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Brian Audette



Brian Audette concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor's rights, and general commercial litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and debtors in chapter 7 liquidation proceedings, chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, state court foreclosure actions, and out of court restructurings and liquidations.

Brian is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  Brian has led round table discussions numerous times at the International Council of Shopping Centers' U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, pursuant to which he addressed issues affecting landlords when their tenants file chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions.  In college, Brian was a goaltender for Brown University's Men's Ice Hockey Team, and he continues to play hockey once or twice a week in Chicago.

Brian’s additional experience includes the following:

  • Serving as counsel to a national hotel company in connection with complex commercial litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
  • Representing secured lenders in two commercial bankruptcy cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
  • Serving as debtor's counsel in all aspects of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a premium snack food company.
  • Representing the liquidation trustee in the liquidation of a technology solutions company.
  • Serving as debtor's counsel of a leading supplier of building materials and manufacturer of building components in the United States.
  • Representation of the unsecured creditors' committee in the bankruptcy of a brand marketing organization.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed as an "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2014
  • Office of the United States Trustee
  • Member of the Private Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees, 2010 - present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member

Related Employment

  • DLA Piper, Associate, 2002 - 2008


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
    Assistant Features Editor (2000 - 2001) and News Editor (2001 - 2002) for Public Interest Law Reporter
  • Brown University, B.A., Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois