Eugene Geekie, Jr.
Eugene Geekie has successfully represented clients in a variety of complex commercial and corporate litigation matters on a national basis for more than 25 years. He also has an active practice in debt restructurings and corporate reorganizations. Eugene represents clients across industries including securities and futures/commodities, banking and asset-based lending, construction and real estate development, energy, automotive, food, transportation, and general manufacturing, with significant experience in contentious "business-divorce" cases between equity holders/partners in closely-held corporations and partnerships. He has successfully tried many cases for his clients, both bench and jury trials, in federal and state courts across the country. His thorough and well-focused litigation approach is designed to reduce litigation costs and position a client to win at trial.
In addition to his extensive trial experience, Eugene is highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution (settlement negotiation, mediation, and arbitration) in various forums across the country.
Clients also consider Eugene to be a go-to lawyer on restructuring, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy matters. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors in some of the largest bankruptcies in the country. He has also represented debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, as well as court-appointed examiners, receivers, trustees and creditors' committees, providing them with trusted advice and litigation counseling that maximizes financial returns for creditors.
Prior to joining the firm, Eugene was a partner in the litigation firm of Freeborn & Peters, where he chaired the Bankruptcy Litigation practice. Before joining Freeborn & Peters, he was a litigation partner for more than 20 years at the national firm of Schiff Hardin LLP.