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Aaron L. Hammer
Chair | Bankruptcy Group

HMB Welcomes Aaron L. Hammer and Expands its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Practice

Aaron D Werner - a man in a business suit, smiling at the camera
Aaron L. Hammer
Chair | Bankruptcy Group

Jason Klika
Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

CHICAGO, IL (March 6, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB"), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate and state and local taxes, announced that accomplished corporate reorganization, bankruptcy and creditor's rights attorney Aaron L. Hammer joined the firm as a partner and chair of the firm's bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice.

Aaron L. Hammer is a nationally renowned insolvency practitioner, with a reputation for finding practical, efficient solutions for his clientele.  Recognized by Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business  for his "unrivaled business judgment and client service," Aaron's practice includes bankruptcies and workouts across the United States and in many foreign countries. Twice, he led his firms in receiving the Turnaround Management Association's ("TMA") prestigious Large Transaction of the Year award. In 2014, the award was granted for his work in the international transaction of AgFeed Industries USA, LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Del.), and in 2009, the award was given for his work in Trinsic, Inc. (Bankr. S.D. Ala.).

"Aaron's extensive experience with complex insolvency problems adds tremendous depth to our bankruptcy practice and will provide great value to a wide array of our existing clients," said HMB Managing Partner, Jeffrey Hechtman. "Our clients look to our attorneys as trusted advisors for their business needs; Aaron fits right in and allows us to further expand the range of services we bring to clients."

A leader in the community, Aaron is an active member of Young Presidents' Organization, serving as a Membership Officer to the Chicagoland Chapter, and an active participant in the Anti-Defamation League, serving on its local Board of Directors and as the former Director of Development. In 2015, Aaron served as President of the TMA's Chicago/Midwest Chapter and has maintained many senior leadership positions within the chapter and TMA Global over his career.

"HMB's core value of putting 'client service first' and its established culture of 'delivering excellence' represents everything I strive to achieve for my clients," said Hammer.  "I could not be happier to join this team of incredible professionals and bring my twenty years of experience to the firm and its clients."


The attorneys at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered partner with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500's top 10 most successful companies to achieve their unique business and personal goals. Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm.

View Aaron L. Hammer's full bio here.

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