiercely when necessary; prepare, plan, and stay calm; negotiate from a position of strength, adapt and overcome adversity, think creatively; pay rigorous attention to details; and courtesy and integrity matter.

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Scott represented me, on behalf of a close friend [as a creditor] in a bankruptcy proceeding. His advice was unfailingly excellent, his written work comprehensive and understandable and his court appearances lucid and well-presented.  Also, of great importance was his promptness, accountability, and sensitivity

Michael Ambler, Esq.
Former Chief Tax Counsel, Texaco

I just wanted to . . . congratulate you on the outcome . This will probably result in a 100% recovery. Although the [other] bank aided their customer’s fraudulent activities through negligence, I was doubtful that you would prevail against their attorneys to get such a large sum. I know this wasn’t an easy case, but your perseverance and hard work certainly paid-off.

Fred Ferrara, Group VP
Commercial Asset Recovery, EAB (now Citibank)

Thank you for the hard work and dedication you and your staff provided to me during my tenure at EAB. As a result of your efforts, I experienced many successful recoveries. Additionally, your expertise in bankruptcy earned the bank a landslide win in Florida, with a monumental overturn of the homestead exemption! Bravo, Scott!  I wholeheartedly will recommend your services!

Ellen J. Terry, Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

One of the reasons I use Lanin and Associates [now Lanin Law P.C.] is the knowledge that Scott will personally be handling my cases . . . I know I get quality representation 100% of the time.

John Murphy, Credit Manager & Treasurer
H.O. Penn Machinery, Co. Inc.

I have been very satisfied with the services you provide. The nature of the corporate issues at hand were somewhat more complicated than the ordinary personal bankrupcty. You made them easily understandable and backed up your comments with copies of sections of law for my own perusal. Moreover, the critical timing involved with our case was accommodated by you over the weekend . . .

Thomas Mangione, Director
Wintrade, Inc., One World Trade Center

We were especially pleased by the fast response times and practical advice. The Lanin firm understands the needs and budgets of small business.

Warren Cavior, President, The Cavior Group
The Lincoln Building, New York, N.Y.

Prior to your law firm’s service, my business wasn’t able to make ends meet … phone calls from creditors, inability to meet weekly payroll, But since using your services and advice – we can go on with life. No more debt problems. I’ve been reborn . . . Thanks again.

Dr. David Cabbad
Brooklyn, N.Y.

I would highly recommend your services to anybody who is in financial need and is scared to take any action.

Dr.David Cabbad
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Very professional in a commercial case.  Aggressive and sophisticated . . .

Ricky Chi Wa So, President, Fred Thomas Corp.
1412 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018

Was very prompt and courteous. I found him to be confident, very knowledgeable, and he provided me with every assurance throughout my case.

South Ozone Park, N.Y.

It was good to have you in my corner. I am grateful for your insight and support and advice. You are the best !!!

Robert Livingston, President
The Craftsmen, Ltd., New York, N.Y.

My wife and I had wandered from lawyer to lawyer trying to find help in our case, but when we found your office we looked no further: we felt assured and were treated like family.  We’ll never forget your service.  Thanks.

Miguel and Mayra Duval
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dear Scott:  Thank you for your time to determine a possible case . . .  you were concerned, considerate, kind and understanding. I was very impressed and I am pleased to know that we still have lawyers like you.  Thank you again.

Hon. Frank Tate (Retired Judge)
Albany, N.Y. (9/23/14)

Scott, thank you for being there from the beginning to the end. There were no hesitations when it came to assisting us with our needs. Your assertiveness and decision making helped us to overcome our obstacles. Give our thanks to your  secretary also.

Norman and Vivan Corlett
Spring Valley, N.Y.

Dear Scott, First I need to thank you as well as your team for the excellent, and frankly, better than I had expected professional services I have received in the short time I have known you . . . You really have overachieved in my opinion . . . You are really worth soooo much more than you charge.  Thank you again.

Anthony Muscat
East Atlantic Beach, N.Y.

We were there for 25 years and at the brink of losing the home when we found this law firm and we were able to do the Chapter 13 and stay in our home . . . I want to thank this law firm so much and commend them.

Roxanne Marcus
For her mother Rita James, Bronx, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Lanin: Thank you for providing me with top rate professional assistance throughout the whole process.  Any questions or concerns I had you answered and/or addressed promptly.  Thank you so much!

Rafael L. Dublin
Jamaica, N.Y.

Scott Lanin was very diligent in handling all aspects of my son’s bankruptcy case. Scott’s very professional in his dealing with his clients’ needs.

Name withheld on request
Forest Hills, N.Y.

I am very impressed with the professional service your firm provided for me and the exptertise with which you concluded favorably my legal issues.  I appreciate your concern and legal experience , especially Scott Lanin.

Nancy Purnell
New York, N.Y.

Handling the impending threat of foreclosure was unsettling. Having an attorney like Mr. Lanin helped demistify the Chapter 13 process. He definitely gave us the added support necessary to deal with a highly stressful situation, without making us feel stigmatized. I would recommend Mr. Lanin and his assembled legal team with the utmost confidence.

Mr. and Mrs. Austin
Roosevelt, N.Y.

