Christopher Wick

Christopher B. Wick


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Christopher B. Wick chairs the firm’s Commercial Services & Restructuring Practice Group. Chris specializes in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy and 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


  • 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, 2016-24, Corporate Law, 2024


ChambersUSA, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring, 2015-23


Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2014-24


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


Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2007

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