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Mr. Adelman is a 1977 cum laude graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in the States of Illinois and Missouri. Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Adelman was law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Dowd, Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District, and later became the Executive Judicial Assistant to the Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District.
In 1978, Mr. Adelman joined the firm of Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor, and was made a partner in 1981. In 1983, Mr. Adelman formed the law firm of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. with Chad H. Gettleman. Since entering private practice in 1978, Mr. Adelman has devoted his entire professional practice to areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency, and corporate reorganization. Mr. Adelman has participated in major bankruptcy cases since 1978 as counsel to the Debtor as well as serving as counsel to Creditors' Committees, financial institutions and other parties, has confirmed numerous plans of reorganization, and has tried and argued cases in the Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court. Mr. Adelman has appeared in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on numerous occasions beginning with In re EDC Holding Company, 676 F.2d 945 (7th Cir. 1982), and most recently in Doctors Hospital of Hyde Park, Inc, 474 F.3d 421 (7th Cir. 2007).
Mr. Adelman has been listed for twenty (20) years in Naifeh and Smith's The Best Lawyers in America. He was noted as one of the World's Leading Lawyers by Chambers and Partners from 2002 to 2003, and as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in from 2004 to 2012. He was chosen as one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois in Illinois Super Lawyers® from 2006 to 2009, and one of the "Top 100 Business Lawyers in Illinois" from 2006 to 2009 by Leading Lawyers.
In October of 1999, Mr. Adelman was appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist to serve as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Mr. Adelman served on the Advisory Committee through the implementation of BAPCPA in 2005. Mr. Adelman is also a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy as part of its Twelfth Class.
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Date of Birth: 1952
Law School: Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude; Phi Alpha Theta
Undergraduate School: Illinois State University, B.S., 1974
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Published Legal Writing:
"Mortgage Liens in Bankruptcy," co-author, Financing Real Estate Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1988
"Law of Guaranty," co-author, Secured Transactions Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1988
"Burnside: A Clear and Present Threat to the Availability of Debtor Representation," co-author, Bankruptcy Law Advisor, Norton, 1989
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