Eric C. Milby

Principal & Shareholder

For almost twenty years, Mr. Milby has been helping clients resolve corporate, partnership, real estate, construction, and a wide variety of other commercial and contract disputes. His primary practice area is business litigation. Much of that litigation involves disputes within a business such as shareholder disputes, partnership disputes or membership disputes where one party is claiming “minority oppression” or “freezeout/squeezeout” by a majority of the business owners or violations of the fiduciary duties that business partners owe to the company and each other. These cases are often called “business divorce” cases or “dissolution” cases because the business owners often end up going their separate ways either by settlement, splitting up or partitioning the business, dissolving or closing down the business, or because one party receives a cash payment or buyout to leave the business. Additionally, much of his practice is devoted to disputes between businesses primarily in construction and real estate issues.

Mr. Milby has had remarkable success in jury trials, bench trials and arbitration matters. Within a week after receiving his license to practice, he tried his first bench trial and has been trying cases ever since. However, in this day and age, with clients preferring to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation, more than 90% of all business cases result in negotiated settlements. Thus, Mr. Milby has focused much of his professional development on the art, and science, of successful negotiation. Those skills, backed up by an ever-present willingness to take an adversary all the way through trial and successful litigation track record, regularly enable him to achieve the best possible result for the client while avoiding the expense and distraction of protracted litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Collection of Secured and Unsecured Accounts Receivable
  • Real Estate Development (subdivision, zoning, boundary issues)

Education

Old Dominion University B.S., Business Administration, 1993
Widener University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1997
University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute, January 1997

Member Of

Main Line Chamber of Commerce
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
New Jersey Supreme Court

Virginia (Inactive)

Previous Positions

Executive Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association’s Business Law Section, 2004-2009
Chair, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2009
Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2008
Treasurer, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2007
Secretary, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, 2006
Chair, Business Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section, 2003-2004 (Awarded “Committee of the Year”)
Board of Directors, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter
Board of Directors, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Awards

2012-14 Philadelphia Magazine/Law & Politics “SuperLawyer”
2013, 2014 Suburban Life & Philadelphia Life Magazine “Awesome Attorney” in Commercial Litigation
2014 Main Line Today Magazine “Top Attorney” in Business Law
2010-12 Suburban Life Magazine “Awesome Attorney” in Business Law
2012 Main Line Today Magazine “Top Attorney” in Business Law and Real Estate Law
2006-07 Philadelphia Magazine/Law & Politics “SuperLawyer Rising Star”
Named 2006 and 2007 “Super Lawyer Rising Star” representing top 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40

Client Testimonials

“I needed counsel and retained Eric. It was an extremely emotional time and Eric not only provided an excellent defense, but somehow he was always able to keep me calm. He is a lawyer who cares about his clients and I believe fights for what is right.”

“I would highly recommend Eric. My case was filled with twist and turns and Eric was prepared for every one. He leaves nothing to chance and really knows the law. In closing I want you to know Eric won my case for me and his opponent was one of the most prestigious law firms in the city. He should be very proud and I am forever grateful.”

“Eric is a friendly yet focused attorney that always works in his client’s best interest. I highly recommend him to anyone for legal counsel in contract and/or real estate matters.”

“I have been in my own business for 17 years and part of our longevity can be attributed to Mr. Milby. He has an incredible aptitude for corporate law. There has never been a question or issue too great or too small. His attention to detail and energy for each task never wavers.”

“His support and office personnel are also as energetic and helpful. He is dedicated and research oriented, while maintaining his client’s best interest both legally and pragmatically. He is easy to work with and understand. He will take the extra time to explain the most complex legal issues so that making educated corporate decisions is not cumbersome.”

“I highly recommend Mr. Milby. He is someone you can trust.”

“Our company has used Eric on several occasions and find him to be diligent and thorough.”

Additional Information

Repeat panelist – Nuts and Bolts of Practicing in the Commerce Case Management Program, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Organizer and Moderator – Counseling the Corporation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Panelist – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover . . . err, Business Partner, American Bar Association, 2015 Spring Meeting of the Section of Business LawSuperLawyers Profile
AVVO Rating
LinkedIn Profile

Personal

Eric lives in Merion with his wife Megan and three daughters. He enjoys sailing, wake boarding, and running.

Contact

Direct Telephone
610-668-0773
Individual Fax
610-675-2780