Erich N. Durlacher

Erich N. Durlacher (Atlanta, Georgia)

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.

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)

TESTIMONIALS
•Erich is a great partner and attorney. His solutions are creative, effective and efficient and he and his team do a great job with execution.

-Anonymous

•Erich is a tremendous resource for our company. He has superior legal knowledge accompanied by strong negotiation skills. These attributes coupled with a strong conviction to great customer service and an affable personal style yields great results for us.

-Anonymous

•I am an employee of a large bank and responsible for a complex commercial real estate portfolio of problem loans and special assets. I find Erich to be a most valuable resource and team member. Erich is totally engaged in evaluating the bank's position related to the debt obligation(s), the collateral securing the debt and, when possible, offering alternative solutions that oftentimes lead to enhanced resolutions benefiting both the customer and the bank. His proactive problem identification, problem prevention and problem solving skills make him my go to legal counsel.

-Anonymous

•Erich has a keen legal mind such that he is able to easily translate complex legal issues into simple layman's terms. I view him as a trusted counsel who is also very responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend him.

-Anonymous

Resources
•Burr Alert: Proposed Legislation Would Allow Employees to Possess Firearms in Privately Owned Vehicles on Employer's Property
Orlando Business Journal: 6 Things You Need to Know Before Filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
•Burr Alert: Denial of Plan Confirmation and Finality - Supreme Court's Resolution of Circuit Split May Apply to Chapter 11
•Cure and Reinstatement of Home Mortgages in Chapter 13: Florida's Bright-Line Rule is Not So Bright
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal: Applicability of USTP Guidelines to Bankruptcy Administrators

News
•Burr & Forman Attorneys Selected Among Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2015
•Six Burr & Forman Attorneys Selected Among Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2014
•Burr Expands Atlanta Corporate Practice with Chet Hosch
•Burr's Scott Hitch Selected for Green Chamber of the South's Board of Directors
•Eight Burr Attorneys Selected as 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(404) 685-4313 (404) 685-4313
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.9 of 5

Areas of Law

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

Peer Rating

Overall Peer Rating

in Bankruptcy and Debtor and Creditor
 
4.9 out of 5.0
Legal Knowledge
5.0
Analytical Capabilities
4.9
Judgement
4.9
Communication Ability
4.8
Legal Experience
4.9
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
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
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Tulane University Law School
Class of 1998
J.D.
cum laude
University Attended
Hampden-Sydney College
Class of 1993
B.A.
Birth Information
Born in 1971
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, June 7, 1971
Associations & Memberships

Professional Associations
•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Turnaround Management Association
•Commercial Finance Association
•State Bar of Georgia
•State Bar of Louisiana
•American Bar Association

Representative Cases
Representative Matters: Represented the 363 stalking horse bidder and purchaser in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of an international manufacturer of high quality fasteners and tack buttons. Represented the 363 sale purchaser in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a manufacturer of file folders, envelope, and related paper products. Represented the secured lender in the successful reorganization of Chapter 11 case of an OEM automotive supplier. Represented lead bank in the workout, restructuring, and subsequent litigation involving loan participations exceeding $50M to regional community banks.

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Burr & Forman LLP
171 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1100,
Atlanta, GA 30363
U.S.A.
Phone
(404) 685-4313
Fax
(404) 214-7387
Office Information
Office Information
Erich N. Durlacher
Partner
Burr & Forman LLP
171 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1100,
Atlanta, GA 30363

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