Last Rev. 03/15/19 07:402am

Information Relating to the Law Practice of Carl E. Person

225 E. 36th Street - Suite 3A
New York NY 10016-3664
Tel: (212) 307-4444
Fax: (212) 307-0247


Harvard Law School, 1962

Updating Note on 10/29/16: My practice today is for the most part mortgage foreclosure defense, as to foreclosure actions commenced by banks, note-purchasing vulture funds, securitzed note owners, servicers and others, in NYS's 62 counties and in many other states (including California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Iowa, Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut). My website provides a substantial amount of useful information for homeowners in any NYS county or in any state facing the threat of foreclosure.

Until 2008, I had a varied commercial litigation law practice:

  • representing plaintiffs in federal and state courts in contingent-fee litigation as to antitrust, civil rights, fraud, libel, predatory lending and employment cases
  • representing defendants in federal courts in trademark, copyright, maritime, business tort, contract, fraud, defamation, and other commercial cases
  • representing defendants in federal courts as local counsel
  • representing plaintiffs or defendants in various other types of litigation the outcome of which is important to the clients - in other words, I'm interested in almost any type of civil litigation except negligence, malpractice, small claims, matrimonials, and filing of bankruptcy proceedings
  • I do not do transactional work such as setting up corporations, filing of copyright or trademark applications, or real estate closings

Brief Description of Today's Law Practice: Small 3-attorney law firm representing residential homeowners (and commercial real property owners) in foreclosures brought or threatened against them in any of New York State's 62 counties or in any other state. I cannot do this work on a contingent-fee basis. But I will listen to anyone with a foreclosure problem and try to give them initial direction even if they cannot afford to retain a lawyer.

    Admitted to Practice:
  • All New York Courts (1962)
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York - New York NY (1970)
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York - Brooklyn NY (1975)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 2nd Circuit - New York NY (1975, 2011 and 2016) - 5-year admission period
  • U.S. Supreme Court - Washington DC (1976)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit - San Francisco CA (1980)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 4th Circuit - Richmond VA (1994)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit - (1997)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit - Philadelphia (1997)
  • Various U.S. District Courts (pro hac vice) including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Trenton, Chicago

    Litigation Experience:

  • Since 2008 (more than 3,000 days) providing mortgage foreclosure defense services (including loan modification and other loss mitigation services
  • Robinson-Patman/Antitrust, including Carl E. Person v. Google, Inc., Coalition for a Level Playing Field LLC v. AutoZone, Advance Auto, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, The Intimate Bookshop v. Barnes & Noble, et al., New York, United Magazine Co. v. Murdoch Magazines Distribution, et al.,, New York, Coalition for a Level Playing Field, et al. v. AutoZone, Wal-Mart, et al., New York, Yellow Pages Advertising Agencies v. Bell Yellow Page Publishing Co's, SDNY, National Auto Brokers Corp. v. General Motors Corp., et al., SDNY; Parker Brothers v. Anti-Monopoly, Inc., San Francisco, Hygrade v. Tropicana, SDNY; Anti-Monopoly, Inc. v Hasbro, Inc., SDNY; Servco v. Xerox Corp., SDNY; Vitale v. Marlborough Gallery, et al., SDNY; Paralegal Institute v. American Bar Association, EDNY; Kramer v. Pollock-Krasner Foundation, SDNY
  • Civil Rights, including New York State Association of Career Schools v. State ducation Dept. of New York, SDNY (advertising); New York State Association of Career Schools v. State Education Department of New York, SDNY (excessive regulation); Person v. Association of the Bar, EDNY (lawyer advertising); Person v. Association of the Bar of the City of New York, EDNY (shares in lawsuits, expert testimony on contingency fee basis); Paralegal Institute v. American Bar Association, EDNY
  • Environmental, In re Lutheran Medical Center (environmental impact statement), EDNY
  • RICO, Teltronics v. L.M. Ericcson, EDNY, Rand v. Anaconda-Ericcson, EDNY
  • Bankruptcy, In re Feit & Drexler, Inc., SDNY; Teltronics v. L.M. Ericcson, EDNY, Rand v. Anaconda-Ericcson, EDNY; In re Rumican 190 Corp., SDNY-Bkcy Ct
  • FIRREA, Fisch v. Fidelcorp Business Credit Corp., SDNY; Goller Place Corp. v. RTC, EDNY, DNJ-Trenton
  • Copyright, Merchant v. Lymon, SDNY; Buckner v. Marvel Entertainment, SDNY; Cox v. Paramount, SDNY; Folke v. Paramount, SDNY; Associated v. Walt Disney Co., SDNY, Dunn v. Paramount, SDNY
  • Patent, Lemelson v. General Mills, Chicago; and Chalais v. Hasbro, SDNY
  • Trademark, Parker Brothers v. Anti-Monopoly, Inc., San Francisco; Charles of the Ritz Group, Ltd. v. Marcon, Ltd., SDNY
  • Class Actions, National Auto Brokers Corp. v. General Motors Corp., et al., SDNY; Collins v. American Express Corp., Sup. Ct., NY Co.
  • Diversity Litigation, federal courts: numerous cases from 1970 to present
  • Real Estate Litigation - various lawsuits in state and federal court relating to real estate, mortgages, injunctions, bankruptcy reorganization, land use
  • State Actions, numerous actions in state courts in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania involving real estate, misappropriation of ideas, breach of contract, unfair competition, commercial matters

