Howard L. Adelman

Partner Shareholder

Howard L. Adelman is a 1977 cum laude graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in the States of Illinois and Missouri. Upon his graduation from law school, Howard was law clerk to the Honorable Robert G. Dowd, Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District, and later became the Executive Judicial Assistant to the Missouri Court of Appeals, St. Louis District.

In 1978, Howard joined the firm of Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor, and was made a partner in 1981. In 1983 Howard formed the law firm of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. with Chad H. Gettleman. Since entering private practice in 1978, he has devoted his entire professional practice to areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency, and corporate reorganization. He has participated in major bankruptcy cases since 1978 as counsel to the Debtor as well as serving as counsel to Creditors' Committees, financial institutions and other parties, has confirmed numerous plans of reorganization, and has tried and argued cases in the Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court. He has appeared in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on numerous occasions beginning with In re EDC Holding Company, 676 F.2d 945 (7th Cir. 1982), and most recently In re Doctors Hospital of Hyde Park, Inc., 474 F.3d 421 (7th Cir. 2007).


53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1050
Chicago , Illinois , 60604
United States

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