Cindy M. Johnson: Lawyer with Johnson Legal Group, LLC

Cindy M. Johnson

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Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
www.jnlegal.net
Phone312-345-1306

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Collections
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Creditors Rights
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 312-345-1306
Telephone: 312-345-1306
Fax: 312-345-1308
http://www.jnlegal.net
 
University University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1985
 
Law SchoolIllinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1988
 
Admitted1988, Illinois; 1989, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly
• Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial, Collections, Banking
and Bankruptcy Section, CLE Coordinator 2008-2010;
CLE Chair 2010-2013; Secretary 2013-2014
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association (President, 2003-2005; Executive Vice-President,
02-2003; Secretary, 1999-2000; Board Member, 1999-)
• American Bankruptcy Institute
 
Special Agencies•Certified arbitrator Will County Mandatory Arbitration Program, 12th Judicial Circuit,
1997 to present.
•Certified arbitrator, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, Circuit Court of Cook
County, 1997 to present (currently have chosen to maintain inactive status).
•Mediator, maintained on the list of the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court of
mediators available to mediate disputes pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rules 9060-1 to 9060-12.
 
Biography

EMPLOYMENT: Johnson Legal Group, LLC (f/k/a Johnson & Newby, LLC), Chicago, Illinois; Managing Member, July 2005-Concentrate in small to mid-size business representation with emphasis in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and commercial collection.

Previous:
• Johnson & Associates, Chicago, Illinois; Owner, July 1997 to July 2005 -Concentrate in small to mid-size business representation with emphasis in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and collection.

• Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, P.C., Chicago, Illinois; Attorney, 1992 through 1997 January 1995 through June 1997- Handled commercial collection cases, specializing in post-judgment practice. Represented creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, and in discharge and dischargeability litigation. Involved in all aspects of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee representation. Represented assignees for the benefit of creditors and handled workouts.

• J. Barton Kalish & Colleagues, Chicago, Illinois; Attorney, 1989 through 1992 *Represented debtors and trustees in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 cases.

PUBLICATONS
• "Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy," chapter of Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Publication, Creditors Rights in Illinois, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

• "Why File Involuntary Bankruptcy?", Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association Beacon, 2008.

• "A Creditor's Lawyers Guide to Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors," Illinois Bar Journal, December 1997.

• "Bankruptcy Practice: It's a Jungle Out There," Chicago Bar Association, Record, February/March 1995.

• Co-Author: "Enforcement of Judgments," chapter of Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Publication, Creditors Rights in Illinois, 1995.


LECTURES:
• Lecture entitled "Collecting and Protecting in Tough Economic Times" given at the 14th Annual Commercial Lending Law Seminar, Kane County Bar Association, November 2013 and at the Chicago Bar Association Corporate Law Departments Committee, luncheon seminar, April 2009.

• Lecture entitled "Creditor's Rights in Bankruptcy" given at the Basic Enforcement of Judgment: Enforcement and Collection seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, February 2014, April 2013, January 2012, June 2010, March 2009, March 2008 and March 2007 and at the Annual Attorneys Conference for Attorneys Representing Financial Institutions, Illinois Credit Union League, October 2006 and October 2004.

• Lecture entitled “Bankruptcy Primer: Changes and Developments in Bankruptcy Law” given at the How to Build and Protect Your Practice: Law, Legislation and Legal Writing seminar, Illinois Creditors Bar Association, November 2012.

• Lectures entitled “The Creditor’s Perspective” and “Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy” given at the IICLE Practice Academy: Essentials of Consumer Bankruptcy seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, October 2012.

• Co-Presenter for the Judgments and Enforcement webinar, Illinois State Bar Association, March 2012.

• Lecture entitled “Bankruptcy Perspective” given at the Home Sweet Home: Preserving & Transferring the Primary Residence A Multi-Disciplinary, Client-Centered Practice Approach for Clients in Crisis seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, February 2012.

• Lecture entitled “Creditor Issues in Consumer Bankruptcies” given at the Hot Topics in Consumer Collection seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, September and October 2011.

• Lecture entitled “Adversary Complaints: Prosecution and Defense of Section 523/Section 727” given at the Bankruptcy Basics from the Experts seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, November 2010.

• Panel Member for "List Serve Live" portion of the Collection Law Update seminar, Illinois Creditors Bar Association, March 2010.


