About

Of Counsel to Wolfson Bolton PLLC

  • Full-time member of the faculty at Wayne State University Law School, where he is an Associate Professor of Law.

  • Teaches Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Corporations, Securities Regulation, Contracts, and a transactional law competition course.

  • Significant experience advising private business entities and individuals, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, with respect to complex acquisitions and divestitures, debt and equity financings, management equity/employment arrangements, supplier and sales representative agreements as well as general business operations and other corporate matters.

  • Scholarship focuses on modern consumer contracting practices and the relevance of behavioral and cognitive sciences to the legal and social construction of contract formation, breach and enforcement.

Education

  • Harvard Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • 2000 Williston Contracts Competition, 2nd Place Winner

  • University of Michigan
  • B.A. in Political Science
  • Honors: Graduated with High Distinction
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
  • Sigma lota Rho, Honor Society for International Studies
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Contact Information

Eric A. Zacks
Telephone: 248-672-7181
Email: ezacks@wolfsonbolton.com

More About Eric

  • 2013 Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching at Wayne State University Law School

  • 2013 Professor of the Year, as voted by the second and third year students at Wayne State University Law School

  • 2012 Professor of the Year, as voted by the second and third year students at Wayne State University Law School
  • "The Restatement (Second) of Contracts §211: Unfulfilled Expectations and the Future of Modern Standardized Consumer Contracts," 7 WM. & MARY BUS. L. REV 733 (2016)

  • "The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting," 42 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 991 (2015)

  • "A Standing Question: Mortgages, Assignment and Foreclosure," 40 J. CORP. L. 705 (2015) (with Dustin A. Zacks)

  • featured in Keeping Current, 29 PROBATE & PROPERTY 17 (Sept./Oct. 2015)

  • "Contract Review: Cognitive Bias, Moral Hazard, and Situational Pressure," 9 OHIO ST. ENTREPREN. BUS. L.J. 379 (2015)

  • "Not a Party: Challenging Mortgage Assignments," 59 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 175 (2014) (with Dustin A. Zacks)

  • cited in Yvanova v. New Century Mortg. Corp., 62 Cal. 4th 919 (2016)

  • "Shame, Regret, and Contract Design," 97 MARQ. L. REV. 695 (2014)

  • featured on ContractsProf Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2014/06/the-immorality-of-disclosure-and-contract-design.html

  • "Contracting Blame," 15 U. PA. J. BUS. L. 169 (2012)

  • featured on The Situationist: https://thesituationist.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/contracting-blame/

  • featured on ContractsProf Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2014/06/the-immorality-of-disclosure-and-contract-design.html

  • "Unstacking the Deck? Contract Manipulation and Credit Card Accountability," 78 U. CIN. L. REV. 1471 (2010)

  • "Dismissing the Class: A Practical Approach to the Class Action Restriction on the Legal Services Corporation," 110 PENN ST. L. REV. 1 (2005) (with Joshua D. Blank)/li>
  • reprinted in CLASS ACTION LITIGATION AND LIMITATIONS (Icfai University Press, 2008)

  • cited in Brief of Amici Curiae The Legal Aid Society of The District Of Columbia and National Consumer Advocacy Organizations in support of Respondents, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Vincent & Liza, 2010 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 1931

  • cited in Brief of Amici Curiae Public Justice, P.C., The National Association Of Consumer Advocates and The National Consumers League in support of Respondent, Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, 2011 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 291
  • The Restatement (Second) of Contracts §211: Unfulfilled Expectations and the Future of Modern Standardized Consumer Contracts, The Law and Society Association 2016 International Meeting, New Orleans, LA (June 2, 2016)

  • The Restatement (Second) of Contracts §211: Unfulfilled Expectations and the Future of Modern Standardized Consumer Contracts, 11th Annual International Conference on Contracts, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX (February 26, 2016)

  • Contract Review: Cognitive Bias, Moral Hazard, and Situational Pressure, The Law and Society Association 2015 International Meeting, Seattle, WA (May 29, 2015)

  • Bonding and Contract Drafting, 10th Annual International Conference on Contracts, Williams S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV (February 27, 2015)

  • The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting, The Law and Society Association 2014 International Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (June 1, 2014)

  • The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting, 9th Annual International Conference on Contracts, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL (February 22, 2014)

  • The Moral Hazard of Contract Drafting, ClassCrits VI Symposium – Stuck in Forward?, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2013)

  • Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, The Law and Society Association 2013 International Meeting, Boston, MA (June 1, 2013)

  • Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, 8th Annual International Conference on Contracts, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX (February 22, 2013)

  • Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, Faculty Workshop, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH (January 31, 2013)

  • Shame, Regret, and Contract Design, Central States Law Schools Association 2012 Scholarship Conference, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH (October 19, 2012)

  • Contracting Blame, 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 2, 2012)

  • Contracting Blame, Faculty Workshop, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH (January 27, 2012)
  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Corporate and Securities Department, Partner January 2007-June 2010, Associate September 2002-December 2006