Christopher B. Wick
Partner

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Christopher B. Wick specializes in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. Chris focuses his practice on corporate reorganizations, workouts, debtors’ and creditors’ rights and corporate transactions across the United States.  He has represented parties in the restructuring, reorganization or sale of complex business in various industries, including energy, automotive, agriculture, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing, real estate and steel.  He also has a broad range of transactional experience and has advised clients in connection with a variety of DIP financing facilities, recapitalization transactions and asset dispositions and acquisitions.  Chris also has extensive experience in commercial loan enforcement.

Chris has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers and investors in all aspects of distressed and insolvency situations. He counsels boards of directors, chief executive offices and other members of senior management with respect to their duties and obligations to and exposures in connection with financially challenged companies.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2009-present; Associate, 2003-08
  • Associate, Arter & Hadden, LLP 2001-03
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Judge David H. Adams, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2000-01

Credentials

Education

Washington and Lee School of Law, J.D., 2000

Honors & Activities: First prize, 2000 ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial; Honor Advocate for University-wide honor system; 2000 Mock Convention, Speaker Chairman; 1999 Negotiation Competition Semifinalist; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

 

Washington and Lee University, B.A., Print Journalism and European History, 1997

Honors & Activities: The Trident, Executive Editor; Student Activities Board, Vice-President

Community Involvement

Friends of the Achievement Centers for Children, Board Member, 2007-present

 

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

 

Cleveland Bridge Builders, Member, Flagship Program, Class of 2007

 

Mayfield Sandridge Club, Member

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Bankruptcy By-Pass Program, Pro bono legal representative

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency, 2016-22

 

ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, 2015-21

 

Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2014-22

 

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2001-06, 2010-13

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2000

 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, Western District of Michigan, Southern District of Indiana; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute Mid-Atlantic Conference Advisory Board, 2011-present

 

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 2004-present

 

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2001-present