J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., Bowdoin College
Eric began his law career at Briggs & Morgan, P.A., where he gained litigation, real estate and other transactional experience under the guidance of some of the finest mentors in the Twin Cities legal community. He obtained additional experience in the real estate workout division of First Bank (now US Bank), before recruitment by Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP, where he handled a wide variety of real estate and commercial financing matters, including asset-backed, operating lines, UCC and real estate financings, workouts, remedies, and litigation.
For seven years Eric managed the Customized Fiduciary Services division of Norwest (later Wells Fargo) Corporate Trust. The division originated high-yield bond trusteeships, administered (and marketed other banks for successor trusteeships of) defaulted municipal bond and TIA bond issues, and marketed and administered litigation trusts, class action settlements, and cash/securities distributions in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. In the process, Eric worked very closely with law firms around the country and learned from a client’s perspective how best to retain and supervise attorneys.
As a veteran of large law firms, as well as a business person responsible for a profit center within a large corporation, Eric has valuable experience to offer business clients large and small. And perhaps just as important, he enjoys what he does for a living.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys family time, skiing, sailing, traveling, music, reading and creative writing. He has always been active in community affairs, serving as president of his church, founder and board member of a watershed conservancy, board member of World Press Institute and chair of the governing members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.