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Erno D. Lindner


Erno D. Lindner helps financial institutions to recover and restructure loans, including commercial loans for CMBS servicers and individual loans for residential mortgage servicers.

Professional Biography

As a shareholder in the Firm's Chattanooga office, Mr. Lindner also represents secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy courts across the country in contested matters and adversary proceedings.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Lindner served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable David S. Kennedy, the Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Western District of Tennessee. Mr. Lindner is fluent in Hungarian and studied in Budapest, Hungary, as part of a law school study abroad program.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021 – 2024)
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2014 – 2020)
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association
    • Board of Directors – Bankruptcy section
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Co-Chair – 2014 Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Western Division of the Western District of Tennessee
  • Recipient – Honorable David S. Kennedy Bankruptcy Achievement Award (2010)
  • Pupil Member – Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court (2009 – 2010)
  • Co-author – "Secured Creditor Shake[down]," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (July 2013)
  • Co-author – "The Bankruptcy Amendatory Act of 1938/The Legacy of the Honorable Walter Chandler," 41 University of Memphis Law Review 769 (2011)
  • Co-author – "Issues in Individual Chapter 11 Cases and More," Isaac A. Scott Jr., Pulaski County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Conference (2011)
  • Co-presenter – "Bankruptcy Section 506(c) Surcharge on Secured Collateral – Seeking or Defeating Recovery of Expenses for Preserving or Disposing of Collateral," webinar with Jan Hayden (December 2013)
  • "Strategies in Effectively Dealing with Defaulted Tenant in Common Borrowers," Webinar (December 2013)
  • Co-presenter – "Receiverships Across the Southeast," webinar (July 2013)


  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
    • Notes Editor – The University of Memphis Law Review
    • Cecil C. Humphreys Law Fellowship
    • Law Alumni Board Honor Student Scholarship, 2007 – 2010
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Debtor-Creditor, Trial Advocacy, Trust Law, Criminal Procedure, International Business Transactions, Secured Transactions
    • International Experience Scholarship, 2008
    • Dean's Award for Excellence, Best Oral Advocate, 2008
    • Dean's Award for Excellence, Best Memorandum, 2007
    • Non-Resident Tuition Award, 2007
    • Member – 17th & 18th Annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Team
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2002
    • Dean's List


  • Tennessee, 2010
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Hungarian

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