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About Jonathan T. Brand

Jonathan T. Brand

Jonathan T. Brand is a managing attorney at Lakelaw in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan  provides expert advice and counsel in the areas of bankruptcy, chapter 11 reorganizations, commercial litigation, and related transactional matters, and regularly represents debtors, trustees, and creditors in a variety of complex insolvency matters. He also assists clients with out-of-court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and structured liquidations.Jonathan is board-certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review process and earned a 10.0/10.0 rating on Avvo.com.  Illinois Super Lawyers recognized Jonathan as a Rising Star in the area of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2012, 2013 and 2014.Jonathan volunteers his time with American Bankruptcy Institute’s Credit Abuse Resistance Education (C.A.R.E.) Program and has provided pro bono representation through the Volunteer Attorney Panel for the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Jonathan currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee for United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.Prior to joining Lakelaw, Jonathan served as a law clerk to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable John S. Dalis, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. Jonathan is a member of American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Florida Bar.   He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.


Articles by Jonathan T. Brand

Bid Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Challenging the Results of a Section 363 Sale in Bankruptcy (In re New Energy Corp.)

You would like to purchase wind turbines in a lease-to-own scenario, that is, you would like to take possession of certain items and pay for the purchase or ownership over time or in a lump-sum at some point in the future.  You prefer this mode to an outright cash purchase because of your other cash […]


The Fisker Case: My Credit Bid Capped at the Amount I Paid for the Debt?

One way to purchase assets (including the assets of a business as a going concern) is to prevail at a foreclosure sale or a § 363 bankruptcy auction with a credit bid.  The first step is to acquire the senior secured debt on the assets at a steep discount.  The next step is to outbid […]


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