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Law Office of Jonathan A. Backman

117 N. Center StreetBloomington, IL 61701- 5001

Updated: 11/15/2017


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation 60%
  • Administrative
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Criminal Defense
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Constitutional
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Federal Appeals
  • Disability
  • Professional Malpractice Law

Published Works

  • Hartford Insurance Revisited: Seller Beware, XVIII Bankruptcy Strategist 1, September, 2001
  • Subordination of Tax Penalties: Dead or Alive (Co-Author), XVI Bankruptcy Strategist 1, March, 1996
  • Banks May Freeze Funds Subject to Setoff (Co-Author), XV Bankruptcy Strategist 1, November, 1995
  • Alternatives to Insurance Liquidation, a U.S. Perspective (Co-Author), 4 Int'l J. Ins. L. 218, October, 1994
  • Civil RICO Claims in Bankruptcy (Co-Author), Civil RICO Practice: Causes of Action, Supp., 1993
  • Appeals Court Upholds New Value Exception, X Bankruptcy Strategist 11, September, 1993
  • How Courts Split on Res Judicata Doctrine, X Bankruptcy Strategist 8, June, 1993
  • Landlord Damage Claims in Chapter 11, IX Bankruptcy Strategist 4, February, 1992
  • Face Value Debt Swap Does Not Create OID, IX Bankruptcy Strategist 7, May, 1992
  • Pursuing Alter-Ego Liability Against Non-Bankrupt Third Parties: Structuring a Comprehensive Conceptual Framework (Co-Author), 35 St. Louis L.J. 657, 1991

Representative Clients

  • Montgomery Ward
  • Karsten Mahlmann
  • The Whitlock Corporation
  • American Speedy Printing Centers
  • Nobart, Inc.
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Interco, Incorporated



Office Information


117 N. Center StreetBloomington, IL 61701- 5001


  • (309) 820-7430


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