Eric Pritchard is a partner in the Business and Finance Department and Government Relations Group. A former commercial litigator turned transactional lawyer, Eric has experience working as in-house counsel, and has provided legal, business, and operational advice and guidance to middle market companies, start-up ventures, and entrepreneurs for more than 20 years. Eric’s blended experience as a litigator, lobbyist and transactional lawyer affords him a unique perspective on risk allocation and related transactional issues.
Today, Eric regularly represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions; provides clients day-to-day advice and guidance on a full range of legal and business issues; negotiates and prepares operations-related agreements; represents clients in debt and equity financings; and represents employers and employees in employment arrangements. As a transactional lawyer, he has participated in hundreds of transactions ranging from multi-million dollar stock acquisitions to numerous asset acquisitions, serving as counsel to clients ranging from some of the nation’s leading roll-up acquirers to entrepreneurs seeking to exit their ventures.
In addition to his transactional experience, he counsels clients on risk avoidance and mitigation in the context of customer relations, as well as liability issues in commercial and complex tort litigation, and investigations in anticipation of litigation.
A nationally recognized speaker on legal issues in the electronic security industry, Eric is regularly invited to address industry groups, trade associations, and companies around the country. Eric has also served as counsel to a number of industry trade associations. Eric also plays an active role in the business community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority.
Temple University (J.D. 1989)
Editor, Law Review, 1988-89
Temple University (B.A. 1985)
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia
Eric serves as a regular contributing editor for Security Dealer & Integrator magazine and Security Info Watch, the industry’s leading web-based news source. Click here to read Eric’s recent articles on SecurityInfoWatch.com.
Eric began his career at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP.
Eric currently serves as Chairman of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority’s Board of Directors.
Eric coached the Martin Luther King Mock Trial Team from last place to multiple Philadelphia City-Wide Mock Trial Championships, and continues to mentor young men and women once active in that program.
Eric served as Co-Chair of Keneseth Israel’s Torah Capital Campaign located in Elkins Park, PA.