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George J. Spathis
2 North LaSalle Street Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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George is a seasoned trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a broad array of commercial disputes throughout the country, and an extraordinary track record of success and efficiency. He concentrates his practice around issues involving corporate/partnership ownership and governance, contract disputes, trade regulation and unfair competition, and disputes in the supply/distribution chain.
George has extensive experience with complex and nuanced bankruptcy and financial services litigation, having represented bankruptcy trustees, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, assignees, and receivers in a myriad of industries. He has prosecuted and defended large fraudulent conveyance actions in federal courts throughout the country and has spoken and written on numerous occasions on the topics of fraudulent conveyance, insolvency, and dealing with businesses in distress. George has presented several times for the National Business Institute and has been published in The Practical Lawyer and Journal of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
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 works closely with his clients to protect their business assets, improve their business operations, manage their business risks and solve their business problems.
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1990
Court Admissions: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Education: Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1990
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1987, Political Science
Memberships: American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Honors & Awards: Order of the Coif, Chicago-Kent Chapter
Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network, 2012 and 2016
Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyer by the Chicago Lawyer, 2012