Law Office of Jonathan A. Backman

Experienced in Corporate Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Commercial Litigation
Serving Central Illinois

Jonathan A. Backman
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Location:

Bloomington, IL

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Fax:

(309) 820-7430

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Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation 60%
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2004
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2006

Education

  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Hartford Insurance Revisited: Seller Beware, XVIII Bankruptcy Strategist 1, September, 2001
  • Subordination of Tax Penalties: Dead or Alive (Co-Author), XVI Bankruptcy Strategist 1, March, 1996
  • Banks May Freeze Funds Subject to Setoff (Co-Author), Bankruptcy Strategist 1, November, 1995
  • Alternatives to Insurance Liquidation, a U.S. Perspective (Co-Author), 4 Int'l J. Ins. L. 218, October, 1994
  • Civil RICO Claims in Bankruptcy (Co-Author), Civil RICO Practice: Causes of Action, Supp., 1993
  • Appeals Court Upholds New Value Exception, X Bankruptcy Strategist 11, September, 1993
  • How Courts Split on Res Judicata Doctrine, X Bankruptcy Strategist 8, June, 1993
  • Landlord Damage Claims in Chapter 11, IX Bankruptcy Strategist 4, February, 1992
  • Face Value Debt Swap Does Not Create OID, IX Bankruptcy Strategist 7, May, 1992
  • Pursuing Alter-Ego Liability Against Non-Bankrupt Third Parties: Structuring a Comprehensive Conceptual Framework (Co-Author), 35 St. Louis L.J. 657, 1991

Representative Cases

  • HAYES v. SNYDER, 546 F.3d 516, 2008, CA 7, Ill
  • IN THE INTEREST OF GAELIN E., 346 Ill.App.3d 1192, 866 N.E.2d 718, 2004
  • PEOPLE v. BRUER, 335 Ill.App.3d 422, 780 N.E.2d 1128, 2002, (4th Dist.)

Representative Clients

  • MONTGOMERY WARD (1997-1999)
  • KARSTEN MAHLMANN (1991-1998)
  • THE WHITLOCK CORPORATION (1996-2002)
  • AMERICAN SPEEDY PRINTING CENTERS (1996-1997)
  • NOBART, INC. (1994-1997)
  • NORTHWEST AIRLINES (1992-1995)
  • INTERCO, INCORPORATED (1991-1992)

Classes/Seminars

  • ADA Training Seminars, IADOCPA, Inc.
  • ADA Training Seminars, Central Illinois Recovery Coalition
  • WBJC guest legal analyst and former forum speaker

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Central Illinois Center for Independent Living, Former member of the Board of Directors

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