Michael A. Brandess

Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP

Chicago, IL

Michael A. Brandess represents both healthy and distressed companies as they endeavor to conquer new goals and address material challenges.  Michael has been involved in complex sales, acquisitions, restructurings, and liquidations across the country.  

Michael is a member of the firm's Business Transactions and Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditor's Rights practice groups. Michael has represented asset purchasers, private equity firms, family offices, creditors' and equity committees, plan trustees, and family businesses in a wide array of complicated scenarios.  

Additionally, Michael has authored several articles on matters ranging from family business related issues to distress related topics. He regularly speaks on bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Michael received his juris doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law magna cum laude, where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in several courses, including Negations; Pre-trial Litigation; and Counseling and Fact Investigations. He has been named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2016 and is related AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  Michael has been awarded Emerging Leader of the Year by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association as well as the M&A Advisor.

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