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Eric C. Bartley

Co-Leader, Banking and Finance Group




Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2006

Illinois State University, B.S. 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan 

Eric Bartley represents financial institutions in all aspects of commercial real estate finance.

Specifically, he has served as counsel for national lenders in commercial mortgage originations across the country on portfolio loans as well as conduit loans intended for securitization in the capital markets.

He has handled matters for nearly $1 billion of distressed assets secured by a wide range of property types including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, manufactured housing, and hospitality. 

Representative Matters

Eric has represented national lenders on commercial mortgage loan originations secured by retail, office, multifamily, industrial, and manufactured housing properties across the country.

Eric has represented national lenders and special servicers with deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, deeds-in-escrow, forbearance agreements, loan modification agreements, receiverships and receivership sales, non-judicial foreclosures, and judicial foreclosures in both state and federal courts in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.

Eric has represented national lenders in succesful pursuit of borrower and guarantors in deficiency litigation under recourse loan documents as well as through carve-out violations under non-recourse loan documents.

Eric has represented national lenders in the successful defense against lender liability claims.

Reported and Published Decisions

Livonia Property Holdings, L.L.C. v 12840-12976 Farmington Road Holdings, L.L.C., 717 F. Supp 2nd, 724 (E.D. Mich. 2010), aff'd. No. 10-1782, 2010 WL 4275305 (6th Cir. Oct. 28, 2010) 


Michigan Super Lawyers, Banking, Rising Star 2010-present

Michigan State University College of Law; magna cum laude; Michigan State Law Review, Senior Managing Editor; Trial Practice Institute, Certificate in Trial Practice; Concentration in Corporate Law; Jurisprudence Achievement Awards, Corporate Law and Policy: International Investment Transactions, Professional Responsibility, Business Law Society

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association


"And Federal Regulation for All: Federally Regulating the Mortgage Banking Industry," 2006 Mich.St.L.Rev. 479