Matthew T. Gensburg: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Matthew T. Gensburg

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Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312.456.8406

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Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.8406
    Fax: 312.456.8435
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Matthew-T-Gensburg
     
    University University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1980
     
    Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., 1983
     
    Admitted1984, Illinois
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Board of Editors, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
    •Member, Chicago Bar Association
    •Chairman, Pro Bono Bankruptcy Committee
    •Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
    •Program Chair, Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, 2013
    •Member, Federal Bar Association
    •Member, National Business Institute

     
    BornHighland Park, Illinois, January 12, 1958
     
    Biography

    Matthew T. Gensburg focuses his practice on financial services. He is an experienced commercial litigator representing secured and unsecured lenders, landlords, creditors' committees and debtors in all phases of corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring, and the purchase and sale of assets. Matt is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a past instructor at the American Bankers Association's National Commercial Lending School and Commercial Lending Graduate School. He is a frequent lecturer, instructing loan officers and attorneys on the Bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Codes.

    Areas of Concentration
    •Commercial litigation
    •Commercial loan workouts
    •Restructuring troubled businesses
    •Asset sales and acquisitions

    Associated News & Events
    06.30.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Multiple Honors at 2014 Turnaround Atlas Awards
    05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
    05.19.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Seventh Circuit Bar Association's 2014 Pro Bono & Public Interest Service Award
    09.06.13 19 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    01.11.13 Forty-Seven Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
    01.11.13 38 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Edition of Illinois Super Lawyers
    11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
    01.18.08 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2008, One Named Illinois Rising Stars
    12.09.05 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to the Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois
    04.13.05 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers

    Published Articles
    10.03.11 Seventh Circuit Holds that Free and Clear Sale Plan Cannot Be Confirmed Without Preserving Secured Creditor's Credit Bidding Rights: Ruling Creates Circuit Split

    Alerts
    06.29.11 Seventh Circuit Holds that Free and Clear Sale Plan Cannot be Confirmed Without Preserving Secured Creditor's Credit Bidding Rights: Ruling Creates Circuit Split

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013-2015
    •Team Member, Cross Border Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year for the AgFeed Industries sale of assets to Ningbo Tech Bank, TriOak Foods and Smithfield/Murphy, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2014
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2014
    •Recipient, Pro Bono & Public Interest Service Award, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, 2014
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-2014
    •Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2006-2014
    •Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Articles
    •Co-Author, Seventh Circuit Holds That Free And Clear Sale Plan Cannot Be Confirmed Without Preserving Secured Creditors' Credit Bidding Rights: Ruling Creates Circuit Split, Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, 2011
    •Published course materials on behalf of the National Business Institute and Lorman Educational Services

    Lectures
    •Past lecturer to the faculty of the American Bankers Association's National Commercial Lending School and Commercial Lending Graduate School, as well as the National Business Institute
    •Lectured to various business and professional groups involving the Bankruptcy Code and statutory state options
    •Lectured for the National Business Institute on various classes regarding bankruptcy law and procedure

    Speeches
    •Presenter, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics Specialty Webinars: Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and The Financial Forensics Institute , November 6, 2014
    •Speaker, Understanding the Basics of Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Terminology, Lorman Education Services Webinar, July 24, 2014
    •Speaker, Fraudulent Conveyances, The Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 25, 2014
    •Speaker, Focus on Healthcare, The Honorable Robert Ginsberg Annual Program on Commercial Bankruptcy Law: Headline Topics in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases 2013, Chicago, IL, November 12, 2013
    •Speaker, Fraudulent Conveyances Under the Bankruptcy Code, Tenth Annual Asset Protection Symposium, Chicago Bar Association, April 26, 2013
    •Speaker, Fraudulent Conveyances, The Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee Meeting, Chicago, November 28, 2012
    •Speaker, The U.S. Trustee's Proposed Approach for Evaluating Legal Fees in Large Chapter 11 Cases and Other National Policies, Hot Topics in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2012
    •Speaker, Chapter 7 Workshop: Filling in the Required Forms Line-by-Line, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop, National Business Institute, Oakbrook, IL, February 2012
    •Speaker, State of the Commercial Real Estate Market, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors webinar/teleconference, March 29, 2011
    •Speaker, Commercial Loan Workouts: Forbearance Options and Waivers After Default, Strafford CLE webinar/teleconference, December 8, 2010 and April 1, 2010
    •Speaker, Bankruptcy, Practicing Law Institute, Outsourcing 2010: Structuring, Negotiation and Governance, Chicago, IL, September 20-21, 2010
    •Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, Oakbrook, IL, June 29, 2010
    •Speaker, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Protection of IP, Practicing Law Institute, Information Technology Law Institute 2010: Opportunities in Cloud Computing, Blogs, Brand Protection and Targeted Marketing, New York, May 24, 2010
    •Speaker, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Protection of IP, Practicing Law Institute, Information Technology Law Institute 2010: Opportunities in Cloud Computing, Blogs, Brand Protection and Targeted Marketing, San Francisco, CA, April 15-16, 2010
    •Speaker, Renegotiation in the Current Economy, Practicing Law Institute, Outsourcing and Offshoring 2009: Meeting New Challenges, September 22, 2009
    •Speaker, When Does the Music Stop? Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in Section 363 Sale and Fraud Situations, The Judge Robert E. Ginsberg Continuing Legal Education Series on Bankruptcy program, 2008
    •Speaker, Preparing for and Managing Credits during the Next Economic Downturn, Performance Trust Investment Advisors, LLC educational program, 2007
    •Panelist, Complex Intersection of Bankruptcy and D&O Insurance, Aon Financial Services Group Webinar, 2007
    •Speaker, Evaluating and Applying Experience Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, The Penn State Dickinson School of Law 40th Annual Uniform Commercial Code Institute, 2007
    •Speaker, Litigation Under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, 23rd Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, 2007
    •Speaker, Commercial Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation in Illinois, Lorman Educational Services Seminar, 2003-2004

    Miscellaneous
    •Former columnist for the Kane, McHenry and Lake County Business Journals, publishing a monthly column titled Business and the Law

    Clerkship
    •Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield, Southern District of Georgia, 1983-1984

     
    Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented the Official Committee of Equipment Lessors with claims totaling $123 million in the reorganization of a Chapter 11 debtor. Represented Chapter 7 trustee in the liquidation of a regional airline. Represented various general and limited partnerships in restructuring of mortgage-based credit facilities involving commercial, industrial and residential developments. Represented numerous secured lenders in single asset real estate cases. Represented numerous secured lenders in Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations of various carriers, contractors, manufacturers and health care providers.
     
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    Matthew T. Gensburg

    77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
    ChicagoIL 60601




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