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About Our Firm

Markoff Law LLC is a forward-thinking firm with a history of experience and success representing lenders, businesses, and creditors in the Midwest. Established on April 1, 1980, our specialty is the practice of creditors’ rights, collection law, and enforcement of judgments. Through the decades, Markoff Law has earned and maintained a reputation for excellence, honesty, and integrity. Our thought leadership and adherence to industry best practices has established us as a leader within the accounts receivable management industry. We firmly commit to setting and achieving the highest standards of excellence.

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Vision Statement

Markoff Law LLC is a law firm with a first-class reputation founded on quality services and results.

Our Mission

At Markoff Law LLC, our mission is to:
  • Maintain a positive culture where skilled and motivated employees take pride in the firm and value teamwork.
  • Operate diligently, ethically and treat everyone with respect.
  • Create and maintain a loyal client base by providing quality services and results.
  • Dominate the legal collection and judgment enforcement market through thought leadership, industry best practices, cutting edge technology and innovative standard operating procedures.

Coverage Area

With over 40 years of experience, Markoff Law LLC has built long-term relationships that have earned us recognition, respect, and trust across the Midwest. We provide legal collection, litigation, and judgment enforcement services in Illinois (headquartered in Chicago), Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Markoff Law has also built a strong network of collection firms across the country that we utilize as local counsel for our national and regional clients. Through our relationships across the country, we can play the role of “forwarder” to the benefit of our clients. This provides our clients with a one-stop solution for all remittances, status reporting, and additional communications as they all funnel through Markoff Law.

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Established Leader Within The Industry

With over 40 years of experience in commercial and consumer collections, the firm and its principals have a state and national reputation as thought leaders in creditors’ rights law. In addition to involvement in numerous association boards and committees, members of the firm have served as President/Chair of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA), the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association (ILCBA), the Michigan Creditors Bar Association (MCBA) and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE). Markoff Law is also a founding member of the Creditors’ Bar Coalition of Illinois (CBCI), a group lobbying on behalf of creditors in the state of Illinois.

Attorneys

Managing Partner

Telephone: 1-312-698-7344

Email: jeff@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Michigan
• State of Kentucky
State of Ohio
Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• Michigan State University, College of Law (J.D., 1994)
• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A., 1991)

Practice Areas:

• Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer
• National Business Institute, Lecturer
Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Past President
• 
Creditors Right in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (author of several chapters)

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• National Creditors Bar Association
• Receivables Management Association International
Illinois Creditors Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Creditors Bar Coalition of Illinois
Independent Finance Association of Illinois
Michigan Creditors Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7328

Keith@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

State of Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois
• Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

• DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 2009)
• University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A., 2006)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-502-437-3709

Email: andrew@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

State of Ohio
• State of Kentucky
• Southern District of Ohio
• United States Bankruptcy Court
• Ohio Northern District Federal Court
• Northern District Bankruptcy Court

Education:

• University of Toledo College of Law (J.D.)
• University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.A.)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

National Creditors Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• The Ohio Creditors Attorneys Association
• Columbus Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7389

greg@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Michigan
• State of Ohio
• State of Pennsylvania (Inactive)
• Northern District of Illinois
• Northern District of Ohio

Education:

Cleveland–Marshall College of Law (J.D., 1998)
• University of Toledo (B.S., 1994)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association: Former Board Member and Past President
• Michigan Creditors Bar Association: Former Board Member
• Alternative Lending: Hot Topics in Small Business Lending and Collections – National Creditors Bar Association Briefing Call, June 2020
• Online Lending: What the Collections Attorney Needs to Know About Internet Transactions – National Creditors Bar Association Fall Conference, October 2019
• Introduction to FinTech and Small Business Lending – Michigan Creditors Bar Association Spring Dinner, May 2019
• Building a Compliance Management System – Will it satisfy the CFPB? – National Creditors Bar Association Fall Conference, October 2013
• Moderator: Five Hot Topics in FDCPA Litigation – Illinois Creditors Bar Association, November 2009
• From Filing to Enforcement – Basic Collection Law – Chicago Bar Association, May 2009

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• NCBA – National Creditors Bar Association
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• Michigan Creditors’ Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7351

Lori@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Michigan
• Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan
United States Supreme Court

Education:

• Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. Cum Laude)
• Boston University  (B.S.)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

Michigan Creditors Bar Association- Why Compliance Makes Cents!
• Commercial Law League of America- Student Loan Symposium Panel
• Institute of Continuing Education-Estate Planning for Same-Sex Marriage
• Institute of Continuing Education-Attorneys Liens
• Williams and Fudge Corp- Student Debt Symposium
• DLG Consultants-Webinar Legal Issues Affecting the Campus Collections Office
• Cedar Rapids Webinar-Bankruptcy; Legal Issues Affecting the Campus Collections Office
• Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators-Bankruptcy; Collection Issues
• Commercial Law League of America-Creditors Rights Section Vice Chair

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Michigan State Bar Civil Procedure and Court Committee-Chair
• Michigan State Bar Joint Task Force: Debt Collection Work Group
• Michigan Creditors Bar Association-President
• Commercial Law League of America
• Oakland County Bar Association
• Stonewall Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association

Professional Licenses:

• State of Kentucky
• State of Georgia

Education:

