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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 Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC 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 (and former President and Chair of the Board and member of the Executive and Management Committees) 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 and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
Robert W. Glantz is a Founding Member of Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in all aspects of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and financing matters. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Glantz has been an adjunct professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute and IICLE®. He has been listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2007 and an Illinois Leading Lawyer since 2009. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. 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 an associate at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. He has been named both an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star and an Illinois Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and 2016. He is a member of the American, Illinois State (Standing Committee on Mental Health Law), and Peoria County Bar Associations. Mr. Howard received his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School.
Richard J. Mason is an Equity Partner at McGuireWoods LLP in Chicago, concentrating his practice in business insolvency and other business matters. 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. 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 at Dykema Gossett PLC, in Chicago, and focuses her practice on commercial transactions and banking. Ms. Munzer received the ADL Women of Achievement Award, was selected by 22nd Century Media as a winner in the legal category of the North Shore Women in Business Awards, and has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer. She received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. with high honors from ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
John F. Pollick is a Member of Pollick & Schmahl, LLC, in Glenview, concentrating in corporate bankruptcy. He has spoken at programs on commercial lending and bankruptcy and has been an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at IIT 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 Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. He has spoken and written for numerous organizations, including IICLE® and the American Bankruptcy. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, currently serving on two advisory boards and recently completing a two-year term as the Cochair of the Young and New Members Committee. Mr. Radtke received his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. with high honors from IIT 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 Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC in Chicago, where he practices in all aspects of bankruptcy practice, regularly representing both debtors and creditors in a variety of reorganization and liquidation proceedings as well as in 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 spoken on a variety of bankruptcy-related topics at regional and national conferences. Previously, he served as the President and the Vice President of Membership 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 served a three-year term on the University of Illinois College of Law Recent Alumni Advisory Board. Mr. Shaw received his B.A. cum laude from Tufts Unviersity 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, where he is Cochair of the Real Estate Group, focusing his practice on corporate and real estate 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 since 2004 and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in Real Estate and Closely Held Business Law since 2006. He is a member of the American Bar Association and of the Real Estate Law Section of both the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Sodikoff received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois and his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law.
Howard J. Swibel is a Senior Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLC, in Chicago. Mr. Swibel is the Chair of the Uniform Law Foundation, the Past President of the Uniform Law Commission, and a former member of the Governor’s Administrative Rules Commission. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Stephen A. Tagge is an attorney at Sorling Northrup in Springfield, where he concentrates his practice in transactions, banking, and bankruptcy (creditor). 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 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 Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered, where he concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights in the firm’s Litigation Group. 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 Bar Association Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Bankruptcy; the Chicago Bar Association; and 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 and formerly served as Executive Vice President of and General Counsel to Bridgeview Bank Group. His practice is focused on banking and commercial lending. Mr. Weissman has also actively prosecuted civil and bankruptcy matters on behalf of financial institutions and defended them in lender liability lawsuits. He has a wealth of experience in the legal and business aspects of secured and unsecured lending for all types of credit facilities. He has represented most of the major banks and commercial lenders in the Chicago area. His articles are frequently published in journals devoted to banking and commercial finance, and he has lectured for such diverse groups as the American Bar Association, the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, the Risk Management Association, the Commercial Finance Association, the Illinois Bankers Association, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Illinois CPA Society, the Chicago-Midwest Credit Service Corporation, the Mississippi Law Institute, the Wyoming Bankers Association, the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, the Midwest Finance Conference, the Illinois Credit Union League, the National Credit Union Association, and IICLE®. Mr. Weissman has been a panelist for many seminars sponsored by the Lender’s Forum, the Banking Law Institute, the Bank Lending Institute, State of the Art Seminars, Infocast, Inc., the Lenders Educational Institute, the Bank Administration Institute, and Clarion Legal. He has also taught secured lending at The John Marshall Law School and conducts in-house training programs for banks such as Bank of Oklahoma and Wilmington Trust Company. He has been a member of the Committee on Commercial Financial Services of the ABA’s Section on Business Law and is a former Director of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys; a former Vice Chair of the Bank Counsel Committee of the Illinois Bankers Association; a Director, Member of the Executive Committee, and Chair (2001 – 2002) of IICLE®; and former Chair of the Banking Group at the Union League Club of Chicago. He writes a monthly column on recent developments of interest to financial services attorneys for IICLE®’s FlashPoints at www.iicle.com/flashpoints. In 2018, he received the Addis E. Hull Award of Excellence from IICLE®. Mr. Weissman received his B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University, received his M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sydney (Australia) Faculty of Law, and received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School. 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; an instructor in the American Bar Association’s International Senior Lawyers Project in Capetown, South Africa, in 2009; and an instructor for the International Law Institute’s African Center for Legal Excellence in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 2013.
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