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Michael Gesas

Partner at Arnstein & Lehr
Chicago, Illinois
Michael L. Gesas is managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. As a managing partner, Mr. Gesas is responsible for directly coordinating and supervising attorneys to ensure the firm’s services support client goals and initiatives. His practice focuses on bankruptcy law in Illinois and Chapter 11 representation in the State of Delaware. Mr. Gesas represents creditors and commercial debtors in corporate and business reorganizations. His practice includes liquidation proceedings, compositions, assignments for the benefit of creditors, asset acquisitions and sales through the bankruptcy court and other forums, workouts, contract negotiations and related commercial representation and litigation.

About Me

What publications have you contributed to?
“Closing Argument: Litigating within a Budget,” Chicago Lawyer Magazine, March 2014

“The Disappearing Act of Ch. 11 Business Cases,” Law 360, March 2013


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Association Position
State Bar of Illinois Member


School Degree Graduation Year
John Marshall School of Law J.D. 1984
University of Wisconsin B.A. 1979

Contact Information

Arnstein & Lehr

158 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606