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Jeffrey E. Altshul practices at Carlson Dash, LLC, in Chicago, where he focuses on commercial finance, transactions, workouts, and bankruptcy. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, and Wisconsin State Bar Association. Mr. Altshul received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. from Drake University Law School.
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Paul J. Catanese is an associate at McGuireWoods LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency, commercial litigation, and financial services litigation. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. Mr. Catanese received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review.
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Robert M. Fishman is a Member of Cozen O’Connor in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business bankruptcy and insolvency. Mr. Fishman has been an author and lecturer on a variety of business bankruptcy topics for numerous organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. He is listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency Lawyers, the Guide to Leading U.S. Insolvency Lawyers, and the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been selected as one of Illinois’ leading business bankruptcy attorneys by Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers. Mr. Fishman is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (former President, Chairman of the Board, and member of the Executive and Management Committees and winner of the ABI Lifetime Achievement Award) and of the American Bar Association. A Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Mr. Fishman received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
Robert W. Glantz is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, workouts, creditors’ rights, and secured transactions. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Glantz has been an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute and IICLE®. He has attained the AV Preeminent Rating. Mr. Glantz received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Timothy J. Howard is a Member of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and trust litigation. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2007 – 2016 and an Illinois Leading Lawyer in 2003 – 2016. He is admitted to both the Illinois and Michigan Bars. He is a member of the Illinois State (Senior Lawyer Section Council Secretary 2015 – 2016) and Peoria County Bar Associations (President 2015 – 2016); a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; and a member of the American Bar Association, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Howard received his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Thomas E. Howard is the founder of Collateral Base in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in business contracts. He extensively represents secured creditors in various avenues of commercial loan enforcement through all aspects of litigation, from commercial workouts through enforcement of judgments. Mr. Howard often publishes in the area and sits on the Illinois State Bar Association Section Councils for Cannabis and Commercial Banking, Bankruptcy and Collections. Since 2015, he has been named both an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star and an Illinois Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer. Mr. Howard received his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School.
Richard J. Mason is a Principal at Mason Pollick & Schmahl in Chicago, concentrating his practice in business insolvency and debtor-creditor relations. He has written numerous articles for continuing legal education programs and law journals and has spoken at programs sponsored by, among others, the International Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Mason is former Chair of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee on Use and Disposition of Property and is a longtime Fellow of the College of American Bankruptcy and the International Insolvency Institute, both invitation-only organizations. He is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, the Commercial Law League of America, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law every year since 1983 and has been a delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law at various times from the early 2000s. Mr. Mason received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
William J. McKenna is a Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, in Chicago, and focuses his practice on litigation. Mr. McKenna is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University Law School, is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been included in The Best Lawyers of America since 2008. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Middlebury College.
Cynde H. Munzer is a Member of Dykema Gossett PLLC in Chicago, where she practices in corporate finance and business transactions. She has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2014 – Present) in Closely & Privately Held Business Law by Leading Lawyers magazine since 2014 and was the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Achievement Award in 2003. She was also selected to the list of 2020 Notable Women in Law, as published in Crain’s Chicago Business. Ms. Munzer received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
John F. Pollick is a Principal at Mason Pollick & Schmahl LLC in Chicago, concentrating in real estate, lending, and bankruptcy matters. He has spoken at programs on commercial lending and bankruptcy and has been an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Pollick received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Mark L. Radtke is a Member of Cozen O’Connor in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. He advises debtors, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, committees, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, and interest holders on all aspects of in- and out-of-court restructurings including Chapter 7, 11, and 15 cases. He represents clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, real estate, automotive, trucking, financial, publishing, education, energy, entertainment, healthcare, and service industries. He has spoken and written for numerous organizations, including IICLE® and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, currently serving as Cochair of the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop. Mr. Radtke received his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and was the Executive Articles Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
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Brian L. Shaw is a Member of Cozen O’Connor in Chicago, where he practices in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and attendant litigation. He has authored and coauthored numerous articles in publications such as the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, the Norton Bankruptcy Law Letter, and The Bankruptcy Strategist and previously served as a Contributing Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. He has served as the President and Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute as well as the Cochair of both the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Chicago Conference and its Inaugural Professional Development Program. He is also a Past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Mr. Shaw received his B.A. cum laude from Tufts University and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Robert N. Sodikoff is a Member of the Chicago firm Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa, focusing his practice on real estate and commercial law matters. He has taught courses on the Uniform Commercial Code and the introduction to law. He has been recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Banking and Financial Institutions Law (2004 – Present) and is AV Peer Reviewed. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Sodikoff received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Howard J. Swibel is a Senior Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago, where he has developed substantial expertise in both the corporate transactional and litigation areas over a legal career spanning more than 30 years. He has spoken on a broad range of topics related to the corporate and litigation areas, including for the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He is active in a wide range of professional and civic activities. He has served for many years as an Illinois Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Uniform Law Foundation. In 2007, he completed his service as president of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, hearing complex claims. He also serves as Vice President of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Mr. Swibel received both his A.B. and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard University.
Stephen A. Tagge is a Senior Attorney at Sorling Northrup in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in transactions, banking, bankruptcy (creditor), and commercial and farm real estate. He has participated as a lecturer and author in continuing legal education courses in banking, secured transactions, mortgage foreclosure, creditors’ rights, and environmental duties of buyers and sellers of real estate for numerous organizations. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Tagge received his B.A. from Knox College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Jason M. Torf is a Partner in Ice Miller LLP, where he concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He has authored materials and has been a speaker for numerous organizations, including IICLE® and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Torf received both his B.S. and his J.D. from the University of Illinois.
Michael L. Weissman is Of Counsel to Levin Ginsburg in Chicago, where he focuses his practice in commercial law and banking, including the structuring of a wide variety of financing transactions. He has frequently published articles in journals devoted to banking and commercial finance, has lectured for numerous diverse groups, and has been a panelist for countless seminars. Mr. Weissman served on the Board of Directors of IICLE® from 1990 to 2003 and was awarded the Addis Hull Award in 2018. He is on the Roster of Fulbright Senior Specialists maintained by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the School of Business Administration, Turiba, in Riga, Latvia, in 2006; a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the National University in Vientiane, Laos, in 2008; and an instructor in the American Bar Association’s International Senior Lawyers Project in Capetown, South Africa, in 2009, and taught for the African Centre for Legal Excellence in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and in Kampala, Uganda. Mr. Weissman received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia) Faculty of Law, received his M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University.
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