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Eric J. Taube

From start-ups and small businesses to publicly traded multinationals, companies in a wide range of industries rely on Eric Taube to help solve their problems — both in and out of the courtroom. Known by clients as “a good and trusted friend, but a bad and fearsome enemy,” Eric is a trusted advisor to and advocate for real estate developers, financial services companies, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, technology companies, professional services firms, restaurants, hospitality companies and more. He thrives on collaborative problem-solving to help clients achieve their objectives, and he has earned a reputation as a formidable advocate in state and federal courts who fights hard to protect clients’ interests. Eric is equally adept at representing plaintiffs or defendants in complex commercial disputes, and he has extensive experience in  the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and committees in bankruptcy proceedings. Eric has significant experience representing clients in fiduciary litigation, real estate disputes, employment disputes,  entitlement litigation, securities litigation, construction litigation and contract disputes. 

Before joining Waller, Eric was a founding member of Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, LLP, a preeminent bankruptcy and civil litigation boutique firm in Austin, Tex.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers has named Eric “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin four times in a number of practice areas, including Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012 & 2017), Litigation-Bankruptcy (2015), Litigation-Banking & Finance (2013) and Litigation-Securities (2013). Best Lawyers currently lists Eric as a leader in seven separate categories:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

Additionally, Eric has been recognized by Corporate Counsel as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, by The American Lawyer as a Top Commercial Litigation Lawyer, by Texas Lawyer as one of the Lone Star State’s top lawyers for Bankruptcy Law, and by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s best civil litigators in its “Best of the Bar” edition. He has also been rated among the top lawyers in Austin by Super Lawyers since 2003 and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas in multiple years.

Professional

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Austin, Texas and Federal Bar Associations
  • Member, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Local Rules Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute

Prior Affiliations

  • Partner, Taube Summers Harrison Taylor Meinzer Brown, LLP, Austin, Tex.
  • Partner, Liddell, Sapp, Zively, Hill & Laboon Austin, Tex.

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1983
    • Associate Editor, University of Houston Law Review
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • Order of the Barons
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1979

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Eight and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Texas

Up Close

Eric is an avid sports fan (especially of the Vanderbilt Commodores and Green Bay Packers) and music lover (he plays several instruments badly). He and his wife, Judy, have two children, Sara and Alex