Erich N. Durlacher

Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Erich is a Partner in the Firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group, while also serving as the Managing Partner of the Atlanta Office. He assists banks and other financial institutions in the resolution of complex commercial issues, the restructuring of performing and distressed credit facilities and swap agreements, and the maximization of debt and collateral recovery.

Erich has extensive experience in the representation of secured lenders and other financial institutions in debt restructurings, workouts and forbearance agreements; the negotiation and closing of commercial loans; the prosecution of receivership and other judicial actions to protect, preserve, and recover collateral; and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Erich also routinely represents the purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 case in all phases of the transaction from the securing of stalking horse bid protections to the negotiation and closing of the asset sale transaction.

Personal Q&A

What is your favorite thing about the law?
The trust built between lawyer and the client and the responsibility that comes with this special relationship.

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy /Restructuring (2009-2014)
Atlanta Magazine's Georgia Rising Stars (2009-2011)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Attorney
Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite 2012
Georgia Super Lawyers Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2014)
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005, 2009-2011)

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Peer Rating 4.9 of 5

Areas of Law

  • Avoidance Actions
  • Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Debtor in Possession Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Receiverships
  • Section 363 Sales
  • Workouts & Restructurings
  • Bankruptcy-Litigation


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

in Bankruptcy and Debtor and Creditor
4.9 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1998, Louisiana
1999, Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court - Western District of Louisiana

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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    Tulane University Law School
    Class of 1998
    cum laude

    University Attended

    Hampden-Sydney College
    Class of 1993

    Birth Information

    Born in 1971
    Pompton Plains, New Jersey, June 7, 1971

    Associations & Memberships

    Professional AssociationsAmerican Bankruptcy Institute
    Turnaround Management Association
    Commercial Finance Association
    State Bar of Georgia
    State Bar ... More

    Contact Information


    (404) 685-4313


    (404) 214-7387


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    Office Information
    Erich N. Durlacher
     171 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1100,
    Atlanta, GA 30363


    Burr & Forman LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)

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