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A creditors’ rights, insolvency and bankruptcy attorney for 44 of his 48 years in practice, Norm has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and bankruptcy trustees in all phases of proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code.

Norm has extensive experience handling reorganizations, in-court and out-of-court loan workouts, creditor compositions, liquidations, assignments for the benefit of creditors and various other matters involving financial distress. He has served as bankruptcy trustee in a number of significant cases and is a member of the Private Panel of Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Norm is a charter member and has served as President of the TMA/Chicago Midwest Memorial Scholarship Foundation from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012. Norm is a past chair of the board of directors of the Buffalo Grove Unit of the American Cancer Society and a volunteer with the Northwest Suburban Jewish Community Center.

Norm is the author of several articles and is a frequent speaker on insolvency, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics for a variety of business and professional groups.

Publications, Recognitions and Speaking Engagements

Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers (2005) 

Leading Lawyers Network, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections Law (2005-2019) 

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Preeminent®

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. Trustee Advisory Council, Former Chair
  • Turnaround Management Association, Past President of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees