Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1999
Western Michigan University, B.S 1995
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
- Western District of Michigan
Eric D. Carlson has counseled clients on a variety of corporate matters including entity formation and organization, distressed debt and restructuring, commercial agreements and business transactions as well as regulatory compliance. He has significant experience in multiple areas including insolvency and restructuring, general corporate matters and health care industry regulation and operations.
Eric has a multi-state practice working with corporate entities in a variety of industries on general corporate matters and has significant experience insolvency and restructuring. Eric also represents physician groups and other medical service providers in matters pertaining to medical practice formation, regulatory compliance, contractual arrangements and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly counsels clients on and assists with the negotiation and drafting of contracts supporting all types of commercial transactions, including contracts for the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets, employment agreements, vendor agreements, financing agreements, business management agreements and others. He has represented buyers and sellers in merger, acquisition and disposition transactions both in distressed and voluntary situations.
Eric also regularly works with automotive and other manufacturers to protect just-in-time supplies of component parts produced by financially distressed or bankrupt suppliers, thereby avoiding costly production interruptions.
Eric has experience representing debtors, customers, suppliers and lenders in commercial bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, financial restructurings, liquidations and out-of-court workouts. He regularly works with an original equipment manufacturer to protect their supply.
Miller Canfield serves as local counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts. In connection with this representation, Miller Canfield currently is (a) handling post-petition financing matters, (b) litigating and negotiating requests for relief from the automatic stay matter, and (c) assisting with the restructuring of various City departments. The City of Detroit has estimated that its total outstanding obligations as of the commencement of its bankruptcy case totaled approximately $18.5 billion.
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Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2009, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Health Lawyers Association
State Bar of Michigan
Airline Pilots Association
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