Eric R. Blythe


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  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law
    Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.4913
    Fax: 617-542-2241
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    University Syracuse University, B.S.
    Law SchoolBoston University, J.D.
    Admitted2011, Massachusetts; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    Eric is an Associate in Mintz Levin's Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Group. Eric's practice focuses primarily on commercial law and corporate reorganization through representation of debtors, creditors, bond trustees and bond insurers.

    Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as legal counsel at the Massachusetts State House. While there, he worked on issues such as affordable housing, end-of-life health care, court-appointed attorney regulations, the tax-expenditure budget, and pension reform. He also drafted legislation on issues ranging from freedom of speech rights to nuclear power plant regulation. He was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin in 2009.


    Co-author,Did The Supreme Court Finally ExplainMarathonAndStern?Executive Benefits'Impact on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction,Bankruptcy Advisory (06.27.2014)

    • Co-author,Equity Begets Flexibility for 1st Circ. Secured Creditors,Law360 (06.19.2014)

    • Co-author,Equity Begets Flexibility: Valuing a Secured Creditor's Claim in Bankruptcy and Allocating Post-Petition Interest,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (06.13.2014)

    • Co-author,And the Tie Goes to ... Due Process,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (04.25.2014)

    • Co-author,Are Credit Bids in a Deep Freeze?,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (01.31.2014)

    • Author,Free and Clear of Successor Liability? Clarifying Any Interest in Property,MCLE (11.13.2013)

    • Co-author,The Ninth Circuit Recharacterizes Recharacterization Jurisprudence,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (07.26.2013)

    • Where Do Your Interests Lie Under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code?,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (04.30.2013)

    • Co-author,An Insider's Guide to Evading Absolute Priority?,Bankruptcy Advisory (03.07.2013)

    • Co-author,Bankruptcy Abroad - US Creditors' Rights Remain Relevant in Chapter 15,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (12.20.2012)

    • Co-author,Post Confirmation Issues,National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (10.2012)

    • Co-author,Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Credit bid in RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC, et al. v. Amalgamated Bank,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (06.25.2012)

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    Faculty,15th Annual New England Bankruptcy Law Conference 2013, MCLE, Boston, MA (11.13.2013)


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    Did The Supreme Court Finally Explain Marathon And Stern? Executive Benefits’ Impact on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction
    Eric R. Blythe,Richard E. Mikels,Kevin J. Walsh, July 4, 2014
    The Supreme Court has spoken once again on the limited jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts, adding to the understanding derived from Northern Pipeline Constr. Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co., 458 U.S. 50 (1982), Granfinanciera v. Nordberg, 492 U.S. 33 (1989), Langenkamp v. Culp, 498 U.S. 42 (1990)...

    Equity Begets Flexibility: Valuing a Secured Creditor’s Claim in Bankruptcy and Allocating Post-Petition Interest
    Eric R. Blythe,Kevin J. Walsh, June 17, 2014
    The First Circuit Court of Appeals in In re SW Boston Hotel Venture, LLC, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6768 (1st Cir. Apr. 11, 2014) recently ruled on a number of issues critical to valuing a secured claim in bankruptcy. Specifically, the court 1) endorsed the use of a “flexible approach” to...

    And the Tie Goes to ... Due Process
    Eric R. Blythe,Kevin J. Walsh, April 29, 2014
    Debtors must provide known creditors with actual notice of a claims bar date if they want the bar date to apply to those creditors. Such was the holding in In re Majorca Isles Master Association, Inc., Case No. 12-19056-AJC, Dkt. No. 222 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. March 27, 2014), where the bankruptcy court...

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