Oak Forest Bankruptcy Attorneys

Also Serving Crestwood, New Lenox and Alsip

The Illinois law firm of Urban & Burt, Ltd., provides consumer and business bankruptcy representation. Founded in 1952, our law firm offers experienced counsel and representation in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Our lead bankruptcy lawyer, Edmund G. Urban III, has more than 35 years of experience providing legal assistance to clients seeking debt relief through the Bankruptcy Code.

Experience Counts

At Urban & Burt, Ltd., your bankruptcy will be handled by skilled experienced attorneys who concentrate in the area of Bankruptcy Law. All cases are supervised by Edmund G. Urban III who has over 36 years of Bankruptcy experience handling thousands of Consumer and complex Business bankruptcies. Edmund is a long time member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) (abi.org) the nation’s most prestigious organization for bankruptcy professionals in the U.S. and internationally. You will meet with Edmund for a free consultation where he will learn about your situation and develop a plan of attack to address your issues and solve your problems.

Our reputation is that we are highly competent and insure that things are done right the first time. We see far too many people who come into our office trying to fix situations when others have not done their job in a competent manner. By having skilled attorneys working with our clients, we can insure the best possible outcome.

In addition to Edmund, you will also deal with Leslie Cohen McGregor who is also a member of the ABI and who has over 13 years experience representing debtors in consumer cases as well as complex commercial cases. Leslie is responsible for the entry of all client information into the bankruptcy software to insure that there are no errors. Errors on schedules is often a serious problem at the big bankruptcy mills when information is added by unskilled individuals who don’t understand the consequences of the information being provided. Having a skilled lawyer review the information provided by the client and input it directly into the bankruptcy software we cut out these errors and mistakes. Leslie also prepares all documents and motions filed in your case. In court and at trustee meetings, you will be represented either by Edmund or Dale A. Hauser III. Dale has over nine years experience and practices regularly before the bankruptcy court. You will also work with our paralegal, Kathy Judge, who is responsible for assisting you to gather necessary documents and coordinating with you in scheduling your required credit counseling. We have built an effective team to provide you with the best possible representation. For over 64 years, our firm has represented debtors in bankruptcies providing the fresh start guaranteed under our Constitution.

Bankruptcy Practice

We guide clients through the bankruptcy process, answering their questions about:

We are one of the few suburban law firms to handle Chapter 11 business bankruptcies. Many of our Chapter 11 clients are referred by other attorneys in the area who are seeking experienced bankruptcy representation for their business clients. As a full service law firm, we are also able to help clients with legal matters that may not have a bankruptcy component.

The lawyers at Urban & Burt, Ltd., look forward to a pleasant and productive association with new individual and business clients, and a continuation of established relationships with present clients. Contact us at 708-381-5426 to learn about our law firm and its bankruptcy practice.


The main office of Urban & Burt, Ltd., is located on the fifth floor at 5320 West 159th Street, in Oak Forest, Illinois. The building, located close to all expressways, offers plenty of free parking and is fully accessible. For the convenience of our clients, our attorneys can also schedule meetings by appointment at our downtown Chicago office located at Three First National Plaza, as well as at our Oak Brook office located in the Mid-America Plaza.

In order to give uninterrupted attention to clients meeting in our office, telephone calls are withheld when an attorney is in conference, except in an emergency. However, messages will be delivered promptly and telephone calls will be returned.


Regular office hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When needed, appointments can be scheduled after normal business hours and on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.