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Eric W. Sleeper
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New York Attorney
Eric W. Sleeper

Phone: 212.687.6262


Languages: English

Eric Sleeper, for more than a quarter of a century, has focused his practice on creditor-debtor rights, workouts, restructurings, reorganizations, corporate bankruptcy, bankruptcy-related litigation, corporate insolvencies and commercial foreclosures. Eric has represented each of the significant constituencies in workouts, insolvency matters and bankruptcies including secured creditors, lenders, hedge funds, corporate debtors, creditor committees, institutional investors, trustees, receivers, landlords and lessors, buyers and sellers of assets and claims from distressed entities, investment advisors and funds, and other primary interested parties.

He has practiced before courts throughout the country, including regionally in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware and has represented businesses in a variety of industries including real estate, hospitality, health care, retail, trucking, automotive, airlines, general manufacturing and finance.

Eric’s practice also encompasses commercial litigation, general corporate legal advice, cannabis and hemp law, unmanned aircraft systems (i.e., drones), and artificial intelligence.

At Emory University School of Law, Eric was the Editor-in-Chief of the Bankruptcy Developments Journal. He has authored several articles and lectured on bankruptcy and creditor rights issues.

Industry Experience:

  • Art, Fashion, Beauty, and Design
  • Construction
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Generation and Energy Services
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Media and Publishing
  • Real Estate


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • with honors, Editor-in-Chief, Bankruptcy Developments Journal
  • Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights

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Barton LLP

711 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States

Law Firm Contact: Roger E. Barton

Tel: 212.687.6262

Fax: 212.687.3667



Member Since: 2016

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