Eric Seitz - McDermott Will & Emery


Eric Seitz focuses his practice on insolvency and restructuring, with an emphasis on real estate, finance, franchisor/franchisee and energy-related matters.

Eric is well-versed in representing official and ad hoc committees, debtors and trustees in complex Chapter 11 cases. He provides restructuring counsel to secured lenders in both in- and out-of-court workouts. Clients also seek out Eric for advice related to substantive consolidation and recharacterization issues raised in structured financings.


  • Represented leading pizza franchisor with respect to both in- and out-of-court franchisee workouts*
  • Represented electrical services company with respect to chapter 11 proceedings of major crude oil and natural gas exploration/production company*
  • Counsel to leading investment portfolio company with respect to various bankruptcies related to Texas-based hospital and surgical center chain*
  • Represented leading special servicer of commercial loans with respect to workouts and single-asset bankruptcies across the country*

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  • The Legal 500 US 2021


  • Dallas Bar Association, member
  • State Bar of Texas, member
  • American Bar Association, member



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2008
Miami University, BS, 1993

Supreme Court of Texas
District Court for the Northern District of Texas
District Court for the Southern District of Texas
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
District Court for the Western District of Texas