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Biography

Erin represents creditors and other parties in interest in bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings and out-of-court workouts, along with companies in financial distress. Erin has significant experience in retail and restaurant bankruptcy cases in which she represents owners and managers of shopping centers and addresses the full spectrum of related issues. Erin’s experience includes handling contested assumptions, assignments, and rejections of leases, litigating claims against a debtor’s estate, and related disputes over DIP financing, and issues related to a debtor’s plan of liquidation or reorganization. Erin also represents all types of clients in bankruptcy related litigation, include avoidance actions, claims defense, contested stay relief actions, cramdowns and cash collateral disputes.

In addition, Erin has experience representing liquidating trustees and plan administrators in the post-confirmation winddown of bankruptcy estates, including overseeing the liquidation of assets, claim reconciliation process and prosecution of avoidance actions.

Before joining the firm, Erin gained extensive experience in bankruptcy and litigation as an associate at a creditors’ rights firm in Boston, where she maintained a state and federal court practice in Massachusetts and New York.

Erin's Relevant Experience

Client Engagements

Erin has represented clients throughout the country in debtor, committee, post-confirmation, and retail/landlord engagements. Examples include:

Committee and post-confirmation counsel: Hopedale Mining, LLC (Rhino Energy), JW Resources, Inc. and Cambrian Holding Company, Inc. as debtor counsel; Stein Mart, Inc. and Gordmans Stores, Inc.

Retail/landlord counsel: J.C. Penney, Francesca’s, Ascena Retail, Tailored Brands, GNC, Brooks Brothers, CEC Entertainment (Chuck E Cheese), California Pizza Kitchen, Sears, Forever 21, J.Crew, Pier 1, Buffets, Lucky’s Market and Toys “R” Us

Other Info About Erin

Education

Law School

University of Colorado, J.D.

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland, B.A., Government and Politics and Women Studies

Bar Memberships

Erin is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Massachusetts

New York

Ohio

Kentucky

Courts

Erin is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

First Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

American Bankruptcy Institute

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

4C for Children, Ambassadors Board (2015 – present)

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