Attorney Profile


Roy H. Carlin

Areas of Expertise:

Creditors' Rights (Perfection, Priority and Enforcement of Security Devices) and Bankruptcy Reorganization
Trusts and Estates (Wealth Management)
Commercial Litigation

Education and Clerkship:

New York University School of Law (J.D. 1964)
Williams College (B.A. 1961 - Major: Political Science/Economics; Minor: Physics)
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Department, Law Assistant (1965-66)


Prior Affiliations of Roy H. Carlin P.C. or its Principal:

Member - Summit Solomon & Feldesman (1988 - 1990)
Member - Windels Marx Davies & Ives (nka Windels, Marx, Lans & Mittendorf, LLP) (1986 - 1988), reference Ed Shea
Member - Reavis & McGrath (nka Fullbright & Jaworski) (1982 - 1986)
Member - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, successor by merger to Krause Hirsch & Gross (1968 - 1982)

Publications, Program Chair or Participant:

Chair and Lecturer:

  • "The Perfection and Enforcement of Security Devices," Practising Law Institute, alternate years, 1974-1980; NY State Bankers Association; University of Arkansas School of Law, New York State Bar Association, and others (1974-1994);
  • New York County Panel, "How to Become a Judge," 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010; NYC Bar Association;
  • "Proposed Personal Property Leasing Code: A Restatement of the Law of Bailment," New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 1989;
  • Panelist, "Basics of Bankruptcy Practice," 1994, New York State Bar Association;
  • Panelist, "The Outer Limits of DePrizio," 1980, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago; and
  • The Holocaust Restitution cases, 2004, Dartmouth and Vermont Law School.


  • Peer reviewer - International Philanthropy (Cambridge Press 2009)
  • Perfection and Enforcement of Security Devices, PLI, 1974-1980 (with others);
  • "Liability of the Product Endorser for the Equipment Lessor? Merchant-Lessor v. Finance-Lessor," chapter in Equipment Leasing/Leveraged Leasing, PLI, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions, 1988;
  • Board of Contributors: "Equipment Leasing Newsletter," New York Law Journal, 1982-1984;
  • "Bankruptcy Jurisdiction After Northern Pipeline," New York Law Journal, February 7, 1983; and
  • "Liability of the Product Endorser: Developing a New Perspective," New York Law Forum, 1969.


  • Elected Delegate to New York County Democratic Judicial Convention (2001-2010);
  • Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service, NYC Bar Association (1997 to present);
  • Executive Committee, Business Section (Banking, Corporate & Business Law) of New York State Bar Association (1987-1990);
  • Banking, Bankruptcy, U.C.C. and Personal Property Leasing Committees of New York State, New York City and American Bar Association (1968-present);
  • Trustee and Treasurer of Winston Foundation for World Peace, distributing $16 million (1984-2001) and Rondout/Esopus Land Conservancy (1991-2000); Stone Ridge Library Foundation (2008 to present);
  • Debate Judge -Harvard Graduate School Forum on Leadership Ethics; Moderator - Sen. Alan Simpson, Director, Institute of Politics; Keynote Speaker - Hon. John H. Dalton, Secretary of the Navy (1988)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pace Law School (Corporate Finance, 1987-1988) and New York Law School (Civil Practice, 1996);
  • Director, 79th Street East Corporation 200 unit cooperative (1975-1977, 2001-2009);
  • President Lenox Hill Democratic Club (2004); Executive Vice President (2000-2004, 2009 to present);
  • Member Community Board 8 (2000 to date) co-chair Budget and member of Transportation and Environment Committees, formerly Public Member Transportation Committee (1996-2000);
  • Chair - 9/11 Committee providing 5,000 circus tickets to NY "Finest, Bravest and Best," (2001); and
  • East 79th Street Neighborhood Association, Transportation and Environment Committees (1999-2002), Member (1999-2010).

Bar Admissions:

New York,
US District Court - Southern and Eastern Districts
US Court of Appeals - Second, Third and Eleventh Circuits
US Supreme Court