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Felicia G Perlman

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Partner Felicia Gerber Perlman focuses her practice on complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings and insolvency matters. She is the global co-head of the Firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. Felicia advises debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, sellers, purchasers and other parties-in-interest in all stages of restructuring transactions, from Chapter 11 reorganizations to out-of-court negotiations, workouts and acquisitions. She frequently presents on bankruptcy topics and is featured in several notable publications.

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Professional Memberships

Women in Law Empowerment Forum, member

Chicago Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms, member


Author, "Keep it Flowing, Raising Capital for Distressed Oil and Gas Companies," Journal of Corporate Renewal (2015); Author, “Bankruptcy Acquisition/Divestitures,” ABI Health Care Insolvency Manual (2012); Editor, Debtor-In-Possession Financing: Funding a Chapter 11 Case (2012).


JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1992; BSE/BA, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, 1989.