Thomas C. Wolford is a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy and the Finance & Lending practice groups of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. He focuses his practice on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and commercial lending in distressed situations, and possesses more than 25 years of experience in each of those areas of practice. Tom represents financial institutions, debtors, trade creditors, landlords, trustees and hotel managers in both formal bankruptcy proceedings and in out-of-court financings, restructurings and liquidations. He also has represented numerous purchasers and sellers of distressed businesses and real estate. His notable non-confidential representations have included major clients in the bankruptcy cases of Refco, Inc., Hartmarx Corporation, United Airlines, Circuit City Stores, Inc., Gas City, Ltd., R&M Aviation, Inc., PRD L.P., Mary Sopcic, Chiasso, Inc., Bellevue Place Associates, Integrated Resources, Inc., and numerous others. Tom led the Firm’s Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice from 2006-2009, and regularly appears before bankruptcy and appellate courts in Illinois, Indiana, Delaware and other states. He has also provided substantial amounts of services on a pro bono basis to clients requiring assistance with lending, workout and insolvency matters.
Tom is also AV Preeminent Rated (the highest possible rating) via the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Tom is a regular lecturer on insolvency-related topics and frequently serves as a panelist at conferences sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Chicago Bar Association.