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Ms. Ebner has 27 years experience practicing bankruptcy law in the Northern District of Illinois, and 24 years experience as a federal bankruptcy trustee. Her clients presently include venture capitalists and other individuals and businesses experiencing financial distress, individuals and companies being sued for the recovery of preferential and other transfers in pending bankruptcy cases, individuals and businesses who either need assistance collecting amounts due them from bankruptcy estates, or, who desire to remove their property from the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court. She also represents purchasers who are interested in purchasing property from Bankruptcy Estates, is an experienced and trained bankruptcy mediator, and is a well-respected advocate for Domestic Relations litigants in Bankruptcy Court. Ebner has extensive experience with the representation of creditor committees in Chapter 11 cases, in a multitude of business environments, and is proficient with chapters 7, 11, 12 & 13 of the bankruptcy code. Her legal ability is well respected by bench and lawyer alike and she is known as a go-to "result oriented" attorney. She has administered thousands of bankruptcy cases through her practice and as a Trustee, and has a candid, straightforward approach to the practice of bankruptcy law.
Ms. Ebner provides her clients the sophisticated counsel that one frequently finds in large law-firms, in a cost effective manner. She uses her keen ability to recognize the source of financial distress and her interpersonal skills to counsel and educate her clients. As a result, her clients are able to understand the source and true nature of their financial issues and are either able to "cure" their own financial "ailments" without the need for Court supervision, or are able to acquire long-term benefit from the solutions that are provided with Ms. Ebner's representation.
United States District for the Northern District of Illinois
Trial Bar United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Hourly Rate: $251-$300/hour
Retainer: Varies by case.
Year of Birth: 1956
Law School: Samford University,J.D., 1981
Law School Honors/Involvement: Recipient, Gore Memorial Foundation Scholarship 1979-1981
Undergraduate School: Auburn University, B.S. 1977
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: First place, Southeastern Invitational Model United Nations Competition
Financially distressed small businesses
Vendors of Chapter 7 and 11 Debtors who are sued for the return of preferential transfers
Litigants attempting to enforce Domestic Relations Court awards in Federal Bankruptcy Court
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bankruptcy Institute
Commercial Law League of America
Chicago Bar Association
Pro Bono Subcommittee of the Bankruptcy Committee
Established Pro Bono Bankruptcy Program at Chicago Volunteer Legal Service, 1995
Illinois State Bar Association
Will County Bar Association
Federal Bankruptcy trustee in the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, 1984 to present
Panel of mediators, Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division
Trustee, Dreis & Krump Manufacturing Future Personal Injury Trusts 1996 to 2008
Published Legal Writing:
Residential Real Estate in Bankruptcy, Copyright 2003
Bankruptcy and the Matrimonial Litigant, Including a Look at the 2001 Legislation
"Overview of the Ty-Walk Liquid Sale Bankruptcy and the interplay between Statutory Liens and Section 557 of the United States Bankruptcy Code," Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee
"Preferential Transfers and Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code," Commercial Law League of America
"The Automatic Stay and Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code," Illinois State Bar Association
"Bankruptcy and the Matrimonial Litigant," Chicago Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & the Will County Bar Association
Ms. Ebner is married to Dr. Ira Bloom. They have four children.
Additional Office Locations:
Ms. Ebner is available to meet at the client's premises as her schedule permits and by appointment only.
Parking is available in the Self Park located at the corner of Adams and Wabash in downtown Chicago. There is also parking in the Grant Park Underground lot, which is accessible from Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.