Attorney Profiles

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Phone: (312) 641-7144
Fax: (312) 641-5137

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois

Bradley A. Smith

Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in the areas of eminent domain, general litigation, business reorganization and bankruptcy. In connection with his eminent domain and condemnation practice, Mr. Smith represents both property owners and governmental bodies alike, and has been trial counsel in numerous jury trials and bench trials involving land acquisition matters. In connection with his bankruptcy and reorganization practice, Mr. Smith represents companies in various litigation matters, including pursuing claims against the estate and defending against adversary proceedings filed by the estate.


Representative Matters

Counsel to property owners and businesses regarding eminent domain matters.

Counsel to City of Chicago for O'Hare Modernization Program.

Counsel to Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority for McCormick Place West Expansion.

Counsel to Chicago Transit Authority for Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project.

Counsel to debtors in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

Counsel to creditors regarding preference litigation, claim protection and post-petition activities.

Counsel to numerous commercial/retail property owners and tenants regarding bankruptcy lease rejection matters.

Professional Activities
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chicago Public Schools Principal for a Day, 2008 and 2007
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2004
    • CALI award winner for outstanding academic achievement in both White Collar Crime and Advanced Research in Intellectual Property
    • Dean's Scholar
  • Iowa State University, B.S., 2000
Honors and Awards
  • Rising Star in Eminent Domain (Super Lawyers Magazine Illinois/2016)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois