Elliott D. Levin
Indianapolis Bankruptcy & Insolvency Lawyer
Attorney Elliot Levin’s practice is focused on the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, creditors’ rights, insolvency, loan restructuring, and workouts. Over the course of more than 40 years of legal practice, he has developed a stellar reputation for providing representation to secured and unsecured creditors in a multitude of contexts.
Mr. Levin’s practice includes representation of secured and unsecured creditors and Committees within the framework of out-of-court workouts and restructuring, as well as within litigation and in the bankruptcy arena. Mr. Levin has been involved in virtually all of the major reorganization proceedings filed with both the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana for nearly 40 years.
Mr. Levin has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law, teaching courses in Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, and Corporate Reorganization, and has written and lectured extensively.
How I Help
Creditor companies retain our firm because of our extensive experience in helping maximize value in complex workout and insolvency matters. These situations require experience, dedication, and creativity in order to craft solutions that will benefit creditors over the long term, particularly with respect to security and asset recovery.
Our firm focuses on expeditiously working to help creditors in insolvency, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights matters. We understand, and have built our firm around, being able to take action assert the rights of our clients as quickly as possible, not only to preserve their rights, but also the value of the assets that may be at stake.
Highlights & notables
While in law school, Mr. Levin received a Krannert Fellowship, was Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal, was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Delta Phi honoraries, and was awarded the Order of the Coif.
Following law school, he served two years as a Captain in the United States Army Armored Force. He presently serves on the Sigmund J. Beck Bankruptcy Roundtable, which is composed of five practicing lawyers and law school professors within the State of Indiana who conduct a yearly forum on bankruptcy.
Mr. Levin currently heads the task force for the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Section of the Indiana State Bar Association that recommended to our Indiana Legislature the amendments to the Indiana exemption statute which recently became law. He also serves on the panel of U.S. Trustees in Chapter 7 proceedings.
Mr. Levin’s activities on behalf of the Commercial Law League of America have included service as Chairman of the Midwestern Regional Members Association and all of the officer positions leading up to the Chair. He has served as Chairman of the League’s National Bankruptcy Committee, Chairman of its Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, and Chairman of its Task Force on the U. S. Trustee System; terms as Executive Council Member, Secretary and Chairman of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section; Associate Editor and Vice-Chairman of the Commercial Law Journal’s Board of Associate Editors, member and Vice-Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Committee, Co-Chairman of the Legislative Committee and Co-Chairman of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Education Committee. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Associate Editors, and is a Past-President of the League.
Mr. Levin is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and was elected from the Seventh Circuit to be a distinguished member of the American College of Bankruptcy. Through his efforts, various areas of bankruptcy law have been defined by decisions of the local Bankruptcy Court. As a practitioner in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, creditors’ rights, insolvency, and loan restructuring and workouts, he has distinguished himself as a leader in his field.
presentations / publications / cle
- “Who Gets the Goodies: What Happens to the Enhancement of the Secured Parties’ Collateral Post-Petition?”, Commercial Law Journal, Spring 1997
- “Statute of Limitations for Bankruptcy Avoidance Actions Brought by Debtors in Possession”, Commercial Law Journal, Winter 1992
- “Retention of Ownership Interest Over Creditor Objection — How Intangible and Unsubstantial May the Substantial Contribution Be?”, Commercial Law Journal, 1987
- “Collecting from Business Debtors”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1982
- “Bankruptcy”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1982
- “Basic Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law”, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, 1981
- “Rights and Remedies of an Indiana Creditor”, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1980
Awards and Recognition
- Named a Super Lawyer, which recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in the State of Indiana – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Named in the Top 10 Lawyers in the State of Indiana by Super Lawyers – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Always take the high road, it's less traveled.
- J.D., Indiana University School of Law, high honors, 1966
- Indiana State Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Indiana State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- American Judicature Society
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America