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Ira P. Goldberg graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois (magna cum laude, 1980) and the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1983). He received the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law. He has specialized in debtor-creditor relations, with emphasis on bankruptcy law, for over twenty years. He has represented diverse interests in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, inclusive of debtors, creditors (administrative, secured and unsecured), creditor committees, landlords, asset purchasers and trustees. Ira’s articles have appeared in several publications, and he is a contributing author for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2001 Edition of Secured Transactions. Ira has been voted by his peers as highly qualified in his field.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    33 years
  2. Unspecified: 10%



Hourly ($340/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Daniel John Spilotro

    I have worked on several bankruptcy matters with Ira over the years. Both in and out of the courtroom, he is professional and extremely knowledgeable in his practice area.


    Daniel Spilotro Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mitchell Scott Sexner

    I highly recommend this attorney. He is recognized as a highly skilled professional that advocates aggressively for his clients. His extensive record of successful results speaks for itself.


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Contact info

Di Monte & Lizak, LLC

216 Higgins Road

Park Ridge , IL, 60068-5706


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198305/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Constitutional LawAmerican Jurisprudence1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDimonte & Lizak LLC2005 - Present
AttorneyMcGuireWoods2003 - 2005
AttorneyRoss & Hardies1990 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Levit Trustee CasesSuccessful distributions to Creditors
KmartEventually the client collected 100% plus
Robert B Katz, Trustee CasesSuccessful distributions to creditors
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Publication nameTitleDate
DiMonte & Lizak,How to Deal With A Preference2016
Di Monte & LizakBeneficial Changes to Bankruptcy Preference Defenses2005
IICLE HandbookSecured Transactions2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/AN/A1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Springfield BankersChapter 7 and TrusteesN/A