Salvatore A. Barbatano is internationally recognized in the bankruptcy field with more than 30 years of experience representing business clients in commercial disputes and bankruptcy litigation. He has been counsel to creditors' committees in a number of large cases including World Kitchens and Lancer Partners, L.P. (the first hedge fund Chapter 11 in U.S. history). Sal has also advised domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, pension funds, creditors' committees, trustees in bankruptcy, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, health care providers, and real estate developers regarding the structure of secured, credit-enhanced, and securitized asset-based transactions. He also has represented corporate clients in federal and state investigations.
Sal is a former senior lecturer and adjunct professor at Loyola University Law School in Chicago and served as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association President's Select Committee in Bankruptcy Law Amendments in 1982 and 1983. He frequently lectures on bankruptcy law issues and has written or co-authored numerous articles. Recently, Sal was appointed to an American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee working group to draft a proposed Model Bankruptcy Code.
Consistently recognized for legal excellence, Sal is included among “The Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White, Inc.), and is repeatedly selected as a “Michigan SuperLawyer” by Thomson Reuters, among numerous additional accolades.