University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law (J.D., 2012)
Indiana University-Bloomington (B.A., 2003)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Kentucky Bar Association
• State Bar of Georgia
• National Creditors Bar Association
• Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7355

Email: doug@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• IIT Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., 1997)
• Roosevelt University Lawyer Assistant Program (Certificate, 1989)
Northern Illinois University (B.S., 1987)
College of DuPage (A.A., 1985)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

Filing a Mechanics Lien in Illinois
• Court Upholds Limitation of Liability Clause
• Subcontractor’s End Run Fails
• Court Limits Right of Dissolved Corporation to File Suit
• Attorneys’ Fees Not Included in Mechanics Lien Claim
• Is There Such a Thing As a Quiet Siren?
• Board Member, Illinois Creditors Bar Association

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• Chicago Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association

Partner

Telephone: 1-312-698-7326

Email: sarah@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Michigan
State of Kentucky
Eastern District of Michigan
• 
Western District of Michigan

Education:

• Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2006)
• University of Michigan (B.A., 2003)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

Evidence in Collection Actions – How Creditors’ Attorneys Can Prove Their Case; Webinar, 2011
• Associate Attorney’s Perspective: Retention and Opportunities for Associates in a Debt Collection Law Firm; National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Attorney Workshop 2012
• Partner/Associate Panel; National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Attorney Workshop 2013
• Building an Audit and Compliance Program; National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Legal Learning Tour 2014
• Managing the Vendor Relationship with Your Collection Firms; The Independent Finance Association of Illinois, Annual Meeting 2017
• Creditor’s Right Update; The Institute for Continuing Legal Education, On Demand Webcast 2017 and 2019
• Compliance Certificate Course; National Creditors Bar Association, Spring Conference 2019 and Fall Conference 2019

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Michigan Creditors Bar Association
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
• 
National Creditors Bar Association

Partner

Telephone: 1-312-698-7348

Email: craig@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Wisconsin
Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• The John Marshall Law (J.D., 1986)
• Indiana University (B.A., 1983)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Partner

Telephone: 1-312-698-7341

Email: kevin@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1984)
• Marquette University (B.A., 1981)

Practice Areas:

• Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
Commercial Litigation
Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Past President
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Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Senior Counsel

Telephone: 1-312-698-7333

Email: bob@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois
United States Supreme Court

Education:

• DePaul University, College of Law (J.D., 1976)
• University of Illinois (B.A., 1973, with high honors and distinctions)

Practice Areas:

• Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
Commercial Litigation
Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Creditors Right in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (General editor and author of several chapters)
• Article Explaining Amendments to Enforcement, ISBA Newsletter, Vol. 52, No. 5 (March 2008)(author)
Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Founding President
NCBA – National Creditors Bar Association, Past President, Current Chair Emeritus
• Chicago Bar Association, Past Chair, Municipal Department Committee
Illinois State Bar Association, Past Chair, Commercial, Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Section Council
• Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Past Board Member and Chair
• 
Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, Chair – Risk Management Committee

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Creditors Bar Coalition of Illinois

Managing Partner

Telephone: 1-312-698-7315

Email: steve@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Kentucky
• State of Wisconsin
• Northern District of Illinois
• Southern District of Illinois
• Central District of Illinois
• United States Supreme Court

Education:

• Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2007, law review)
• University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 2003)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• President, National Creditors Bar Association
• Vice Chair, Deerfield Park Foundation
• Creditors Right in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (author of several chapters)
• Super Lawyer Magazine, Rising Star, 2019
• Super Lawyer Magazine, Super Lawyer, 2022

Professional Associations & Memberships:

National Creditors Bar Association
• Receivables Management Association International
• Commercial Law League of America
• Illinois State Bar Association
• Chicago Bar Association
• Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association
• Decalogue Society of Lawyers
• American Bar Association
• Creditors Bar Coalition of Illinois
• Independent Finance Association of Illinois

Attorney

Telephone: 1-262-465-6795

Email: Dustin@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Wisconsin
• State of Michigan
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin

Education:

• Michigan State University College of Law  (J.D., 2011)
University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., 2008)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Super Lawyers – Rising Star in the area of Creditor’s Rights (2016,2017)

Professional Associations & Memberships:

State Bar of Wisconsin
• State Bar of Michigan
• State Bar of Illinois
• National Creditors Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7388

Email: diana@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
• United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 2011)
• Duke University (B.A., 2007)

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Publications, Lectures & Leadership:

• Board Member, Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• Chair to the Education Committee of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association.

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association
• Latino Southwest Organization
• Duke University Alumni-Chicago Group
• National Creditors Bar Association

Attorney

Telephone: 1-312-698-7375

Email: william@markofflaw.com

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Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• State of Kansas

Education:

• University of Illinois (J.D., 1983)
• University of Kansas (B.S.J., 1979)

Practice Areas:

• Consumer Collections
• Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois State Bar Association
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association

Professional Licenses:

• State of Illinois
• Northern District of Illinois

Education:

• Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2020)
• Marquette University (B.A., 2017)

Practice Areas:

• Consumer Collections
•Commercial Collections
• Commercial Litigation
• Judgment Enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships:

• Illinois State Bar Association
• Illinois Creditors Bar Association
• National Creditors Bar Association

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