Nick Binder is an associate in Kirkland's Restructuring Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.


Thought Leadership


Spanish Peaks: What Happens When Leases Collide with a Bankruptcy Sale?, ABI Asset Sales Committee Newsletter, July 2018.


Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Distinguished Student Award, 2019

Third Prize, ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition, 2018

Finalist, Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition, 2018

Second Place Brief, Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition, 2018

First Place, Don Nystrom Best Brief Competition, 2017

Recipient, Jurisprudence Awards in Secured Transactions; Equity; Criminal Procedure; Client Counseling; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis; Advocacy; Criminal Law; Torts; and Property

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019Illinois


  • Michigan State University College of LawJ.D.2019

    Dean's Valedictorian Award for the highest GPA in the graduating class

    Michigan State Law Review

  • McMaster University DeGroote School of BusinessM.B.A.2010

    Allan & Lynn Cole MBA Award

    Avery Award

    Lillian Russell Scholarship

  • McMaster UniversityHonors Bachelors, Kinesiology2007
    McMaster Marauder Scholar