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Kevin H. Morse

Member
Office

Chicago

130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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Education
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 2007
B.A., cum laude, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 2003
State Bar Licenses
Illinois
California

Kevin H. Morse

Member

Kevin H. Morse is a Member in the Bankruptcy group located in Clark Hill's Chicago office.  Kevin has over a decade of experience practicing bankruptcy law.  He handles insolvency matters nationwide, which include complex litigation and restructuring issues for a number of companies in a variety of industries, such as banking, healthcare, food and agriculture, construction, and real estate.  Kevin’s clients include publicly-traded companies, financial institutions, REITs, start-ups, non-profits, and individuals.

Select Representations: 

  • Debtors-in-possession in the Chapter 11 liquidation of one of the largest strawberry growers in the United States, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the bankruptcy of the seventh largest grocery co-op in the United States, headquartered in Joliet, Illinois, and primary supplier to more than 550 member grocery stores.
  • Liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a 14-store grocery chain in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Debtor-in-possession of a franchisee of a national family restaurant chain in defending against the termination of the franchise agreements and eventual sale of the franchises.
  • Debtor-in-possession of a not-for-profit youth hockey club, with more than 20 teams and 200 participants, in its restructuring in the face of more than $20 million in outstanding guaranty liability.
  • Defendant in litigation brought by Chapter 7 trustee against the former owners, officers, directors, and affiliates of a national restaurant group.
  • Chapter 7 trustee in the bankruptcy filing of the former owners and executives of a failed bank whose demise cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s insurance fund more than $825 million.
  • The board of trustees for a public university against the discharge of unpaid student loans.
  • Debtor-in-possession and subsequent plan administrator in the liquidation of an equipment leasing Ponzi-scheme that defrauded more than $250 million from its creditors.
Awards/Achievements
Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2018-2019
Law Bulletin's Leading Lawyers Division "Emerging Lawyer," 2015-2019
Memberships
Co-Chair, NextGen Communication Committee and Member, Chicago Chapter Membership Committee, Turnaround Management Association
The American Lawyers Magazine Young Lawyers Editorial Board, 2018
Next Generation Class for the National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, 2015
Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee, 2015