J Douglas Bacon
The Chicago office of Latham & Watkins opened in 1982 and since that time has developed a sophisticated practice comprised of attorneys specializing in all types of complex business issues working across practice areas and with the capabilities of meeting the needs of some of the largest Midwestern, US and global organizations. Not only does the Chicago office boast strong practice groups across the board but the Chicago Tax Department and Transactional Tax Practice are leaders in the tax aspects of renewable energy projects exhibited by their representation of major developers and investors and their involvement in wind farms, biomass and geothermal plants and solar projects.
Practice Areas

The office serves a diverse client base including Fortune 500 corporations, middle market companies, privately held entities and financial institutions. All five of the firm's departments are represented among our Chicago attorneys.

On the transactional side, the Corporate Department offers sophisticated capital markets, merger and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and technology transactions practices. The Finance Department includes practice groups involved in banking, structured finance, insolvency/restructuring, project finance and real estate transactions.

Our Litigation team spans a multitude of substantive fields including intellectual property, professional liability, employment, insurance coverage, products liability and mass torts, corporate investigations, white collar crime and other large commercial litigations, while the Environment, Land & Resources team focuses on litigation as well as environmental counseling.

The Chicago Tax Department offers a full range of tax controversy, counseling, benefits and compensation work and supports our transactional practice. We regularly work with developers and investors of renewable energy projects (including wind farms, biomass and geothermal plants and solar projects), and are well versed in the significant tax benefits for the investors.

Certified in Business Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification

J Douglas Bacon
Latham & Watkins LLP
Sears Tower #5800
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago IL 60606
Tel: 312 876-7700
Fax: 312 993-9767
E-mail: douglas.bacon@lw.com

* Banking
* Insolvency

Doug Bacon has worked in the insolvency arena for twenty-six years representing secured lenders, debtors, creditors' committees and asset purchasers in bankruptcies and insolvency situations across a variety of industries.

Mr. Bacon is listed as a leading Chicago bankruptcy lawyer in Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers. He was named as one of the leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in the Illinois market by Chambers and Partners in its 2008 Global Directory and has been identified as an "Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyer" by Turnarounds and Workouts .

Mr. Bacon has been a featured speaker at national bankruptcy conferences, including programs sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Chicago Bar Association, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Renaissance American Management, Inc. and Beard Group. He is a regular instructor at advanced legal issue seminars sponsored by the Commercial Finance Association.

Mr. Bacon has extensive experience in real estate workouts and bankruptcies, having represented secured lenders and owners in real estate workouts and bankruptcies involving hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes, nursing homes, hospitals and residential developments.

Mr. Bacon has been board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification since 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, New York and Texas.

Mr. Bacon has represented parties with a central role in contested matters before over fifty bankruptcy judges in forty judicial districts around the country.
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