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Alexander Porter

Alexander Porter is a seasoned attorney providing counsel to clients within the firm's Financial Services practice group. Alex has extensive experience representing secured lenders and financial institutions on matters of breach of contract, commercial foreclosures, bankruptcy, fraudulent transfer and post-judgment proceedings in both state and federal court. With knowledge and experience in drafting initial pleadings, client affidavits, dispositive motions and post-trial motions, as well as exchanging written discovery on behalf of companies and secured lenders of all sizes, Alex will stop at nothing to help clients achieve their desired outcomes. His experience includes representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. Alex is also a certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma.

Prior to joining Lathrop GPM, Alex served as an associate with another Chicago-area law firm, as well as an in-house staff attorney for a legal financial company. 

Representative Matters:

  • Quashed non-party subpoena seeking professional basketball team’s internal player evaluations and assessments
  • Enforced $3 million judgment for out of state creditor through supplementary proceedings and fraudulent transfer action, resulting in a favorable settlement
  • Reached favorable settlement for consumer finance trade associations in action against IDFPR relating
    to enforcement of new regulatory amendments
  • Successfully defeated judgment creditor’s petition to vacate judgment of foreclosure asserting
    priority over lender’s $1 million mortgage lien against property
  • Protected priority of secured lender’s mortgage lien by obtaining dismissal of foreclosure complaint filed by mortgagee seeking foreclosure of previously released mortgage

Publications

  • Author, “Student Loan Dischargeability: Recent Developments”, ABI YOUNG AND NEW MEMBERS COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2020
  • Author, "Can You See It? Predicting an Augmented Future for Illinois Attorneys," ILLINOIS BAR JOURNAL, June 2019
  • Author, "The Unlocking Technology Act of 2015: The Key to the Cell Phone Unlocking Saga?" Landslide, American Bar Association, Vol. 9, No. 2, December 2016
  • Author, "Fox v. Dish Network: Sony BetaMax and the Ninth Circuit's Failure to Ad-Skip to the Future," AKRON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY JOURNAL, Vol. 8, Iss.1, 2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association 
    • Young Lawyers Section of Chicago Bar Association
      • Special Project Coordinator, August 2020-present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter
    • Planning Committee, 2023 TMA Distressed Investing Conference
    • University Relations Committee, 2021-present
    • Membership Committee, 2020-2021

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2021-2022
  • Scholarship Recipient, Allerton Conference, May 2019
  • "Most Active New Member" Award, TMA Chicago/Midwest Chapter, 2021
  • Chicago

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60606-1787

Assistant

Sujey Lara
312.920.3316

Court Memberships

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

The University of Akron School of Law

  • J.D., Dean's List, 2014
  • M.B.A., 2014
  • LL.M., Intellectual Property, 2014

Northern Illinois University, B.A., cum laude, 2011