Carolina Y. Sales

Carolina Y. Sales is a partner at Bauch & Michaels, LLC, where she concentrates her practice on commercial litigation, business workouts, and reorganizations.

She has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in post-judgment supplementary collection proceedings and mortgage foreclosures. Ms. Sales has been involved in numerous Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases for individuals and businesses. She was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program class of 2014, and she co-authored the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) chapter on individual Chapter 11 cases.

Ms. Sales is treasurer of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP; membership co-chair of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Chicago Network; and a member of the Lawyers’ Auxiliary Committee of the Illinois Judges Foundation. Ms. Sales also volunteers for the Elder Law and Wellness Initiative (ELWI), a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to people over 60 years old. In 2005, Ms. Sales obtained her J.D. cum laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, Ms. Sales was a lead articles editor for the John Marshall Law Review and a Distinguished Scholar Award recipient. She worked as an extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County for various judges hearing foreclosure cases and later conducted training sessions for new judicial externs. She received an LL.M. in real estate law, with honors, in 2010.

Prior to law school, Ms. Sales graduated cum laude from the Marquette University Honors Program in 2002, where she majored in English literature and philosophy and was president of the local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the honor society in philosophy. She graduated from Resurrection High School in Chicago. Ms. Sales is licensed to practice in Illinois, is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, is a member of its trial bar, and is a member of the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Business And Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor and Creditor Relations
  • Real Property
  • Corporate and Business Governance and Management
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate
  • Regulatory

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude – 2005
    • Honors: Distinguished Scholar Award
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Secured Transactions
    • Honors: Alumni Association Award
    • Law Review: The John Marshall Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. in Real Estate Law – 2010
    • With Honors
  • Marquette University, Chicago, Illinois
    • Honors B.A. cum laude – 2002
    • Honors: University Honors Program
    • Honors: Ignatius Scholarship
    • Honors: 1st Place, Virginia Paige Aiken Writing Award
    • Majors: English literature & philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP Treasurer
    • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (Chicago Network), Membership Co-chair
    • Lawyers’ Auxiliary Committee of the Illinois Judges Foundation

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