McDonald Hopkins welcomes business restructuring attorney Shara C. Cornell


CHICAGO– Business restructuring attorney Shara C. Cornell has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, in the firm’s Chicago office as an associate.  

Cornell has 6 years of experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, including large chapter 11 bankruptcies. Her previous experience includes serving as staff law clerk and law clerk to the Honorable LaShonda A. Hunt and Chief Judge Bruce W. Black (ret.) in the United Stated Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Illinois and as law clerk for the Honorable Robert G. Mayer (ret.) in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Cornell earned her LL.M. in Bankruptcy in 2012 and her J.D. in 2011 from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Student Award and received the CALI Awards in Creditors’ Rights, New York Practice, Externship Seminar and Bankruptcy Advocacy Clinic Pt. II. She received a B.A., cum laude, in religious studies from Fordham University in 2008.

Cornell can be reached at or 312.642.1902 X3207.


Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.348.5733

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