Mr. Sidman is a retired partner in the Vorys Columbus office. He represented various parties in commercial bankruptcy cases, mainly Chapter 11 cases. He represented debtors, trustees, committees, suppliers, customers, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, tenants, and other parties in interest. Mr. Sidman also performed workout services for banks and other lenders, as well as for debtors.
Career highlights include:
- Serving as a United States Bankruptcy Judge, 1975-1982
- Appearing or rendering substantial services in many large Chapter 11 bankruptcies, both regionally and nationally
Mr. Sidman is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
Mr. Sidman frequently spoke on topics relating to Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and ethical issues in regards to bankruptcy.
Mr. Sidman received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. magna cum laude from Benedictine College.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, "Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year" for Columbus, OH, 2011
- Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2004-2011
- Ohio Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor, 2004-2011
- The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditors-Debtors Rights Law, 1987-2012
- Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation since 1992
- More than 100 Vorys Attorneys named on 2012 The Best Lawyers in America® List
- 26 Vorys Attorneys Featured in 2011 Edition of Chambers USA
- 72 Vorys Attorneys Recognized as 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
- Four Vorys Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers®
- Vorys Ranked #1 Law Firm in Ohio on 2011 Best Lawyers in America® list
- 27 Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Chambers USA
- 27 Vorys Attorneys Recognized in 2010 Chambers USA
- 54 Vorys Attorneys Recognized as 2010 Ohio Super Lawyers
- Vorys ranked #1 law firm in Ohio on 2010 Best Lawyers in America® list
- 27 Vorys Attorneys Recognized in 2009 Chambers USA
- 70 Vorys Attorneys Recognized as 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers
- Vorys Attorneys Named on 2009 Best Lawyers in America List
- 28 Vorys Attorneys Named Leading Practitioners in Ohio
- Vorys named the "2008 Leading Ohio Law Firm" by Best Lawyers
- 28 Vorys Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA