Jason J. Ben Joins Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Jason J. Ben has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jason to our team,” said Shelly A. DeRousse, Partner and Leader of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. “His extensive restructuring experience is a perfect fit for our group. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients from his work with a variety of industries around the country.”

Jason has represented various parties in complex U.S. and international financial restructurings, including both corporate debtors and secured lenders in Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings. He has also represented purchasers of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as landlords, suppliers, and other unsecured creditors in a variety of transactional and litigation-related aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jason was a Partner at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP and an attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP. He began his career at Sidley Austin LLP.

Jason received his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center (magna cum laude), and his Bachelor of Arts from Southern University and A&M College. He is licensed in the state of Illinois and the state of New York.

Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group is known for its aggressive, cutting-edge solutions. By consistently looking to exceed client expectations, the group has earned the reputation as one of the premier bankruptcy and financial restructuring practices in the country and is recognized by Chambers and Partners. The group provides creditor clients with a cross-functional team of bankruptcy, tax, restructuring, finance and litigation specialists who have extensive experience on creditors’ rights issues. The team provides lender clients with the most cost-effective and practical workout solutions while zealously pursuing their fundamental business goal of achieving complete and timely repayment of loans or recovery of other assets.

This news was featured in Law360, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin,'s Mid-Market Report and Attorney at Law Magazine.

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