Portrait of Partner Eric A. Sauter, Esq.

Eric A. Sauter

Commercial & Real Property Finance Department


New York State


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law

B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan

Eric A. Sauter, Partner of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Department, helping institutional banking and non-bank lenders with all aspects of construction, bridge, mezzanine, and permanent mortgage loan originations, structuring, purchase and sales, and associated mortgage loan modifications, from application to closing.

Eric understands the business goals and time deadlines of every participant to each transaction, leveraging his one-of-a-kind acumen borne from (i) representing major luxury brands in-house, (ii) representing real estate developers both in-house and as outside counsel in transactional and litigation practice, and (iii) closing hundreds of loans for lenders at AMLAW 200 law firms, to provide pragmatic approaches toward business considerations and legal complexities that arise in deals.

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.

In January 2020, Eric earned his certification in “Inspiring and Motivating Individuals”, an online non-credit course authorized by his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Eric prides himself as a ‘go-to’ friend and resource to get deals done.