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Ira D. Leavitt

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Services
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning & Guardianship
  • Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning



Mr. Leavitt concentrates his practice in areas of business law, commercial law, business acquisitions and divestitures, estate planning and tax planning for businesses and individuals. Since 1988, Mr. Leavitt has functioned as outside general counsels for several large sales and distribution firms, and several large not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mr. Leavitt has provided significant business and tax support services for litigation attorneys, and has continued to represent clients in the area of business formation, business acquisition and divestitures, estate planning, pension consulting, tax consulting, and all legal aspects of real estate purchases, sales, development, leasing and mortgages.

Mr. Leavitt, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, worked in the tax department of Arthur Anderson and Company, from 1974 through 1977. In 1978, Mr. Leavitt joined the law firm of Beaubien and Asher in Palatine, Illinois, and became a partner in 1979, where he remained a partner until the firm dissolved in 1988. Beaubien and Asher was one of the first full-service law firms in the northwest suburbs.


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974

Past Positions

  • Arthur Anderson and Company, 1974 to 1977
  • Beaubien and Asher, Palatine, Illinois, Partner, 1978 to 1988

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant