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Ronald Barliant

Of Counsel

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  • Represented the indenture trustee for most of the aircraft operated by United Airlines in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented pre-petition secured lenders and debtor in possession lenders in the Chapter 11 cases of a large manufacturing company, a foundry, an automotive parts suppliers, and real estate developers.
  • Represented a secured creditor resisting substantive consolidation in the Delaware case of a sub-prime lender.
  • Represented claimants in asbestos-related Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented individuals in complex Chapter 7 cases.
  • Represented both petitioning creditors and alleged debtors in contested involuntary bankruptcy cases.



  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1969
  • Roosevelt University, B.A., 1966


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Business Reorganization Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Former Judges Section, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, Member


  • “Exploring the Outer Limits of the Avoiding Powers” at the Sixth Annual American College of Bankruptcy Seventh Circuit Education Committee Seminar, Chicago, Sept. 11, 2015.
  • “The 11th Circuit Decision in the TOUSA Case” at the joint meeting of the Uniform Commercial Code and Commercial Finance committees at the ABA’s Business Law Section’s annual meeting, Chicago, Aug. 31, 2012.
  • “Addressing Asbestos Claims Without a 524(g) Trust” at the “Asbestos Bankruptcy Current Trends and Future Outlook Conference,” New York, Oct. 6, 2010.
  • “The Evolving Chapter 11: Current and Future Issues in Chapter 11 Cases” at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2010 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, Mich., June 18, 2010.
  • “Liability of Trustees Issues” at the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors’ Regional Conference, Chicago, March 2, 2009.