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Stan has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to banks on compliance and regulatory issues, general banking corporate matters, secured lending, distressed loans and assets, failed bank receiverships and note sales. Stan's background includes experience as an attorney with the FDIC, sitting on the board of a financial institution, and representing banks in private practice for over 10 years. He has gained a unique perspective which banks rely on to navigate today's complex regulatory environment. In addition to Stan’s banking practice, Stan has substantial experience representing secured creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors in significant Chapter 11 cases, receiverships, assignments for the benefits of creditors and other out-of-court liquidations. Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Stan was a partner in the Chicago office of a large regional law firm.

In addition to his regulatory knowledge, Stan has practical experience gained as a prosecutor and a defense attorney with the United States Navy Judge Advocate Corps.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers ( Rising Star 2009-2010, Banking 2014-2018)
  • STAR Award, FDIC (2010-2011)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association. Senior Director, Chicago Bar Association (2007-2008), Secretary, Chicago Bar Association (2006-2007), Director, Chicago Bar Association (2004-2006), Young Lawyer Section, Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair, Chicago Bar Association (2002-2004)
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter. Co-chair, Future Leaders' Committee, (2006-2007), Parliamentarian, (2007-2008)
  • Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and National Defense Service Medal, United States Armed Forces

Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Director, Chicago Lawyers Rugby Football Club
  • National Eagle Scout Association

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications


University of Illinois Chicago, M.B.A., 2014

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

Boston College, B.A., 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Department of Defense - Trial Judiciary
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