BFKN is pleased to announce Crain’s Chicago – a top source of news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan Chicago for decision-makers in the private and public sectors – has recognized partner Nathan Q. Rugg as a 2022 Notable Gen X Leader in Accounting, Consulting & Law. Nate is 1 of only 100 attorneys, accountants and consultants in Chicago recognized for making an impact in all corners of their profession.

This honor is extremely well deserved. Nate’s leadership in providing his time and skill sets to the underserved and raising resources and awareness for those most in need is part of what makes us at the firm proud to call Nate our partner. — Roger H. Stetson, BFKN Co-Managing Partner

Nathan Rugg is chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Group. He has extensive experience in business organizations, workouts and bankruptcies and restructurings. Recently he represented a luxury brand retailer in its partnership with a national shopping mall in bankruptcy where the client operated stores in nearly 650 debtor locations. Rugg serves on the Volunteer Attorney Panel in the Northern District of Illinois and has written numerous articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also is chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee. Rugg often combines his passion for running with charity work to raise money for organizations such as the World Bicycle Relief, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and Doctors Without Borders. (Please note, this description was pulled from the Crain's publication linked below). 

To view the full Crain's Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting & Law 2022 list, click here

Crain’s Notable Gen X Methodology

The honorees did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from the nomination materials. This list features only individuals for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after a review by the Crain's editorial team. To qualify for the list, nominees must be based in the Chicago area and be part of Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980. They must have shown the ability or power to effect change and have assumed a leadership position outside their organization.

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