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Eric Forman

Eric Forman

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law, Yeshiva
Eric J. Forman, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney at Eric Forman Law Office. Eric has several years of high-level in-house business and legal experience. Prior to starting the firm, he worked as General Counsel and Director of Digital/Social Media for ProActive Capital Group, an investor relations firm specializing in emerging life sciences and biotechnology companies. Eric has performed a substantial amount of pro bono and volunteer work with organizations such as The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The Innocence Project, WNYC 93.9 FM, and NYCTV.
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ProActive Capital Group

General Counsel & Director of Digital/Social Media

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

Responsible for in-house legal affairs including trademark & copyright registration, pending litigation and contract drafting and analysis. Supervised the digital/social media department, drafted website content and improved layout to enhance branding, aided executives in creating and maintaining all social media feeds, collaborated with clients to build online and conference multimedia presentations, researched and wrote an online Biotech encyclopedia. Created and followed up on PR campaigns to inform and solicit investments from current and prospective investors.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

Shore Group Associates

Senior Project Manager / Counsel

May 2009 - Oct 2012

Negotiating, reviewing, and editing contracts, including employment, non-disclosure, and non-compete agreements with partners, clients, and employees of financial database software and mobile application development company. Providing guidance on tax, regulatory, compliance, and intellectual property issues. Training off-shore staff on performing analytical research and composing publication-level company profiles. Managing several teams devoted to technological development, content production, editorial review, and high level client-interaction. Recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating potential candidates for research and management positions. Qualifying leads and developing new business.

May 2009 - Oct 2012

Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America

Contract Specialist (Consultant)

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Drafting and reviewing contracts for the Law/ Corporate Initiatives & Procurement Department. Agreements include Master/Professional Service Agreements and Statements of Work encompassing IT, software licensing, application support and maintenance. Protecting client interests and managing risk tolerances with particular attention to relationship term & termination, warranty, indemnity, limitation of liability, and confidentiality. Coordinating with internal lines of business to facilitate smooth and efficient processing of multi-million dollar deals.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

Epiq Systems

Project Manager

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Epiq Systems is a leading provider of integrated technology products and services for the legal profession. Our software applications and Web-based platforms offer case management and document management solutions for electronic discovery, legal notification, claims administration, and controlled disbursement.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012


Recruiter / Business Development (Consultant)

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

High-level recruiting for global legal technology services employer. Soliciting, interviewing, and vetting senior management candidates in order to build pool of qualified prospective permanent hires.

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

i-Deal LLC

Business Analyst

Mar 2005 - Apr 2006

Researched and developed cutting-edge financial services software applications. Managed complex databases. Designed user interfaces. Drafted and edited program specification blueprints. Founder and Chief Editor of the monthly company newsletter, "The Dash." Winner of the 2005 Company “Rookie of the Year” Award.

(company subsequently renamed Ipreo)

Mar 2005 - Apr 2006

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