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Ronald Barliant


Current Position

Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Chicago, IL 60603-5806

Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Seventh


Roosevelt University, B.A. (1966)
Stanford University, J.D. (1969)
Stanford Law Review, Editorial Board (1968-69)

Professional Career

Partner, Goldberg Kohn, Ltd. (2002-)
Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Illinois (1988-02)
Associate (1972-76); Partner, Miller, Shakman & Hamilton (1976-87)
Staff Attorney, Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (1970-72)
VISTA Volunteer (1969-70),


American Bar Association (2000-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (2002-)
Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee (2009-10)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (1988-02): Board (1997-98); Former Judges Section (2002-)
John Marshall Law School, Adjunct Faculty (1996-97)


"Bad Medicine: Cramdown, §1111(b)(2) Elections and Federal Regulations," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser July 2008 Author
"United's Long Journey Into the Far Reaches of §1110," The Bankruptcy Strategist Nov 2005 Author
"From Free-Fall to Fee-For-All: The Rise of Pre-Packaged Asbestos Bankruptcies," American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Winter 2004 Author
"Scope of a Lessee's Power to Reject Parts of Multiple-Unit Leases," LJN's Equipment Leasing Newsletter Jan 2003 Author
"The Third Circuit's No Value Exception to the Absolute Priority Rule," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser July 2001 Author
"Executory Contracts: Effect of Rejection on Right Other Than Rights to Payment," The Bankruptcy Strategist Nov 2002 Author