Erica B. Garay

Erica B. Garay

Erica_B_Garay_HeadshotErica B. Garay
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
990 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 592-5770


Erica B. Garay is the Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group, an arbitrator and mediator, and a member of the Litigation practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, N.Y. where she handles commercial litigation. She is also a Member of the Firm. Ms. Garay is on the American Arbitration Association roster of neutrals for commercial and complex litigation and its panel of mediators. Ms. Garay serves on Rosters of Mediators for Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Westchester and New York Counties, N.Y.S. Supreme Court, Commercial Division, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Mediation Panel for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Ms. Garay has arbitrated or mediated disputes (as a neutral) concerning real property transactions and environmental contamination, insurance coverage, shareholder and LLC member disputes (including derivative claims), employment discrimination, non-competition and other restrictive covenants and trade secrets, business disputes (including concerning medical billing and breach of contract), real estate development, hotel management, and a variety of other commercial matters. Ms. Garay can also be engaged as a private Mediator or Arbitrator, Special Master or Neutral Evaluator.

Ms. Garay concentrates on commercial litigation including corporate and partnership dissolutions, shareholder disputes and business valuations, arbitrations, trials, appeals, employment law, and general business representation. Ms. Garay represents businesses of all sizes and their management. She has served on steering committees charged with planning the course of major pieces of litigation. She has lectured on ADR, and authored articles on federal practice, employment law, shareholder rights, restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation) and trade secrets, and advises businesses on these and other corporate and commercial matters.

Among her many accolades, Ms. Garay was honored by the Long Island Women’s Agenda in 2008. Ms. Garay was inducted into the “Top 50 Women on Long Island” Hall of Fame in 2003, after being a recipient of the honor for two prior years. She was named Advocate of the Year in 2002 by Women on the Job, and she was the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Juliette Low Award of Distinction recipient in 2000. In 2001, she was an inductee into the Long Island Center’s Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of the 1993 Achievers’ Award in Law from the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women. She has also been recognized by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, receiving its Distinguished Leadership Award.

Ms. Garay received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1978, where she was Associate Managing Editor of the St. John’s Law Review. She received her B. A. from Binghamton University in 1973.

Ms. Garay is admitted to practice law in New York State, before the U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Northern and Central Districts of California, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, and Third Circuits.