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Jack Butler, Esq.


Current Position

Birch Lake Holdings
Hyatt Center
71 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2425
Chicago, IL 60606

Tel: 312-757-2330
Fax: 312-625-0946

Class: IX (1998)Circuit: Seventh


Princeton University, A.B.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

Professional Career

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Geography: National, International
Client Industry: Distribution, Entertainment, Environment, Finance, Healthcare/Hospital, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical/Medical, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Service Businesses, Technology, Transportation, Utilities, Wholesale.
Specialization: Chapter 11, Corporate Renewal, Creditor Representation, Debtor Representation, Early Decline, Finance, Financial Representation, Late Decline, Mid-term Decline, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning, Workouts, Evaluations.


American Board of Certification, Chair (1997); Director (1993-03)
Turnaround Management Association, Chair (1996-97); Director (1991-99, 01-04)
Governing Board of the CFA Education Foundation, Chairman (1997)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Director (1992-98)
Group of Thirty Six INSOL International (1995-)


Advanced Chapter 11 Practice Wiley & Sons 1995 Contributing author
Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law Clark Boardman Callaghan 1991; 1995 Contributing author


American Bankruptcy Institute, Outstanding Service Awards (1997)
Chambers Global Leading Lawyer ("Band One" Leader), (2002-)
Global Counsel 3000 (Highly Recommended), (2002-)
Global Counsel Top 10 Worldwide Insolvency and Restructuring List, (2003)
Institutional Investment, Dealmaker (1992)
K&A Register, Top 100 Corporate Restructuring Lawyers and Financial Advisors in America, (1999-)
Top 12 Bankruptcy Lawyers in America, Turnarounds and Workouts (1998-)
Turnaround Management Association,, Outstanding Contribution Awards (1993), Chairman's Award (2001)
Profiled as one of the "Dealmakers of the Year" by The American Lawyer in its 2004 Corporate Scorecard issue, (Apr 2004)
Named to the BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Star Team for 2004 based on interviews with more than 200 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies,
Named to the 25 Most Highly Regarded Individuals - Global for Insolvency in the 2006 edition of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers,
Named Top 100 SuperLawyers in Illinois (2006),