Levenfeld Pearlstein Grows with Additions of Lateral Partner, Senior Counsel
February 9, 2016
CHICAGO, February 9, 2016 – Levenfeld Pearlstein is pleased to announce that it has added attorneys to its Litigation and Banking & Restructuring Groups, supplementing its experience and depth in each of these practices. George J. Spathis joins LP as a partner in its Litigation Group, while Marc I. Fenton joins as senior counsel in the firm’s Banking & Restructuring Group.
A seasoned trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing clients nationally in a broad array of commercial disputes, George joins LP from Horwood Marcus & Berk. His practice is focused on issues involving corporate and partnership ownership and governance, trade regulation and unfair competition, and disputes related to distribution and supply chains. George also has extensive experience with complex and extremely nuanced bankruptcy and financial services litigation, having represented bankruptcy trustees, secured creditors, creditors committees, assignees, and receivers in a myriad of industries.
George has prosecuted and defended large fraudulent conveyance actions in federal courts throughout the country and regularly speaks and writes on the topics of fraudulent conveyance, insolvency, and dealing with businesses in distress. He also serves as outside general counsel to mid-sized companies, closely-held entities and entrepreneurs, counseling them on litigation prevention strategies, representing them in commercial disputes, and advising them on diverse transactional matters.
George earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Marc joins LP from Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd. He has significant experience representing lenders and debtors in reorganization cases, workouts, turnarounds, and bankruptcy proceedings, handling all aspects of Chapter 11 cases including pre-bankruptcy planning, negotiating and drafting first day motions, and negotiating and confirming plans of reorganization. Marc also addresses post-confirmation matters such as claims resolution, prosecution, or defense of avoidance action and other adversary litigation.
Marc has particular experience in real estate workouts and out-of-court restructurings, having successfully represented parties seeking to purchase or sell assets through bankruptcy or other out-of-court proceedings. He has represented various creditors’ committees, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy trustees. He also represents public and privately-held, middle-market and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, real estate developers, and manufacturers in bankruptcy cases throughout the country.
A former Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Law360, Marc is the author of the “Equitable Remedies” chapter in the 2009 edition of “Creditors’ Rights in Illinois,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He earned his B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago, and his J.D. from Northern Illinois College of Law.
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