Salvatore A. Barbatano, JD

Salvatore A. Barbatano, JD

Title: Attorney
Company: Barbatano Law Offices PLLC
Location: Saline, Michigan, United States

Salvatore A. Barbatano, JD, Attorney at Barbatano Law Offices PLLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in bankruptcy litigation.

Internationally recognized in the bankruptcy field with more than 40 years of experience assisting business clients in commercial disputes and bankruptcy litigation, Mr. Barbatano has been counsel to creditors’ committees in many large cases that include Refco, Inc., World Kitchens and Lancer Partners, LP, with the latter being the first Chapter 11 hedge fund on record. He has represented domestic and international banks as well as financial institutions, pension funds, creditors’ committees, trustees in bankruptcy, insurance and manufacturing companies, healthcare providers and real estate developers regarding the structure of secured, credit-enhanced and securitized asset-based transactions.

Mr. Barbatano initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Oberlin College in 1969. He concluded his formal education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1974. He has been admitted to practice in the State Bar of Michigan, the New York State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Barbatano is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Top Lawyer Illinois and Martindale-Hubbell, from which he received an AV-Preeminent rating for 28 consecutive years.

As a shareholder and partner with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, Mr. Barbatano led a number of complex and lucrative engagements, including corporate restructurings, creditor representations and litigation trusteeship. In addition, he served as the vice chairman of the bankruptcy group with Foley and Lardner LLP and made an impact with Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, PC as the practice group leader of the firm’s creditors and debtors’ rights practice.

Throughout his career Mr. Barbatano was recruited by major law firms and financial advisory or investment firms to handle conflict cases or act as local counsel in a number of large cases that included the representation of a General Motors affiliate as the plan sponsor in a multi-billion dollar plan of reorganization in Japan. In addition, he imparted his knowledge as an adjunct law professor at Loyola University Law School for more than 10 years and contributed to Northern Illinois University College of Law as a member of the board of visitors and the chairman of the dean’s strategic plan subcommittee. Mr. Barbatano attributes his success to having a good work ethic, which he acquired from his family, and the encouragement of his grandfather.

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