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Robert D. Leavitt, J.D., LL.B., focuses his practice on general commercial, corporate and financial transactions, banking, commercial lending, and real estate.  His clients range from small start-up businesses to financial institutions and large Fortune 500 enterprises.

Mr. Leavitt has been practicing law for over twenty-five years, much of it in senior law department roles in major companies, including as General Counsel, and has in-depth, practical experience in a broad range of complex commercial, corporate and financial transactions including:

·                    Mergers and acquisitions,

·                    Capital raises and private placements,

·                    Secured and cash-flow lending,

·                    Equipment leasing,

·                    Commercial real estate matters (buy, sell, lease),

·                    Corporate formation, governance and planning,

·                    Joint venturing, licensing, distribution and other general contracting matters, and

·                    Banking operations, compliance, technology and services such as cash management, payment services and internet banking.


Practice areas


  1. M & A: 20%
  2. Banking: 20%
  3. Corporate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Robert D. Leavitt, P.C.

4101 Russet Way
Northbrook, IL, 60062


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service Excellence AwardCiticorp1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalRobert D. Leavitt, P.C.2015 - Present
Of CounselLowis & Gellen LLP2002 - 2015
PrincipalCounsel On-site2001 - 2002
Senior CounselMetavante Corp.2000 - 2001
Senior Counsel & Vice PresidentCitibank, N.A.1984 - 2000
AttorneyHeller Financial Inc.1980 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Corporation and Business Law CommitteeSubcommittee Chairman2007 - 2009
Chicago Bar Association, Commercial Finance and Transaction CommitteeChairman2005 - 2007
Chicago Bar Association, Corporate Law Departments CommitteeChairman2002 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
DailyDac, LLCWhat do Secured Lenders Want? The Basics of Loan Forbearance Agreements.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American UniversityInternational BusinessLL.M - Master of Laws1980
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Colgate UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
The Lawrenceville SchoolN/AHigh School1972