Eric A. Inglis Partner
Eric A. Inglis regularly represents Fortune 500, closely held, and non-profit corporations in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey. In addition, he also represents a wide variety of licensed professionals in malpractice matters.
Clients often call on Mr. Inglis, who co-chairs Schenck, Price, Smith & King’s Litigation Department and co-chairs its Commercial Litigation Practice Group, when they are faced with crises that call for immediate and emergent solutions that can be achieved only through litigation. For example, when a client discovered that an employee had siphoned several million dollars from the client’s business, Mr. Inglis filed an emergent application to freeze the employee’s assets, brought an action against various outside accounting professionals who failed to detect the theft, impleaded other business associates of the employee, and ultimately achieved a multi-million-dollar recovery for the client. He also involved and assisted law enforcement to successfully prosecute the employee, which resulted in a federal prison term for the employee.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Inglis has been repeatedly recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of New Jersey’s "Super Lawyers."*
Mr. Inglis is regularly involved in the litigation that results from the breakup of partnerships or family businesses. He possesses the skills required to master the business issues particular to each litigation, and he understands how to manage the personal conflicts that often drive these highly contentious matters.
In addition, Mr. Inglis has significant experience in litigating real estate matters, which has been augmented by his membership in the real estate development carried out by non-profit organizations in which he has held leadership positions.
Mr. Inglis devotes a substantial part of his practice to defending professional malpractice claims on behalf of licensed professionals, including real estate agents, property managers, architects, engineers, surveyors, and insurance agents.
Mr. Inglis is the past President and still a member of the Board of the Morristown and Morris Township Library Foundation, a private foundation that supports the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township and owns and manages commercial property as part of that entity's endowment.
Mr. Inglis is also the President of the West Morris Soccer Club, which manages recreational and travel soccer programs across four municipalities. He is also a licensed youth soccer referee and coach.
In 2016, as part of Schenck, Price, Smith & King's pro bono efforts, Mr. Inglis represented and obtained legal asylum in the United States for a Russian citizen who had been persecuted for his support of an independent Ukraine and his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Areas of Concentration
Real estate-related litigation, lease disputes, oppressed minority shareholder claims, partnership disputes, fraud claims, employee theft claims, collection claims, legal and accounting malpractice claims, and professional negligence.
- Obtained for $9,000,000 judgment and multi-million dollar recovery in complex fraud, RICO, and professional malpractice claim on behalf of a closely held corporation victimized by employee theft
- Tried and obtained a “no cause” jury verdict in favor of a Fortune 500 corporation accused of fraud and of maintaining corrupt procurement and bidding processes
- Tried and obtained liability jury verdict in favor of landlord and against tenant that failed to properly restore commercial space at conclusion of lease term
- Obtained injunction and summary judgment voiding competitor's right of first refusal and allowing client to purchase 300-acre farm
- Successfully defended, tried, and achieved favorable settlement for engineering firm that allegedly oppressed a number of its minority shareholders
- Prosecuted to a successful conclusion a binding, privately arbitrated partnership dispute among medical professionals who accused each other of illicit use of controlled substances, engaging in inappropriate conduct with patients, and blackmail
Representative professional liability matters
- Successfully defended real estate property management firm in connection with claim it violated fiduciary duties arising out of a court-appointed receivership.
- Successfully defended and achieved favorable settlement for real estate agency in claim arising out of alleged misrepresentations and negligence of agent who had an undisclosed ownership interest in real property marketed by the agency
- Successfully defended and achieved favorable settlement for insurance agent alleged to have negligently failed to explain trade credit insurnace to plaintiff
- Successfully defended and obtained “no cause” jury verdict in favor of a pair of nurses in a nursing malpractice/wrongful death case
- Defended and tried on behalf of a hospital and a lab technician one of the few “wrongful life” cases ever tried to conclusion in New Jersey
- Successfully defended information technology specialist and compelled plaintiff public entity to pay damages to clients
- Obtained summary judgment for architect alleged to have caused $4,000,000 in damages by negligently failing to advise of need to obtain soil disturbance permit
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