Maxwell & Potts, LLC
Attorney Biographies
ANDREW J. MAXWELL earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in
Champaign in 1974, and his Juris Doctoris cum laude from the Depaul University
College of Law in 1977.  He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois,
the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.  He is a member of the trial bar of the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois.  Since 1985 he has been a member of the standing panel
of bankruptcy trustees appointed by the Office of the United States Trustee for the
Northern District of Illinois.  He is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy
Trustees.  He concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate,
litigation, and real estate matters.  Prior to opening his practice, he was associated with
the law firm of Levy and Erens.
Maxwell has served as the Chapter 7 trustee, Chapter 11 trustee, or examiner in many
cases for both individuals and businesses in varying areas of operation.  He and his firm
have conducted liquidations as trustee and as assignee, reorganizations on behalf of
debtors in Chapter 11, and investigations into conduct of parties within and related to
bankruptcy cases.  Maxwell is currently serving as the Chapter 7 trustee for marchFIRST,
Inc., and is overseeing the marshalling and liquidation of its national and international
information technology businesses and the investigation of the financial transactions
resulting in its sudden collapse and bankruptcy in April 2001.
NICOLE A. ELIPAS earned her bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctoris from
the Chicago-Kent College of Law.