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Douglas J. Lipke

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group

Mr. Lipke concentrates his practice in the area of workout, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization law.

He represents a full range of international clients, concentrating in the representation of secured lenders and creditor rights. He also represents debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees. As a bankruptcy litigator, he has tried a wide range of large, sophisticated matters that arise in bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Lipke has a significant representation of financial institutions in structuring, workouts and foreclosures in international equipment and aircraft leasing and equipment financing transactions. He has been involved in most airline insolvencies and bankruptcies (including United, Delta, Northwest, American Airlines and Aloha) and has repossessed and foreclosed on aircraft throughout the world.

Mr. Lipke served as an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Bankruptcy Law at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago (1991–2001) and is a frequent lecturer on reorganization, insolvency and bankruptcy issues to varied groups. He also sits on the Bankruptcy Advisory Board for Strafford Publications.

Mr. Lipke was ranked in Chambers USA in the Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring category from 2005 to 2017, and was ranked Band 1 in 2015 and 2017. He was selected for inclusion from 2005 to 2015 in Illinois Super Lawyers and received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Lipke was selected by his peers from 2011 to 2017 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial from 2013 to 2016, and in Secured Transactions Law from 2014 to 2016.

Mr. Lipke is the co-author of a chapter on issues arising in airline Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the Collier Guide to Chapter 11: Key Topics and Selected Industries, a treatise published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender. Mr. Lipke discusses legal issues in airline reorganizations in a LexisNexis Bankruptcy Law Community podcast, which reviews special protections available to creditors of airline equipment and requirements for Bankruptcy Code section 1110 protection, and provides practice tips for counsel representing airline creditors and debtors.

Douglas J. Lipke

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • Marquette University, B.S., 1975, cum laude

Douglas J. Lipke

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1982

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bankruptcy Advisory Board for Strafford Publications

Douglas J. Lipke

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group

Douglas J. Lipke

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Group
  • Past Events

    1. October 08, 2012 | Webinar
    2. September 2012 | Seminar
    3. February 2012 | Webinar
    4. September 14, 2010 | Webinar
    5. June 2010 | Seminar
    6. May 2010 | Seminar
    7. December 2009 | Seminar