Summary

Eric is a partner in our Lending and Finance, Asset-Based Lending, Mezzanine Finance, Real Estate Finance, and Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice groups. He represents lenders and borrowers in traditional and non-traditional commercial loan transactions, including asset-based, mezzanine, acquisition, construction, real estate, and government-backed financings. Eric also represents lenders and other creditors in workouts, forbearance arrangements, surrender agreements, and related matters in and outside of bankruptcy. Utilizing an extensive pre-legal career background in supply chain management and automotive manufacturing, Eric also works with manufacturing and transportation companies on supply/sale agreements, financings, workouts, insolvency proceedings, and a wide range of other matters tied to customer/supplier agreements and relationships. 

Awards

  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2018)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School

    cum laude
    Order of the Coif

  • University of Michigan, Dearborn

    MBA

  • Michigan State University

    B.A., Supply Chain Management

Admissions

  • State - Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Speeches and Publications

  • "The Absolute Priority Rule as an Absolute Rule: The Rejection of Secured Creditor 'Gifting' Under a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization," Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy Law Section Newsletter, October 2011.
  • "Second Circuit Holds that Section 502(d) Does Not Apply to Administrative Expense Claims Under Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code," Commercial Law League of America, Bankruptcy Law Section Newsletter, 2009.
  • "Fifth Circuit Holds that Courts Should Consider Counsel's Lack of Involvement With Party in Ruling on Disqualification Due to Imputed Conflict," American Bankruptcy Institute, Ethics Committee, 2009.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

    Member

  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

    Co-Chair, Detroit Michigan Chapter

  • Federal Bar Association

    Member

  • State Bar of Michigan

    Member

  • Turnaround Management Association

    Board of Directors, Michigan Chapter, 2016-present

  • Turnaround Management Association NextGen

    Founding Member of Board of Directors, 2013-2016