Gayle Ehrlich provides business counsel in the areas of litigation, commercial law, restructurings and receiverships throughout the United States. Gayle often represents clients involved in financially distressed situations, representing creditors, debtors, sellers or buyers of businesses. She enjoys a varied practice, concentrating on providing clients with sensible, solution-based counseling. Chambers has commended Gayle, stating that she has a "complete grasp of the convoluted details of bankruptcy law; she has a great deal of experience and, more importantly, she thinks like a business person."

Gayle served as law clerk to the Honorable Harold Lavien, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1985-1987). She was the corporate secretary and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Turnaround Management Association from 2006-2008, rejoining the Executive Committee for 2010.

Honors & Distinctions

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2010-present

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004-2010, 2013-2014 in Bankruptcy and Business Litigation

Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Activities

Chair, Awards Committee, International Turnaround Management Association, 2011 & 2012

At-large member, Executive Committee International Turnaround Management Association, 2010

Chair, Corporate Governance Task Force, International Turnaround Management Association, 2009

Corporate secretary and member, Executive Committee, International Turnaround Management Association, 2006-2008

Nominations Committee, International Turnaround Management Association, 2008

Board of Directors, International Turnaround Management Association, 2005-2009

President, Northeast Chapter Turnaround Management Association, 2003-2005

Board of Directors, Northeast Chapter Turnaround Management Association, 1998-2005


Pooling Expertise to Address Credit Crunch Fallout, The Journal of Corporate Renewal (July 2008)

Managing Risk in a Turnaround Engagement, The Journal of Corporate Renewal (April 2008)

Bankruptcies Down, but experts say Lull Temporary, Boston Business Journal, Quoted (June 23, 2006)

Litigating in Bankruptcy Court, Litigation Counsel of America, Spring Conference (June 2007)

Avoidance and Recovery of Fraudulent Transfers (Or, All About Timing and Control), Protecting Assets from Creditors, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Series (January 1, 2001)

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance as it Relates to Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (July 2001)

Prepackaged and Prenegotiated Plans of Reorganization, The Telecommunications Industry Bankruptcy and Workout Forum (September 1999)

Practice Areas

Representative Experience

  • Global Service Group, LLC – Obtained dismissal of an action brought against a lender asserting liability under the theories of deepening insolvency, marshalling and equitable subordination

Representative Experience

  • Global Energy Holding, Inc., et al. – Represent affiliated diversified renewable energy companies and successor liquidating trustee in Chapter 11 cases pending in Delaware
  • City of New Orleans – Represented the Council for the City of New Orleans in the Chapter 11 reorganization of the gas and electric utility serving the city following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina

Representative Experience

  • Nyer Medical Group, Inc. – Corporate restructurings of publicly traded entity completed in consort with acquisition financing
  • Lexington Precision Corp. – Represented Indenture Trustee in reorganization of auto parts and medical device supplier
  • Alterra Healthcare Corp. - Assisted a client in providing post-bankruptcy financing of approximately $70 million through mortgage and sale/leaseback arrangements on facilities in 10 states, and was heavily involved in the plan confirmation proceeding

Representative Experience

  • International Lender - Successfully represented an international financial institution in receiving $17 million judgment against guarantors in Federal Court in Rhode Island