Elizabeth Vandesteeg

Elizabeth B. VandesteegPartner

  • Chicago: (312) 704-2193
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Lisa Vandesteeg’s passion is helping clients identify and resolve critical and immediate problems in the areas of bankruptcy, business divorce, partner and shareholder disputes, and privacy and data security issues. Lisa often acts in a general counsel or legal consulting role to solve her clients’ problems in the fastest and most effective manner. 

Lisa's experience has shown her that the issues facing her clients and their industries are diverse and require a situational approach. She understands a “win” is meeting her client’s strategic goals.
Communication is imperative, so Lisa partners with her clients to first establish what their vision of "success" looks like in order to create a tailored plan of action. She also understands that time and cost considerations can be critical to formulating a successful plan. While each client’s matters demands a distinct posture, when possible, Lisa works in more collaborative and cooperative style with opposing counsel.
Lisa concentrates her practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and data security and privacy. She works extensively in the area of creditors' rights, representing secured creditors, unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, landlords, and shareholders in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases in courts  throughout the U.S. She has also worked on all aspects of civil litigation in federal and state courts, from initial pleadings through discovery, motion practice, trials and appeals. 
Lisa is a partner and a member of the firm's Executive Committee.


American Bankruptcy Institute
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
International Association of Privacy Professionals
National Association of Professional Women
Illinois State Bar Association


Selected for inclusion in Illinois SuperLawyers (2016-2019), Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Stars (2011-2015)

Selected by peers as an Emerging Lawyer in: Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial (2017)



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