Eric S. Schuster focuses primarily in the area of creditors’ rights on behalf of banks, finance companies and other types of lenders. Eric’s area of expertise is representing creditors in bankruptcies and workouts in state and federal courts. He also represents lenders in litigation in both state and federal courts.
Among other things, Eric has assisted lenders in the negotiation of complex restructuring of outstanding obligations, and has represented lenders in creditors’ rights litigation and lender liability matters. Eric has also represented secured lenders in bankruptcy cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 and has experience in seeking relief from the automatic stay, negotiating cash collateral agreements and litigation involving plans of reorganization.
Eric graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1980 and received his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1983, graduating in the top twenty percent of his law school class.
After graduation, Eric served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
From 1992 through June 2009, Eric was an associate and then partner with the Baltimore law firm of Gebhardt & Smith. He became associated with Funk & Bolton in July 2009.