We welcome new clients and look forward to helping you.  If you have a legal problem or concern, please reach out to us by phone or email.  You can also use our online contact form on this site.  You will hear back from us right away by phone or email.

Our firm is a boutique Midtown Manhattan law firm conveniently located on Eighth Avenue at 35th Street near Penn Station/Madison Square Garden. Our clients include individuals and a wide variety of businesses. We handle cases of all sizes, including disputes involving a few thousand dollars or millions.  Get the best of both worlds: the experience of a larger firm; the value of a smaller one. Enjoy personal attention, reasonable rates, and quick turnaround without sacrificing excellence, quality, and integrity.

If you want to retain experienced legal counsel, contact us online or call Scott Lanin, Esq. at (212) 764-7250 Ext.201. We offer a free phone consult to review and evaluate your matter or you can schedule an office consult.


Lanin Law P.C. handles cases and legal matters in New York State and throughout the country. We handle litigation in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts

Our primary regions include:

  • New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)
  • Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties)
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • Sullivan County
  • Dutchess County
  • Upstate New York

Clients come to us in a variety of ways. Many are referred to us by satisfied past or existing clients and from other professionals, including other lawyers and by accountants. We welcome all inquiries by call and email. We try to respond immediately and within 24 hours whenever possible. Initial consultations are handled by phone and are always free. There is no risk and no obligation.  We can schedule a call in the evening or weekend if that is more convenient for you.

We do not accept every case from every caller. We strive to accept only those cases from clients that we believe we can actually help. The free initial telephone consult helps us determine what type of legal problem a client has and to consider some possible alternatives and strategies. It’s an easy confidential no-risk way for our caller and for us to determine whether we can help. Clients can get answers and ideas from the convenience of their home. We often talk to clients in the evening and on weekends. If it appears that we can assist a client, the next step is to schedule an appointment for an office consultation. If a matter is too complex to be reviewed by phone or requires a review of documents, we offer one hour in-office consultations for a reasonable fee.

Once we determine a recommended strategy and agree to represent a client, a retainer agreement is signed detailing the work and services to be done and the agreed fee arrangement.


COVID-19 UPDATE: Our firm remains open for any questions, concerns, consultations or new clients who need help. In compliance with local orders and social distancing rules, we are working remotely. We will work via email, phone, and video during these challenging times. Payments may be made by credit or debit card using our online portal, by wire, or by Zelle. Instructions will be emailed to you. Please contact us payments by check.

Our fees are exceptionally reasonable for a midtown Manhattan law firm of our caliber and are determined on a case by case basis. We believe that those firms that offer a one size fits all service do a disservice to their clients. While clients may have similar concerns, each one is special and will need personal attention. We try to set a reasonable but very competitive fee that makes sense for the goals the client will hope to achieve. We do not believe in “throwing good money after bad” and if the cost of legal services exceeds the anticipated benefits, we will tell you that at the start. We will always be “straight” with you. We want to help you accomplish the result you desire but we also want you to feel that it was worth it. Quality and value matter to us.

We offer a variety of flexible fee programs, including hourly billing, flat fees and contingency fees (for qualified cases), and installment plans.

In many cases, clients end up effectively paying nothing for legal services because of the results we obtain. We save our bankruptcy clients far more money than the cost of their case, so, in effect, the case costs them nothing in the end. In foreclosure and loan modification cases, we help many of our clients save their family home or investment property, which is priceless. In many cases, we help our litigation clients with a recovery so that the actual cost of legal services becomes neglible or is completely offset. In some cases, courts can award legal fees to the winner, so some litigation clients fully recover all of the fees expended.

We also do not have any billing quota. Many law firms have secret billing quotas – they actually focus on the number of hours billed by associates, instead of the results obtained. In those firms, quantity matters more than quality. They become a factory filled with lawyers and paralegals who are little more than billing machines, and often unhappy ones at that. We very strongly reject that type of firm and lifestyle. We have no hidden agendas. We work hard for our clients. We also believe in a balanced life. It’s that simple. When you have a comfortable work atmosphere and a balanced life, lawyers, paralegals and clients are all much happier and can focus on what matters most – solving the problem or winning the case.