Aaron Krieger is an associate in Chapman's Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and is a member of the Banking and Financial Services Department. His practice focuses on complex commercial restructurings, trustee and creditors' rights, bankruptcy-related litigation, and distressed investing, including debt and asset trading.

Aaron also represents funds, alternative lenders, banks, and other financial institutions in connection with private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and special situation transactions, including purchases of assets in chapter 11 proceedings or “363 sales” and debtor-in-possession financings.

Aaron is an active member of the LGBT Bar Association and interviews law students for Chapman’s summer associate program at the LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law conference. Aaron also maintains a pro bono practice, having represented asylum seekers, individuals involved in pending deportation matters and clients seeking executive clemency.

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was an associate with the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented the major equity sponsor in connection with the sale of equity in the holding company of two "racinos" in Indiana.
  • Represented ad hoc groups of bondholders in connection with restructurings of bonds and convertible notes.
  • Represented a commercial finance company based in Toronto in connection with a series of transactions to sell rail assets.
  • Represented private funds in multiple purchases of assets pursuant to section 363 sale process.
  • Represented senior secured lender in connection with chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding commenced by auto dealership.
  • Represented lessor of railcars and locomotives in numerous bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented multi-billion dollar hedge funds and other investment vehicles in complex corporate restructurings, DIP financings, bankruptcy acquisitions and non-distressed financing transactions.
  • Represented banks and other financial institutions in out-of-court credit workouts and loan restructurings.
  • Represented equipment lessors, equipment financers and municipal finance parties in bankruptcy proceedings in Illinois, New York and Texas.



  • "In for a Shock: Issues Affecting Creditors in the PG&E Chapter 11 Cases," Chapman's 2019 CLE Marathon. May 8, 2019. 
  • "Bankruptcy Issues for Creditors of Non-Profit Organizations," Chapman's 2018 CLE Marathon. May 2, 2018
  • "Bankruptcy Issues for Secured Creditors: Developments in Make-Whole Litigation and Cram-Down Interest," Chapman's 2017 CLE Marathon. May 10, 2017.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2013

  • The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 2010


Illinois, 2016

New York, 2014

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2018 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019


American Bankruptcy Institute

National LGBT Bar Association

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