Mr. Morgan's practice is focused on creditors' rights, helping clients navigate all legal issues raised by financially distressed companies.

His experience includes handling significant commercial and bankruptcy litigation with an emphasis on representing trustees for litigation trusts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy cases. As a commercial litigator, prior to expanding into bankruptcy law, he worked on complex cases ranging widely from employment discrimination to securities fraud to legal malpractice.

Mr. Morgan represents borrowers, lenders and other creditors in work-outs, bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and liquidations. He is frequently consulted on transactional risks such as potential fraudulent or preferential transfers, lender liability, and bankruptcy exposure. Mr. Morgan represents creditors and debtors in all courts. He has prosecuted and defended clients in state and federal courts around the country for state law and bankruptcy causes of action, including commercial foreclosure, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, and conversion, among others. Mr. Morgan has independently handled all aspects of litigation, including pleadings and discovery, evidentiary hearings, trials, and appeals.

As a writer and speaker, Mr. Morgan has written dozens of published articles and book chapters as well as presented to various groups on a wide range of legal topics relevant to bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Recently, the second edition of his chapter, "Bankruptcy Issues under BAPCPA," was published in IICLE's Asset Protection Planning (2012). The book chapter, "Asset Sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code," was published in 2010 by Thomson Reuters in its book, Collier's Guide to Chapter 11 Practice. In 2009, Aspatore published his chapter, "Representing the Unsecured Creditor in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case," in the book titled Creditors' Rights in Chapter 11 Cases.

Mr. Morgan received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington in 1992 and his B.S., with high distinction, from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1989. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Morgan is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts around the country.

Jim E. Morgan

200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604-2461
Office: (312) 456-3414
Cell: (708) 250-3456
Fax: (312) 939-5617