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Eric S. Horowitz


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Eric S. Horowitz is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Hofstra University School of Law, Uniondale, New York. Mr. Horowitz has been associated with Zane and Rudofsky since graduating from law school, and is a member of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. Mr. Horowitz specializes in commercial and residential transactional work; commercial leasehold transactions; and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial landlord/tenant work and other real estate related litigation. Mr. Horowitz has represented both landlords and tenants, giving him a keen perspective regarding both transactional work and litigation.

Mr. Horowitz has represented the owners of 150 East 42nd Street in New York City; the Sears Tower in Chicago; the Bank America Center in San Francisco; The Wachovia Center in Winston-Salem; One HSBC Center in Buffalo; Pegasus Place Apartments in Lexington, and numerous other commercial properties in New York City, including, but not limited to: the Bed, Bath and Beyond Building (620 Avenue of the Americas); 855 Avenue of the Americas; 1520 Sedgwick Avenue (often cited as the birthplace of hip-hop); the International Toy Building; 40 Broad Street; Fordham Fulton Towers; the SL Whale Building; Sunset Industrial Park; The Intelstat Building in Washington, D.C; and the Starrett-Lehigh Building (the latter being the 3rd largest commercial building in New York City).

Mr. Horowitz has also represented the owner of forty-seven (47) buildings in East Harlem that were sold for in excess of $225 Million, as well as numerous other buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar commercial and residential real estate transactions.

The following are some of the more notable cases handled by Mr. Horowitz:

Mr. Horowitz has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an independent service which has rated attorneys nationwide for more than a century. An AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest available rating meaning that Mr. Horowitz was recognized by his peers as having preeminent legal ability and a very high ethical conduct relevant to the discharge of his professional responsibilities.

Mr. Horowitz lives in Old Bethpage, New York, with this wife and four children. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Plainview/Old Bethpage Soccer League and is the Director of the League's Top Soccer Program, a program for young athletes with developmental disabilities. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Chaverim, Plainview, NY.

Mr. Horowitz serves on the Fund Raising Committee of SNAP, the Special Needs Autism Program, in Plainview/Old Bethpage, NY; and was a Member of the Host Committee for the Breast Cancer Foundation's Pink Promises Dinner that raised nearly $1 million to support advanced breast cancer research.

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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate Transactions


J.D., Hofstra University Law School, 1984
B.S.B.A., Washington University, 1980

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association

Professional Recognitions

Selected to participate in New York Magazine's 2018 Special Section of New York's Leading Lawyers

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014 Super Lawyer in New York

2013 & 2012 Legal Elite by Avenue Magazine

2013 ALM Legal Leaders

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