Brad Erens' practice focuses on corporate restructuring, workout, and bankruptcy matters. He has substantial experience in representing companies, bank groups, other secured and unsecured creditors, committees, asset purchasers, and other interested parties in a wide variety of restructuring matters. He oversees the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice in Jones Day's Chicago Office.
Brad's engagements include: Aetna and Zenith Industries (purchaser), Amfac Hawaii (company), Borden Chemicals and Plastics (company), Boscov's Department Store (company), Carmike Cinemas (bank group), Circuit Systems (secured creditor), Collins & Aikman (purchaser), Detroit (debtor), El Camino Resources (secured lender), ERG Intermediate Holdings (debtor), FLYi/Independence Air (company), General Growth Properties (DIP lender), Harry & David (company), Hollinger Inc. (primary secured bondholder), Hotel 71 (first lien mortgage lender), Leasing Solutions (securitization lender), National Equipment Services (bank group), National Jockey Club (first lien secured lender), NII Holdings (parent company), NRG Energy (company), Penton Media (company), Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (DIP lender), PLVTZ (company), Rohn Industries (bank group), Snyder's Drug Stores (bank group and DIP lender), Teleglobe (company), Tribune Company (Special Committee of Board of Directors), and USG Corporation (company).
Brad is an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Law and the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he teaches corporate reorganizations. He is featured in Illinois Super Lawyers and Chambers USA and is rated as one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago by the PLC Cross-border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook.
Harry & David negotiates pre-arranged bankruptcy plan
Tribune Company appoints Special Board Committee
Wells Fargo sells approximately $70 million loan secured by The Allerton hotel
Honors & Distinctions
Chambers USA (2009-2014)
Illinois Super Lawyers (2006-2014)