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Dallas Attorney Jeff Erler Joins Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP

DALLAS, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted Dallas bankruptcy attorney Jeffrey R. Erler has joined the Dallas litigation firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP as a Partner and practice leader for the firm's bankruptcy and financial restructuring section.

During the past 20 years Mr. Erler has represented major banks, asset-based lenders, trustees, creditors' committees, creditors and debtors in bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidations, and litigation across a variety of industries. He has also served clients in receiverships, out-of-court workouts, personal property reorganization and sales, and real estate foreclosures. He joins Gruber Hurst from the Dallas office of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP.

"We're very fortunate to have Jeff bring his legal expertise to the firm," says Mark Johansen, one of Gruber Hurst's founding partners. "The list of clients he's represented, and the scale and issues involved in those matters, is truly impressive."

Mr. Erler was named to the list of Texas' "Rising Stars" of the state's top young attorneys a total of six times between 2004 and 2011, and was selected for inclusion to the list of "Texas Super Lawyers" in 2012. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in 1996, and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1993.

Mr. Erler is a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute and other organizations on topics related to creditor representation, such as insolvency actions, litigation and collection efforts. A member of the Dallas Bar Association and American Bar Association, he is also active in the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and serves on the Foundation Board of Directors of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP focuses on the business needs of its clients in trying complex commercial litigation in courtrooms across Texas. The firm's experience includes matters involving securities, financial services, employment, intellectual property, technology, products liability and other commercial cases. Clients include leading companies – large and small – and individuals in the fields of private equity, real estate, manufacturing, professional services, energy and retail. Visit the firm's website at http://www.ghjhlaw.com.

For more information, contact Barry Pound at 214-559-4630 or [email protected].

SOURCE Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP

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