Brad Weiland is a restructuring partner in the Chicago office.

Brad has represented debtors, lenders, and investors in restructuring matters involving financially troubled companies.  Brad's practice includes advising clients with respect to operations in Chapter 11, advising senior management of distressed companies with respect to in- and out-of-court restructurings and contingency planning, and negotiating and structuring financings and other commercial transactions. Brad was recognized in the 2019–2021 editions of IFLR1000.


Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

“Windstream Secures Future for Long-Term Growth and Technology Leadership,” Businesswire, September 21, 2020

“Guitar Center Expects to File for Bankruptcy After Debt Plan,” Bloomberg, November 13, 2020

“Guitar Center Eyes Ch. 11 With Deal To Cut $800M In Debt,” Law360, November 16, 2020


“Uniti Telecom Lease Under Scrutiny by Windstream and Creditors,” WSJ Pro Bankruptcy, June 17, 2019

“Windstream Gets More Time to Reorganize,” The Deal, June 17, 2019

"Case Study: Restructuring Systemically Important, Multinational Agrokor D.D.," Turnaround Management Association, June 1, 2019

"Agrokor’s Landmark Dual Recognition Proceedings in the U.K. and U.S.; Bankruptcy Court Finds Gibbs Rule Does Not Prevent Recognition and Enforcement Under Chapter 15," Adam Paul, Brad Weiland, Kate Stephenson, Daniel Rudewicz, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert, November 5, 2018

"Arcapita and the Need for Mideast Restructuring Regimes," James H.M. Sprayregen, Kamran Bajwa, Brad Weiland, INSOL WORLD, Fourth Quarter 2014

"Circuits Split Over Credit Bidding in Sales Under Chapter 11 Plans," David R. Seligman and Brad Weiland, Real Estate Finance Journal, Winter 2011

"Circuits Split Over Credit Bidding in Sales Under Chapter 11 Plans," David R. Seligman and Brad Weiland, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert, July 7, 2011

"Break-Up Fee Denied for Stalking-Horse Bidder in Bankruptcy Asset Sale," David R. Seligman and Brad Weiland, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert, February 17, 2010


Fictional Case Study Discussion and Seminar, co-paneled with Ryan Blaine Bennett and Neil Walther (Kirkland & Ellis LLP), Training the Street "Distressed Restructuring" Event, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, April 15, 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

  • Vice Chair of the International Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Business Law Section

INSOL International

Member, International Insolvency Institute


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2008
  • University of Notre DameB.A., Economicsmagna cum laude2004