Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2001
    Managing Editor, Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, 2000-2001
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee, Northern District of Illinois
    Past Member and Co-Chair, 2014-2016
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Member and Chair, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Small Business Advocacy Council
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Trusted Advisors Council
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Erich S. Buck

Office: 312-435-1050
Fax: 312-435-1059

Erich Buck is a partner and shareholder, where he represents corporate and individual debtors, creditors and other parties in all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy, including workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, asset sales and purchases, liquidations, reorganizations and bankruptcy litigation. Erich has represented clients in a wide array of industries, most recently including insurance, information technology, retail and manufacturing.

After years of recognition as an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and a Leading Lawyers "Emerging Lawyer," Erich most recently was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the Illinois Super Lawyers publication and named a "Leading Lawyer" in the Leading Lawyers publication. He has co-authored articles published in the Journal for Corporate Renewal and the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. Erich has presented on commercial bankruptcy topics at CLE programs sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association and the Small Business Advocacy Council. Erich is a past member and co-chair of the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois. Currently he is a member of the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Trusted Advisors Council, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. Erich also serves as Chair of the Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.

Prior to joining Adelman & Gettleman, Erich was an associate at Reed Smith LLP (formerly Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd.), where his practice focused primarily on creditors' rights litigation. Erich also served two years as law clerk to the Honorable Carol A. Doyle of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Erich enjoys spending quality time with his wife and their young daughter and son. A self-described “news junkie,” Erich also enjoys reading about local and national news during his daily commutes to and from the office.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2015-2017
  • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
  • Eagle Scout

Publications & Presentations

Presenter, "Steps Business Owners Should Take in the Face of Financial Difficulties Caused by the Pandemic" at the Lawyers’ Division of the Small Business Advocacy Council (May 2020).

Presenter, "Bankruptcy Primer for Businesses and Business Owners (and Those Who Represent Them)" at the Educational Forum for Business Owners hosted by the Lawyers’ Division of the Small Business Advocacy Council (June 2019).

Presenter, "Bankruptcy Primer for Businesses and Business Owners (and Those Who Represent Them)" at the Lawyers’ Division of the Small Business Advocacy Council (April 2019).

Presenter, "Issues in Involuntary Cases under Section 303 of the Bankruptcy Code" at the Chicago Bar Association's Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg Annual Program on Commercial Bankruptcy Law Presents: Current Cases and Trends (November 2016).

"Caesars and § 105 Injunctions: Bold Expansion by Seventh Circuit, or Just More of the Same?" (co-author), American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXV, No. 8 (Aug. 2016).

"History Suggests Bankruptcy Is Untenable for Distressed IHEs" (co-author), Journal for Corporate Renewal, the official publication of the Turnaround Management Association, Vol. 28, No. 5 (June 2015).

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2001
    Managing Editor, Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, 2000-2001
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee, Northern District of Illinois
    Past Member and Co-Chair, 2014-2016
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Member and Chair, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Small Business Advocacy Council
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Trusted Advisors Council