400 Galleria Officentre, Suite 444
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Telephone: (248) 827-4100
Fax: (248) 827-4106

Earle I. Erman

Earle I. Erman

eerman@ermanteicher.com
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Earle ErmanEarle Erman founded Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman in 1976. His practice focuses on insolvency related matters inside and outside of bankruptcy, and he is widely recognized as one of Michigan’s top bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers.

Earle has successfully handled a wide range of creditor related matters, contract disputes, receiverships, representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters. He has extensive specialized experience in representation of union fringe benefit funds in the collection of fringe benefit contributions owing under collective bargaining agreements. Earle served as a bankruptcy trustee as a member of the Panel of United States Trustees for the Eastern District of Michigan, from 1975 through 1991. In that capacity, he acted as a liquidating and operating trustee in a broad range of business bankruptcy matters. As someone with significant litigation experience in bankruptcy and commercial matters, Earle brings particular expertise as a mediator, facilitator and arbitrator in a broad range of contract disputes and has facilitated settlements in many complex commercial cases. Earle has acted as counsel for receivers and as the receiver on numerous occasions at the request of various institutional parties and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In 2006, 2013 and 2015, Earle was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to act as a member of the Judicial Selection Committee to make recommendations for the selection of bankruptcy judges for the Eastern District of Michigan. He co-chaired that panel in 2013.

  • Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1971); Wayne State University (J.D., 1974, cum laude).
  • Member: State Bar of Michigan (Member, Debtor/Creditor Rights Sub-Committee of the Real Property Law Section), Federal Bar Association—Detroit Chapter, American Bankruptcy Institute.
  • Admitted: 1974 – State Bar of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
  • Practice Areas: More than 40 years experience in bankruptcy matters, insolvency litigation; out-of-court workouts; debtor and creditor rights; reorganizations; commercial litigation; receiverships and alternative dispute resolution; collections.
  • Certifications, Honors, Publications: Earle is AV rated in Martindale Hubbell. He has been named in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy since 1995, and has been named as a Super Lawyer in the practice areas of business bankruptcy, business litigation and creditor/debtor rights in the State of Michigan.

About The Firm

Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman, P.C., is a Metropolitan Detroit-based law firm founded in 1976, practicing in the federal and state courts. The firm's practice focuses on areas of bankruptcy, business, corporate, construction and real estate law, as well as commercial litigation.

 

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400 Galleria Officentre
Suite 444
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Telephone: (248) 827-4100
Fax: (248) 827-4106