Elliot Lutzker, corporate law, Attorney, DHC, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, NYC, New York City

Elliot H. Lutzker


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer 2013-2020
  • New York State Bar Association Committee on Securities Regulations
  • Cum Laude, New York Law School

New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1978

SUNY at Stony Brook, B.A., Economics, 1974

Elliot Lutzker is an attorney, Partner and Chair of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s Corporate Law group. Over the years, his practice has covered a spectrum of corporate law, securities regulation, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. At present, Mr. Lutzker focuses on acting as de facto outside general counsel for as many as eight public companies at any given time. As Chair of the Corporate Law practice, Elliot Lutzker also supervises the work of associates servicing the needs of the firm’s partners.

Throughout his over 30 years of practicing law in New York City, Mr. Lutzker has represented a broad range of companies, from start-ups (as a founding provider of legal services at a high technology incubator), to large publicly held companies listed on the national securities exchanges, as well as numerous broker-dealers, underwriters, placement agents, and venture capitalists throughout the United States.

With a “hands on” approach and being one to not “shy away” from challenges which have no precedent, Mr. Lutzker values relationships with his clients and provides guidance through the most difficult transactions, some of his notable representations have included:

  • First life settlement company to register its shares with the SEC
  • First Irish company to list its shares with NASDAQ
  • Handling of non-criminal enforcement matters with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)


Prior to joining Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, Mr. Lutzker was with Phillips Nizer for five years as a corporate partner and co-chair of their securities practice. Mr. Lutzker spent nineteen years with the firm of Snow Becker Krauss P.C., and started his legal career as an attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the New York Regional Office of the SEC.


Recognized and rated by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021