Freeborn & Peters LLP welcomes John Andreasen to the firm as an associate in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group in the Chicago office.
“We are pleased to welcome John to the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group,” said Shelly A. DeRousse, Partner and Leader of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. “John brings invaluable legal experience, having worked as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Deborah Thorne, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and will be a strong addition to the team. The firm is actively growing several practice groups across offices, and John’s arrival supports the bankruptcy team’s already excellent group of practitioners.”
When working as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Deborah Thorne, Andreasen wrote and edited drafts of published opinions, written rulings, and other bench memoranda for cases and adversary proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to his Clerkship, Andreasen also served as a Legal Extern for The Honorable Deborah Thorne, as a Legal Intern for Farm Credit Illinois and as a Legal Extern to The Honorable Raymond Mitchell, Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division.
Andreasen received his B.S. from Central Michigan University and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from University of Illinois College of Law. While in law school, Andreasen served as Notes Editor of The Elder Law Journal, served as President of the Bankruptcy Law Society from 2018 – 2019, participated in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, and received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence in 2019.
Recognized in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide for Bankruptcy in Illinois, Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group specializes in advising clients affected by financial distress. The group provides creditor clients with a cross-functional team of bankruptcy, tax, restructuring, finance and litigation specialists who have extensive experience on creditors’ rights issues. The group provides lender clients with the most cost-effective and practical workout solutions while zealously pursuing their fundamental business goal of achieving complete and timely repayment of loans or recovery of other assets. During the Chambers research process, a client noted: “It is a great team to work with. I will definitely recommend them to anyone needing bankruptcy attorneys. The firm is friendlier and more customer relationship-driven than other firms we have dealt with. They have a great reputation and experience.”