Reed Heiligman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago, IL

Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC
 | 53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1301 A
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-667-7717
Fax: 312-566-9015
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018, 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Reed Heiligman is a partner with Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC law firm in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 13 years of total legal experience, Mr. Heiligman represents debtors, creditors, trustees and committees in all stages of reorganization and liquidation proceedings, serving both the transactional and litigation sides of business bankruptcy.  Mr. Heiligman guides his clients through the bankruptcy process, and he has extensive experience handling out-of-court workouts, as well as prosecuting and defending actions involving director and officer liability, fraud, and impermissible transfers of assets, including preferential and fraudulent transfers. 

    Nationally recognized as an emerging leader in his field, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.  Whether representing debtors or creditors, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights and interests at all turns as he fights aggressively to help them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Mr. Heiligman also serves on the panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Northern District of Illinois and in that role is a fiduciary responsible for the preservation, liquidation, and distribution of assets in both consumer and commercial Chapter 7 cases.

    A graduate of the University of Oregon, Mr. Heiligman obtained his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Illinois as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Drawing upon his in-depth legal knowledge, Mr. Heiligman serves as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he teaches classes on legal writing and appellate advocacy. He also participated in the Next Generation Program of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and he has published articles on a variety of legal topics related to bankruptcy law. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Chicago Bar Association and the Native Hawaiian Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Bankruptcy: Business
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Bankruptcy Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018, 2020

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    About Reed Heiligman

    Admitted: 2007, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers Publication in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal Trial Bar
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Ohio
    • Illinois
    • Native Hawaiian Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Managing Editor, The John Marshall Law Review
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

    Educational Background:

    • University of Oregon, B.A.
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    Office Location for Reed Heiligman

    53 W Jackson Blvd
    Suite 1301 A
    Chicago, IL 60604

    Phone: 312-667-7717

    Fax: 312-566-9015

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2021

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