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Steven A. Levy

Of Counsel

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  • Successfully represented a bank at trial in proving that an involuntary bankruptcy case was properly commenced.
  • Representing financial institutions in all manner of litigation, including high profile cases in which the banks were alleged to be responsible for fraudulent schemes engaged in by their customers.
  • Successfully prosecuted dozens of complex commercial foreclosure actions, including foreclosures of commercial properties ranging from office buildings, condominium buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, student housing, residential developments, golf courses and other recreational properties, industrial and manufacturing facilities, cold storage facilities, shopping centers and other retail properties. These cases often prompt lender liability counterclaims that are defended in the course of the foreclosure.
  • Defending a finance company alleged to have controlled or aided and abetted its borrower in selling in excess of $100 million of subordinated notes in violation of the securities laws.



  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1988

    magna cum laude

  • Miami University, B.S., Finance, 1985

    – cum laude


  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Member, Trial Law Institute
    • Member, Diversity Law Institute
    • Barrister, Order of Veritas
    • Advocate, Order of Certus