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Leslie A. Bayles

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago

Tel

1 312 602 5089

Fax

1 312 698 7489
leslie.bayles@bryancave.com
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Leslie A. Bayles

Partner


Chicago



161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3315

Phone:

1 312 602 5089

Fax:

1 312 698 7489

email:

leslie.bayles@bryancave.com

Leslie Allen Bayles has broad experience representing creditors in distressed business matters, including loan workout and restructuring, commercial real estate foreclosure and receiverships, guaranty litigation, large equipment repossessions, and sales of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Ms. Bayles' foreclosure and receivership experience includes operating assets such as hotels, large multi-family residential developments, strip malls, health care facilities and office buildings.

Ms. Bayles also represents secured and unsecured creditors, including lenders, trade creditors and landlords in bankruptcy-related matters, such as debtor-in-possession financing, bankruptcy claim disputes, stay relief, contested plan confirmations and defense against large preference and fraudulent transfer claims. Ms. Bayles is also responsible for issuing bankruptcy-related legal opinions on behalf of the firm, including opinions relating to substantive consolidation and “true lease” issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Federal Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

Leslie Allen Bayles has broad experience representing creditors in distressed business matters, including loan workout and restructuring, commercial real estate foreclosure and receiverships, guaranty litigation, large equipment repossessions, and sales of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Ms. Bayles' foreclosure and receivership experience includes operating assets such as hotels, large multi-family residential developments, strip malls, health care facilities and office buildings.

Ms. Bayles also represents secured and unsecured creditors, including lenders, trade creditors and landlords in bankruptcy-related matters, such as debtor-in-possession financing, bankruptcy claim disputes, stay relief, contested plan confirmations and defense against large preference and fraudulent transfer claims. Ms. Bayles is also responsible for issuing bankruptcy-related legal opinions on behalf of the firm, including opinions relating to substantive consolidation and “true lease” issues.

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 2000

United States District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana

Education

Loyola University Chicago, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000

Central Michigan University, M.A., 1991

Central Michigan University, B.S., 1990

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
  • Central Michigan University, M.A., 1991
  • Central Michigan University, B.S., 1990

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • United States District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the Northern District of Indiana

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Recruiting Committee