Steven B. Chaiken: Lawyer with Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.

Steven B. Chaiken

Steven B. Chaiken is a partner with Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd. His practice is devoted primarily to representing commercial debtors with and in workouts, bankruptcy, asset sales and general restructuring.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reorganization
  • Commercial Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 312-435-1050
Fax: 312-435-1059
University University of Illinois, B.A., Speech Communications, With Distinction, 1997
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Admitted2000, Illinois; 2003, Florida
BornChicago, Illinois, March 26, 1975

Mr. Chaiken joined the firm in January 2007 and focuses his areas of practice in business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation. Mr. Chaiken is a 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2000 cum laude. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Chaiken served as the general counsel for a telecommunications company in South Florida with annual revenues exceeding $150 million. Mr. Chaiken successfully assisted the company through a lengthy chapter 11 which resulted in a confirmed plan of reorganization.{newline}{newline}Since joining Adelman & Gettleman, Mr. Chaiken has handled a wide range of matters and represented a variety of different clients, including individual debtors in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, a real estate developer in a complex individual chapter 11 bankruptcy case, several corporate debtors in both chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and numerous individual and corporate clients in out-of-court work outs, including assignments for the benefit of creditors.


Mr. Chaiken became a partner in January, 2013. He has been named as a "Rising Star" in the Illinois Super Lawyers Publication in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mr. Chaiken received a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of "AV Preeminent". In addition, Mr. Chaiken received a client distinction award from Martindale Hubbell.{newline}{newline}Professional Associations & Memberships{newline}{newline}Chicago Bar Association{newline}{newline}American Bankruptcy Institute{newline}{newline}Bankruptcy Liaison Committee 2012-2014 (Member; Co-Chair){newline}{newline}Volunteer Attorney Panel - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Illinois{newline}{newline}Honors & Awards{newline}{newline}Illinois SuperLawyer Rising Star - 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013{newline}{newline}Selected in June 2012 to serve a two-year term as a member of the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee. Served as Co-Chair of Committee.{newline}{newline}Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating - AV Preeminent{newline}{newline}Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award{newline}{newline}


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Steven B. Chaiken

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1050
ChicagoIL 60604


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