Michael D. Leifman

Michael D. Leifman
Practice Areas



DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2016)

Indiana University, B.S., Sport Marketing and Management (2013)

Bar & Court Admissions

Illinois (2016)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2016)

With a priority on establishing long-lasting relationships, Michael Leifman delivers hyper-responsive, creative, and cost-effective solutions for his clients.

Michael is a member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Banking group, where his practice focuses on creditors rights, bankruptcy law, commercial foreclosures and a wide array of workout and litigation matters. He advises secured and unsecured lenders and debt buyers on asset sales, Uniform Commercial Code issues, Small Business Administration loan program compliance, loan modifications, and court-supervised and out-of-court liquidation and collection actions. Michael realizes that legal strategies aren’t always “one size fit all”, so he makes a point to understand every client’s unique goals and circumstances to create an effective strategy and partnership from both a legal and business perspective. 

"Michael is a self-starter who consistently brings creative and thoughtful solutions to the table,” said Francisco Connell, principal and leader of Chuhak & Tecson’s Banking group. “His strong dedication and ability to discern his clients’ needs is a perfect example of how we strive to show the people, businesses and communities we serve that we are right there with them.”

Michael is also a member of Chuhak’s’ Litigation and Employment law groups, where he regularly advises business of all sizes in connection with breach of contract, restrike, and trade secrets issues. Michael also has extensive experience with Fair Labor Standards Act and state law wage and hour claims.

A prolific writer who regularly contributes numerous articles and client alerts, he is an active member of Chuhak & Tecson’s Marketing Committee. He previously served on the firm’s Professional Education Committee.

While in law school, Michael received a Certificate in Business Law and the CALI Award for his Legal Professions class. Before becoming an attorney he worked at Chuhak & Tecson as a Marketing Intern and a Law Clerk, each for two years.

In his free time, Michael enjoys playing and watching basketball (especially the Bulls and the Hoosiers), spending time with his friends and family, and trying new restaurants throughout the city.