Gabe Reilly-Bates practices in the litigation department and represents clients in commercial litigation and in bankruptcy matters. The litigation matters Mr. Reilly-Bates has handled include matters involving ERISA, trade secrets, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breach of contract, fiduciary law, fraud, fraudulent transfer actions, probate claims, mechanics liens, employment discrimination, probate claims, and various other complex disputes.
The bankruptcy matters Mr. Reilly-Bates has been involved in include actions concerning landlord rights, preferential payment actions, objections to the debtor’s discharge and the dischargeability of debts, disputes as to the validity and priority of competing liens, petitions to reduce retiree medical benefits, fraudulent transfer actions, equitable and conventional subrogation, equitable subordination, assumption and rejection of executory contracts, consignments, transfers of claims, representation of a lender in providing debtor-in-possession financing, and general representation of a debtor in Ch. 11 bankruptcies.
EDUCATIONJD, 2003, Northwestern University School of Law
- Bartlit Center National Trial Team (October 2002 to April 2003)
- Bluhm Legal Clinic (January 2002 to June 2003)
BA, 1998, University of Chicago, History, cum laude
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois
Assisted municipality in resisting the assumption and assignment of an exclusive license which ultimately lead to a favorable settlement for the municipality.
Succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of a debtor’s bankruptcy case for the debtor’s improprieties.
Obtained a favorable settlement for a lender who asserted a conventional subrogation claim against a prior perfected lender (in a bankruptcy setting).
Represented several equipment lessors in bankruptcies involving multiple pledging of collateral by the debtor.
Assisted in representation of senior executive in trade secret, covenant-not-to-compete and non-solicitation litigation following his departure from his employer.
Assisted in prosecution of trade secret, covenant-not-to-compete and non-solicitation litigation against executives who formed new company to compete with former employer.
Obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a lessor of taxicabs on a breach of contract claim.
Assisted in lawsuit brought by company and ESOP against former members of the board of directors for usurpation of corporate opportunity and for purchasing shares of the company for the ESOP for more than adequate consideration.
PRO BONO INVOLVEMENT
Obtained a hardship discharge for an elderly individual in a Ch. 13 bankruptcy case.
Assisted the Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic with the preparation and investigation of an inmate’s post-conviction petition.