John A. Lipinsky


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Mr. Lipinsky concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights. Formerly, Mr. Lipinsky was a partner at Coman & Anderson, and prior to that he was an associate and then partner with the law firm of Rooks, Pitts and Poust.

In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Lipinsky has handled matters for business entities of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family owned businesses. Representative matters include: consumer class action litigation, contract actions, business torts, employment litigation, preference actions, liabilities of officers and directors, fraudulent conveyances and minority shareholder suits. In addition, he has litigated numerous cases on behalf of lending institutions involving enforcement of notes, residential and commercial foreclosure, regulatory compliance and lender liability issues. Mr. Lipinsky also has experience in handling appellate matters in state and federal courts.

Mr. Lipinsky has a diverse bankruptcy practice which includes representing secured lenders, landlords, unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, acquirers of troubled companies, debtors in Chapter 11, and out-of-court workouts pending throughout the nation. He has represented sellers and buyers of distressed businesses and assets, with transactions occurring both in and outside of bankruptcy. He has handled workouts and bankruptcies involving all manner of complex corporate issues.

Mr. Lipinsky has a reputation of handling matters in an efficient, economic and expedient manner while keeping focused on the practical business points of complex transactions.

Before going to law school, he worked for two and one-half years at Mobil Oil Corporation in its Marketing Division. Mr. Lipinsky was a member of an original task force designed to increase Mobil's market share in the expanding quick lube market. His responsibilities included creating a market strategy, developing a distributor network in bulk oils throughout New England and working with distributors' sales people on key sales calls.


Some of his recent bankruptcy experience includes:

  • Successfully defending clients against fraudulent transfer claims and preference demands in adversary actions in jurisdictions throughout the country;
  • Successfully representing creditors' interests by filing complaints and obtaining judgments objecting to the discharge of debts owed;
  • Representing companies as a debtor in possession in Chapter 11 proceedings resulting in the companies successfully reorganizing;
  • Successfully defending individual debtors against complaints objecting to discharge;
  • Representing secured lenders in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy which resulted in a substantial recovery for the lender; and
  • Represented a large secured creditor before the Illinois Department of Agriculture in the largest grain dealer failure in the history of the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund.


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Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Algonquin, Illinois, Mr. Lipinsky and his family now reside in Wheaton, Illinois.

Practice Areas

Creditors' Rights


Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1991
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Bachelor of Science (with highest honors), Marketing
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Admission to Practice

Illinois State Bar

Federal Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois

Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


DuPage County Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association