Bankruptcy Law – Law Firm Welcomes Two Bankruptcy Attorneys to Chicago Office

CHICAGO– LAWFUEL – US Legal Announcements –The law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced today that Michael L. Gesas and David A. Golin will join the firm February 1 as partners in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Restructuring Practice Group. They will practice out of the Chicago office.

Gesas and Golin join the firm from Gesas, Pilati, Gesas and Golin, Ltd., a Chicago bankruptcy boutique, bringing with them more then 50 years of combined expertise.

Barry Chatz, Arnstein & Lehr’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights chair, welcomed their addition to the firm, stating that he believes the two will greatly enhance its presence in restructuring and other areas.

Gesas is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received his law degree from the John Marshall School of law. He brings to Arnstein & Lehr 24 years of experience representing lenders, creditors and commercial debtors in corporate and business reorganizations. His practice includes liquidation proceedings, compositions, assignments for the benefit of creditors, asset acquisitions and sales through the bankruptcy court and other forums, workouts, contract negotiations and related commercial representation and litigation. He has been a guest speaker regarding insolvency issues at the John Marshall Law School, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He has been recognized by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of Illinois’ top corporate bankruptcy attorneys for several years.

Golin graduated from the University of Michigan and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. With more than 27 year’s experience, his practice includes the representation of financially distressed businesses, from family owned to multinational, in loan restructurings, workouts, Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 7 liquidations, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He also represents secured lenders, landlords, equipment lessors, bondholders, mechanic lienholders, and other creditors in connection with their claims against debtors. Law Bulletin Publishing Company has continually recognized him as one of the top Illinois corporate attorneys in the fields of bankruptcy and workout law.

About Arnstein & Lehr

Since its founding in 1893, Arnstein & Lehr LLP has served clients, large and small, throughout the United States and abroad. It is a full-service Firm with attorneys practicing in five main practice areas – Business, Litigation, Local Government, Tax and Estate Planning Services, and Real Estate. Arnstein has a diverse client base including large corporations listed on the public stock exchanges, middle market companies, nonprofit organizations and emerging businesses. Clients include governmental bodies, health care entities, financial institutions, trade associations, and a broad range of businesses in the retail, industrial, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and services sectors. The Firm also counsels individuals as to their personal needs, including estate planning, probate matters and the transfer of wealth and business interests from one generation to another. Arnstein & Lehr has offices in Illinois, Florida and Wisconsin. For additional information about the Firm visit

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