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Salvatore A. Barbatano, Esq. Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law

Mr. Barbatano has found success in bankruptcy and reorganization litigation for over 40 years

Mr. Barbatano has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Top Lawyer Illinois and Martindale-Hubbell, from which he received an AV-Preeminent rating for 28 consecutive years.

    SALINE, MI, December 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Salvatore A. Barbatano, Esq. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Barbatano initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Oberlin College in 1969. He concluded his formal education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1974. He has been admitted to practice in the State Bar of Michigan, the New York State Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin and Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Barbatano is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to working in private practice and with several law firms, Mr. Barbatano imparted his legal knowledge as an adjunct law professor at Loyola University Law School for more than 10 years. He further served as the vice chairman of the bankruptcy group with Foley and Lardner LLP from 1996 to 2011. During this time, Mr. Barbatano was recruited by major law firms and financial advisory or investment firms to handle conflict cases or act as local counsel in a number of large cases that included the representation of a General Motors affiliate as the plan sponsor in a multi-billion dollar plan of reorganization in Japan.

As a shareholder and partner with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC from 2011 to 2013, Mr. Barbatano led a number of complex and lucrative engagements, including corporate restructurings, creditor representations and a litigation trusteeship. He also contributed to Northern Illinois University College of Law as a member of the board of visitors and the chairman of the dean's strategic plan subcommittee. He later made an impact with Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, PC as the practice group leader of the firm's creditors and debtors' rights practice from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Barbatano concluded his active private practice as the managing partner of the Barbatano Law Offices PLLC in Detroit from 2017 to 2020.

Mr. Barbatano has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Top Lawyer Illinois and Martindale-Hubbell, from which he received an AV-Preeminent rating for 28 consecutive years. He has been affiliated with the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Evanston Human Relations Commission, Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Italian-American Political Coalition in Chicago and the Justinian Society of Italian-American Lawyers. Mr. Barbatano has likewise lectured for the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute for many years.

Mr. Barbatano has co-authored numerous articles with professional legal journals. He has operated as a board member and volunteer for multiple nonprofit organizations in Illinois and Michigan in education, the arts, service organizations and commissions. Mr. Barbatano has also been recruited as a volunteer with the Autism Society of Michigan for many years.

Mr. Barbatano attributes his success to having a good work ethic, which he acquired from his family, and the encouragement of his grandfather. He cites his negotiations of the General Motors reorganization case in Japan and his AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell as career highlights. Now retired from private practice, Mr. Barbatano hopes to become involved on the board of directors or advisory boards for small or public businesses in the near future.

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