Eric R. Cole



Eric Cole counsels clients on complex real estate issues. He represents parties in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing and leasing matters. He has also represented lenders in a variety of leveraged finance transactions.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Eric served as an associate at an AmLaw top 10 firm. Before entering the legal profession, Eric served as a media consultant and advertising account executive at two newspapers in Portland, Oregon.

Personal Interests

Eric is passionate about cheering on his favorite sports teams, the Minnesota Twins and the Oregon Ducks.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2017)

University of Oregon
Masters in Education (2011)

University of Oregon
M.S. in Political Science (2010)

University of Minnesota, Duluth
B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude (2003)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • LegalCORPS — Volunteer Attorney
  • Instituto del Progresso Latino — Volunteer Attorney


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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