I am very pleased with the service you gave me. If I ever need a lawyer, or any of my friends, you will be recommended. The service you gave me was so excellent that I can’t stop talking about it. I feel that my job was well done. You are an excellent lawyer. Thanks for your service.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I don’t believe any other lawyer would have taken the extra steps of retrieving my money from the Marshall and collection agencies. Thank you so much.

Yonkers, N.Y.

Scott Lanin was professional, efficient, up to date on the legal methods and procedures that involved my case.  I look forward to working with his firm and to utilize his services in the future, should the need arise!.

New York, N.Y.

I want to thank you for the good work you have done on my behalf. Obviously, your [answer with counterclaims against the bank] was most effective. You have stumped them … I have a really good lawyer.

Warmest Wishes
Christine Biddle, Staten Island, N.Y.

Thanks to Scott Lanin my life can move forward. Thank you.

New York, N.Y.

Words cannot express the happiness and gratitude we feel as a result of you helping us through a very difficult situation. Thanks a million Scott.

Janet Williams and her fiance Paul
Bronx, N.Y.

Thank you Scott. Your legal advice and assistance was outstanding. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you as my attorney.

Joseph Megna
Brooklyn, N.Y.

It’s hard to maintain a client base but it’s much harder to get new clients. As a new client, your professionalism and confidence won me over the first time we met. Thank you.

Mark Paulvin
Somers, N.Y.

I was very pleased with the services rendered and would not hestitate to use your firm in the future. Mr. Lanin was very helpful and showed great professionalism at all times.

Roberto Torres
Bronx, N.Y.

Very happy with the services.

Henry Padro, Accountant
Bronx, N.Y.

You have provided me with excellent service.  The consultations were very helpful and informative.  Thank you for all your help with my case.

Evgeniya (Jane) Shpiner
Brooklyn, N.Y.

I chose your company because you were the only one who said we will try our best to help you save yoru home.  Thank you.  Came through with flying colors.  Keep up the good works.  Good luck in the near future.

A. Calliste
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Scott, It was nice meeting with you the other day. I am confident I made the right choice with regard to my legal matter.hank you for the job you did.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Lanin:  I was so happy you were recommended to me . . .  You were professional, extremely knowledgeable and just fantastic to deal with. Thank you so much for your guidance and support during that terrible period in my life.

New York, NY

It’s amazing how easy it was, the whole process.  I really did nothing.  You took care of it all. It was a pleasure dealing with your office and should I need any legal issue resolved I will definitely call you.  I have also recommended you to a number of my friends.   Thanks again.

New York, NY

First I need to thank you as well as your team for the excellent, and frankly, better than I had expected professional services I have received in the short time I have known you . . . You really have over achieved in my opinion. You are really worth soooo much more than you charge.  Thank you again.

Anthony Muscat
East Atlantic Beach, NY.

Scott and Yersy,  Thank you for all of your support and professionalism.  You and your team were wonderful and I would easily refer any friend to you.  All the Best,

Brooklyn, N.Y.

We were very satisfied for services that you provided to us and very happy.

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph & Antoniette Ameno
Brooklyn, N.Y. (3/30/13)

Scott Lanin and his team are seasoned professionals who get the job done.  I couldn’t have been more happy with the results of my case and my decision in selecting Scott and his team.

Middle Village, N.Y. (1/7/11)

Until recently, I had never experienced the emotional journey of suing anyone, much less a member of my own family. The timing couldn’t have been worse. I lost my partner of 25 years and, several months later, my 10 year old dog. Although I was at the lowest point of my life, I had no choice but to hire an attorney to help me fight for what was rightfully mine. Through a recommendation, I hired Scott Lanin, of Lanin Law P.C. I was treated with respect, was always in the loop and never felt condescended to – all things I hold dear. In the end, I, along with other family members who also inherited the property, won a hard fought disputed case, fair and square, through a court ordered sale of property, resulting in an unanticipated and surprisingly high auction price. I never expect to have this experience in my lifetime again, but if I do, Lanin Law is a no brainer!

New York, N.Y. (3/25/15)



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  • We are selective about choosing legal matters because we want to make sure we can give you the personal attention you deserve.
  • We will use our experience to realistically analyze your legal needs and budget, recommend practical solutions, determine the best strategy and course of action for you, and use our best efforts to help you you achieve your goals.
  • We will explain everything clearly, keep you informed of our progress, and provide you with digital copies of everything.
  • We will keep your private and personal information confidential under the attorney-client privilege.


*We offer free no-risk no obligation phone consults to evaluate new legal matters for potential clients. Not every consult can be handled by phone. For example, if you are already in litigation, or have a contract dispute, it will be necessary to review your court documents, contract, and any related documents, in order to analyze the issues and potential solutions. If your legal matter is more complex, involves many documents, or if we determine that we can best assist you in person, we may instead offer you a one hour office consult for a fee. Please email or call us to learn more about scheduling your legal consult. All consults are by appointment only and are handled directly by attorney Scott Lanin who will review your legal rights and remedies, explain everything clearly, and try to recommend a strategy that fits your budget. All consults involve personal and customized attention to try to help you solve your problem. If additional legal services are needed, we will discuss how to retain Lanin Law P.C. to represent you. The services for a consult are limited and conclude when the consult concludes. In order to retain our firm, a written retainer agreement is required.