Erich N. Durlacher (Atlanta, Georgia)
Erich N. Durlacher (Atlanta, Georgia)

Erich N. Durlacher

Licensed for 18 years

Practice Area: Workouts & Restructurings, Commercial & Corporate Finance, Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions 2 more areas of practice + 2 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Partner at firm Burr & Forman LLP

Erich N. Durlacher

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Atlanta, GA view address

Partner at firm Burr & Forman LLP

Serving Atlanta, GA view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Awards AV Preeminent

About Erich N. Durlacher

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 companies, 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 companies, 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 co...

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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 companies, 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 companies, 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 (2009-2015)
Atlanta Magazine's Georgia Rising Stars (2009-2011)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Attorney
Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite 2012
Georgia Super Lawyers Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2014-2016)
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005, 2009-2011)
•Benchmark Litigation Future Star (2016)

PUBLICATIONS

•Burr Alert: Dead Letter Office: The Final Repose of the Georgia Confirmation Statute?

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The trust built between lawyer and the client and the responsibility that comes with this special relationship.

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  • 4.9/5.0 13 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/04/12 in Bankruptcy

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 05/04/12 in Bankruptcy

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/02/12 in Bankruptcy Chapter 11

    He is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer. Read more

    He is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/29/12 in Bankruptcy Chapter 11

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Marketing Partner on 04/21/12 in Bankruptcy

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    fine lawyer

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/21/12 in Bankruptcy

    An ethical, bright lawyer with good business sense. Read more

    An ethical, bright lawyer with good business sense.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/21/12 in Creditors Rights

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/16/12 in Bankruptcy

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/16/12 in Creditors Rights

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/13/12 in Bankruptcy

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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.0/5.0
    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      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: Lead counsel in the successful reorganization of the nation's largest chain of Christian bookstores, with over 260 retail locations and annual revenues in excess of $200 million.
      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.
      Represented secured lender in the loan workout and restructuring of loans in excess of $15M to the manufacturer of luxury yachts.
      Represented secured lender with a claim in excess of $10M in a Chapter 7 case involving a Ponzi scheme with over $100M of alleged fraud claims.
      Represented secured lender in loan workout and civil RICO litigation involving real estate loans in excess of $15M to an operator of truck plazas and service stations in south Georgia.
      Represented secured lender in loan workout and restructuring of credit facilities in excess of $35M to a Southeastern multifamily and residential subdivision developer and property manager.
      Represented secured lender in loan workout, restructuring, and subsequent Chapter 11 case involving three loans in excess of $19M secured by assisted living facilities in the Southeast.

      Areas of Law

      • Workouts & Restructurings
      • Commercial & Corporate Finance
      • Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Section 363 Sales
      • Bankruptcy-Litigation