Eric Ferrante

Eric Ferrante is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes group. Eric represents public and private companies in federal and state court litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on achieving results in all types of commercial disputes, including claims related to purchase and sale agreements, distribution and marketing agreements, commercial loans and commercial foreclosures. By developing a nuanced understanding of my clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate, I work to spot potential issues before they arise and build cost-effective strategies to resolve those disputes that remain unavoidable. I have represented nationally recognized clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, banking, and gaming and entertainment industries in both state and federal courts, as well as before arbitrators and mediators.

What do you see on the horizon?

As cloud-based storage and other methods of electronically keeping sensitive information become increasingly popular, businesses must be aware of the risks these methods present. I believe attorneys must be able to help clients develop plans to safely retain documents that will protect them should litigation arise without reducing their business efficiency.

A primer on ins and outs of PPP loan forgiveness

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2020

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column on the process, considerations, and best practices for businesses when applying for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Legal guidance a necessity for companies amid coronavirus uncertainty

Rochester Business Journal | September 04, 2020

In this article on the most common COVID-related issues that businesses and companies are seeking legal help for, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy leader Jenny Holmes and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, are quoted for their outlook on cybersecurity best practices, force majeure clauses, and rent concerns from both landlords and tenants.


Eric M. Ferrante



Phone: 585-263-1362

Fax: 844-698-5849

Tulane University, J.D.

Syracuse University, B.S.

New York

New Jersey


U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Eric Ferrante received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation.

Eric is a member of the Federal, American, New Jersey and Louisiana bar associations; New York State Bar Association—Commercial & Federal Litigation and Torts, Insurance & Compensation Sections; Monroe County Bar Association and the Social/Networking Co-Chair of its Young Lawyers Section (YLS). He is also a member of the Sports Association of Webster and the Webster Community Sports Complex, Inc.

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