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Eric (Rick) S. Rein Partner
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rrein@hmblaw.com
Eric (Rick) S. Rein
"For a successful recovery, the objective is to discover, freeze and seize assets. The best way to achieve this is by reversing the litigation paradigm and focusing on recovering first, not last."

Rick is a partner at HMB and a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice on secured creditors’ rights, bankruptcy representation, loan enforcement and international litigation to recover claims and assets.

Rick regularly advises financial institutions, hedge funds, privately-held companies, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, non-bank lenders and high-net-worth individuals on a broad range of workout, restructuring and transactional matters. He helps secured creditors recover pledged collateral through Uniform Commercial Code sales and commercial mortgage foreclosures, as well as prosecute claims based on fraud, non-performing loans and intercreditor disputes. Additionally, he defends creditors against third-party claims when asserted.

Highly-regarded for his knowledge of international legal systems, Rick frequently serves as special counsel to corporations, individuals and their advisors as they navigate complex international banking and fraud matters. His pioneering status as the first U.S. Attorney to employ the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Uruguay, obtain Norwich Pharmacal relief in Vancouver, British Columbia and enforce consent directives in bankruptcy court in the state of Washington make him a sought-after media expert on international asset recovery.

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Doing What’s Best for Your Business

Clients rely on Rick’s unique and expansive knowledge of international law and his business first approach to litigation. Rick focuses on what’s best for your business and what you’re trying to accomplish through litigation. Sometimes it’s best to settle, sometimes it’s best to go to trial. As an accomplished trial attorney, Rick is practical and aggressive.

Education

University of Miami, J.D.

Washington University, B.A.

Admissions

Illinois

Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Honors

Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year (2014)

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, International Litigation Subcommittee, Co-Chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Committee, Co-Chair
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Community Center of Chicago, Honorary Director
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, Member

Events

  • Watch Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein Present "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" On DemandOctober 14, 2019

    On 9/17/19 Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein presented "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" at the Offices of Gowling WLG LLOP in Toronto, Canada. Aaron and Rick discussed the role of chief restructuring officers and other turnaround professionals in Canadian restructuring, flash points in today's cross border insolvencies, and the cannabis space. This program was intended for lenders, turnaround professionals…

  • Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein present "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" - 9/17/19August 16, 2019

    9/17/19 Offices of Gowling WLG LLP Toronto, Canada Aaron Hammer and Rick Rein present "Hot Topics in Cross Border Restructurings" at the Offices of Gowling WLG LLP on September 17th. The discussion will include: The Role of Chief Restructuring Officers and Other Turnaround Professionals in Canadian Restructuring • Would Canadian restructurings benefit from an increased use of CROs, similar to…

  • Rick Rein presents "Cross Jurisdiction Enforcement: Getting Paid When The Money is Overseas" - Delaware State Bar Assn & WTC of Delaware - 11/28/18November 27, 2018

    University & Whist Club Wilmington, Delaware Moderated by Rafael Zahralddin, International section co-chair and Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. Director & Shareholder, Rick Rein will participate in a panel that will discuss how to domesticate a foreign judgment in Delaware, as well as how to domesticate a Delaware judgment in a foreign jurisdiction. The keynote speaker is The Honorable Eric M. Davis,…

  • Rick Rein Presents "The Cryptocurrency Craze" at the ABI Cross-Border Insolvency ProgramSeptember 7, 2018

    The use of cryptocurrencies are becoming more prevalent throughout the world. During the early days of Bitcoin there was a relative absence of regulation or control by governments since there is no central issuing authority. Given the increasing use of cryptocurrencies, as well as the increased hacking of these currencies and bankruptcies of cryptocurrency firms, bankruptcy courts will likely have…

  • Rick Rein Presents "How to Position Yourself to Recover Claims Outside the US"November 1, 2017

    Dassault Systemes Franklin Room 175 Wyman Street Waltham, MA 02451 8:00-10:00 AM EST Click here to register Because international commerce and cross-border financing has become commonplace, US companies have been forced to face the realities that they will have to resort to legal procedures to collect debts owed by foreign business partners. However, trying to pursue an offshore enterprise presents…

Publications

News

blog

Education
  • University of Miami, J.D.
  • Washington University, B.A.
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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