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Henry B. Merens
Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.
Suite 1050
53 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604-3701
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Phone: (312) 435-1050
Fax: (312) 435-1059
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Position Areas of Practice Bar Admissions
Education Published Works Affiliations

Mr. Merens is a graduate of Washington University School of Law.  Upon graduation from law school in 1981, Mr. Merens joined the firm of Schwartz, Cooper, Kolb & Gaynor.  In 1985, Mr. Merens became associated with Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd., and has concentrated in the areas of civil litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and reorganizations.  On January 1, 1990, Mr. Merens became a principal of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. which then changed its name to Adelman, Gettleman & Merens, Ltd.  Mr. Merens has had several articles published in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation and has participated in many significant Chapter 11 cases.


Most recently, in 2005, Mr. Merens was elected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of bankruptcy and reorganization.

Current Employment Position(s):
Areas Of Practice:
Real Estate
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981
Law Journal: Staff Member, Washington University Law School Urban Law Annual, 1979 - 1981

Trinity College, 1978
Honors: With Honors in English

Published Works:
"Private Cause Of Action Under Title IX: Cannon v. University Of Chicago", Vol. 20, Washington University Law School Urban Law Annual, Pgs. 273-286, 1980
"Mortgage Liens in Bankruptcy" (Co-Author), Financing Real Estate Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1988
"Law of Guaranty" (Co-Author), Secured Transactions Handbook, Illinois Institute of Continuing Education, 1988
"Burnside: A Clear and Present Danger to The Availability of Debtor Representation" (Co-Author)), Bankruptcy Law Advisor, Norton, 1989
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Chicago Bar Association
Birth Information:
July 28, 1956, Chicago, Illinois

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