Todd J. Ruchman

Senior Attorney

Todd Ruchman works from within Cook County to strengthen MDK’s presence in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois.  He represents clients primarily in bankruptcy motion practice and bankruptcy adversary litigation matters.

Todd Ruchman, a Senior Attorney in MDK's Chicago office, excels in safeguarding the interests of banking clients amidst the complexities of bankruptcy law, making him a vital asset to the firm since he joined in 2015. His expertise in financial regulations and strategic negotiation skills ensure he steers clients towards optimal outcomes in challenging situations. His core responsibilities involve reviewing various bankruptcy filings, plans, and claims, analyzing payment histories, and engaging with clients, opposing counsels, trustees, and court personnel.

Todd's proficiency in negotiation stands as one of his foremost strengths, consistently securing favorable outcomes for MDK's clientele. Frequent appearances in court not only underscore his hands-on approach but also affirm his unwavering commitment to championing the best interests of MDK's clients. Going beyond the firm's confines, Todd is dedicated to fostering collaboration and actively pursues settlements with opposing counsels, always with the primary aim of advancing the interests of those the firm represents.

Outside the legal arena, Todd is deeply involved in professional and community activities. He holds memberships in the American, Illinois, and Chicago Bar Associations. Notably, he has presented at a national seminar on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Bankruptcy Code, demonstrating his commitment to knowledge sharing within the legal community. Todd's community involvement includes serving as a former member of a condominium board of directors in Chicago and currently holding the position of treasurer for a neighborhood homeowners association in Delavan, WI.

Known for his positive and upbeat demeanor, Todd strives to be recognized as a positive force in people's lives. He stands out for his ability to identify "the positives" in people and situations, a trait that directly contributes to achieving positive outcomes for clients. His success, he notes, is driven by his genuine enjoyment of the legal field and a close-knit bankruptcy bar community where collegiality thrives.

Todd resonates with MDK's mission statement, highlighting the value of collaboration and expertise. "The talented and dedicated team at MDK fosters an environment where we can effectively engage with clients and achieve the best possible outcomes," he says. He finds particular alignment with the firm's emphasis on engagement, believing it fuels collective action towards shared goals.

When away from the courtroom, Todd enjoys spending time with his loved ones, staying active, and pursuing his passions for music and travel. This well-rounded life fuels his positive outlook and dedication to serving his clients with unwavering expertise and understanding.

* Please note that
Todd J. Ruchman
is not an attorney.

University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1991
Indiana University, B.S., 1984

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Bars & Courts

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio Illinois, 2000

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