Bart J. Eagle — Attorney & Mediator
Bart J. Eagle formed the Law Offices of Bart J. Eagle, PLLC in 1997, to help clients resolve disputes and structure commercial transactions. His clients are a diverse mix of small and mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals. With a full understanding of his client’s goals in a matter, Mr. Eagle develops a strategy to achieve them and represents their interests tenaciously in matters of litigation and in structuring and negotiating their transactions.
Mr. Eagle represents clients in federal and state courts, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He has handled a wide variety of business litigation matters including disputes resulting from commercial financing relationships; shareholder and partnership disagreements; fiduciary relationships; license and distribution agreements; employment relationships; the purchase and sale of a business; and a myriad of other contractual issues. Mr. Eagle has also represented victims of fraud, including securities fraud and Ponzi schemes. Mr. Eagle’s strategic approach to litigation became the firm’s standard way to practice law and enables the firm to be a tenacious and effective courtroom advocate for its clients.
Mr. Eagle has been selected as one of New York’s Super Lawyers in business litigation.
Mr. Eagle is the Chair of the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction Committee, a member of the NYCBA’s Council on Judicial Administration and Efficiency Working Group, and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
Further, Mr. Eagle has negotiated and drafted commercial agreements including factoring; license; employment; severance; distribution; asset purchase; collaboration; service; shareholder; operating; and partnership agreements; as well as leases and assignments of intellectual property rights.
Mr. Eagle also serves as a mediator, helping parties in dispute resolve their conflict. Drawing on his experience as a litigator and business attorney, as well as his extensive training in mediation and experience as a mediator, he helps parties identify their interests and needs, and the strengths and weaknesses of their and their adversary’s positions, so that they can engage in a constructive effort to resolve their dispute. Mr. Eagle is on the panel of mediators of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and the rosters of mediators of the American Arbitration Association, the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, and the Coop and Condo Panel of the NYCBA. He is co-chair of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section’s Mediation Committee, a member of the NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section’s Executive Committee and ADR in the Courts Committee and is a former member of the NYCBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Before entering private practice in 1988, Mr. Eagle was an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York for six and one-half years. As a member of the Homicide Trial Bureau, the Major Offense Prosecution Program, and a Supreme Court Trial Bureau. Mr. Eagle investigated, tried and obtained convictions for murder, other armed and violent felonies, and economic crimes.
Mr. Eagle is admitted to practice law in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as in the State of New York.
Mr. Eagle has taught seminars and workshops in trial advocacy to junior attorneys and judged the moot court and mock trial competitions at St. John’s University School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and served as an instructor, Advanced Moot Court Workshop.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Eagle was a Trustee and Vice Chair of Children’s Aid and currently serves as Trustee Emeritus.
Gillian Overland — Attorney, Of Counsel to the Firm
Gillian Overland is Of Counsel to the firm. Representing a broad range of clients, including small to large corporations, family businesses, and individuals, Ms. Overland has extensive experience handling all phases of complex commercial litigation matters, including those involving contract issues; intellectual property; shareholders disputes; business torts; employment disputes; real estate matters; and entertainment law. Ms. Overland also negotiates and drafts agreements for clients and serves as a mediator.
Ms. Overland has been selected as one of New York’s Super Lawyers in business litigation.
Ms. Overland is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, as well as in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the California State Bar Association.
Ms. Overland is a graduate of Boston College Law School.