Hanson, Ronald W.

Ronald W. Hanson

Retired Partner

Ron W. Hanson retired from the partnership in November 2012. Mr. Hanson founded the Chicago office’s highly regarded insolvency and creditors’ rights practice. He had more than 37 years’ experience in corporate insolvency and restructuring, creditors’ rights, defense of fraudulent conveyance and lender liability claims, and buying and selling distressed companies. Mr. Hanson also had extensive experience with the use of UCC Article 9 enforcement rights, litigating lender liability, valuation, and fraudulent conveyance cases, sales pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and lender acquisition and ownership of businesses pledged as collateral to realize on the going concern value of collateral.

In addition, at the time of his retirement, Mr. Hanson had several key memberships, notations, and recommendations, including:

  • Member of the trial bar for the United States District Court
  • Known for innovative legal solutions coupled with seasoned and practical advice
  • Highly recommended by Practical Law Company
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Named by the International Biographical Centre as a Top 100 Professional for 2012
  • Rated AV over 25 years by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law since 1990 as well as other Who’s Who publications
  • Authored articles dealing with fraudulent conveyances and lender liability
  • Official advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in regard to revision and repeal of Article 6 of the UCC
  • Chair, Audit Committee, 1998-2005


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1975
    cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, St. Olaf College, 1972
    summa cum laude