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Eric Schaffer

Eric Schaffer

Eric is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors in major bankruptcy cases and non-judicial restructurings involving manufacturing enterprises, hospitals, retailers, utilities, airlines, real estate projects, and other businesses. In addition to representing the Creditors' Committees of USGen New England and LTV Steel, and representing PTC Alliance as debtor's counsel, Eric has had a significant role in restructuring obligations of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and Branson Airport; in the bankruptcy cases of Lehman Brothers, VeraSun, Weirton Steel, Solutia, Property Development Group, Pittsburgh Hockey Associates, USAirways, Anker Coal, Campo Electronics, Revco D.S., Inc., East Cameron Gas, Forum Health, Anchorage Sportsplex, and McCrory Parent Company; in the procedure de sauvegarde of Global Automotive Logistics; and in the receivership cases of St. Francis Health System, Devon Capital Management, The Harrisburg Authority, and Total Waste Ltd.He has negotiated plans of reorganization, postpetition credit facilities, and asset sales, and he has handled bankruptcy litigation involving lien priority disputes, avoidance action, pension benefits, and equitable subordination.  In addition, Eric has substantial experience dealing with the treatment of trademarks and other intellectual property in such bankruptcy cases as Boston Market, Inc. and Agripac, Inc.  Eric also has represented creditors in non-bankruptcy litigation involving secured transactions, foreclosures and receiverships, lender liability claims, and other commercial issues. Education:  J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1979, Order of the Coif Post-graduate studies in chemical engineering B.A., Government and Foreign Affairs, high honors, University of Virginia, 1976, Phi Betta Kappa