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Richard J. Mason


Current Position

Mason Pollick & Schmahl LLC
70 W. Hubbard, Suite 304
Chicago, IL60654-4603
Chicago, IL 60611

Tel: 3123125532
Fax: 312-920-6136

Class: XI (2000)Circuit: Seventh


University of Illinois, B.A. (with Honors)
University of Chicago, M.B.A., Finance
University of Notre Dame, J.D.

Professional Career

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP (2003-2020)
Partner (1989-03); Executive Committee (1998-00), Ross & Hardies
Partner, Levit, Mason & Fishman (1977-89)
Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1984-)


American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow/Member Regent for Seventh Circuit (2010-2012), Chair of National Education Committee (2014-2018) (2000-)
American Bar Association, Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee 1984-2016; Chair, Subcommittee on Use and Disposition of Property, 1993-1998; Delegate, United Nations Commission on Model Insolvency Law
International Bar Association, Member, Insolvency and Restructuring Section, 1990-Present; Co-Chair of Section, 2016-2018
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (1986-present)
Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Former Section Counsel, Commericial Banking and Bankruptcy Law
Private Panel Maintained by Region 11 of the Office of the U.S. Trustee, Trustee (Current)
Illinois Farm Legal Assistance Foundation, Director (1985-1988)


When do the Creditors' Shoes Fit?: A Bankruptcy Estate's Power to Assert the Rights of a Hypothetical Judgment Creditor American Bankruptcy Law Journal 435 2017 Co-author
Repatriating Proceeds of a U.S. Avoidance Action to a Foreign Main Proceeding: Does Chapter 15 Authorize Structured Dismissals? Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Volume 25, Number 5 2016 Co-author
Priorities Among Article 9 Security Interests and Competing Rights Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2016 Co-author
Perfecting Article 9 Security Interests Under Illinois Law Illinois Institute of Continuing Education 2016 Author
Pursing Avoidance Actions Under U.S. Law Against Foreign Defendants ABI Journal September 2016 Co-Author
Disposition of Partial LLC Interests in Bankruptcy Law Journal Newsletters, Volume 33, No. 2 December, 2015 Co-Author
Strategies for Disposition of Partial LLC Interests in Bankruptcy The Bankruptcy Strategist December, 2015 Co-Author
Can an Estate Effectively Liquidate a Fractional Interest in an LLC ABI Journal October 2015 Co-Author
Liability to Third Parties for Lost or Damaged Property Journal of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 2011 Author
Strategies for Use of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by Foreign Insolvency Representatives Insolvency Restructuring International 2011 Author


International Insolvency Institute, Fellow
7th Circuit, Fellow, Former Regent, 2001-2006; Chairman of Education Committee, 2015 to present
Best Lawyers in America, Selected for Inclusion
Illinois Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Banking, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Law Bulletin Publishing, Selected as a Leading Lawyer Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial