Mr Peter Siddiqui > Katten > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile
525 WEST MONROE STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
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Mr Peter Siddiqui
Insolvency & Restructuring
When advising creditors in bankruptcies and reorganizations, Peter Siddiqui knows that his job is to make the best of a bad situation. Banks, hedge funds and private equity investors, as well as borrowers, turn to him to find swift solutions that protect their interests with minimal distress. Because he understands his clients’ business realities — whether they’re in the automobile, real estate, financial services or hospitality and resort industries — he offers advice that’s not just informed, but practical.
Dealing with companies in financial distress requires a flexible mindset focused on practical solutions for problems that often involve a host of parties. Peter knows that his goal isn’t to “win” every dispute. Instead, he keeps his eye on creating a framework that will produce the best result efficiently. He has worked with companies through all phases of the economic cycle, and understands that every restructuring, bankruptcy and other debt resolution must take into account the context of the financial environment.
Peter also assists debtors in Chapter 11 cases, trustees in bankruptcy actions and secured creditors in mortgage foreclosures, sales and orderly wind downs.
JD, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; BA, DePauw University
Katten remains a go-to firm for the representation of independent directors in both chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. It is also well versed in the representation of debtors, equity sponsors and creditor committees, and has strong rapports with investment banks and financial advisors. New York-based Steven Reisman and Chicago’s Peter Siddiqui are co-chairs of the team. The practice has significantly enhanced its offering throughout 2021, with the arrival of Terence Banich from Fox Rothschild LLP, Michael Comerford from Paul Hastings LLP, Michaela Crocker from Jones Day, Peter Knight from Latham & Watkins LLP, John Mitchell from Akerman LLP, Julia Winters from White & Case LLP and Cindi Giglio rejoining from Gordon Brothers Group. Theresa Foudy departed the firm, while Jeff Friedman retired.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
- Finance > Structured finance: securitization
- Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds
- Intellectual property > Copyright
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
- Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance
- Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional
- Real estate > Real estate
- Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
- Industry focus > Sport
- Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes
- Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious
- Finance > Financial services regulation
- Finance > Commercial lending
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense