Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Eric L. Pruitt is a business, real estate and tax lawyer who primarily represents lenders and CMBS special servicers in commercial loan transactions throughout the country. He has a wide background with vast experience in commercial loan restructurings and workouts; health care, hospitality and other project-based financing matters; and in the niche area of bankruptcy taxation. He also handles commercial bankruptcy cases for creditors. Eric has substantial experience in maximizing value for creditors through loan sales and collateral recovery, including commercial foreclosure, receivership sales and the subsequent disposition of recovered assets (including REO sale transactions and auctions). Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and is the Vice President (Membership) for the Turnaround Management Association – Alabama Chapter. He is also actively involved with the CRE Finance Council (formerly CMSA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Eric is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Alabama Ballet, supporting its mission to promote and foster the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high quality performances, dance education and community outreach. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Blackburn Institute. The Blackburn Institute is an organization with the stated purpose of developing a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the challenges that face Alabama's communities. The Institute provides its members with opportunities to explore issues and identify strategic actions that will improve the quality of life for those locally in Alabama and throughout the U.S. Eric lives in Vestavia Hills, Alabama with his wife, Aimee, and their daughter.