• Lecture entitled "Bankruptcy's Effect of Foreclosures" given at the Annual Attorneys Conference for Attorneys Representing Financial Institutions, Illinois Credit Union League, October 2008.

• Lecture entitled "Automatic Stay" given at the Consumer Bankruptcy seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education October 2009 and at the Annual Attorneys Conference for Attorneys Representing Financial Institutions, Illinois Credit Union League, October 2007.

• Lecture entitled "Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation & Redemption" given at the Consumer Bankruptcy seminar, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 2007 and at the Annual Attorneys Conference for Attorneys Representing Financial Institutions, Illinois Credit Union League, October 2007.

• Panel Member for the Did Reality Meet the Hype of BAPCPA? Where Creditors in Bankruptcy Stand More than a Year after Implementation of the New Act seminar, Illinois Creditors Bar Association, January 2007.

• Panel Member for "The Legal Issues" How the Courts Have Dealt With BAPCPA in Consumer Cases' at the Avoiding BAPCPA's Traps seminar, Chicago Bar Association, November 2006. Lecturer entitled "Bankruptcy Law/Collection Law" given at the Basic Skills for the New Attorneys seminar, Chicago Bar Association, October 2006.

• Panel member for the "Interpreting the Act's Ambiguities to Minimize Risks of Future Litigation" portion of the seminar entitled Creditor's Summit on Consumer Bankruptcy Reform, American Conference Institute, January 2006.

• Lecture entitled "Creditors' Issues" given at the Bankruptcy Reform in Practice: The Lessons So Far seminar, Illinois State Bar Association mid-year meeting, Commercial Banking & Bankruptcy Law Section, December 2005.

• Lecture entitled "Practical Tips for Basic Enforcement of Judgments" given at the First Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, Illinois State Bar Association, October 2005.

• Panel member for the "Secured Claims Under The New Law - Treatment, Redemption, Reaffirmation and Stripdown" portion of the seminar entitled The New Bankruptcy Code and Rules: Anticipating and Solving Problems, joint program of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, Federal Bar Association-Chicago Chapter, and Seventh Circuit Bar Association, September 2005.

• Lecture entitled "Collecting from a Defendant Who has Filed Bankruptcy" Judgment Enforcement in Illinois Seminar, Lorman Education Service, June & August 2003 and August 2002; Back to Basics: Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, June 2002; Creditor's Rights Symposium, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, March 2000; June 1998; Collection on Judgments Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, yearly Spring 1996-2005; Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division, luncheon seminar, March 1997; Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, Collection Law Project, April 1996.

• Panel member for the Post-Judgment Collection Procedures Training seminar, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, January 2005. In association with that seminar, co-authored an instructional brochure to be distributed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois to pro-se plaintiffs who are attempting to collect judgments.

• Lecture entitled "Representing Creditors in Bankruptcy Proceedings" given at the Illinois State Bar Association mid-year meeting 2005 and annual meeting 2002.

• Panel member for the "Collection and Enforcement of Judgments" portion of the Update on Legal Developments for the General Practitioner, Joint Illinois Judges Association and Illinois State Bar Association meeting, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, December 2004.

• Lecture Entitled "Post-Judgment Collections and Collecting From Defendants Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy," given in the Bridging the Gap Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association mid-year meeting, Young Lawyers Division, yearly each December 1997-2001; Illinois State Bar Association mid-year meeting, 2004.

• Panel member for American Bankruptcy Institute's Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, July 2004.

• Lectures regarding the "Automatic Stay" and "Discharge & Dischargeability" as part of the Consumer Bankruptcy Essentials of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 seminar, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, December 2003.

• Panel member for General Practice, Small & Solo committee's Seminar Entitled Bankruptcy for the Rest of Us, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2003.

• Lecture Entitled "Personal Property Levies," given at the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, luncheon seminar, September 1997.

• Featured speaker for question and answer session regarding advanced bankruptcy issues for National Fasteners DunsCite Credit Group and Dun & Bradstreet semi-monthly meeting, March 1995.

• Critiqued participants in an interactive group problem solving session, where credit managers worked through a hypothetical bankrupt client paradigm, Bankruptcy: a Growing Dilemma, Part II: Creditor Strategies, Chicago-Midwest Credit Management Association, August 1993. (Managing Partner)

 
Reported CasesLogemann Holding Inc. v. Lieber, 341 Ill.App.3d 689, 793 N.E.2d 135 (1st Dist. 2003); In re Dobek, 279 B.R. 496 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2002).
 
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140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1510
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