The Stark Firm, PLLC

MBE WBE

  • MBE
  • WBE

Firm Size

  • 11-20

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • Yes

THE STARK FIRM is a practice that covers over 16 states with a focus solely on the representation of financial institutions.

Stark has been certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a SBA Women Owned Small Business for over 20 years. Stark and our attorneys are also proud members of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). The founding partner has a deep expertise in commercial lending, real estate transactions, bank regulatory, SBA services, bankruptcy, workouts, collection and creditor’s rights which we have developed into a thriving firm supporting national and regional financial institutions. The firm is dedicated to serving the litigation and transactional needs of our banking clients through our diverse group of highly qualified attorneys. By collaborating across practices to deliver excellent service to our clients and provide them with market knowledge and cost-effective solutions, Stark is committed to exceeding expectations.

PRACTICE AREAS:
• BANKING AND FINANCE
• COMMERCIAL AND CUSTOM LENDING (SECURED OR UNSECURED)
• COMMERCIAL CAPITAL
• COMMERCIAL CARD
• ASSET BASED LENDING
• WEALTH AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
• TREASURY MANAGEMENT
• REAL ESTATE FINANCE
• REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE
• DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE, CREDITORS RIGHTS AND WORKOUTS
• PRE-LITIGATION COLLECTION
• COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION
• BANKRUPTCY, RESTRUCTURING, AND INSOLVENCY
• FORECLOSURES
• POST-JUDGMENT COLLECTION AND REPLEVIN ACTIONS
• BANK REGULATORY
• SBA SERVICES

OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Atlanta* Washington DC Philadelphia
New York Miami Houston
Los Angeles

Contact

Atlanta, GA

3017 Bolling Way NE

Person of contact: Erin Elizabeth Stark

GA

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
    • Asset-Based Financing
    • Banking Regulatory & Compliance
    • Bankruptcy and Credit Restructuring and Workouts
    • Collections and Foreclosures
    • Commercial and Industrial Lending and Financing
    • Litigation
    • Private Banking Transactions
  • Construction
    • Construction Contracts
    • Equipment Procurement
    • Litigation
    • Mechanics and Materials Lien Law
  • Corporate, M&A & Securities
    • Equipment Procurement, Leasing, and Finance
    • Master Services and Supply Agreements
  • Insurance
    • Litigation
    • Property/Premises/Homeowners
  • International Transactions
    • Cross-Border Lending
    • Real Estate
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Corporate/Commercial (Shareholder Derivative Suits, Securities, FINRA, Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, etc.)
    • Real Estate
    • Regulatory (Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law)
  • Real Estate/Commercial Transactions
    • Commercial Leases
    • Development
    • Eminent Domain
    • Equipment Lease Agreements/Finance
    • Equipment Procurements
    • Land Use Planning and Entitlements
  • Securities
    • Asset Securitizations

Firm Bio

Erin Elizabeth Stark
MANAGING MEMBER
Erin Elizabeth Stark is the founding member of The Stark Firm and manages the firm’s Atlanta office that anchors the firm’s coast-to-coast presence. She has more than 24 years of experience representing national and regional banks in a broad range of commercial and consumer lending transactions, distressed loan and bankruptcy related matters. She concentrates her legal practice in commercial finance, real estate, equipment finance, commercial litigation and creditor’s rights. She represents lenders in a variety of finance transactions, including all types of secured and unsecured loans, SBA transactions, lines of credit, acquisition financing and working capital loans. She also focuses her legal practice on asset based lending, specialty lending, equipment finance, commercial lending, custom lending, real estate secured transactions, commercial card, SBA lending, SBA creditor’s rights, creditor’s rights, contested matters in bankruptcy, regulatory related matters, work outs and complex restructuring matters, including settlements, foreclosures and note sales.

Erin has been a frequent lecturer on commercial real estate, asset based lending, consumer and commercial lending transactions, SBA, SOP Interpretation, post-judgment recovery, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy issues and related litigation nationally. She has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars on commercial workouts, bankruptcy, loan restructuring, SBA, commercial real estate, Article 9 transactions, commercial litigation and other matters.

She is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association State Legislative and Regulatory Committee, Alabama and Georgia Mortgage Bankers Association Legislative and Regulatory Committee, the American Bar Association, NAGGL, State Bar of Alabama, State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Women Lawyers and the Alabama, Georgia, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas Chapters of International Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. She is admitted to practice in all state courts throughout the States of Alabama and Georgia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and Georgia.

She is on the Board of Atlanta Metropolitan State College. In her pro bono work, she is an active supporter of Dress for Success in Atlanta and the representation of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.

Erin graduated from Southern Methodist University (B.A.) and Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D.).

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Represent lenders in construction loans involving hotels, shopping centers and other commercial properties, including multifamily properties;
Represent lenders in eminent domain matters;
Represent lenders in loans involving Article 9 property and the disposition of same, including auctions with proceeds that fully satisfy the debt;
Represent lender in loans involving market sensitive assets such as churches and successful disposition plan regarding same;
Extensive experience representing lenders in the origination, sale and participation of mortgage and mezzanine loans;
Many years of experience representing lenders in the workout of a non-recourse loan secured by several multi-family properties, including the negotiation and consummation of (i) a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure agreement with the obligors; (ii) the acquisition of the properties by a third party purchaser via deed-in-lieu of foreclosure; and (iii) re-financing by the lender for such third party purchaser’s acquisition of the shopping mall;
Represent regional and community banks in the restructuring and workout of defaulted commercial loans;
Represent lenders in dealer financing and dealings with sales out of trust;
Represent lenders in floor plan financing loans in default;
Represent regional and community banks with various construction, acquisition and development loans;
Represented secured lender in chapter 11 proceeding to recover millions secured by properties located throughout Southeastern United States;
Represented secured lender through workout proceedings to recover over a $30 million line of credit;
Extensive experience representing lenders and companies in the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets;
Extensive experience in loan-related litigation, inclusive of fraudulent conveyance litigation;
Extensive experience representing lenders in matters involving a deceased principal and/or guarantor;
Represent lenders in the restructuring and workout of defaulted commercial loans under loss share agreements with the FDIC;
Experience with representing lenders in the sale and disposition of secured and unsecured assets and related litigation on loans under loss share agreements with the FDIC;
Represent lenders in seeking a receiver or special master to manage and dispose of secured assets;
Represent lenders in estate matters involving deceased guarantors;
Represent lenders in assignment for benefit of creditors proceedings;
Experience with confirmation proceedings (GA);
SBA lending, SBA loan defaults, litigation plans and SOP interpretation.

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