Scott R. Clar has been a practicing attorney in the State of Illinois since 1982. He became associated with Crane, Heyman, Simon, Welch & Clar in January, 1988. His practice is concentrated in the field of bankruptcy, having represented Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, unsecured creditors' committees and various creditors.
Mr. Clar’s background includes his work, from January, 1985, through September, 1986, as a staff attorney with the United States Trustee's Office in the Northern District of Illinois, where he administered over 200 Chapter 11 cases, as well as supervised Chapter 7 panel trustees. From September, 1986, through December, 1987, he was employed by the law firm of Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd., where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency related matters.
Among other professional activities, Mr. Clar has been a panel member and a moderator for several bar association-sponsored bankruptcy seminars. He is also a former Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Bankruptcy and Reorganization.
Mr. Clar has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the field of Bankruptcy and Workout Law: Commercial by the Illinois Leading Lawyers publication.