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)

Michael Leifman leverages his contemporary legal knowledge to find creative and effective solutions for his clients. He focuses his practice on banking matters including commercial mortgage foreclosures, UCC issues, creditors’ rights, bankruptcies, commercial workouts and Fair Debt Collection Practice Act compliance. In addition, he handles employment law and commercial litigation matters, including Fair Labor Standards Act disputes and civil forfeiture processes.

Michael enjoys the opportunity to work in this challenging and evolving field. He is a prolific writer that has contributed to numerous articles and client alerts, enabling him to stay up-to-date on relevant laws. In addition, he is continually expanding his legal knowledge by reading legal journals, blogs, newsletters and updates, attending conferences and researching new topics. He is also an active member of the firm’s Marketing Committee, having previously served on the 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.