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Emmet A. Fairfield 
Springfield, Illinois
Partner
phone (217) 544-8491 (ext. 249)
fax 217-544-9609
email Email Me

Since 1984, Emmet A. Fairfield has concentrated his practice primarily on the representation of banks and other creditors. He has had success advising financial institutions on loan documentation, Uniform Commercial Code issues, distressed loan negotiations, and other regulatory affairs affecting lenders. Emmet also has extensive experience in the United States Bankruptcy Court advocating for his clients’ creditors’ rights. In addition, Emmet frequently engages in complex litigation in Illinois State Courts pursuing lien enforcement and commercial collections matters.

Mr. Fairfield often lectures to other legal professionals on bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, and distressed loan topics at continuing legal education programs throughout the state.

Practice Areas:

Banking and Finance Law
Business and Commercial Law
Collections
Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions:

Illinois
U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Illinois

Educational Background:

University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois – 1981 J.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois – 1978 (B.S. Finance – Highest Honors)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Sangamon County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute

Publications/Seminars Taught:

Community Bankers Association of Illinois Seminar for the Community Bank, Attorney Speaker on “Recent Developments in Illinois
Foreclosure Law” – November 2013
Illinois State Bar Association, LawEd Program Speaker on “Bankruptcy Basics from the Experts-Discharge and Dischargeability” – October 2010
The New Bankruptcy Law – Consumer Section – One Year Later, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2006
Consumer Bankruptcy, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2005
Collection Law in Illinois, Lorman Business Service, 1997
Illinois Foreclosure Law, N.B.I., 1992-1993
Problem Loans in Illinois, N.B.I., 1988

Areas of Practice:
Banking and Finance Law
Business and Commercial Law
Collections
Litigation and Appeals

Springfield Office •
205 S. 5th Street
Suite 700
Springfield, IL 62701
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Chicago Office •
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Representative Clients

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, provides legal counsel and representation for businesses, government entities, and individuals in Springfield, Illinois, and downstate Illinois communities such as Decatur, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Rockford, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Effingham, Urbana, Danville, Galesburg, Kankakee, Carbondale, and Carlinville, Illinois.