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)

An experienced litigator who represents large and small businesses in state, federal and bankruptcy court, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings, Michael Leifman effectively uses his contemporary negotiation and writing skills to find creative, effective and efficient solutions for his clients.

Michael is a member of the firm’s Banking, Litigation and Employment Practice Groups. He represents national institutions and local lenders and debt-buyers in a variety of banking-based matters, including mortgage foreclosures, commercial workouts, asset sales, creditors’ rights, UCC issues and bankruptcies. In addition, he represents businesses of all sizes in employment law and commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes and Fair Labor Standards Act disputes.

Dedicated to providing superior legal service, Michael works closely with his clients to achieve their uniquely desired results. His client-centered approach allows him to fully understand his clients’ needs and concerns and provide cost-effective solutions every step of the way.

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.