Mr. Berish has been at the firm throughout his legal career which began in 1989. His practice areas of concentration are in bankruptcy, civil litigation, and commercial transactions, with extensive experience in virtually all aspects of debtor-creditor relationships. He has represented debtors (both businesses and individuals), secured lenders, creditors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors committees, purchasers, sellers, and assignees for the benefit of creditors in reorganization and liquidation situations, and in bankruptcy cases in Illinois as well as throughout the United States. He has represented clients in diverse industries including banking, construction, food processing, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, and trucking. Mr. Berish has handled or been involved in small, medium, and large bankruptcy cases; the large cases have included participation in the cases of Armstrong World Holdings, Inc., Chemtura Corp., Enron Corp., Federal Mogul Corp., Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Kmart Corp., and USG Corp. Mr. Berish has been selected by his peers in Illinois Super Lawyers publication multiple times. Mr. Berish earned his J.D. degree from Emory University in 1989, and has a B.S. in accounting from Indiana University. Prior to law school, Mr. Berish practiced as a CPA for two years in both public and private accounting positions.