Chad Gettleman formed the law firm of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. with Howard L. Adelman in 1983. Chad remained a shareholder-principal of the firm until January 1, 2019, at which time he assumed his new role at the firm as Senior Counsel.
Chad has been involved in major bankruptcy cases since 1976 and has confirmed numerous plans of reorganization. He has devoted his entire professional practice exclusively to the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency and corporate reorganization since entering practice in 1976.
In addition to being licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin, Chad is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Before entering private practice, Chad was a staff attorney for the Division of Corporate Regulation, Branch of Reorganization, of the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, specializing in corporate reorganization. He joined the S.E.C. in 1976, where he served until 1979. In 1979, he became associated with the Firm of Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor and, in 1981, he became associated with the firm of Richards & Ralph, Ltd.