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Eric Prezant

Eric Prezant

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Eric Prezant represents clients in a wide range of commercial deal making, including corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, commercial lending and finance, and loan workouts.  He aggressively represents corporate and lending clients to maximize values and accomplish their specific strategic and financial goals.  When a merger & acquisition transaction is desired, he leverages his expertise to assist strategic and financial buyers and sellers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting the purchase and sale of businesses and assets, with specific expertise in distressed and value-added transactions and debt purchases.

Mr. Prezant served for six years as a member of the firm’s global executive committee, and is the primary relationship attorney for several of the firm’s banking and financial institutions clients.  He has broad experience representing lenders in negotiating and restructuring troubled loans, and in the enforcement of lenders’ and creditors’ rights and remedies, including Article 9 sales, commercial real estate foreclosures, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors.  His experience also includes representing debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies and workouts, and representing strategic and financial buyers in the purchase of distressed companies.

Mr. Prezant’s commercial lending experience includes representing financial institutions in structuring, negotiating, and documenting commercial loan transactions, including asset-based loans, senior and mezzanine debt, acquisition financing, and bankruptcy exit financing.

Mr. Prezant has been distinguished as a recognized practitioner in restructuring by Chambers & Partners; by The Deal magazine as one of the nation’s Top Bankruptcy Attorneys, and as an Illinois Super Lawyer for multiple years.

Mr. Prezant is frequently invited to speak to groups of business professionals on the topics of commercial loan restructuring, alternative debt and finance, asset acquisition and disposition, and real estate workouts.

Mr. Prezant also serves on the advisory board for the All Stars Project of Chicago which is a not-for-profit organization that brings hope and opportunity to thousands of inner-city youth working to move beyond the barriers of poverty.

Eric Prezant is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Trouble with Troubled Companies - Pocket MBA 2017: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Trouble with Troubled Companies - Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Monday, October 01, 2018
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