Carl Tullson focuses his practice primarily on troubled company mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financing transactions — particularly those including intellectual property, labor and pension issues.


Mr. Tullson’s debtor representations include Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. in the first prepackaged restructuring of a publicly traded master limited partnership, a transaction that was recognized by Turnaround & Workouts magazine as one of the 12 most successful restructurings for 2016; tier-one auto suppliers Delphi Corporation and Mark IV Industries in their traditional Chapter 11 restructurings; and MF Global in its Chapter 11 filing. He advised the official committee of unsecured creditors in American Airlines’ bankruptcy, a transaction that received the Turnaround Management Association Chicago/Midwest Chapter’s 2014 Large Transaction of the Year award and was recognized in the Corporate & Commercial category in the Financial Times’ 2013 U.S. “Innovative Lawyers” report. Mr. Tullson was named as an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor in 2018.  

Mr. Tullson also has advised on numerous traditional Chapter 11 cases for U.S. and international companies, including ATLS Acquisition, LLC; CHC Group Ltd.; Eastman Kodak Company; Energy Future Holdings Corp.; ITR Concession Company LLC (a/k/a Indiana Toll Road); Lehman Brothers; MacKeyser Holdings, LLC; New England Compounding Center; Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.; The Standard Register Company; and Visteon Corporation.



  • J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Wheaton College, 2004


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Carl T. Tullson

Counsel, Corporate Restructuring