Ira Bodenstein

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-1647

(312) 382-8910

Ira will be speaking at an upcoming event:

Annual Conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

10/09/2020

Ira Bodenstein will speak on a panel titled "The Bankruptcy Code and Receiverships – Cracking the Code" at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.

Event Details 

Ira has a keen understanding of the trustee process and how to efficiently achieve the optimum resolution for the involved parties. He counsels bankruptcy clients on the necessity and timing of filing reorganization cases, and the rights of unsecured and secured creditors prior to and subsequent to bankruptcy filing. Ira is experienced in all facets of Chapter 11 reorganization cases, including preparing and confirming plans of reorganization in debtor cases, representing creditors’ committees, opposing debtors' plans on behalf of creditors and representing creditors and debtors in preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation. He also counsels lenders on their rights as secured creditors. Ira is a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees and also represents panel trustees. Ira has also served as a federal equity receiver in SEC and DOL actions and has represented federal equity receivers in SEC and CFTC actions. 

Appointed by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Ira served as the U.S. Trustee for Region 11, which includes the Northern District of Illinois and the state of Wisconsin, from May 1998 through January 2006. In that capacity, he served as head of the Justice Department's component with primary oversight responsibility for all bankruptcy cases filed in Region 11. 

In 2018, Ira was named an Illinois Leading Attorney by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubble and is listed in Who’s Who in America’s 70th Anniversary edition. Ira is a founding member and past president of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.

Ira earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.

 

Experience

News

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Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Annual Conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

October 09, 2020

Ira Bodenstein will speak on a panel titled "The Bankruptcy Code and Receiverships – Cracking the Code" at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1977

Awards & Honors

AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Named an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company (2018)

Listed in Who’s Who in Americas, 70th Anniversary Edition

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Florida

National Advisory Council for the University of Miami School of Law (2019-2020)

American Bankruptcy Institute

Chicago Bar Association

Immediate Past President and Founding Member National Association of Federal Equity Receivers