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Jeffrey R. Erler

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1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
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Jeffrey R. Erler is the practice leader for the Firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring section and practices in the areas of insolvency and creditor's rights, including bankruptcy-related litigation. He has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and committees in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, bankruptcy litigation, and pre- and post-bankruptcy workout and foreclosure matters. He also specializes in out of court workouts, personal property repossession and sales under Article Nine of the Uniform Commercial Code, and real estate foreclosures. Jeff is a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services on topics related to bankruptcy and creditor representation.

Representative Experience

Jeff’s clients have included major banks, asset based lenders, trustees, creditors’ committees, creditors and debtors in a variety of industries.

Jeff’s representative matters include:

  • Representation of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in:
    • In re Delphi Corporation (conflicts counsel) – New York, NY (auto parts manufacturer).
    • In re First Magnus Financial Corporation – Tucson, AZ (mortgage lender).
    • In re OneTravel Holdings, Inc. – San Antonio, TX (web-based travel business).
    • In re divine, Inc. – Boston, MA (software and information technology service provider).
    • In re Orion Refining, Corp. – Wilmington, DE (independent oil refiner).
    • In re Georgetown Steel Corporation – Columbia, SC (wire rod steel producer).
    • In re Tokheim Corporation – Wilmington, DE (gas pump equipment and related steel equipment manufacturer)
  • Representation of debtors:
    • BTWW Retail, LP – Dallas, TX (western wear retailer)
  • Other notable matters:
    • Counsel to Halliburton in the prepackaged bankruptcies of its Dresser and Kellogg Brown & Root subsidiaries.
    • Counsel to the pre-petition lenders in the Yellowstone and Promontory bankruptcy cases.
    • Counsel to the pre-petition lenders, DIP lenders and post-petition lenders in the Lake Las Vegas bankruptcy.
    • Counsel to Member of the Creditors Committee – In re US Airways – Alexandria, VA (Airline carrier).
    • Counsel to various creditors in the AMR, Blockbuster, Townsends, Lyondell, Old Carco (Chrysler), Peanut Corporation of America, and Robb & Stuckey bankruptcy cases.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by attorney peers as a Texas Rising Star®, Texas Monthly, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion as a Texas Super Lawyer, 2012-2015
  • Selected as a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" in the area of Bankruptcy by D Magazine, 2014



Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1993
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1996

Admitted to Practice

All State Courts Texas, 1996, Active
U.S. District Court for the for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, Active
U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, Active
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Active

Years in Practice



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