Lakelaw is proud to be celebrating its 15th anniversary. From a tiny one-room office in Waukegan, Lakelaw now has offices from Chicago to Kenosha and has become a leading interstate bankruptcy boutique with strong capabilities in mortgage foreclosure defense and consumer protection. Our people have their feet on the ground. We identify with everyday people. We take great pleasure in advocating for their rights against powerful interests. Many of our lawyers used to work with big firms and represent big corporations. They can stand toe to toe with the best lawyers. We delight in providing you, our clients, with the same smart, excellent, cutting edge representation that the big banks get from their fancy pin-stripe lawyers in their fancy tall buildings.
At Lakelaw, you won’t find fancy offices. But you will find cutting edge lawyers using the latest technology. We are on top of our game and we have the courage to take on difficult cases other people won’t touch. Our Lakelaw team truly enjoys doing the work that they do every day. And we take the greatest pleasure in helping you achieve financial freedom.
Lakelaw successfully represents people and businesses in difficult bankruptcy cases. Frequently, we solve bankruptcy problems our competition would not even touch. Our highly skilled professionals are well versed in both consumer and commercial insolvency matters.
Our bankruptcy and foreclosure experience extends to the individual, corporate and trustee practice, in both business and consumer cases.
Lakelaw’s experience in bankruptcy has allowed us to successfully represent people with credit card debt, judgments and foreclosure issues. We help people work out business debt and even tax debt from a failed or insolvent business.
We stand by our work. Please take a moment to view Lakelaw’s promises to you. Our clients and fellow attorneys refer more business to us than any other source.
We are an interstate firm – fully prepared to represent you in Illinois.
Our firm is small but highly advanced in technology allowing us to represent you effectively and efficiently.
David Leibowitz founded Lakelaw in 1999 after more than 25 years of distinguished practice in Chicago. David focuses his practice at Lakelaw on bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure defense. He was the first lawyer in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin board certified both as a business bankruptcy lawyer and as a consumer bankruptcy lawyer. He is admitted to the bar in Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona. David has achieved national recognition for his work in defending against predatory mortgages. Under his leadership, Lakelaw has become the leading consumer advocacy firm in Illinois and Wisconsin. Recognized for service to the community and courts, he has been awarded the prestigious Pro Bono Service Award from the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also was honored by the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois with its “Liberty Bell Award” in recognition for his service in organizing the mortgage foreclosure help desk. He is the author of “Filing Chapter 13 – What you Need to Know” published by Aspartore and the editor-in-chief and a principal author of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commercial Fraud Manual.
David has handled virtually all aspects of bankruptcy work from complex chapter 11 cases representing debtors, creditors’ committees and secured creditors to consumer bankruptcy cases in chapter 7 and 13. Recognized as a national leader in the field, David has served as the co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s consumer bankruptcy committee and commercial fraud committee. David is proficient in French and Spanish and regularly conducts business with his clients in the Spanish language.