Candidate for Public Office

I tried to obtain the nomination for, or was nominated for and ran for, the following offices:

  1. NYS Attorney General - Green Party 2007 (not nominated)
  2. NYS Attorney General - Libertarian Party 2011 (nominated)
  3. U.S. Presidency - Libertarian Party 2012 (not nominated)
  4. NYC Mayor - Reform Party 2013 (nominated)
  5. NYS Attorney General - 2015 - Libertarian Party (nominated)

Experience with Education and Career-Field Training

In 1972 I created the first paralegal school in the United States opened to male and female graduates of almost any college, which was taught at the post graduate level, and had school licensing, accreditation and federal student loans. The only other school at that time was a training program for female graduates of the 7 Sisters colleges, who upon program completion were placed in major law firms in major cities in the U.S. After I opened up my school, about 2,000 community colleges and even universities such as NYU created paralegal training programs of their own, and through this competition high school graduation became a minimum qualification to enter the field.

Now, after a lifetime in law and business, I have created another career field (for which I had received licensing, accreditation and student loans back in 1993, and no school in the country even to this date (10/29/16) has tried to offer the course, for which graduates would be paid $25 to $60 per hour or much, much more, as the person who would handle the varied and ever-increasing staff-function duties of running a small business or professional firm, to free up the time of its owner to do the higher-value work, which enables the business or professional firm owner to pay what may appear to be a very high salary. If you are interested, you can check this out in my website I wrote for Atlantic City, to try to help the ever-increasing joblessness if its residents. In spite of my occasional but repeated efforts, not a single union leader, newspaper reporter, elected official or local community college representative has contacted me to obtain more information. If you want to know why this is so, please give me a call, at 212-307-4444. Anyway, my legal practice has also given me an opportunity to try get needed changes to provide a better standard of living for U.S. citizens and residents, which will occur, I believe, by strengthening small business and the middle class.

Specialized Legal Websites Created, Authored and Maintained by Carl E. Person:

  1. Main Web Page --

  2. Carl E. Person Attorney Website -- Website for Law Practice of Attorney Carl E. Person

  3. Robinson-Patman Act / Price Discrimination -- Robinson-Patman Act, Price Discrimination Website"

  4. Stopping Wal-Mart, Other Superstores & Globalization -- Stopping Wal-Mart, Other Superstores & Globalization

  5. My First 4 Websites on Prosecutorial Abuse and Prosecutorial Misconduct - [Please note that each of these four websites begins with a Part I which is identical as to each of the 4 websites. Read it once, and skip over it to Part II in each of the other 3 websites.]:

  6. Sherman Antitrust Act -- My Sherman Act Website

  7. Cusack Papers a/k/a JFK Papers Litigation -- Website Showing How Government Can Rewrite History - Story of the "Cusack Papers" - 750 pages of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe Material - Government Prevailed in Criminal Proceeding in Spite of the Authenticity of the Papers

Rev. 7/26/01, 11/16/07, 10/29/16 2:00 pm