Eric represents clients in complex commercial real estate transactions, including drafting purchase agreements, resolutions, leases, and operating agreements. Eric works with developers in planning and drafting operation and management documents for master-planned communities and condominiums.
In addition to his real estate practice, Eric has experience with various bankruptcy scenarios, landlord-tenant matters, and corporate governance issues.
Prior to joining Moye White, Eric worked in the bankruptcy and restructuring group of a Chicago-based international firm and a mid-size business firm in Iowa. Additionally, he worked for seven years as a data scientist in the higher education industry. This skill set is a benefit to Eric's clients as he is an exceptional problem solver, finding unique solutions to the most complex matters.
Eric's pro bono practice has included being a volunteer income-tax preparer for low-income individuals and families and organizing a clinic to help people expunge their criminal records, the largest such clinic in Iowa's history.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys engaging in the community through Rotary and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, tennis, and hiking. His personal interests include astrophysics and space travel, quantum computing, generalized artificial intelligence, and abstract mathematics.
Eric is admitted to practice in Iowa and Illinois and is temporarily authorized to practice in Colorado pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6.
- Represented a plan sponsor in a chapter 11 proceeding involving the restructuring of an aqua-culture company and defending challenges to the plan of reorganization on appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Represented a bank in a chapter 7 proceeding of a bankrupt developer as the bank purchased the primary asset from the bankruptcy estate with an aim to selling the asset to a new developer to finish the building, and defending challenges to the sale on appeal.
- Regularly represents buyers of commercial real estate in deals ranging from $1m to $5m.
- Regularly represents condominium and home owner associations with corporate governance matters and with enforcing the rules of the association.
- While at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, represented an international toy company with nearly $5 billion in debt to help pursue a global restructuring that avoided liquidation.
- While at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, represented an international production equipment rental company with $1 billion in debt to help pursue a merger with a strategic partner as part of a comprehensive plan of reorganization.