Barry A. Chatz

Barry A. Chatz

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-6670

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Secondary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Barry A. Chatz

Partner

Barry A. Chatz

Barry Chatz counsels businesses and individual parties in companies who are facing complex legal issues due to financial distress and significant operational challenges. His advice is informed by his more than 30 years of experience representing lenders, unsecured creditors and corporate debtors in bankruptcy cases around the country. The bankruptcy matters he has handled span a range of industries from agriculture and food retailers to horse racing and real estate.

Barry draws on these experiences to assist family businesses facing difficult transitions. His work frequently involves circumstances where senior generations are handing off operations, either within or outside the family, or winding down the business. He also assists younger generations who are facing struggles over the evolution of the business. Barry brings additional insight to these engagements from his own experience at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a member of the Executive Committee.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years

Memberships and Affiliations

President and Board Member, Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund, 2021

Honorary Member and Past Chair, DePaul University College of Law Dean's Council

Illinois Bar Association

California Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Served with the Office of the United States Trustee for the Central District of California through the United States Attorney General's Honors Program (1987-1990)

Past President, Bryn Mawr Country Club

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1987

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1984

 

Bar Admissions

California
Illinois
New York

Firm Involvement

Executive Committee Member

Client Intake Committee

Barry Chatz counsels businesses and individual parties in companies who are facing complex legal issues due to financial distress and significant operational challenges. His advice is informed by his more than 30 years of experience representing lenders, unsecured creditors and corporate debtors in bankruptcy cases around the country. The bankruptcy matters he has handled span a range of industries from agriculture and food retailers to horse racing and real estate.

Barry draws on these experiences to assist family businesses facing difficult transitions. His work frequently involves circumstances where senior generations are handing off operations, either within or outside the family, or winding down the business. He also assists younger generations who are facing struggles over the evolution of the business. Barry brings additional insight to these engagements from his own experience at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr as a member of the Executive Committee.