Alexander Berk is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Restructuring practice. His practice concentrates on representing debtors and debtors-in-possession, sponsors, lenders, lessors, and other parties in interest in US insolvency proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, enforcement actions, and other distressed situations. 

Alex was named a 2021 Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy Law by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Alex worked at a leading Chicago boutique restructuring firm where he focused on representing small to mid-size regional commercial debtors.  


Alex’s representative matters include:

  • School Specialty, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services to the Pre-K- 12th grade market in the U.S. and Canada, in its successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $300 million of debt and consensual sale of substantially all of its assets to an entity formed by TCW Asset Management Company, LLC, Cerberus Capital Management, and Lantern Capital Partners.
  • Siemens Financial Services, Inc. in the pending sale of its preferred equity interest in Hummel Power Station, a 1,124-megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility located in northern Pennsylvania, to an affiliate of a fund managed by LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC, and related transactions involving the sale of Hummel Power Station.
  • A real estate holding company with properties located in the Midwest and Southeast United States in connection with multiple 363 sales in the course of its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
  • A Chicago-based publishing company in its chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding.


University of Illinois, BA, magna cum laude

University of Minnesota, JD, cum laude



  • Illinois