Linden, Eric

  Southfield, Michigan, USA
 +1 248 351 3000
 +1 248 351 3082
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J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1981

Professional Experience

Eric was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 1981, Florida in 1982. Eric became a member of the firm in 1982. Before joining the Firm, Eric was a law clerk for the Honorable Cornelia G. Kennedy, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1981-1982.

Areas of Emphasis

Environmental Law and Litigation

Eric represents developers and industrialists in the acquisition of contaminated real property and business's impacted by environmental laws. In connection with that work, Eric has overseen the performance of baseline environmental assessments, subsurface investigations, compliance audits and off-site disposal analyses as part of the due diligence investigation prior to acquisition. Eric has been involved in numerous cost recovery actions both on behalf of plaintiff and defendant. Finally, Eric has been involved in a number of regulatory disputes and negotiations with regulatory agencies for, among other things, covenants not to sue.

Commercial Litigation

Eric&rsquos practice encompasses a broad range of commercial disputes including a particular emphasis on contract disputes, employee non-competition agreements, trade secrets, unfair cmpetition and litigation concerning breaches of fiduciary duty.

Telecommunications Regulation and Litigation

Eric represents and advises one of the country&rsquos largest long-distance carriers in a variety of matters including contract disputes, non-competition agreements and disputes with competitors and customers. In addition, Eric has represented competitive local exchange carriers in regulatory and licensing matters.


* Member, Detroit Bar Association

* Member, State Bar of Michigan

* Member, The Florida Bar

* Member, Environmental Law Society


* Author, "Environmental Law(Annual Survey of Michigan Law)", 34 Wayne Law Review, 741, 1988


University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude,1981.

Brandeis University , A.B., magna cum laude,1978, Phi Beta Kappa.

Community Involvement

President, Rudgate Associates, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, Michigan

Member, Brandeis University Alumni Association