Rochester, Michigan-based law firm, Potestivo & Associates, P.C., has announced the appointment of Brenda Likavec, as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in their Chicago office. Likavec joined the team of 25 attorneys in January 2018.
Prior to her role at Potestivo & Associates, Likavec was Managing Attorney for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms in the U.S. She has represented debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings since 2011, handling adversaries, resolving objections, and multiple court calls.
Likavec was selected for the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court for a two-year term in 2017. The committee includes Chief Judge Hollis as well as several other prominent Judges from the district. She is also a current member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
“We are delighted to welcome Brenda to our firm. It is exciting to grow our practice with talented, experienced attorneys who will provide our clients with outstanding legal and business services,” said Brian Potestivo, President-Managing Attorney, of Potestivo & Associates.
A Bachelor of Arts in English graduate from Purdue University, Likavec received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During her time in law school, she served as the Executive Editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review, Volume 41.
In the Fall of 2017, Likavec co-authored CLE material for the ABI Conference in Chicago regarding relevant ethical issues for consumer bankruptcy attorneys. Outside of the office, she volunteer’s her legal advice to The Calumet Artist Residency, a not-for-profit organization focused on building the arts in Northwest Indiana.