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Mr. Gettleman is a 1976 graduate of Marquette University Law School and is licensed to practice in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin. Upon graduation from college at the University of Illinois, he became a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Gettleman was formerly a staff attorney for the Division of Corporate Regulation, Branch of Reorganization, of the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, specializing in corporate reorganization. He joined the S.E.C. in 1976, where he served until 1979.
In 1979, Mr. Gettleman became associated with the firm of Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor. In 1981, he became associated with the firm of Richards & Ralph, Ltd. In 1983, Mr. Gettleman formed the law firm of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. with Howard L. Adelman, both of whom remain the sole shareholder-principals of the firm.
Mr. Gettleman has been involved in major bankruptcy cases since 1976 and has confirmed numerous plans of reorganization. He has devoted his entire professional practice exclusively to the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency and corporate reorganization since entering practice in 1976.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1976
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1978
Year of Birth: 1951
Law School: Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1976
Law School Honors/Involvement: Tau Epsilon Rho, Secretary 1975-1976
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., accounting, 1973
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee
- American Bar Association
- Section on Corporation, Banking and Business Law
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Martindale Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
- Illinois Super Lawyer® 2005-2012
- Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial