David P Leibowitz

David P Leibowitz

Lakelaw
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law
  • Illinois, Wisconsin
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Activities: Law Review, Note Editor of Law Review
Northwestern University
B.A. | Economics
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Lakelaw
- Current
Founded Lakelaw as Law Offices of David P. Leibowitz LLC in Waukegan, Illinois. Now a nationally recognized consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure defense firm with offices in Chicago, Skokie, Waukegan and affiliated offices in Kenosha and La Crosse, Wisconsin
Partner - Bankruptcy Practice Leader
Freeborn & Peters
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Organized bankruptcy practice at this firm. Focused on chapter 11 real estate reorganization under Chapter 11, both for creditors and debtors. Successful creditors committee representation. Handled leading bankruptcy case of Leibowitz v. Parkway Bank in Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Partner (after 1980)
Schwartz Cooper Kolb & Gaynor Chtd.
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Represented banks and other financial institutions in a wide range of commercial and bankruptcy matters. Substantial real estate practice. Participated on brief in UNR Industries, Inc. establishing the concept of a "legal representative" for future tort claimants in mass tort chapter 11 cases.
Judicial Clerk
Illinois Appellate Court
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Certifications
Consumer Bankruptcy Law
American Board of Certification
Business Bankruptcy Law
American Board of Certification
Awards
Liberty Bell Award
Circuit Court - Nineteenth Judicial Circuit - Lake County, Illinois
This award was in recognition of Mr. Leibowitz' efforts in the establishment and training of volunteers for the Lake County Court's Mortgage Foreclosure Help Desk.
Pro Bono Service Award
Lake Count Bar Association
Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award
United States District Court Northern District of Illinois - Federal Bar Association
The District Court recognized Mr. Leibowitz for his service as bankruptcy trustee, not for his own benefit but for the benefit of a poor, elderly person who was going to lose her home owing to the inadequate efforts of an inadequate, unlicensed bankruptcy petition preparer.
Professional Associations
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Editor of NABTalk
- Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
Co-Chair of Commercial Fraud Committee
- Current
Activities: Also author and editor-in-chief of ABI Fraud Manual
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Member of Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Member of the organization since 1990
American Bankruptcy Institute - Commercial Fraud Task Force
Special Projects Leader
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Wisconsin
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard - but not from debtor for bankruptcy cases
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Foreclosure Defense
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
LAKEBLAWG
Contact & Map
Lakelaw - Loop Bankruptcy
53 W. Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1610
Chicago, IL 60604
USA
Telephone: (866) LAKELAW
Lakelaw - Kenosha
6905 Green Bay Road
Suite 101
Kenosha, WI 53142
USA
Telephone: (262) 694 7300
Waukegan - Lake County Illinois
420 W. Clayton Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
USA
Telephone: (847) 249 9100 Ext. 11