Aaron represents clients in restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including distressed acquisitions and insolvency-related litigation. He builds deep relationships with clients by providing efficient solutions and practical advice on complex restructuring issues.
Aaron has led recent successful engagements on behalf of contract counterparties, secured and unsecured lenders, and other stakeholders in high-stakes restructuring matters, bankruptcy-related disputes, and out-of-court workouts. He serves as national bankruptcy counsel to one of the largest managed care and health insurance companies in the U.S., and he frequently advises payors, lenders, private equity investors, and other interested parties on all aspects of healthcare restructuring. In the energy space, Aaron represents utilities, renewable project owners, financial institutions, pipelines, and commodity firms with distressed situations and insolvency issues. He regularly advises clients regarding application of the Bankruptcy Code's "safe harbor" provisions in structuring and unwinding commodity and derivatives contracts. Aaron is a member of the firm’s Opinion Committee with respect to insolvency-related legal opinions.
Aaron has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring attorney by various publications, including Chambers and Best Lawyers in America. Aaron graduated Order of the Coif from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. During law school, Aaron was awarded the W&L Law Council Award (for best student law review article), the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal (for outstanding student in bankruptcy law), and the Roy L. Steinheimer Commercial Law Award (for outstanding student in commercial law), and was named the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student from the Fourth Circuit by the American College of Bankruptcy.
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2016-2018
Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012-2019
Named to "Illinois Rising Stars," Bankruptcy: Business, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2018
Named to “Emerging Lawyers,” Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial (Illinois), Leading Lawyers, 2015
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013