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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 CrisisMay 15, 2020

    Actions Taken by the Bankruptcy Court The COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois remains open for business, although not business as usual. Recognizing the need to maintain social distancing, the Court has made several significant changes to its daily operations. After two months of hearing routine motions telephonically, the Court has implemented…

  • Procedures of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois During the Coronavirus CrisisMay 4, 2020

    Actions Taken by the District Court On Friday, April 24, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois updated, for the third time, its General Order 20-0012 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The District Court’s original General Order extended all deadlines, whether set by the court or otherwise, by 21 days. On March 30, an Amended…

  • Procedures of the Circuit Court of Cook County During the CoronavirusMay 4, 2020

    ***This article has been updated from the version posted on April 13th, 2020*** Actions Taken by the Circuit Court of Cook County In General As of May 4, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circuit Court of Cook County has announced that most civil and criminal matters will be postponed for a period of 30 days from the…

  • Out-of-Court Distressed Asset Purchases - What You Need to KnowMay 1, 2020

    Out-Of-Court Distressed Asset Purchases, a Primer The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses and commercial relationships worldwide, cutting wide swaths of through entire sectors of the economy.  The current government regime of subsidizing whole industries and individual businesses is still evolving.  Commercial lenders have been incentivized to forbear and defer defaults – but the piper must eventually be paid.  Enterprises that…

  • New Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code May Be the Salvation for Small Businesses to Survive COVID-19May 1, 2020

    The Small Business Reorganization Act (SBRA) was enacted in February 2020 with no one anticipating the global pandemic. Today, the financial consequences have hit small businesses hard. The SBRA, commonly known as Subchapter V, may provide much-needed relief to small businesses as they struggle through the crisis. With the Subchapter V election likely to surge during and after the pandemic,…

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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