About Me


Steve Jakubowski

Mr. Jakubowski, founder and author of nearly all posts for this blog, has worked in complex chapter 11 bankruptcies and reorganizations for 26 years. Based in Chicago his entire professional career, he has represented diverse parties and interests on a variety of bankruptcy litigation and reorganization matters, as well as in commercial litigation in federal and state courts involving distressed companies or situations and receivership proceedings.  He has spoken at various law conferences and symposia on a variety of topics such as intellectual property issues in bankruptcy, BAPCPA, and legal ethics and the web.  He has also been interviewed on Fox News, the CBS Evening News, NPR, and the Planet Money and widely quoted in the national press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.  He has been quoted in various professional reporters such as the American Lawyer, Lawyers USA, and the BNA Professional Reporter.  He can be reached by phone at (312) 476-7585 or by email at sjakubowski@lplegal.com.  His full bio is here.

Professional Associations:

  • Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (2011 - Present)
  • Member, The Coleman Law Firm (1998 - 2011)
  • Admitted, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
  • Commissioner, Lincolnwood Planning Commission, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 2010-Present
  • Commissioner, Lincolnwood Traffic Commission, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 2006 - 2009
  • Vice President, Bais Chaim Dovid Synagogue of Lincolnwood, 2004 - Present
  • Director, Chicago Loop Synagogue, 1999-2006
  • Eitz Chaim (Tree of Life) Awardee, Chicago Community Kollel Institute of Advanced Torah Studies, December 2001


  • Union College (B.S., 1980)
  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1985)

Bar Admissions:   Illinois