James Stempel has experience in a wide range of restructuring matters, both in and outside of bankruptcy, including representations of public and private debtors, purchasers and key secured and unsecured creditors. James's practice regularly involves representing purchasers of distressed companies in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy contexts, advising boards of directors and management of financially distressed companies and representing distressed portfolio companies in restructuring matters. In these representations, James's has structured acquisitions through debt investments and as stand-alone purchases and secured and unsecured first and second round investments, guided clients through fiduciary duty and governance issues and provided advice in connection with fraudulent conveyance, equitable subordination, recharacterization, successor liability and substantive consolidation issues, among others.
Listed by Super Lawyers magazine as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" from 2006–2014.
Listed in the 2007–2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.
Selected by the 2002 issue of Turnarounds & Workouts as one of the Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyers 2002.Contributing editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice.
Admissions & Qualifications
- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of LawJ.D.1989
Editor, Kent Law Review
- University of MichiganB.G.S.1985Honors Student in 1981 and 1982