We advise businesses that are facing financial difficulties.  Our approach is straightforward:  First and foremost, we listen to you so that we understand your business, the problems you face and your goals.  We then use our expertise and innovation to create a legal strategy for solving your problems and achieving your objectives.  Finally, we execute our strategy leveraging our experience in the most cost effective way possible.

Prior to forming Hiltz Wantuch and Zanzig, we worked in the bankruptcy and litigation practices of some of the nation’s most respected law firms. In those roles, our attorneys have represented some of the nation’s largest companies and financial institutions in complex restructurings and bankruptcies across the country.  Giving us unique and valuable insight, several of attorneys have clerked for active bankruptcy judges in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  All of our attorneys continue to stay on the leading edge of bankruptcy practice through active participation in both local and national bar associations.   

The following are among the types of matters we handle for our clients as part of our restructuring and bankruptcy practice:

  • Advising ownership and management of companies on both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy alternatives for working out of financial difficulties.
  • Negotiating with lenders on behalf of companies seeking to restructure their existing debt.
  • Guiding companies through the bankruptcy process in both chapter 7 and11cases.
  • Serving as local counsel to out of town attorneys.
  • Structuring and executing the purchase and sale of assets in bankruptcy.
  • Litigating contested confirmation issues.
  • Prosecuting and defending adversary proceedings brought in bankruptcy court.
  • Winding down business through an orderly process, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, liquidation through secured lender sales, or liquidation in chapter 7 or 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

In our experience, companies facing potential financial difficulties are best served by seeking guidance as early as possible in order to leverage the full array of options for addressing financial troubles. Often acting early allows problems to be resolved less expensively and with less stress and distraction, enabling companies to get back to focusing on serving their clients. We invite you to contact us to set up an appointment to get our perspective on how to address your companies’ financial challenges.




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Hiltz & Zanzig LLC
53 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.566.9008