Eric C. Howlett

Eric C. Howlett: Attorney with Sands Anderson PC
  • Counsel at Sands Anderson PC (60 Attorneys)
  • Bank of America Center, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
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Eric Howlett’s experience equips him to guide you and your business through diverse legal challenges including bankruptcy, business disputes, business transactions, and intellectual property management. Eric provides proactive legal support so you come out ahead. In bankruptcy, he has experience representing banks, trade vendors, committees, and trustees in complex commercial cases.

Eric has the skills and experience to assist you or your business with asset sales, secured lender claims, and adversary proceedings and other contested matters. He has resolved countless preference and fraudulent transfer complaints in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including in In re Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Eric can use his experience to guide you or your business through the bankruptcy of a business partner or co-venturer. His aim is to serve as an ongoing ally and provide lasting value.

As leader of Sands Anderson’s Intellectual Property Team , Eric can assist your business in safeguarding your business’s brand. He enjoys showing clients opportunities to monetize intellectual property through licenses, assignments, and spin-outs. Eric also has experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and business formations. He has successfully resolved shareholder and owner disputes.

While in law school, Eric served on the Washington & Lee Law Review editorial board and interned for The Honorable Ross W. Krumm, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.


•Super Lawyer , Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2019
• Legal Elite in Business Law, 2016-2017
Virginia Business Magazine
• Legal Elite in Intellectual Property, 2018
Virginia Business Magazine


News by Eric C. Howlett

•Return Policy: Gymboree Seeks Bankruptcy Protection Again
•Sands Anderson Report on First Day Hearing in Bankruptcy Filings of Penn Virginia

News About Eric C. Howlett

•Twenty Sands Anderson Attorneys Included in 2019 Super Lawyers List
•Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2018 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•Thirty-Three Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2017 Virginia Business Legal Elite
• First Day Hearings for Gymboree Chapter 11 Filing
•Broughton elected shareholder of Sands Anderson; Four attorneys promoted
•Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2016 Virginia Business Legal Elite

Professional Highlights

•- Represented the creditors' committee in In re Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Cybersecurity & Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Transactions
  • Privately Held & Small Business
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt
  • Banking & Finance
  • Manufacturing

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(804) 783-7224  Phone
(804) 783-7291  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1998, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., Political Philosophy, Policy
Law School Attended:
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011; Classics, with distinction, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

•Richmond Bar Association
Bankruptcy Section
Business Law Section
•Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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