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James A Stempel

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James Stempel has extensive experience in complex business reorganizations, concentrating on counselling purchasers of distressed companies and special situation investors in transactions inside and outside of bankruptcy, as well as debtors in all aspects of Chapter 11 cases. He also frequently advises owners, companies and boards of directors in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and sponsors, boards of directors, and secured and unsecured lenders to companies in insolvency proceedings. His recent sponsor and special situation investor representations include Sycamore Partners, Sun Capital Partners and GTCR.


IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1989; University of Michigan, B.G.S., 1985.