Mr. Gaertner has practiced bankruptcy law for over 35 years. He represents clients in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and in non-bankruptcy workouts and reorganizations. His clients include both consumers and businesses, debtors as well as creditors. He is experienced in all facets of bankruptcy litigation having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits arising out of the bankruptcy process. Several of the cases in which he has represented litigants have been chosen for publication by the Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Gaertner also handles the firm’s real estate practice. He has assisted clients and bankruptcy trustees in both the sale and acquisition of all types of real estate, residential and commercial. Mr. Gaertner is active in the Illinois State Bar Association serving on the Board of Governors and the Bankruptcy Section Council. He was recently appointed a hearing officer with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Mr. Gaertner is rated AV Preimenent by Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer rating service. That is the highest rating a layer can achieve.
He has served on various boards for community organizations including President, Westmont Kiwanis Club, Council, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard, Illinois, Nation Chief, Lombard YMCA Indian Guides, and Director, Chicago Central Suburban Men’s Senior Baseball League. Since his retirement from the baseball field (after 40 years), Mr. Gaertner now pursues his passion for golf and fishing in his free time.