Christopher M. Cahill

 

Christopher M. Cahill

Head of Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group | 312-628-7193 | ccahill@lowis-gellen.com

Mr. Cahill advises businesses on relationships with vendors, customers, and lenders, to maximize market share, return, and liquidity. He also represents secured creditors, trade creditors, and others with respect to litigation in chapter 11 cases and corporate restructuring more generally, including workouts, loan forbearance, assignments for the benefit of creditors, UCC Article 9 foreclosure sales, and avoidance litigation.

Mr. Cahill has substantial mega-case chapter 11 experience at national law firms representing very large debtors, and counsels and litigates (including several trials) on behalf of manufacturers, secured lenders, and other parties in interest in large and middle-market cases.

Mr. Cahill also publishes frequently and speaks regularly on commercial insolvency and commercial transaction issues. He is an Executive Editor of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d Edition (Jonathan P. Friedland, Elizabeth Vandesteeg & Christopher M. Cahill eds., 2017), a comprehensive treatise that is updated annually and published by Thomson Reuters.

In addition, Mr. Cahill is the host of Financial Poise Radio, a weekly interview and commentary podcast for investors and other market participants, with 100 episodes and counting, posted on www.financialpoise.com. Here is Episode 91, with Jeff Pomerantz, the President of the American Bankruptcy Institute, discussing retail distress; and Episode 57, with Vitaliy Katsenelson, CFA and host of Contrarian Edge podcast, about his book “Sideways Markets.”

Admissions:

Illinois; U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Wisconsin

Sample of Recent Publications

Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (Jonathan P. Friedland, Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg & Christopher M. Cahill eds, 2d ed. 2017) [comprehensive treatise published by Thomson Reuters and updated annually; Executive Editor from 2014 to present]

Christopher M. Cahill and Jonathan P. Friedland, “Overview,” a chapter in Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (Jonathan P. Friedland, Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg & Christopher M. Cahill eds, 2d ed. 2017)

Michael A. Brandess, Christopher M. Cahill & Jonathan P. Friedland, “Does Newspaper Notice Constitute ‘Commercially Reasonable Notice’ in 2016?” 47 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, Volume 93 (February 2017)

Christopher Cahill, “A Creditors’ Guide for Claims Against Bankrupt Customers: Getting Claims Paid and Preventing Claw-Back of Payments Received,” Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives (February 27, 2017)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Update on CFIUS National Security Review and the Section 363 Sale: Draper Athena as Stalking Horse for Assets of ATopTech, Inc,” Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (February 14, 2017)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Reclamation of Reclamation Claims by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court in In re Reichhold,” Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (Dec. 19, 2016)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Receivers: An Introduction,” Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives (January 8, 2016)

Christopher M. Cahill and George W. Kuney, “Limiting Credit Bidding for ‘Cause’ Under § 363(k): Contra Philadelphia Newspapers Footnote 14,” 17 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 161 (Fall 2015)

Mark A. Silverman and Christopher M. Cahill, “When Her Smile is a Thin Disguise—How to Stop a Lying Judgment Debtor from Obtaining a Bankruptcy Discharge,” Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives (June 24, 2015)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Stalking Horse Bidder in Section 363 Sale: Benefactor or Predator?”, The Bankruptcy Strategist (May, 2015)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Radio Shack Bankruptcy Watch” [Parts I-VII, a continuing series of articles chronicling the company’s distress and steps toward reorganization], Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (Sept. 17, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Foreign Buyers of Assets in Section 363 Sales: National Security Review,” Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (Sept. 11, 2014)

Christopher M. Cahill, “How Much Can I Add to My Claim? (says Lender) How Much Liquidity Will I Have? (says Reorganizing Debtor): On the Payment of Post-Petition Interest,” Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (June 25, 2014)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Not Necessarily Free and Clear! Purchasing Real Property in a Section 363 Sale,” Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (June 4, 2014)

“Meridian Sunrise Village: Highlighting Some Risks for Loan-to-Own,” Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (May 7, 2014)

Cahill, Christopher M. & Neiger, Edward E., “Adding Defendants to Preference Complaints After Expiration of the Limitations Period: A Guide to Amendment and Relation Back after Krupski v. Costa Crociere,” 23 Norton J. Bankr. L & Pract. 102 (2014)

Christopher M. Cahill, “A Chapter 11 Debtor Need Not be Broke,” Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives (Feb. 3, 2014)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Some Cautions On Selling Your Claim Against a US Bankruptcy Debtor.” Canada-US Business Council Bulletin, (Fall 2012)

Christopher M. Cahill, “Commodity Supply Agreements Are Swap Agreements: A Counter-Intuitive But Quite Real Safe Harbor From Preference Avoidance,” 8 Int’l Corp. Rescue 268 (2011)

Webinars Given (as panelist or moderator; and all for Financial Poise)

  • Alternative Assets Part 1: Investing in Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Hedge Funds, November 14, 2017
  • How to Read Financial Statements and Financial Journalism, October 17, 2017
  • Alpha, Beta & Stock Picking (Sept. 26, 2017)
  • Raising Money for a Start-Up Through Equity Crowdfunding (May 11, 2017)
  • Investing in Real Estate Through Equity Crowdfunding Websites (April 6, 2017)
  • Angel Investing Through Equity Crowdfunding Websites (February 23, 2017)
  • Title III, Regulation A+, and State Crowdfunding Regimes (January 26, 2017)
  • Bankruptcy Valuation Issues: Valuation in the Context of a Fraudulent Transfer of Preference Attack (May. 27, 2016)
  • SBA Loans and Other “Special Programs” (Apr. 6, 2016)
  • Alternative Investment Basics Series [9 parts] (May to Dec. 2015)
  • Crash Course: Valuation for Business Transition and Exit Planning (Oct. 2, 2014)
  • How to Get a Bankruptcy Case Dismissed or Converted (July 22, 2014)
  • Anatomy of Preference Litigation (June 11, 2014)
  • Bankruptcy for Fun and Profit: Claims Trading and 363 Sales (May 27, 2014 and Mar. 27, 2015)
  • Basics of Bankruptcy Litigation for the Non-Bankruptcy Specialist (May 20, 2014)
  • Creditor Boot Camp (May 13, 2014)
  • How to Buy Distressed Business Assets Outside of Bankruptcy (May 6, 2014)
  • Everything the GC Should Know About Chapter 11 (April 29, 2014)
  • Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses (April 22, 2014)
  • What Entrepreneurs and Other Business Owners Must Understand About Equity Crowdfunding (March 19, 2014)
  • Equity Crowdfunding: Real Estate Investments (March 5, 2014)
  • Was the Debtor Insolvent? (Dec. 5, 2013)
  • Valuation Fights in Bankruptcy (July 17, 2013)

 

Conference Presentations

  • “Maximize Value in Your Customer’s Bankruptcy,” presented at the 2017 Credit Professionals Conference and Expo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • “Keep What You Earned From the Claws of the Bankruptcy Trustee,” presented at the 2017 Credit Professionals Conference and Expo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Plus many presentations to banking and manufacturer clients

 

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1996



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