Reed A. Heiligman

312.888.9541 (Direct)

Reed represents debtors, creditors, trustees and committees in all stages of reorganization and liquidation proceedings, serving both the transactional and litigation sides of business bankruptcy.  Reed guides his clients through all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, routinely prosecuting and defending actions involving director and officer liability, fraud and impermissible transfers of assets.  


Reed has extensive experience in Chicago and across the country, representing his clients with a value-added approach.  Whether it be bankruptcy, or a restructuring alternative, he has the knowledge to represent clients in distressed deals wherever they arise.


In 2016, Reed was one of forty candidates selected to participate in the Next Generation Program of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.  He was also selected by his peers as a “Rising Star” in the Illinois Super Lawyers Publication in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. 


Prior to forming Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC, Reed worked at FrankGecker LLP, a Chicago bankruptcy boutique with a national practice, for more than a decade and served as a law clerk to Justice Terrence O’Donnell of the Ohio Supreme Court.  Reed also teaches legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School.



The John Marshall Law School (J.D.)

  • Managing Editor, The John Marshall Law Review

University of Oregon (B.A.)



American Bankruptcy Institute

Chicago Bar Association

Native Hawaiian Bar Association




U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Federal Trial Bar


Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC

53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 701

Chicago, Illinois 60604

Direct: 312.888.9541

Main:  312.566.9008

Fax:  312.253.4874


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