Lindh Foster, LLC
Eric Lindh Foster is the founder and owner of the law firm of Lindh Foster, LLC. He has over 25 years of legal experience as both a business law attorney advising owners and as a debtor's rights attorney who actively defends consumer borrowers in Court. Attorney Foster advises Entrepreneurs and business managers on a range of small business law issues, such as starting a new business, buying a business, selecting the right business structure, and assists in business transactions. As a Connecticut consumer rights attorney, Foster’s practice focuses on advising individual clients regarding consumer financial services law, consumer protection, debtor’s rights in connection with credit card debt, mortgages and other consumer loans. He represents clients in consumer class actions and commercial litigation.
During his career on Wall Street, Mr. Foster advised many of the world’s leading commercial banks and their securities broker/dealer affiliates on compliance issues and represented them in connection with key financial services reform legislation pending in the U.S. Congress including the Graham-Leach Bliley Act (1998) and the Dodd Frank Act (2010).
More recently, his practice has focused primarily on representing consumers that have been sold financial products and services that were not suitable for their needs, including, home mortgages, home equity lines of credit, credit cards and payday loans.
Prior to establishing Lindh Foster, LLC, Eric Lindh Foster spent 22 years practicing banking and securities law in New York, Washington D.C., London and Hong Kong. Mr. Foster is a former regulatory attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association. He has worked with many of the leading fixed income securities, foreign exchange, commodities and derivatives dealers and provided compliance and legal advice on various types of trading activities and finance transactions. Mr. Foster is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Banking Law||Bank Collections, Bank Directors and Officers Liability, Bank Failures, Bank Fraud, Bank Holding Company Law, Bank Holding Company Regulation, Bank Insolvency, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking Litigation, Banking Regulation, Check Fraud, Commercial Banking, Commercial Credit, Commercial Loans, Consumer Banking, Consumer Loans, Credit Card Law, Credit Finance, Credit Fraud, Credit Insurance, Credit Law, Currency Law, Electronic Banking, Escrow Agent Liability, Escrow Law, Exchange Control, Fair Lending, Financial Law, Foreign Exchange, Interest and Usury, International Banking Law, International Loans, Lender Law, Lender Liability, Lender Regulation, Lenders Rights, Letters of Credit, Loan Restructuring, Loan Syndication, Loan Workouts, Loans, Merchant Banking, Offshore Banking, Secured Lending, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law, Truth in Lending|
|Business Law||Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, Limited Liability Company Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Consumer Law||Consumer Collections, Consumer Credit, Consumer Credit Compliance, Consumer Finance, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Litigation, Consumer Protection, Consumer Rights, Fair Credit Reporting Act|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation|
|Debtor and Creditor||Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights|
|Leases and Leasing||Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Business Acquisitions, Business Divestitures, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Mergers and Acquisitions Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation, Premerger Notification, Spin-Offs|
|Mortgage Law||Commercial Mortgages, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Refinancing, Secondary Mortgage Market|
|Partnership Law||Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization|
|Real Estate||Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions|
|Securities Law||Government Securities, International Securities, Securities Finance, Securities Regulation|
Partner (New York Office) | Patton Boggs, LLP
2007 - 2012
General financial services regulatory and transactional practice. Assisted in forming new trade association in D.C. to lobby in connection with the Dodd Frank Act (DFA). Also, lobbied Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury to expand emergency lending program. Represented a stock lending-related alternative trading system on legislative developments. Significant experience lobbying on the Hill, before the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Treasury.
Executive Director (Hong Kong SAR) | Asia Securities Industry & Financial Market Association
2006 - 2007
Conceptualized and helped found new Hong Kong-based capital markets trade association to lobby in China and elsewhere in Asia for more liberal regulation of capital markets. Successfully chartered the association, recruited board members, and raised over $2m in initial financial commitments from the top 20 investment banks and related financial services organizations operating in Hong Kong. Led Association’s lobbying efforts in Beijing to allow greater participation by foreign financial firms in China’s domestic RMB bond markets. Organized conference in Shanghai, China.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel (New York Office) | The Bond Market Association
2000 - 2006
Responsible for the overall day-to-day strategic, documentation and trading practice initiatives related to the Association’s global government securities and funding/repo divisions in New York and London. Primary industry contact person and lobbyist for the U.S. Primary Dealer community with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Finance, the Bureau of Public Debt, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Bank System’s Office of Finance, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
J.D. | University of Virginia School of Law
1987 - 1990
Managing Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $375
TYPICAL FIXED FEE: $5000
TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 33%
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Middlesex County
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