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Philip H. Ehrlich

Counsel
New York

Philip H. Ehrlich

Philip Ehrlich has been working on transactional business matters since he operated his own Standardbred racehorse and bloodstock business in college. Today, Phil still uses many of the same skills in his practice that he first developed brokering the sales of stakes in winning and producing horses. He focuses on the representation of domestic and foreign financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, corporate clients, and bondholder and creditor committees.

Phil has a broad background in corporate and financial law matters and is often called on to work on novel transactions involving a wide array of corporate, commercial, and contract legal issues. He also routinely works with lawyers in our bankruptcy restructuring and insolvency and real estate groups, as well as with lawyers in our overseas offices.

Phil brings his deep experience in complex U.S. and cross-border business and investment acquisitions and dispositions, including mergers and stock and asset acquisitions, to address client issues. He's also well-versed in out-of-court and bankruptcy restructurings and reorganizations, debt and equity financings, workouts and foreclosures representing lenders and borrowers, joint ventures, and other commercial transactions.

Representative Experience

Represented a leading European financial institution in divestiture of equity and debt investments in multi-billion-dollar portfolio.

Represented U.S. oil and gas industry debtor in an auction and Section 363 asset sale as part of Chapter 11 reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code.

Represented European wind-up institution as lenders in foreclosure of toll road project and formation of joint venture to acquire project title.

Represented two European governmental wind-up institutions in auction and sale of their debt and equity investments in a U.S. toll road project.

Represented administrative agent and first lien lenders in corporate, equity, and debt aspects of pre-packaged bankruptcy of a construction company.

Represented UK private equity firm in forming U.S. joint venture involving portfolio company in Internet security and subsequent add-on acquisition.

Represented Asian financial services company in PIPE investment in a U.S.-based company involved in the traditional Chinese medicine industry.

Represented U.S. REIT in proposed equity investment in and mezzanine loan to a German owner of healthcare facilities.

Represented investor in joint venture involving construction and development of high-end residential and commercial real estate project in New York.

Represented various U.S. and multinational corporate clients and financial institutions in internal corporate reorganizations and restructurings.

Represented multinational corporate clients and financial institutions in connection with the establishment of U.S. operations and subsidiaries.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 1987
  • B.S., cum laude, Syracuse University, 1984

Memberships

  • Member, ABA: Committee on Business Bankruptcy
  • Member, ABA: Committee on Commerical Finance and International Commercial Transactions 
  • Member, ABA: Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions
  • Member, ABA: Subcommittee on International Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Member, ABA: Subcommittee on Loan Workouts 
  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
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