Ron E. Meisler, ’99, an adjunct professor at Michigan Law, is a partner in the Chicago office of Skadden. He represents companies experiencing financial difficulties, purchasers of and investors in distressed companies, lenders to and creditors of troubled companies, and creditors’ committees in connection with all stages of complex restructurings throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and South America.

He also has experience regarding the intersection of UK pension law and US bankruptcy law. In addition, Meisler has experience with respect to US-defined benefit pension plans and has solved issues and negotiated resolutions with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in connection with numerous pension plans (both large and small). His experience also includes advising executives and boards in connection with troubled companies. 

Meisler has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America, which named him its 2022 Chicago Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year. He also has been recognized as Highly Regarded by IFLR1000 and has been named to Lawdragon 500’s Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers Guide since 2020 and twice been named one of the country’s Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine. 

In 2020, Meisler was named as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is a frequent guest lecturer on topics of distressed transactions and bankruptcy law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, the Wharton School of Business, and Michigan Law.