Joseph A. Baldi, Partner
Joseph A. Baldi is the founding member of Baldi Berg, Ltd. Prior to establishing the firm in 2000, Mr. Baldi was an attorney in private practice for over 23 years, concentrating primarily in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. In addition to his experience in private practice, Mr. Baldi spent five years as a staff attorney with the Office of the United States Trustee, a component of the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised bankruptcy cases pending in Chicago.
Mr. Baldi has specialized in insolvency law for over 30 years and has extensive experience in a variety of settings, including bankruptcies, workouts, receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He has represented clients in all sectors of the bankruptcy arena, including debtors, bankruptcy trustees, lenders, and creditors. Mr. Baldi has counseled both individual and corporate debtors in chapter 7, chapter 13 and chapter 11 cases and has significant experience with complex commercial bankruptcies.
Private Bankruptcy Trustee
In addition to his experience acting as bankruptcy counsel, Mr. Baldi is a long time member of the panel of private bankruptcy trustees appointed by the United States Trustee's Office for the Northern District of Illinois. In over twenty-ffive years as a chapter 7 trustee, Mr. Baldi has liquidated a broad range of business entities, including law firms, real estate ventures, distributorships, retail firms and financial service providers. He has also operated numerous businesses as a chapter 11 trustee, including an aluminum manufacturing facility, a steel mini-mill and an industrial real estate partnership.
Mr. Baldi is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and admitted to practice before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and many federal bankruptcy courts in the Midwest. He is a member of the the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he is a frequent lecturer on a variety of bankruptcy topics.
In addition to his legal pursuits, Mr. Baldi is active in municipal affairs in his hometown of Park Ridge, Illinois and currently serves as a commissioner on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Baldi graduated cum laude from the DePaul University College of Law and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western Illinois University.
Professional and Civic Memberships:
- DePaul University College of Law – Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
- Western Illinois University – Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)