BIO. Graduate Legal Training
After completing his clerkship and graduate legal studies in Washington, D.C., Attorney Erskine entered into the private practice of law in New York State. In 2007, to better serve clients, Attorney Erskine established an office in Connecticut. He currently practices law in both New York, from his office in Mount Vernon, and in Connecticut out of his New Haven office.
Attorney Erskine delivered papers at both international and domestic academic conferences. His law review articles on various subjects addressing domestic, comparative, and international law were published by nationally known academic journals. His opinion pieces appeared in The National Law Journal, an award winning weekly newspaper of the legal profession.
Mr. Erskine holds an LL.M. in International & Comparative Law (2006) from The George Washington University Law School, a J.D. (2003) from Suffolk University Law School where he served as the Content Editor of the Journal of High Technology Law as well as received the Harold B. Goodwin, Jr. Legal Advocacy Scholarship & Best Trial Advocate Award, and a B.A. in Political Science & Philosophy (2000) from Boston College, which granted him Advanced Standing and Advanced Placement in addition to membership in the Golden Key National Honor Society, the PHI SIGMA TAU (national philosophy honor society), and Athletic Director’s Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement as a Varsity Athlete. Selected as a member of Men’s Foil Squad, he competed on behalf of the College in Division 1 Fencing.
Attorney Erskine is an attorney licensed in New York and Connecticut as well as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with offices in Mount Vernon, New York, Westchester County & New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven County.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Erskine served as a shareholder and counsel to a business involved in relocating large scale production facilities from either U.S. or foreign locations. Mr. Erskine also completed a judicial clerkship at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.
He now operates a solo practice focused on business transactions, advising on U.S. and English law, representing foreign and domestic small and medium sized companies (SME), specialty subcontractors, high technology enterprises, and senior executives.
The transactional side of Mr. Erskine’s practice involves drafting complex corporate contracts, purchase agreements, as well as composing bespoke cloud (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, DaaS, DPaaS, BaaS, EULA, ASP, maintenance, support, reseller, distribution), traditional software licenses, storage, services, data protection/security, hosting, consulting, back-up/recovery, and marketing agreements under English and U.S. law for foreign and domestic SMEs manufacturing bespoke software.
On the advocacy side of his practice, he represents foreign and domestic parties in defense and prosecution of their civil claims in New York and Connecticut state courts as well as in appeals at the state level. Mr. Erskine previously served as an appointed appellate advocate in Connecticut to prosecute appeals about abused and neglected children.
Additionally, Mr. Erskine is the author of seven published law review articles (three as the lead article) on diverse areas relating to international legal topics, including WTO issues related to the European Community Customs Code, foreign legal procedural devices, and comparative constitutional analysis of fundamental rights.