• State of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.A., 2008)

The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2011, cum laude)


Brian P. Welch is a member of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. His practice is primarily focused in the fields of bankruptcy, business reorganization, debtor’s and creditor’s rights, insolvency, and commercial litigation. Brian’s has represented a diverse group of clients including individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, secured and unsecured creditors, estate representatives such as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, plan administrators and assignees for the benefit of creditors.


Brian has a broad range of experience in commercial disputes in both State and Federal courts, including representation of debtors, creditors and estate representatives in litigation involving:

  • avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the Bankruptcy Code and state law;
  • avoidance and recovery of preference payments;
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims;
  • lender liability claims;
  • breach of contract claims;
  • mortgage foreclosure;
  • guaranty collection;
  • real estate litigation;
  • shareholder disputes; and
  • post-judgment proceedings.

Honors & Awards

  • Brian has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the field of Business Bankruptcy by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the field of Bankruptcy & Workout Law by Illinois Emerging Lawyers Magazine.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees


Events & Speaking Engagements


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