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Steven B. Towbin, Esq.

Attorney (Retired)

Current Position

Chicago, IL


Class: XIII (2002)Circuit: Seventh


University of Illinois, B.A., cum laude (1971)
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1975)

Professional Career

Member, Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC (2003-)
Member and Chair of Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group, D'Ancona & Pflaum LLC (1993-03)
Partner, Towbin & Zazove (1980-93)
Partner, Gesas & Towbin (Formerly Law Offices of Leonard Gesas) (1975-80)


American Bankruptcy Institute (1998-)
American Bar Association, Litigation and Business Law Sections (1975-)


"Business Bankruptcy Practice," 2006 Illinois Continuing Legal Education Handbook and 2008 Supplement Contributing author
"In re Kmart: Why The Seventh Circuit Is (Mostly) Right," American Bankruptcy Institute (June 2004) Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Contributing Author
"Corporate Counsel's Guide to Bankruptcy Law," Business Laws, Inc. 1995-97 Contributing Author
"16th Annual Bankruptcy and Reorganization Institute," Manual 1996 Contributing Author
Bankruptcy Litigation, (The Newsletter of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association) Contributing Author
Illinois Continuing Education Bankruptcy Practice Handbook 1992 Edition Contributing Author
"Contingent Claims for Contribution, Reimbursement and Indemnity in Bankruptcy Cases," Commercial Law Advisor, Issue 39 March 1991