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Dimitri G. Karcazes


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Dimitri Karcazes is Co-Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group and Principal in the firm. He represents lenders in the protection and enforcement of creditors’ rights and is involved in all aspects of commercial workouts and bankruptcies, including restructurings, reorganizations, sales and liquidations, as well as out-of-court workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

He has considerable experience with high-yield, distressed debt, intercreditor and subordinated debt matters. He has handled transactions and cases throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Among his accolades, Dimitri has been individually ranked by Chambers USA for his work in Bankruptcy/Restructuring law. Since 2018 he has been recognized annually by Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1999

    – with honors

  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 1996

    – with honors


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Turnaround Management Association 
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Hellenic Bar Association 


  • “Transatlantic Intercreditor Agreements: What’s Different?,” at the Secured Finance Network’s International Lending Conference, London, May 10, 2023.
  • “Opportunity Amidst Crisis,” a webinar hosted by Financial Poise Live, June 23, 2020.
  • “Building Co-Lender Relationships in Cross-Border Deals,” at the Secured Finance Network’s Cross-Border Lending Summit, New York, Sept. 10, 2014.
  • “Current Issues in Cross-Border Insolvencies and Workouts,” at the Secured Finance Network’s International Lending Conference, London, June 2011.
  • “Beyond TOUSA,” at the American Bar Association’s Commercial Finance Committee meeting, Oct. 2010.
  • “13-Week Cash Flow,” at the Turnaround Management Association’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter’s Double Header Event, Chicago, May 11, 2010.