Steven C. Filipowski


T 312.621.5222
Chicago, IL

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Steven C. Filipowski

Steven Filipowski advises clients in connection with corporate transactions, employment relations, corporate and commercial financing, and workouts. He acts as outside general counsel to many closely held businesses, representing them in mergers and acquisitions (asset and stock sales), employer relations, executive employment matters, and exit and inter-generational transition planning. He represents businesses engaged in sales and distribution, manufacturing, construction, e-commerce, consulting, medical practice, and legal practice.

Steve has decades of experience counseling business owners and operators managing business disputes, employment relations disputes, reductions in force related to economic downturns, renegotiation of bank financing, employment termination disputes, and disputes among business owners.

He relies on his extensive experience helping clients work through complex business problems, bringing an experienced, analytical perspective to issues that are sometimes novel to clients.

For many years, Steve was a trustee with the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs in Chicago.

Steve enjoys golf and reading. He has enjoyed a life-long fascination with the American Civil War and reads extensively on that era.


U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)

Loyola University of Chicago, J.D., 1975

St. John’s University, B.A., honors program, 1972

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association

AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubble Peer Review Rating

Chicago Union League Boys and Girls Clubs, Trustee (2009-2018)

Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, Commercial Litigation Law, Employment Law: Management (2006, 2013-2022)

Professional Service Award, Seguin Services, Inc. (June 1991)

Community Director Award, Seguin Services, Inc (July 1990)

Ordained Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Deerfield, IL

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