Sheldon Solow is a Partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He has represented and continues to represent a wide variety of constituencies, including secured lenders (lead counsel to Bank Group in Cambridge Industries), purchasers of businesses (Schwinn Bicycle), bondholders (International Knife and Saw), fiduciaries (Trustee of Winstar Communications, Representative for Unknown Asbestos Claimants in Plibrico), special litigation committees (Safety Kleen) and debtors (Kotler Industries) as well as individual clients. He also served as Trustee for Midway Airlines, Inc. — the largest Chapter 7 proceeding in the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Solow was appointed by the Honorable Robert Ginsberg as legal representative for the class of unknown malpractice claimants in In re Provident Hospital.
A frequent lecturer, Mr. Solow has lectured on bankruptcy-related topics to numerous groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Association of Insolvency Accountants and the Senior Forum for Bank Examiners of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Solow also served on the Subcommittee pertaining to Avoiding Powers for the Bankruptcy Reform Commission. He currently is an instructor at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Mr. Solow is a former appointee to the Panel of Standing Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois. He is the author of “Bankruptcy Litigation: A Secured Creditor’s Perspective,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, Summer, 1988, “Trustees Avoiding Powers” (co-author) in the 1990 edition of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Bankruptcy Handbook, and “Redemptions From Failed Hedge Funds: How Should They Be Treated by Courts?” in the BNA, Inc. Securities Regulation & Law report, December 17, 2007. He is a former Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee.