We are a commercial litigation law firm with a specialty in commercial collections. We are regarded as the premiere Commercial Collection—Business to Business Collection Law Firm in the Chicago Metropolitan Area and have clients from all over the globe. We have a thorough understanding of litigation, collection and commercial transactions, which increases your chance of recovery while limiting the costs involved in litigation.
We have an extensive educational and practical background in tax, accounting, finance, real estate, corporate, probate and trust law which enables us to look at the big picture in executing a creative strategy to meet our client’s needs. We ask the right questions so our clients obtain the results they expect.
We are creative.
We are aggressive.
We are thorough.
We take pride in what we do.
We love what we do.
We get satisfaction in doing whatever is necessary to get the job done for our clients.
Marc S. Lichtman
Marc S. Lichtman, is an Attorney licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and Florida.He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1985 and graduated from the DePaul University College of Law. In 1989, Marc S. Lichtman earned an LL.M. transaction in Taxation.
Marc S. Lichtman was a 1980 graduate of the Indiana University School of Business earning a double major in Real Estate and Finance. At Indiana, he obtained the educational background to analyze business transactions and financial records. After college, Marc S. Lichtman worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a Bank Holding Company Examiner where he honed his ability to review and analyze financial statements and company books and he appraised real estate.
After law school, Marc S. Lichtman worked in various law firms handling real estate and business transactions and commercial litigation. He was able to use his LL.M. Degree in Taxation, Business Degree concentrating in Real Estate and Finance and his experience from working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to aggressively represent clients in both a transactional and litigation settings. He has found his background to be very helpful in the post judgment collection area to find improperly transferred assets or schemes to defraud creditors. Marc S. Lichtman has held public office as the Chairman and Board Member of the City of Highland Park Zoning Board of Appeals. Marc S. Lichtman has graduated from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Trial Skills Program and Deposition Skills Program and has attended their seminar on Expert Witnesses. Currently, he is a member of the Legislative Committee of the International Association of Commercial Collectors.
Outside of the law practice, Marc S. Lichtman interests are restoring vintage bicycles, cycling, reading, comedy and anything related to Agent 007—James Bond. Agent007@lichtmanpartners.com.
Kara R. Eisen
Kara R. Eisen is a Cleveland, Ohio native and earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Psychology from Miami University. Kara earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University, where she graduated in 2006.
Prior to joining Lichtman Eisen Partners, Ltd., she worked for a national collection firm where she managed a high-volume caseload while representing financial institutions and debt buyers in litigation of cardholder agreements, retail installment contracts, notes and mortgages. Kara then went onto work for a union side labor law firm where she represented employee benefit funds and labor unions in the collection of outstanding pension contributions and union dues.
Kara’s practice is concentrated primarily in commercial litigation in which she represents businesses and financial institutions relating to breach of contract, fraud, unpaid insurance premiums and insurance audits. Kara is skilled in representing judgment creditors in post-judgment proceedings, including, citations to discover assets, wage garnishments, and bank attachments. Kara also has experience in commercial mortgage foreclosures, as well as representing creditors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases as well as representing clients in preference claims. Kara enjoys the challenges involved in commercial litigation and collections. Outside of the legal practice, Kara is an avid runner and enjoys making jewelry. Keisen@lichtmanpartners.com.
Danielle A. Burkhardt
Danielle A. Burkhardt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, with a major in English and minor in Criminal Law and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Danielle went on to graduate magna cum laude in her class from The John Marshall Law School where she earned her J.D. in 2016. During law school, Danielle was the Student Publications Editor for The John Marshall Law Review and in 2015 authored a published law review article entitled Read, White, and Blue: Prosecutors Reading Inmate Emails and the Attorney Client Privilege. Danielle was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in November of 2016. Since joining the firm, Danielle has represented clients in various industries from the placement of a claim through post-judgment proceedings. DBurkhardt@lichtmanpartners.com.