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.

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)

I appreciate Erich's attention to detail. He is always responsive to my requests, particularly when the matter is time sensitive. I have found that his advice on course of action is always sound. I always feel that Erich has the best interests of the Bank in mind when recommending strategy.

Erich is great to work with. He has a responsiveness that is second to none. He and his team are always focused on obtaining the best outcome for their clients in a timely and cost efficient manner. He is experienced, hard working, client minded, professional, and just an all around great attorney.

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.

Erich is one of our 'go to' creditors' rights attorneys. He provides no-nonsense, cost effective legal counsel with exceptional service.


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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


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4.9 out of 5.0
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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 Associations
    American Bankruptcy Institute
    Turnaround Management Association
    Commercial Finance Association
    State Bar of Georgia
    Stat... More

    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 r... 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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