Amrit S. Kapai

Senior Associate

Amrit S. Kapai

Senior Associate

Chicago Office

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

    Amrit S. Kapai is a senior associate at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP. Amrit brings to the firm a diverse background consisting of both litigation and transactional experience. On the litigation front, Amrit has substantial commercial litigation experience having represented banks, equipment lessors, and finance companies in breach of contract disputes, guarantor litigation, and replevin matters. This litigation experience includes several years at a global law firm representing a multinational banking institution in financial services-related litigation involving alleged violations of various federal and state banking laws. Amrit has prepared and successfully argued numerous dipositive motions, engaged in discovery practice, and utilized alternative resolution tools to efficiently and cost-effectively resolve disputes on behalf of his clients. In his transactional practice, Amrit represents debtors, secured lenders, and other parties in restructurings and out of court workouts. 

    Amrit has been recognized nationally for his groundbreaking role in Bravo’s Family Karma. Most recently, Amrit earned a spot on the coveted Out 100 list, which recognizes members of the LGBTQ+ community for their trailblazing, ripple-inducing, and culture-shifting impact around the world. In addition, Emory University, his alma mater, recognized Amrit in their 2021 class of 40 Under Forty, a program spotlighting selected alumni across a variety of vocations for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors.

  • Background

    Prior to joining G&M, Amrit was a litigation attorney at Mayer Brown LLP. In law school, Amrit served as judicial intern for the Honorable Judge A. Jay Cristol, Chief Judge Emeritus, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida and Judge Kathy Surratt-States in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

  • Representative Matters

    • Defended a global banking institution against dozens of claims alleging violations of federal and state banking laws.
    • Represented numerous secured lenders in corporate restructuring matters by pursuing relief from the automatic stay, seeking adequate protection payments, and negotiating 363 asset sales.
    • Prepared a victorious appellate brief in the Illinois Second District Appellate Court involving breach of guaranty claims on behalf of an equipment lessor.
    • Represented a conglomerate of eighteen businesses, focused on direct mailing/secured card printing and at the time the third largest minority-owned business in the nation, in their chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Represented a distressed hotel located in Central Illinois in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Bar Admissions

    • Bar of Illinois
    • Bar admission to the State of Florida pending
  • Court Admissions

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

    "Fourth Circuit Takes a Stance: Applying the Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases," Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, vol. 9, No. 10, January 2013.

     

  • Education

    J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, cum laude (Associate Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review)

    B.A., Emory University

     

  • Community Service

    • Greater Chicago Food Depository, Associate Board Member, 09/2015 to Present
  • Practice Areas

    Bankruptcy & Restructuring

    Commercial Litigation

    Litigation

Amrit S. Kapai is a senior associate at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP. Amrit brings to the firm a diverse background consisting of both litigation and transactional experience. On the litigation front, Amrit has substantial commercial litigation experience having represented banks, equipment lessors, and finance companies in breach of contract disputes, guarantor litigation, and replevin matters. This litigation experience includes several years at a global law firm representing a multinational banking institution in financial services-related litigation involving alleged violations of various federal and state banking laws. Amrit has prepared and successfully argued numerous dipositive motions, engaged in discovery practice, and utilized alternative resolution tools to efficiently and cost-effectively resolve disputes on behalf of his clients. In his transactional practice, Amrit represents debtors, secured lenders, and other parties in restructurings and out of court workouts. 

Amrit has been recognized nationally for his groundbreaking role in Bravo’s Family Karma. Most recently, Amrit earned a spot on the coveted Out 100 list, which recognizes members of the LGBTQ+ community for their trailblazing, ripple-inducing, and culture-shifting impact around the world. In addition, Emory University, his alma mater, recognized Amrit in their 2021 class of 40 Under Forty, a program spotlighting selected alumni across a variety of vocations for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Prior to joining G&M, Amrit was a litigation attorney at Mayer Brown LLP. In law school, Amrit served as judicial intern for the Honorable Judge A. Jay Cristol, Chief Judge Emeritus, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida and Judge Kathy Surratt-States in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

  • Defended a global banking institution against dozens of claims alleging violations of federal and state banking laws.
  • Represented numerous secured lenders in corporate restructuring matters by pursuing relief from the automatic stay, seeking adequate protection payments, and negotiating 363 asset sales.
  • Prepared a victorious appellate brief in the Illinois Second District Appellate Court involving breach of guaranty claims on behalf of an equipment lessor.
  • Represented a conglomerate of eighteen businesses, focused on direct mailing/secured card printing and at the time the third largest minority-owned business in the nation, in their chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented a distressed hotel located in Central Illinois in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Bar of Illinois
  • Bar admission to the State of Florida pending
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

"Fourth Circuit Takes a Stance: Applying the Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases," Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, vol. 9, No. 10, January 2013.

 

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, cum laude (Associate Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review)

B.A., Emory University

 

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository, Associate Board Member, 09/2015 to Present

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Commercial Litigation

Litigation