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About Erik Schneider

Erik Schneider

Erik Schneider practices in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, distressed investment and creditors’ rights. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, plan sponsors and others in complex Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He also advises investment funds in bank debt and bankruptcy claims trading matters, including the drafting and negotiation of secondary trading documentation under the LSTA and LMA trading regimes. Erik routinely represents various parties in structuring and addressing bankruptcy aspects of derivative contracts, including swap agreements, repurchase agreements and securities contracts, and advises parties in securitization and CMBS transactions, including advice in connection with bankruptcy-remote structures, true sale and non-consolidation issues. Erik earned his J.D. at Boston College Law School, where he was senior editor of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest, and his B.A. at the University of Chicago.


Articles by Erik Schneider

Investing in Bankruptcy Claims as a Cash Investment

Investing in bankruptcy claims (i.e., claims of creditors against bankruptcy debtors) can be very profitable or can result in a significant, or even total, loss.  Bankruptcy claims are classified in chapter 11 plans of reorganization according to their relative rights against the debtor.  The recovery of a given class of claims will depend on the […]


Location Location Location – Where to File Bankruptcy

Are you confused where to file bankruptcy? Why file a bankruptcy case here instead of there? An entity, and moreso a group of entities, may be legally permitted to file for bankruptcy in any one of a number of judicial districts – also referred to as venues. A prospective debtor should carefully consider where to […]


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