33 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60602
New York Office
17 State Street
New York, NY 10004
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY. J.D. May 1989
Honors: Judge John J. Galgay Fellowship in Bankruptcy Law
Law Clerk: Weil Gotshal & Manges; Fried, Frank, Harrris, Shiriver & Jacobson
WABASH COLLEGE, Crawfordsville, IN    A.B., Summa Cum Laude, May 1986
Honors:   Phi Beta Kappa Comprehensive Exams Distinction
Deans List (all semesters) Lilly Scholar (leadership)
Philosphy of Law Citation, Stephens Scholar (International Relations)
THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, London, United Kingdom
International Relations and Philosphy, 1984-1985
B. LANE HASLER P.C., Chicago, IL and New York, NY 2000-Present
Principal — Legal practice focusing on (A) acting as "in house" counsel for small corporations handling all varieties of business matters with a focus on architectural firms and construction industry participants; and (B) bankruptcy matters, including representing creditors and debtors in chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts.
WHITE OAK GROUP, Northfield, IL 2002-2006
Principal — Workout consulting firm providing management services to finacially troubled companies. Focus on restructuring business operations, personnel changes, renegotiating loans, capital leases and supplier arrangements and, if required, sales of business lines and assets.
KATTEN MUCHIN & ZAVIS, Chicago, IL    1996-2000
Of Counsel — Bankruptcy matters focusing on representation of debtors in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases (BMJ Medical Management, Inc., Cherry Commuications Corp. (public company). Extensive in-court experience in all range of bankruptcy and business matters.
Finance matters including representation of borrowers in term, demand and revolving loans and municiple bonds and ammendments, extensions and waivers for such credits.
MCDERMOTT, WILL & EMERY, Chicago, IL    1993 - 1996
Associate Attorney — Business reorganization matters including representation of secured creditors in workouts and chapter 11 regoranizations; investors in aquisitions of troubled companies and bankruptcy claims (Nutrisystem (dealer/distribution system), ANCRA International); debtors in chaper 11 reorganization and liquidations (Chicago Fish House, International Research & Development (public company)); debtors in workouts of troubled credits; and defendants in bankruptcy litigations.
Corporate matters including representation of business entities in sales and purchases of assets; changes in corporate structure; and formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and advising management regarding the ongoing administrative requirements for each type of business entity.
HOWARD, DARBY & LEVIN, New York, NY    1990 - 1993
Associate Attorney — Business reorganization matters including representation of money center banks in chapter 11 reorganizations, (Lomas Financial Corporation, Intergrated Resources, Inc., R.H. Macy & Co.); investors in aquistitions of troubled companies and bankruptcy claimes; major regional banks in workouts of small business credits; debtor in chaper 11 reorganization (Wyatt, Inc.); creditors' committees in chaper 11 reorganizations (Mace Sod Service and Martin J. Raynes); and corporate defendants in bankruptcy litigations.
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES, New York, NY    1988 - 1990
Associate Attorney/Law Clerk — Business regorganization matters focusing on representation of debtors in chapter 11 reorganizations (Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, Inc.,
State of Illinois, State of New York, State of Wisconsin, United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.