Dykema’s Chicago Office Adds Financial Services Attorney Robert D. Leavitt

July, 2019 - Chicago, Illinois

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Robert D. Leavitt to its Financial Industry Group and Business Services Department as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. He has experience practicing in-house, including time with Citibank, as well as with private firms, most recently Johnson and Colmar in Bannockburn, Ill.

For more than 25 years, Leavitt has represented clients ranging from national financial institutions and multi-national, publicly traded companies to small start-ups, spanning many industries, including banking and financial services, medical waste disposal, transportation, food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, manufacturing, and high-tech services. His background encompasses banking services, operations, technology and compliance such as treasury management services, funds transfers and payment systems, deposit, lock-box and account services, anti-money laundering and foreign asset control compliance, escheatment, FinTech, and online and internet banking.

Leavitt also works on a broad range of complex commercial, corporate and financial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and private placements, secured and cash-flow lending and loan documentation, work-outs, forbearance agreements and restructurings, sale and purchase of goods and services, joint venturing, licensing, distribution, commercial contracts, outsourcing and other general commercial matters, equipment leasing, corporate formation, governance, planning and general corporate matters, and non-profit and charitable organizations.

“Bob’s broad experience in financial services, corporate, and corporate finance adds to our depth in the Chicago office,” said Michael Borders, Vice Chairman of Dykema and Office Managing Member of the firm’s Chicago office. “We’re very excited and fortunate that he decided to join Dykema.”

Leavitt received a J.D. from the De Paul University College of Law, an LL.M., with honors, in International Business, Finance and Trade Law from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University.