bkgd6We practice law at the highest level in the Chicago area.  We quickly discern liability and collectability with regard to our litigation and collection matters. Moreover, we can competently counsel our clients in transactional matters so as to avoid litigation.

Commercial Collections
When a commercial claim is placed with our office, we look at it as a commercial litigation matter.  In our pre-litigation phase, we not only attempt to work out a resolution, but at the same time identify witnesses and get our facts straight. Our pleadings, discovery, motion practice and post judgment collection efforts are specifically tailored to fit each individual case. Some of the areas of our expertise:

  • Collection of unsecured commercial accounts
  • Breach of contract matters
  • Collection of outstanding insurance premiums and audits and surety bonds
  • Transportation and freight collections
  • Bankruptcy Preference Claims
  • Real Estate Litigation and Evictions
  • Secured Lending and Lender Representation

Post-Judgment Collections:

What really sets us apart is our approach to post judgment collections. It is based upon a philosophy of “creative professionalism”. We take a creative approach to each matter and use our expertise to maximize the recovery for our clients. The Attorneys at Lichtman Eisen Partners are experienced in, analyzing and investigating tax returns, business ledgers, trust documents, leases and corporate documents. Based upon our practical and educational background, we know the right questions to ask and the areas to explore to meet our client’s objectives and increase recovery.
The following is a small sample of our “creative professionalism” tactics to increase recovery:

  • Filing Garnishments (Citations) to rental tenants to pay the rent otherwise due to the debtor to our client to satisfy the debt
  • Prosecuting claims against alter-ego and successor corporations
  • Filing adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court on the basis of fraud
  • Dismissing bankruptcy cases in Bankruptcy Court
  • Selling limited liability membership interests to satisfy debts
  • Breaking trusts to have the assets transferred back to the grantor to satisfy debts
  • Fraudulent Conveyances
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Preference Claims
  • Replevin
  • Levy of Personal and Real Estate

Commercial Litigation:
In additional to commercial collections, a significant part of our practice includes commercial litigation. We are equipped to handle a variety of commercial litigation matters form business to business disputes to disputes arising out of commercial leases.
Our areas of practice include:

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Evictions
  • Business Litigation
  • Secured Lending and Real Estate Foreclosures
  • Breach of Contract matters

Real Estate and Commercial Transactions
What separates Lichtman Eisen Partners apart from other Commercial Collection Law Firms is that we have the practical and educational experience in Real Estate and Commercial Transactions so that we can counsel clients to avoid litigation and perform their proper due diligence to make a proper determination of the proposed transaction.
Our areas of practice include:

  • Acquisition and Disposition of commercial and residential real estate
  • Leasing Transactions
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses
  • Commercial Financing Transactions
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Condominium Development
  • Construction Law