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Over 40 Years of Bankruptcy Experience

Publications, Appointments, & Speaking Engagements

Chicago Business Bankruptcy Attorney Deborah Kanner Ebner has held 37 consecutive appointments by the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, as a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois and has held appointments as the standing Chapter 12 Trustee and Case Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.


Her breadth of experience in Bankruptcy Law, coupled with her personal attention to every detail of your case, makes selecting the Law Office of Deborah Kanner Ebner a solid strategy to avoid bankruptcy, minimize your losses, or file a bankruptcy case.


Attorney Ebner is well-respected in the Chicagoland community and has served as faculty for the American Bankruptcy Institute and has presented to the Chicago Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and to numerous bar associations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association, and the Commercial Law League of America where she presented cutting edge strategies for fraudulent conveyance recoveries to a standing room audience.


Attorney Ebner served as Chair of the Bankruptcy Section for the 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 terms and on the League's Board of Governors for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 terms. As Bankruptcy Section Chair, she participated in the provision of technical comment to the House Judiciary Committee concerning proposed changes to the Bankruptcy Code, assisted with the development of comment for the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Practice of the Judicial Conference of the United States and provided position letters of support to both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate as to the Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2007.


Attorney Ebner received her B.S. from Auburn University and her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.


Chicago Business Bankruptcy Attorney Deborah K. Ebner, a long-time Illinois State Bar Association member, graces the pages of the second Leading Lawyers Network Magazine dedicated solely to women Leading Lawyers. (Please click here for link.) Attorney Ebner is one of only 23 high-profile, highly-accomplished women lawyers from throughout the state of Illinois selected for publication in 2009. Attorney Ebner wrote the Residential Real Estate in Bankruptcy, Chapter 22 of the 2003 IICLE Residential Real Estate Publication, co-authored its 2008 and 2011 editions. (Please click here for link.) Ebner also serves on the Advisory Council of Leading Lawyers Network and has served on the Advisory Council for the Office of US Trustee Region 11 private panel of Trustees.


Ms. Ebner has also spent much time giving back to her community. Among other philanthropic activity, she serves as a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Josselyn Center for Mental Health. She encourages those viewing her website to link to that organization to learn more about it for the purpose of joining her with support of its mission.


"Ms. Ebner's experience as both creditor and debtor counsel, as well as her trustee work and her creative method of practice, make her uniquely qualified to provide expertise to companies in bankruptcy or considering their workout options. As a result, she sees issues from a 10,000-foot-high view down to the most microscopic level and provides counsel accordingly."


    Scott C. Anderson

    Director of the Leading Lawyers Network

    Publisher of the Leading Lawyers Network Magazine


To speak with Attorney Ebner, please call: 312.470.1288

Email: dkebner@deborahebnerlaw.com

Publication Links



Comment to Advisory Committee of US Judicial Conf.


Comment on Proposed Amend. to Rule 3001 of Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure


HR 3753


Chapter of IICLE Residential Real Estate Publication






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