Terrence M. Dunn
In Memoriam
Einbinder & Dunn founder and Partner
Terrence Dunn
(February 20, 1957 – January 18, 2021)
We mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague and much-loved partner and friend, Terrence Dunn.

Terry was a founding member of Einbinder & Dunn more than 30 years before his passing. As a lawyer, he was smart, thoughtful, practical, and thorough. He had a reassuring presence and quick wit. Clients and colleagues all gravitated toward him. Many clients became Terry’s friends over the years and continue to feel his loss immensely. While Terry guided clients in a variety of transactional matters, including franchise development and acquisitions and international franchise expansions, he had particular expertise in commercial real estate matters and was highly regarded in New York City among his peers for his exceptional practice in this field.

As a senior member of Einbinder & Dunn, Terry never hesitated to offer his time and other resources to help his colleagues. He mentored young attorneys and other employees, offering life and career advice with equal ease. He particularly enjoyed sharing parenting advice and stories of his own two children, Tom and Olivia.

In the obituary posted by Terry’s family he is described as a “…voracious reader. He loved music, travel and writing. He wrote a self-published novel, Out Beyond the Verrazano, and was close to finishing two more. He maintained an active blog where he posted a multitude of thoughtful and heartfelt reflections. His kindness and creativity touched all who knew him. He enjoyed skiing, particularly with his children, and basketball. He was an avid runner who was proud to have completed several half-marathons and was frequently seen running through the streets of Pelham[, New York, where he lived for more than 24 years].”

In addition to his beloved children, Tom and Olivia, Terry is survived by his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth Emmons and a large extended family and in-laws.
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