About Eric Seitz

Eric Seitz is well-versed in representing official and ad hoc committees, debtors and trustees in complex Chapter 11 cases. Secured lenders turn to Eric for restructuring counsel in both in- and out-of-court workouts. Clients also seek out Eric for advice related to substantive consolidation and re-characterization issues raised in structured financings.

Practice Focus

  • Provides proactive, front-end counseling to clients in structuring commercial transactions
  • Represents financially strained enterprises, including Chapter 11 debtors, in various fields
  • Represents buyers and sellers of businesses and assets in distressed situations
  • Represents stalking-horse and other third-party bidders in bankruptcy sales

Representative Experience

  • Represented leading special servicer of commercial loans with respect to workouts and single-asset bankruptcies across the country.  *
  • Counseled official committee of retirees of a Dallas-based independent crude oil and natural gas exploration/production company.  *
  • Defended Chapter 5 avoidance actions raised against leading private-label credit card provider.  *
  • Counseled senior secured lender for a leading provider and publisher of professional and business information services. *
  • Advised board of directors in Chapter 11 reorganization of industrial and consumer battery manufacturer.  *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings of a commercial real estate investment company.  *
  • Represented debtor off-shore drilling rig/vessel manufacturer.  *
  • Debtor's counsel in Chapter 11 reorganization of Houston-based independent energy company. *
  • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors of an independent natural gas/crude oil exploration and production company.  *
  • Represented buyer of substantially all assets of Houston-based seismic data and engineering firm through section 363 sale.  *
  • Post-confirmation liquidation trustee’s counsel in the reorganization of an international printing company.  *
  • Represented certain Ohio public utility companies with respect to sale to bond issuers of certain phase-in recovery property.  *
  • Advised secured lender in commercial real estate bankruptcy involving Los Angeles-based medical facility.  *
* Experience prior to Katten

Publications

  • Underwriter Due Diligence: "It's [Not] a Whole New Ballgame
    Spring 2009
  • U.S. Subprime Crisis: H.R. 3915 – A Far-Sighted Solution to the Mortgage Crisis
    Fall 2008