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Battle-tested attorney with a 'fearsome' reputation

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. 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.

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, Texas.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Texas), 2018-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2001-2023
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2010-2023
      • Commercial Litigation, 2006-2023
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2011-2023
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2023
      • Litigation - Real Estate, 2011-2023
      • Litigation - Securities, 2011-2023
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2023
      • Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Banking and Finance (Austin)
    • Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Rated among the top lawyers in Austin (2003-2021) and as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Texas
  • Professional Involvement
    • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Member, Board of Directors, Austin Bar Foundation
    • Member, Austin, Texas and Federal Bar Associations
    • Member, Local Rules Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Master, Larry E. Kelly Inns of Court
    • Frequent Speaker, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Travis County Bar Association
  • Community Involvement
    • Mobile Loaves & Fishes
    • Texas Appleseed, Board of Directors
    • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

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