Caren A. Lederer

Partner

calederer@gct.law

Contacts

Direct: 312.696.1359

Pronouns: 
She/Her/Hers

Areas of Practice

Commercial & Business Litigation

Reorganization & Bankruptcy

Caren Lederer is an experienced business attorney handling bankruptcy, workout, liquidation and refinancing services for banks, secured lenders and entrepreneurs; commercial litigation and business dispute resolution; business divorce; trust and probate litigation; condominium association governance and assessment collection.

The efficient resolution of commercial disputes is Caren’s primary goal so that clients can remain focused on their business. Litigation is a powerful means to that end, but never the end itself.

Clients appreciate Caren’s practical, no-nonsense approach and clearheaded strategic thinking to guide them through complicated issues. On a daily basis, she assists in resolving disputes related to:

  • Probate and trust questions among fiduciaries and beneficiaries
  • Partnership or membership disagreements
  • Enforcement of security interests
  • Lender-borrower issues, bankruptcy avoidance
  • Bankruptcy preferences
  • Fraudulent transfer of assets

Caren joined GCT in 2004 and elevated to partner. Caren believes in the power of mentorship and is active in Firm committees and initiatives.

Caren loves to travel, especially to Southeast Asia, and loves cooking, gardening and entertaining.

EDUCATION

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1998
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1988

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 1998

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

TMA Wire
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Bar Associate

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)

HONORS & AWARDS

Leading Lawyers Network, 2017-present
Best Lawyers, 2021

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Friends of Lincoln Park High School

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