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Richard J. Mason

Richard represents significant business interests in transactions and litigation, with a strong concentration in the areas of business insolvency and debtor-creditor relations. He has extensive experience representing a range of clients in business matters throughout the United States and overseas.

Richard is an adjunct professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, where he has taught Bankruptcy Law each year since 1983. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Superlawyers and  Leading Lawyers Network and currently serves as co-chair of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association and chair of the Education Committee of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs sponsored by organizations such as the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, American  Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Law League of America, Practicing Law Institute, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, and state and local bar associations.






• The University of Chicago, MBA, 1980

• University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, 1977

• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, with High Honors, 1973


Co-chair, Insolvency Section, International Bar Association, 2016-present

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy and the American Bar Foundation; Chair of Education Committee, 2015-present

Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee, 1984-2016; Chair, Subcommittee on Use and Disposition of Property, 1993-1998; Delegate, United Nations Commission on Model Insolvency Law, American Bar Association

Member, Insolvency and Restructuring Section, 1990-2016, Co-Chair, 2017; Senior Chair of Programs, International Bar Association, 2015-2017

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 1986-2016

Member, Former Section Counsel, Commercial, Banking, and Bankruptcy Law, Illinois State Bar Association 1984-1987

Trustee, Private Panel Maintained by Region 11 of the Office of the U.S. Trustee

Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Farm Legal Assistance Foundation, 1986-1988



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