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.

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)
Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005, 2009-2011)

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.

(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. Represented secured lender in the loan workout and restructuring of loans in excess of $15M to the manufacturer of luxury yachts. Represented the secured lender in the foreclosure and subsequent litigation of multi-million dollar loans to a transportation logistics company. Represented secured lender in a lien priority dispute with a general contractor involving a loan in excess of $20M. Representation of national and regional banks in multiple foreclosures sales, confirmation actions, and receivership actions. Represented secured lender in a loan workout and collateral disposition involving over $5M of debt secured by the leasing portfolio assets of a distressed finance company. Represented secured lender in participation negotiations and workout involving over $5M of debt secured by residential townhome units and raw land. 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 Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving three loans in excess of $19M, which are secured by assisted living facilities in the Southeast. 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 the loan workout, restructuring, and subsequent litigation involving in excess of $29M in related real estate loans to a Southeastern residential subdivision developer. Represented secured lender in the loan workout and restructuring of approximately $40M in related real estate loans to a Southeastern residential subdivision developer. 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. Represented secured creditor in a Chapter 11 case involving loans in excess of $12M to a Southeastern residential subdivision and townhome developer. Represented secured creditor in a Chapter 7 case involving the recovery and subsequent sale and disposition of helicopter collateral worth approximately $1.5M. Represented secured creditor in loan workout and subsequent liquidation of a specialty construction business with loans in excess of $10M.

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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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