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Freeborn Adds Chad J. Richman and Neal L. Wolf as Partners

By on May 2, 2017 in Announcements

Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that Chad J. Richman and Neal L. Wolf have joined the firm’s Chicago office as partners. Richman is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and Wolf is a member of Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.

Richman has experience in a broad range of real estate, finance, transactional and general business matters. His real estate practice includes acquisitions and dispositions, development, leasing, fund formation, venture structuring, and complex financing involving all types of real estate uses. Mr. Richman also regularly represents publicly and privately held companies on a wide spectrum of structuring and operational issues.

Richman gained experience in transactional real estate while practicing at the global law firm of DLA Piper. Prior to practicing law, he participated in the development of a mixed-use property in downtown Chicago and also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Richman graduated from The John Marshall Law School ranked first in his law school class and received his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University.

Wolf focuses his practice in the areas of business reorganizations, workouts, debt restructuring and business bankruptcy, as well as business litigation. His diverse insolvency and bankruptcy practice experience has involved the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, trustees, liquidating trusts, lessors, and purchasers of stock or assets of insolvent entities. His business litigation experience has included the successful trial and arbitration of cases involving a broad spectrum of issues, including but not limited to the Uniform Commercial Code, “lender liability” law, fraudulent conveyance avoidance, preference avoidance, partnership disputes, state and federal securities law issues, business torts, and contract law.

In the course of his career, Wolf has appeared in the federal and state courts and regulatory agencies of more than 40 states and the Territory of Puerto Rico.

Most recently, Wolf was a partner at Tetzlaff Law Offices LLC in Chicago. He previously practiced at Much Shelist, P.C.; the former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP.

Neal is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Princeton University.


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