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E. Philip Groben

Associate Attorney

pgroben@gcklegal.com

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Admissions

  • 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 Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Education

  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2009
  • B.S. in Production and Operations Management, Iowa State University, 2002

An Associate of Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C., Philip Groben focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Phil represents a variety of clients in bankruptcy proceedings including debtors, creditors, trustees, and equity holders. Phil works with his clients to create personalized recovery plans best suited to their needs including complex Chapter 11 restructurings, efficient Chapter 13 reorganizations, or streamlined Chapter 7 liquidations.  Phil also has successfully defended favorable rulings on appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Phil also has substantial commercial litigation experience in both state and federal courts.  Phil has prosecuted and defended breach of contract and other commercial matters, brought foreclosure proceedings on behalf of secured lenders, negotiated favorable workouts with secured lenders, and enforced the rights of judgment creditors and debtors.  Phil has also sued to set aside illegally obtained trust and will amendments, and has defended interest holders in civil forfeiture matters.

As a Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Bankruptcy Committee, Phil organizes the group’s annual CLE seminar as well as monthly committee meetings and presentations on a variety of topics including non-discharge ability and domestic support issues.  He also serves as the Vice Chair for the Chicago Bar Association’s Asset Protection Committee and is a regular speaker to industry groups including the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Phil served as a Judicial extern to the Honorable Bruce W. Black of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and as an extern with the Office of the United States Trustee, Region 11.  Prior to starting his legal career, Phil worked with durable goods manufacturers to streamline global supply chains and reduce inventory costs.

Representative matters

Radius Machine & Tool, Inc., Case No. 14-16298 – Represented CNC machine shop debtor in possession and secured favorable restructuring of corporate debt portfolio.

In re Liou, Case No. 12-90002 – Named Emergency Counsel by Client Transition Administrator and assigned 141 active chapter 13 proceedings.

Dvorkin Holdings, LLC, Case No. 12-31136 – Represented equity security interests in restructuring of real estate management company.

Tucker, Inc., 12-29222 – Represented jeweler debtor in possession and secured favorable restructuring of secured debts.

Werhane Service Center, Inc., Case No. 12-27469 – Represented family owned gas and service center to secured restructuring of secured debts.

MCK Millennium Centre Parking LLC, Case No. 12-24676 – Represented chapter 11 trustee in the liquidation of parking garage located in Chicago’s gold coast.

RWJ Management Co., Inc., Case No. 11-34845 – Represented jobber / petroleum marketer in chapter 11 restructuring of nine affiliated BP-branded gas stations.

3506 River Rd. LLC, Case No. 11-29873 – Represented debtor in possession and negotiated favorable restructuring of corporate debts

Termano LLC, Case No. 09-08457 – Represented debtor in possession and negotiated favorable restructuring of corporate debts

Speeches

Panelist, ”When Worlds Collide: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce,” American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, June 16-19, 2016

Panelist, “Chapter 7 Trustee Panel: Common Pitfalls to Avoid when Converting to a Chapter 7,” The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Bankruptcy Committee Bankruptcy and Reorganization Seminar, June 9, 2016.

Speaker, “Domestic Support Obligations & Bankruptcy,” The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Bankruptcy Committee Meeting, April 5, 2016