- Business & Corporate Law
- Securities Law & Regulation
- Venture Capital & Private Equity
- Startups & Small Business
- Emerging Growth Companies
- Reg A Offerings
- Reg CF Crowdfunding
- Reg D Private Offerings
- Commercial Contracts
- Transactional Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Bar & Court Admissions
State of New York
Washington, District of Colombia
LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center
Securities & Financial Regulation, Corporate Law, Business Transactions
J.D. Albany Law School
Business Law, Civil Litigation, Securities Related Practice
B.A./B.S. SUNY Oneonta
English Literature and Criminal Justice
Eric Leander is a senior attorney at Jacko Law Group, PC. He focuses his practice on business, corporate, securities, contracts, and transactional law, representing established businesses, innovative entrepreneurs, high-growth startups, and investors in a range of matters including fund formation and advisement.
Equal parts entrepreneur, business advisor, and attorney, clients consistently choose to work with Mr. Leander because of his first-hand knowledge of what it takes to launch and grow a business. Mr. Leander's business experience allows him to balance complex legal issues with a practical business perspective. Mr. Leander is well-versed in private placements and investment offerings, venture capital, private equity, financial regulation & compliance, corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, commercial real estate & commercial contracts.
Mr. Leander's goal in representing clients is to develop long-term relationships—often taking on the role of outside general counsel—to ensure that day-to-day legal matters are effectively handled and that clients can focus on what's important: running and growing their businesses.
Mr. Leander enjoys being involved in the start-to-finish process of building companies that challenge the status quo. Mr. Leander enjoys working closely with tech startups, founders, fund managers, investors, and others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Most influenced by the likes of Ray Dalio, Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, Thomas Sowell, Malcolm Gladwell, and Ryan Holiday, Mr. Leander leverages his natural instinct for business along with his expertise in transactional law to seize opportunities as they present themselves and to catalyze entrepreneurial growth wherever possible.
His commitment to his clients’ success has earned him the Martindale Hubbell Platinum Client Champion honor annually from 2020 to 2024. In addition, Mr. Leander has previously been recognized by the Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 (2020) and was nominated multiple times for the Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards (2017-2018) issued to practitioners who have been a catalyst for the success of one or more startup companies and the entrepreneurial ecosystem at large.
Passionate about helping entrepreneurs, Mr. Leander has volunteered at Start Fast Accelerator as a mentor. He has also worked with the Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) and the University of Albany, teaching seminars on legal issues for startups and small businesses. As an Advisory Board Member at the New York-based Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Mr. Leander set office hours for people seeking legal guidance on starting and managing product based and manufacturing businesses.
Mr. Leander earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Albany Law School, Albany, New York where he focused on Business law, Securities and Civil litigation. He went on to receive his LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, Corporate Law, and Business Transactions from Georgetown University Law Center while also externing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Small Business Policy.
Mr. Leander is licensed to practice in that state of New York and Washington, D.C. He lives in upstate New York with his family.
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