Ariel Weissberg is the managing partner of Weissberg and Associates, Ltd., 125 South Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Weissberg and Associates, Ltd. concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, transactional matters and all aspects of insolvency and financial distress, including bankruptcy, loan work-outs and foreclosures.
Mr. Weissberg founded Weissberg and Associates in July, 1984. Since then, he has built a varied and loyal clientele, comprised of small to medium-sized to publicly traded businesses, and individuals. He is sought out for complex business and financial planning, especially relating to credit facilities and crisis-management, and high-risk litigation. Beyond that, Mr. Ariel Weissberg is engaged as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases involving claims emanating from real estate and bankruptcy-related matters. Also, he serves as general counsel in senior management to a number of businesses, including well-established businesses engaged in real estate finance and development.
Mr. Weissberg’s practice is concentrated in real estate matters, particularly real estate litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis in financially distressed real estate and insolvency. Mr. Weissberg is a trial lawyer, having litigated in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in Illinois relating to legal malpractice; industrial espionage and patent infringement; alter-ego, piercing the corporate veil and fraudulent conveyance litigation; bankruptcy discharge and dischargeability litigation; residential, commercial and industrial foreclosures; real estate reorganizations and hospitality reorganizations; real estate mortgage fraud actions; landlords matters relating to residential and commercial forcible entry and detainer actions and other lease disputes; in breach of real estate contract actions; mechanics lien foreclosure actions; residential and commercial lease disputes, including evictions; and representing creditors and debtors in post-judgment remedies.
In 1979, Mr. Weissberg received his J.D. from St. Louis University, where he was the co-managing editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal and also received from the American Bar Association a Silver Gavel Award for his legal reporting on KSD Radio on the trial of Benjamin Goins, a prominent St. Louis political figure. In 1976, he received his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.
In addition to practicing in Illinois, Mr. Weissberg has litigated in federal courts and bankruptcy courts in Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Delaware, Florida and Missouri and is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Decalogue Society.
B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, 1976
J.D., St. Louis University, 1979
State of Illinois Supreme Court, 1979
United States Tax Court, 1988
United States Bankruptcy Court for the State of Illinois, 1979
United States District Court for the State of Illinois, 1979
United States District Court for the State of Wisconsin, 1988
Chicago Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association
Intra-Society Award of Merit from the Decalogue Society of Lawyers