Sheldon Solow

Sheldon L. Solow

Retired Partner

Sheldon Solow is a retired partner who represented a wide variety of constituencies, including secured lenders (lead counsel to Bank Group in Cambridge Industries), purchasers of businesses (Schwinn Bicycle), bondholders (International Knife and Saw), fiduciaries (Trustee of Winstar Communications, Representative for Unknown Asbestos Claimants in Plibrico), special litigation committees (Safety Kleen) and debtors (Kotler Industries) as well as individual clients. He also served as Trustee for Midway Airlines, Inc. — the largest Chapter 7 proceeding in the Northern District of Illinois.

A frequent lecturer, Mr. Solow has lectured on bankruptcy-related topics to numerous groups, including the American Bankers Association, the Association of Insolvency Accountants and the Senior Forum for Bank Examiners of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Solow also served on the Subcommittee pertaining to Avoiding Powers for the Bankruptcy Reform Commission. He currently is an instructor at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and an adjunct professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr. Solow currently co-chairs the firm’s Professional Ethics Committee.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
  • BA, Political Science, University of Illinois, 1972
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Former Appointee, Panel of Standing Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois

  • Former Chairman, Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee

  • First Vice President, Chicago District Golf Association

  • President of Charity Arm, The CDGA Foundation

  • Legal Representative, appointed by Honorable Robert Ginsberg for the class of unknown malpractice claimants in In re Provident Hospital


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