Mark L. Radtke


Mark L. Radtke focuses his practice on corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. He is a Chicago-based partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group.

Mark advises debtors, boards of directors, indenture trustees and bondholders, chapter 7 and liquidation trustees, state and federal receivers, assignees for the benefit of creditors, committees, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, and interest holders on all aspects of in and out-of-court restructurings including chapters 7, 11, and 15 cases. He has litigated contested matters in state, federal, and appellate courts.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recipient, Chambers & Partners USA – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2022-2023)
  • Recipient, Chambers & Partners USA – “Up and Coming Lawyer” (2021)
  • Recipient, Law Bulletin Publishing Company “Illinois Leading Lawyer” (2018, 2021-2023)
  • Recipient, Law Bulletin Publishing Company “Illinois Emerging Lawyer” (2015-2016)
  • Recipient, Law & Politics Magazine “Illinois Rising Star” (2008-2011, 2013-2015)


  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, Chair (2023), Vice Chair (2021-2022)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Co-Chair (2018-2022)
    • Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Advisory Board Member (2010-2023)
    • Young and New Members Committee, past Co-Chair

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, “Tips for Financial Health in the New Year: Avoid Having to Double Pay a Supplier,” The National Law Review (2023)
  • Co-author, “Litigation Concerning the Automatic Stay,” West Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation (2008-2023)
  • Co-author, “Bankruptcy Courts’ Equitable Discretion May Be in Danger,” Law360 (September 20, 2021)
  • Co-author, “Treatment of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Secured Transactions (2004-2021)
  • Co-author, “Jurisdiction and Venue: First in Time Apparently Has Its Privileges, But Should It?,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2010)
  • Co-author, “Rooker-Feldman: Still a Litigator’s Merry Mischief-Maker?,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2008)