L. William "Chip" Erb


Chip is a member of BMD's Banking & Finance Law team, with his practice focusing primarily on representing financial institutions with commercial lending, loan restructuring/workout and loan documentation matters.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Chip worked in the banking industry and managed a commercial loan portfolio at a major regional bank.

Contact Information

200 Public Square, Suite 1850, Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude (2000)
Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, M.B.A., with distinction (1985)
Kenyon College, A.B. (Political Science) (1982)


L. William "Chip" Erb is a member of Brennan Manna Diamond's Banking & Finance Law team. With a focus on financial institutions, he has vast experience with commercial lending, loan restructuring and workout, and all types of loan documentation. He gained extensive industry knowledge  working in the banking industry and managed a commercial loan portfolio at a major regional bank prior to becoming an attorney.

Chip and his wife, Karla, reside in Rocky River, Ohio, where he is a member and Past President of Westwood Country Club. Chip is also a member of The Union Club of Cleveland and a golf club located in Naples, Florida. Outside of the office, Chip’s interests include golfing, boating and attempting to master the guitar.

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio
  • U.S District Court - Northern District of Ohio
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association 

Presentations & Publications

  • Past Editor - Matthew Bender, Ohio Transaction Guide and Current Legal Forms (Commercial Transactions)

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Crain's Cleveland "People on the Move", April 25, 2022
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