March 13, 2014

Wall Street Journal's Bankruptcy Beat Highlights George Mesires' Restructuring Career and FaegreBD's Chicago Expansion

George Mesires of Faegre Baker Daniels was featured in the Bankruptcy Beat blog of the Wall Street Journal on March 11, 2014. The article described Mesires' diverse legal career and his move to FaegreBD to lead the finance and restructuring team in the firm's Chicago office—motivated in part by FaegreBD's national reach. Mesires told the WSJ that he's excited about the opportunity to build on FaegreBD's "great reputation" and expand the firm's presence in the Chicago market by capitalizing on the strong commercial bank and investment firm activity in the city.

The Wall Street Journal also highlighted Mesires' passion for assisting senior housing entities with bankruptcy claims to ensure that residents are shielded from changes beyond their control. "This case is about human lives in their most frail condition," he recalled telling a bankruptcy judge. "You're talking about a segment of the population that is the most fragile, and that requires serious attention." His main goal on senior housing related restructurings is to get the business back on track so residents feel the least possible impact.
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