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Nathan E. Delman Associate
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Nathan E. Delman
“The law draws lines. My job is to know where they are - to work within them or work to redefine them to get the best results for my clients.”

Nate is an associate in HMB’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group. His practice focuses on business reorganization and the protection of secured and unsecured creditor’s rights in insolvency situations. He is also the firm’s resident resource on personal bankruptcy.

Nate has practiced bankruptcy for over a decade and has handled matters of all sizes. He also has experience in citation hearings, foreclosure defense and litigating adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. He thrives in high-pressure situations and has a knack for distilling complex information in plain English for his clients.

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Recently, Nate successfully represented certain consumer debtors against the City of Chicago on its vehicle impoundment policy before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, helping to secure a victory which preserves essential rights of debtors.

An industry thought leader, Nate frequently lectures on bankruptcy matters on both local and national stages and has co-chaired one of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s most prestigious regional conferences for the past three years. Nate also was recently appointed as an inaugural member of the Northern District of Illinois Local Rules Advisory Committee, which provides direct communication with the bench on the applicable local bankruptcy rules.

Sophisticated Counsel in Complex Situations

Clients appreciate that Nate devotes himself to their needs and genuinely listens to their concerns. He has a restless curiosity for the law and is always searching for new strategies to obtain results for his clients, often under the most difficult of circumstances.

Education

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law,  J.D.

University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A.

Admissions

Illinois

US District Court for Northern District of Illinois

US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Honors

CALI Award in Jurisprudence

Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2020

Professional Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute
Chicago Bar Association
Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee, 2013-2015 (Chair 2014-2015)
Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (Advisory Board 2016-Present, Co-Chair 2017-Present)
Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Rules Advisory Committee (2019-Present)

Articles

Discussing the Hurdles and Risks Facing Cannabis Businesses, Cannabis Industry Journal, February 2020

 

“Whose Motion Is It, Anyway? Post-Confirmation Increases in Chapter 13 – Debtor’s Income Should Be Monitored by the Chapter 13 Trustee.” XXXV ABI Journal 7, 22, 63-64, July 2016

Speaking Engagements

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Coverage Counsel at § 341 Meetings,” Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, October 2019

“TbE? TTYL! A Practical Discussion of Real Estate Issues for Consumer Practitioners,” Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, March 2019

“It Was So Much Fun; Let’s Do It Again: Cars, Parking and Municipal Violations, Take Two,” Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Oct 2018

“Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Case Law Update,” Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, May 2018

“Smelt Tank! – Attorney Client Privilege,” Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Nov 2017

“Working For A Fresh Start: Labor Issues Facing Consumer Debtors,” American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting, April 2017

“Chapter 7 101: An Introduction to the Bankruptcy Code, Rules and Practice,” Pincus Professional Education, Feb 2017

“Are you a Nolan or Luellen? Can You Surrender Collateral Post-Confirmation?” Chicago Bar Association YLS Bankruptcy Committee, Dec 2016

“Things Don’t Always Go as Planned: Post-Confirmation Modifications and Appealing an Order Denying Confirmation,” Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Oct 2016

“Case Management Conferences for Foreclosures and the Automatic Stay,” Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, Nov 2015

“The Year in Consumer Case Law: What You Should Know, Learn and Love (or Hate),” AB I 7th Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Oct 2015

News

Events

Publications

  • Procedures of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois During the Coronavirus CrisisMarch 24, 2020

    Actions Taken by the Bankruptcy Court As of March 24, 2020, COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois remains open for business, but not business as usual. There are several significant changes to its daily operations. The Bankruptcy Court is not allowing any personal appearances, requiring telephonic appearances for all parties. The court…

  • Procedures of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois During the Coronavirus CrisisMarch 24, 2020

    Actions Taken by the District Court As of March 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has extended all deadlines, whether set by the court or otherwise, by 21 days.  Civil case hearings, trials, and settlement conferences scheduled from March 17, 2020 until April 3, 2020 are stricken…

  • Procedures of the Circuit Court of Cook County During the CoronavirusMarch 24, 2020

    Actions Taken by the Circuit Court of Cook County In General As of March 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circuit Court of Cook County has announced that most civil and criminal hearings scheduled to occur between March 17, 2020 and April 15, 2020 (“Interim Period”) will be postponed for 30 days.  No jury trials will begin…

  • Zone of Insolvency and Fiduciary Duties – a Brief Summary of What Directors and Officers Need to KnowMarch 23, 2020

    The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses and commercial relationships worldwide. As commercial operations continue to be shuttered and revenues cut off, principals of companies will likely find themselves questioning where their obligations and responsibilities lie when the entity’s solvency is questionable.  When a corporation is solvent, the fiduciary duties of the corporation's board of directors run to…

  • Indicate Precisely What You Mean to Say: The Importance of Accuracy on UCC-1 Financing StatementsMarch 18, 2020

    UCC-1 Financing Statements are an integral tool in a secured creditor’s toolbox. They perfect a lender’s interest and broadcast notice of this perfected lien to all present or future creditors, putting out the warning that a security interest against the debtor’s collateral exists. An effective financing statement has three requirements: (1) the debtor’s name; (2) the creditor’s name; and (3)…

Education
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law,  J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A.
Admissions

    Illinois

    US District Court for Northern District of Illinois

    US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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