The Lloyd Patel Team

Erin Lloyd, Partner

 

P: (212) 729-4266 ext. 102

el@lloydpatel.com

 

Erin Lloyd is a partner at Lloyd Patel LLP.   After nearly five years advising judges in New York County supreme court and more than two years as a solo practitioner, Erin Lloyd is truly a general practitioner.

With an emphasis on litigation and dispute resolution, Erin’s practice focuses on labor and employment issues, commercial matters, and personal and property-based torts.

Erin also works with business and institutional clients, advising them on employment and compliance issues, drafting and negotiating commercial and employment contracts, and on other transactional matters.

 

Education:

J.D., City University of New York School of Law

B.A., Portland State University

 

Admitted:

New York State Courts

United States District Court, SDNY and EDNY

 

Associations:

New York City Bar Association, Member; Labor and Employment Committee 2012-2014

New York State Bar Association, Member

New York County Lawyers Association, Member

Queens County Bar Association, Member

 

Presentations:

Small Firm Organization CLE, Using Technology in Small Firm Practice, Panelist, May 2013

“There’s an App for That”: How Modern Technology Makes Solo and Small Firm Success More Possible Than Ever, Presenter, March 2013

 

Publications:

From the Hospital to the Courtroom: A Statutory Proposal for Recognizing and Protecting the Legal Rights of Intersex Children, Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender, Volume 12, Issue 1

 

 

Kyle C. Carraro, Associate

 

P: (212) 729-4266 ext. 103

kc@lloydpatel.com

 

Kyle C. Carraro is an associate at Lloyd Patel LLP.  Kyle works directly with both Erin and Yogi in every phase of the firm’s litigation practice and in handling client matters, including tort, contractual, employment, commercial and all other areas of the firm’s practice.

Before he joined Lloyd Patel LLP, Kyle represented tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court, where he received a Distinguished Service award from the New York State Courts for his work in assisting residents facing eviction. Kyle was also part of a legal team that represented an indefinitely-detained prisoner at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan.

 

Education:

J.D., City University of New York School of Law, 2012

B.A., Columbia University

 

Admitted:

New York State Courts

 

Associations:

New York State Bar Association, Member

New York County Lawyers Association, Member

 

Yogi Patel, Partner

 

P: (212) 729-4266 ext. 101

yp@lloydpatel.com

 

Yogi Patel is a partner at Lloyd Patel LLP.   He serves as counsel to a broad spectrum of privately held businesses and advises clients on matters related to commercial transactions, audits & compliance, partnerships & joint ventures, intellectual property, labor & employment law and commercial litigation.

Yogi also works with individual executives on compensation and severance negotiations and litigation.  He primarily works with executives in the technology, finance and medical fields and has represented executive employees for companies such as Amazon, Google, News Corp, Dow Jones, Goldman Sachs, Standard & Poor’s, Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as several hedge-funds/private equity firms and other privately held businesses and medical practices.

Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law where he teaches a course on commercial law (UCC) and secured transactions.

Prior to forming Lloyd Patel LLP, Yogi served as in-house counsel to a New York City based construction and development firm focusing on legal issues related to the construction process, including land acquisition, project financing, post-construction claims settlement and litigation.  He also spent several years as an associate attorney at a boutique education law firm in New York City where he represented individual and institutional clients in all facets of arbitration, litigation, labor & employment and corporate law matters.

 

Education:

J.D., City University of New York School of Law

B.A., Hunter College (CUNY)

 

Admitted:

New York State Courts

United States District Court, SDNY and EDNY

Connecticut State Courts

 

Associations:

New York City Bar Association, Member

New York State Bar Association, Member

South Asian Bar Association, Member

 

Presentations:

Panelist on Wage Increases and Overtime Laws.  November 3, 2016. Queens County Chamber of Commerce and NYC Business Solutions.

Panelist on Medical practice buy-in’s and negotiating employment agreements for doctors. August 11, 2016. Dallas Renal Group and U.S. Renal Care.  Dallas, Texas.

CLE Presenter on Introduction to New York Employment Law. May 19, 2016.  CLRN – City University School of Law.

CLE Presenter on Executive Compensation and Severance Negotiations.  March 29, 2016.  Lawline.com.

Panelist on E-Commerce and Legal Considerations.  Nov 19, 2015.  Laguardia Community College Small Business Center.

Panelist on Understanding and Navigating Contracts.  March 6, 2015. Women Builders Council.

CLE Presenter on starting and growing your solo or small firm practice.  February 5, 2015. South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Panelist on Employment Law Basics. February 3, 2015. Women Builders Council.

Panelist on The Role of Law Schools in Helping Meet the Essential Civil Legal Needs of Low Income New Yorkers, Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York, Panelist, May 12, 2014. City University School of Law.

Small Firm Organization CLE, Business Development, Panelist, May 2013

 

Featured Articles:

Young lawyers take flight after incubator programs,
ABA Journal, February 1, 2015.

Growing Justice: Law Schools Hop on the Incubator Trend,
ABA Journal, October 1, 2012

Helping Small Businesses Succeed: Yogi Patel (’06),
CUNY School of Law News, April 15, 2012