William J. Barrett - Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

William J. Barrett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 312-629-5170

Bill is chairman of the firm's bankruptcy and creditor rights group. He has been involved in the representation of debtors and creditors’ committees in large Chapter 11 cases, including Kmart Corporation and Comdisco, Inc.  Bill also represents secured creditors in bankruptcy cases for whom he has litigated stay relief, adequate protection, cash collateral, DIP financing, and confirmation issues. Recently, Bill’s secured creditor practice has included a number of cases involving real estate properties such as multi-family housing, shopping centers and leased industrial facilities.  He also consults with borrowers and creditors in strategies for resolving debtor/creditor problems.

Bill has defended numerous preference, fraudulent transfer, and breach of duty cases. He also frequently represents buyers in asset purchases under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Michigan State UniversityBA 1980University of Southern CaliforniaJ.D. 1985

Office Location

200 West Madison Street, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Other Information

Gender: Male