Sean P. Williams

Associate

Sean P. Williams

Associate

Chicago Office

111 W. Washington Street
Suite 1221
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 337 - 7700
  • Summary

    Sean P. Williams is an associate at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP. Mr. Williams previously served as an extern to the Hon. Bruce W. Black (currently Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois) and worked for G&M as a law clerk.

    Mr. Williams has represented debtors, creditors' committees, and purchasers of assets in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation. He has represented debtors, purchasers, and secured creditors in out-of-court restructurings and distressed asset sales. Mr. Williams also has substantial experience in general commercial litigation matters. 

    Mr. Williams finished in the top ten percent of his law school class, where he was the Candidacy Editor of law review. In March 2013, he competed in the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York. Mr. Williams is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Commercial Finance Association. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and currently serves as the chair of the Young Lawyers Section – Bankruptcy Committee.

  • Representative Matters

    • Copenhaver, Inc. d/b/a W.M. Putnam Co. – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois. Represented the Bloomington, Illinois provider of furniture and office supplies in numerous section 363 sales of assets and intellectual property. The plan confirmed in this case ensured that unsecured creditors received greater than a 20% recovery in the business' eventual liquidation.

    • Lake Dearborn, LLC, et al. – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented six companies affiliated with American Invsco Corp., a pioneer in the Chicago real estate and condominium industry, in its eventual entry into an $11 million joint venture with a well-known financing firm and successful reorganization that resulted in 100% recovery for all creditors.

    • 800 South Wells Phase II, LLC – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented company in the $7.75 million section 363 sale of a large parking lot located next to the River City Condominiums in Chicago’s South Loop.

    • Represented numerous borrowers in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, including asset sales and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

    • Represented People's Choice Hospital in the purchase of the secured claim of the largest secured creditor of Community Healthcare of Douglas, Inc. (a rural hospital), and in the purchase of the hospital in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Tucson, Arizona.

    • Represented numerous creditors' committees in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country, including in the following cases:The Young Men’s Christian Academy of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Inc.(United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin);Telesource Services, LLC (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan); Alsip Acquisition, LLC, et al. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware); Mark Seed Company (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa); Randy's Metal Recycling, Inc. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana); and Chromcraft Revington, Inc., et al. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware).

  • Bar Admissions

    • Bar of Illinois

  • Court Admissions

    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Publications

    • Norton, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Section 553 - Setoff, 2014-15 editions
  • Organizations

    • Turnaround Management Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Chicago Bar Association (Chair: Young Lawyers Section – Bankruptcy Committee)
    • Commercial Finance Association
  • Practice Areas

Sean P. Williams is an associate at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP. Mr. Williams previously served as an extern to the Hon. Bruce W. Black (currently Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois) and worked for G&M as a law clerk.

Mr. Williams has represented debtors, creditors' committees, and purchasers of assets in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation. He has represented debtors, purchasers, and secured creditors in out-of-court restructurings and distressed asset sales. Mr. Williams also has substantial experience in general commercial litigation matters. 

Mr. Williams finished in the top ten percent of his law school class, where he was the Candidacy Editor of law review. In March 2013, he competed in the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York. Mr. Williams is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Commercial Finance Association. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and currently serves as the chair of the Young Lawyers Section – Bankruptcy Committee.

  • Copenhaver, Inc. d/b/a W.M. Putnam Co. – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois. Represented the Bloomington, Illinois provider of furniture and office supplies in numerous section 363 sales of assets and intellectual property. The plan confirmed in this case ensured that unsecured creditors received greater than a 20% recovery in the business' eventual liquidation.

  • Lake Dearborn, LLC, et al. – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented six companies affiliated with American Invsco Corp., a pioneer in the Chicago real estate and condominium industry, in its eventual entry into an $11 million joint venture with a well-known financing firm and successful reorganization that resulted in 100% recovery for all creditors.

  • 800 South Wells Phase II, LLC – United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Represented company in the $7.75 million section 363 sale of a large parking lot located next to the River City Condominiums in Chicago’s South Loop.

  • Represented numerous borrowers in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, including asset sales and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

  • Represented People's Choice Hospital in the purchase of the secured claim of the largest secured creditor of Community Healthcare of Douglas, Inc. (a rural hospital), and in the purchase of the hospital in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Represented numerous creditors' committees in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country, including in the following cases:The Young Men’s Christian Academy of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Inc.(United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin);Telesource Services, LLC (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan); Alsip Acquisition, LLC, et al. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware); Mark Seed Company (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa); Randy's Metal Recycling, Inc. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana); and Chromcraft Revington, Inc., et al. (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware).

  • Bar of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Norton, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Section 553 - Setoff, 2014-15 editions
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chicago Bar Association (Chair: Young Lawyers Section – Bankruptcy Committee)
  • Commercial Finance Association