The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work +1 312 902 5200
Fax +1 312 902 1061

Paige Barr

Work +1.312.902.5644
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring


Paige E. Barr concentrates her practice in the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring. She has represented numerous secured and unsecured creditors, purchasers, investors, trustees, lessors, debtors and other constituents in federal and state court proceedings as well as out-of-court workout scenarios. She also devotes time to pro bono matters, including the Cook County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

While in law school, Paige served as the editor in chief of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal. She also served as an intern for the Honorable Susan P. Sonderby of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Paige previously served on the Commercial Law League of America’s Bankruptcy Section Executive Council, Young Members’ Section Executive Council and Bankruptcy Section Legislative Committee, and as vice chair of the Bankruptcy Section Legislative Committee’s National Education Committee.

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

The insolvency and restructuring team at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is recommended for the ‘strength of its skill set’ and has been involved in a number of bankruptcy cases noted for novel law issues and complexities. Practice head John Sieger represents several shareholders of the Tribune Company in fraudulent transfer litigation arising out of the company’s bankruptcy, which has implications for whether investors can avoid returning money from leveraged buyouts and other securities deals when companies later go into bankruptcy. The firm argued for the dismissal in the Tribune creditors’ $8.3bn clawback suit against the former shareholders - a question that may be a candidate for review by the US Supreme Court. The firm has also acted as lead counsel to Wilmington Trust, as indenture trustee regarding $200m of notes issued by Nortel Networks Limited (Canada), in an ongoing dispute over sale proceeds after the decision to opt for a ‘modified pro rata allocation’. In the defense of fraudulent transfer litigation relating to the Thornburg Mortgage bankruptcy, the firm is defending UBS against accusations by the trustee for the debtor that UBS and other defendants made ‘unjustified’ margin calls in a case that reflects changes to trustees’ rights under the US Bankruptcy Code. Sieger leads the team, which includes Paige Barr and Peter Siddiqui in Chicago, and Karen Dine, Craig Barbarosh and litigator David Crichlow in New York.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to