Dorf & Nelson LLP is proud to welcome Eric A. Sauter, as Partner in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Department. Eric is an important addition to the firm as it grows to meet the ever-increasing needs of its clientele.

Eric is a recognized leader in asset-based finance and commercial real estate transactions. He has substantial experience representing financial institutions, portfolio lenders, and conduits nationwide in the ABS and CMBS industry. He focuses on institutional banking and non-bank lenders with all aspects of construction, bridge, mezzanine, and permanent mortgage loan origination, structuring, purchase and sales, and associated mortgage loan modifications, from application to closing, particularly for lenders generating loans for CMBS and CRE-CLO.

Inspiring amicable, positive relationships with his clients and each member of every deal-team is Eric’s ultimate priority. He’s earned a 5-star review rating from his peers on Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of Real Estate Banking Law and Real Estate Finance. Eric prides himself as a ‘go-to’ friend and resource to get deals done.

“My career developed from strategically resolving real estate disputes to closing complex commercial loans.” Eric explained, “I’m motivated by working daily with my clients, the engine-drivers of this key industry, who share the same ambition for bringing clarity and steady growth to the market. My absolute goal is to look you in the eyes and promise you, as a friend and trusted advisor, to represent your interests.”

When asked his motivation to make a move from Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Eric replied, “Dorf & Nelson’s excellent local reputation, the firm’s agility, and sophisticated and entrepreneurial spirit is what drove me to join the firm. The sky is the limit at Dorf & Nelson and I’m excited to join the team.”

Eric received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.A. from The University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in New York.