William J. Barrett

William J. Barrett

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Recognized since 2015

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Bill has almost 40 years of experience in bankruptcy litigation. Bill is a calming and relaxed force while being a committed advocate for his clients.

Bill is the senior member of BFKN’s Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Group. In recent years Bill has focused his practice on representing secured debt holders and landlords in Chapter 11 cases and other insolvency proceedings. Bill has litigated a broad variety of cases in the bankruptcy courts, including stay relief, adequate protection, cash collateral, plan confirmation and DIP financing motions brought by or involving secured creditors. In recent years, Bill’s secured creditor practice has included a number of cases involving real estate properties such as multi-family housing, shopping centers, leased industrial facilities, and farmland. He also consults with borrowers and creditors in strategies for resolving debtor/creditor problems.

Contact & Links
  • 200 West Madison Street, Suite 3900
    Chicago, IL 60606
  • University of Southern California, J.D., graduated 1985
  • Michigan State University, B.A., graduated 1980
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, State of Illinois
  • Michigan, State of Michigan

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


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