Brian Shaw

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-1644

(312) 382-8910

Recent News:

PPP loans kept many small businesses afloat this summer. Without more funds, experts say a wave of bankruptcies is coming.

Brian Shaw was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article discussing an anticipated wave of bankruptcies among small businesses when Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans run out, absent additional funding.

Brian focuses his practice on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, and other in- and out-of-court distressed solutions, along with attendant litigation, representing debtors, creditors, and other parties-in-interest in proceedings throughout the country. Over the past three decades, he has guided Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors’ and noteholders’ committees, assignees, landlords, liquidating trustees, labor organizations, preference and fraudulent conveyance defendants, receivers, and secured and unsecured creditors through all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring.

A fellow at the American College of Bankruptcy, he has also served as president, chairman, and vice president of membership at the American Bankruptcy Institute and previously chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section. Brian has earned accolades from Chambers USA, Martindale Hubbell (AV Rating), Super Lawyers (Top 100 in Illinois-2020), Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (Top 500 Bankruptcy Lawyers), and Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Brian earned his J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. from Tufts University.

 

Experience

News

PPP loans kept many small businesses afloat this summer. Without more funds, experts say a wave of bankruptcies is coming.

September 10, 2020

Brian Shaw was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article discussing an anticipated wave of bankruptcies among small businesses when Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans run out, absent additional funding.

With Global Bankruptcy Filings Increasing, Cozen O’Connor Adds Eight Veteran Attorneys to its Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice

September 01, 2020

Hires Expand Offerings in Chicago and Add Depth to the firm’s Corporate Bankruptcy Practice

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1989

Awards & Honors

Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Illinois (2019-2020)

Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating

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

Best Lawyers for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Illinois (2019-2020)

Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy (2006-2020)

Marquis Who’s Who in America

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

Past president, past chairman, past vice president of membership, American Bankruptcy Institute 

Chicago Bar Association

Past member, University of Illinois College of Law Recent Alumni Advisory Board