Eric Dranoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Saretsky Katz & Dranoff, LLP
 | 475 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-973-9797
Fax: 212-973-0939
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (20%)
Attorney Profile

Eric Dranoff, a founding partner at Saretsky Katz & Dranoff, LLP, a New York City law firm, primarily serves clients in the areas of insurance coverage, employment and wage litigation, and defending municipalities and government agencies in civil rights and general liability matters.

Although he is fully prepared to litigate cases when necessary, Mr. Dranoff completed a mediation-intensive training program at the Center for Mediation in Law in order to develop a better understanding of effective mediation techniques. He serves on the mediation panels for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

After completing his law degree at Albany Law School, cum laude, he was admitted to practice in New York. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 

He has been recognized by his peers in the legal field, and he contributes to a number of professional organizations. Mr. Dranoff has been selected for Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. He has served as the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary of the New York State Bar Association's Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section. He also chaired the association's Law School for Insurance Professionals in 2006 in addition to leading other groups within the NYSBA. He is also rated 10-Superior by AVVO.

Mr. Dranoff has spoken on a variety of legal topics and written numerous legal articles on subjects including addressing concerns for claims against municipalities, financing for nonprofits and financing economic development. He also served as a legal writing instructor at Albany Law School. In addition, he was a contributing author for the NYSBA Law School for Insurance Professionals. He also served as the general editor for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing and New York Litigation Forms, and he was on their advisory board from 1993 through 1996.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (30%)

Insurance Coverage (30%)

Employment Litigation (20%)

State, Local & Municipal (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Eric Dranoff

Admitted: 1985, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.skdllp.com/eric-dranoff

Honors/Awards:

  • Award for support of SUNY Rockland Community College and the community at large., Dr. Cliff L. Wood Service Award, Rockland Community College, 2015
  • Award for leadership, support and decdication to the Rockland Community College Foundation and SUNY Rockland, Person of the Year, Rockland Community College Foundation, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mediation Intensive Training Program - The Center For Mediation In Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairperson of the NYSBA Law School for Insurance Professionals,, 2006
  • In 2003 Mr. Dranoff was elected the Statewide Chairperson of the then four thousand three hundred member New York State Bar Association Torts Insurance and Compensation Law Section.  Previously he served as Vice Chairperson and Secretary., 2003
  • Advertising Injury New York State Bar Association Torts Insurance Compensation Law Section Fall Meeting 2001, 2001
  • Case Studies on Insurance Practice New York State Bar Association Torts Insurance Compensation Law Section Winter Meeting 2001, 2001
  • Chairperson, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance Compensation Law Section Fall Meeting., 2000
  • Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance, Compensation Law Section, Automobile Liability Committee., 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Junior Achievement Instructor, 2003
  • Past Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and current board member of the Rockland Community College Foundation, 2000
  • Chairperson Rockland County Economic Assistance Agency
  • Director Rockland Economic Development Corporation
  • Director of the Rockland Business Association.
  • Chairperson of the County of Rockland Industrial Development Agency.
  • Past Director, Leadership Rockland, Inc.
  • Past Chairperson, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pre-suit Concerns for Claims Against Municipalities, Lecturer, 2010
  • "Dealing with Prosperity, How the Deal was Done", Lecturer, 1998
  • IDA Financing Seminar for 501C-3 Organization, Lecturer, 1998
  • "Traditional and Emerging Programs for Financing Economic Development.", Lecturer, 1997
  • Editor of the New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance, Compensation Law Section, Automobile Liability Committee Newsletter., Editor, 1996
  • "Financing Alternatives, the Role of the Industrial Development Agency," 1996, Lecturer, 1996
  • Legal Writing Instructor, Albany Law School, 1983
  • Contributing Author for the NYSBA Law School for Insurance Professionals
  • General Editor for Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, New York Litigation Forms and was a member of their advisory board from 1993 through 1996.
  • Lecturer No Fault Updates New York State Bar Association Torts Insurance Compensation Law Section Fall Meeting 1999
  • Contributing Author, for Insurance Professionals seminar, the NYSBA Law School

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AVVO 10-Superior Rated
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Mediation Panel.
  • Best's Directories of Insurance Professionals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Mediation Panel.

Educational Background:

  • American University, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1981

Industry Groups

  • Insurance
  • Municipal
Find Me Online
Website - www.skdllp.com
Office Location for Eric Dranoff

475 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-973-9797

Fax: 212-973-0939

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Last Updated: 3/24/2019

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