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HMB Welcomes John W. Guzzardo And Continues To Expand Its Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Practice


CHICAGO, IL (April 5, 2018) - Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB"), a preeminent provider of legal services in business and finance, litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, state and local taxes and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights announced that attorney John W. Guzzardo joined the firm as a partner in it's growing bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors' rights practice.

John represents debtors, creditors, trustees and receivers in local, regional and national chapter 11 and 7 proceedings, with particular emphasis on complex bankruptcy litigation such as prosecuting and defending preference and fraudulent transfer actions and representing receivers in state and local proceedings.

"John's experience with complex bankruptcy litigation and fraudulent transfer actions continues to expand the services we offer and will be valuable to a wide range of our clients," said HMB Managing Partner, Jeffrey Hechtman.  "Over 15 years, John has established himself as a tenacious and talented bankruptcy litigator, with significant experience and great success both defending and prosecuting contested matters on a local, regional and national basis," continued Aaron Hammer, Chair of HMB's Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors' Rights practice group. "He will be a tremendous asset to our growing bankruptcy and litigation teams."

Prior to joining HMB, John practiced in the commercial bankruptcy and restructuring group at Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC for nearly 9 years.  He began his career as a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, where he was engaged extensively in the Delphi Corporation bankruptcy case for over 4 years.

"The attorneys at HMB are known for being superb business advisors who pride themselves on client service. I'm thrilled to join this incredible group of attorneys," said Guzzardo


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.

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