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Eric Prezant represents clients in a wide range of commercial deal making, including corporate and real estate acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, acquisitions, structuring of joint ventures, mezzanine and private equity transactions, and corporate restructurings and workouts throughout the country.

Eric has extensive experience representing banks and other lenders in negotiating and restructuring troubled and defaulted loans, as well as enforcing lenders and creditors’ rights and remedies. He also represents companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts, advises strategic and financial buyers in the purchase of distressed companies, and represents financial institutions in structuring, negotiating, and documenting new commercial loan transactions.

With respect to real estate acquisitions and dispositions, Eric has significant experience representing owners, sponsors, operating companies, institutional investors, banks, and specialty lenders regarding the investment in, and the remediation, ownership, and redevelopment of commercial real estate. His work in this area includes brownfield development projects and the repurposing of end-of-useful life industrial properties.


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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2024)



  • J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 1997, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • M.B.A., Dominican University, 1995
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1992


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Advisory Board, All Stars Project of Chicago (2016-2023)
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Secured Finance Network
  • Real Estate Investment Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • American Bankruptcy Institute