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Daniel A. Zazove

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Dan Zazove, a leading practitioner in business insolvency and turnarounds for
more than thirty-five years, has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in
his field. He has represented numerous debtors, committees, creditors, trustees
and asset purchasers in a wide range of industries including real estate,
manufacturing, automotive, transportation, retail, hospitality, healthcare,
legal and financial services. Dan is a prolific author and lecturer and an
adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is co-editor of
the 1990 and 2006 Bankruptcy Handbooks published by the Illinois Institute of
Continuing Legal Education.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois


  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers Network as Illinois Leading Lawyer for Bankruptcy and Workout Law: Commercial
  • Listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer as published by Law & Politics, 2005 - 2014
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyers," 2011 - 2014
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," 2005 - 2010
  • Rated Superb on
  • WHO'S WHO LEGAL Illinois

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131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
Phone: 312-324-8605
Firm Phone: 312-324-8400

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


  • University of Wisconsin (BA)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Chicago Bar Association — Member
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education — Program Director; Author; Lecturer, Editor of Bankruptcy Handbook