Douglas C. Giese


Douglas C. Giese is a partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, and a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes Practice Group, as well as the Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. He focuses his efforts on resolving complex problems, and when necessary, both obtaining and enforcing judgments.


Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, Chair - Technology Committee, Member - Education Committee
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Creditors Bar Association


  • ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 2023 – “Obligations of a Dissolved Corporation Versus a Dissolved LLC”
  • June 10, 2013 Querrey & Harrow Newsletter – “Court Limits Right of Dissolved Corporation to File Suit”
  • November 13, 2012 Querrey & Harrow Newsletter – “Is There Such a Thing As a Quiet Siren?”
  • Steven A. Markoff, Douglas C. Giese, Robert G. Markoff, “Chapter 4 – Equitable Remedies” - Creditors' Rights, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2022
  • Kevin E. Posen, Steven A. Markoff. Douglas C. Giese – “Chapter 6 - Claims and Remedies Against Defunct Corporations, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Associations” - Creditors' Rights, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2022


  • Panelist, Lake County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Committee Meeting – Topics: Dissolved Illinois Corporations and LLCs; 7-Year Statute of Limitations begins to run from Date Judgment Creditor Received a Right to Pursue Recovery” – Hon. Judge Michael B. Betar – Lake County, Douglas C. Giese
  • Panelist, Illinois Creditors Bar Association Spring, 2023 Seminar – “Contracts, Contracts, Contracts” - Keith Barnstein, Douglas C. Giese, Graham Liccardi, Michael Polk
  • Panelist, Illinois Creditors Bar Association Spring, 2020 Seminar – “Fraudulent Conveyances – Everything You Need to Know” - Douglas C. Giese, Michael Polk, Joshua Greene
  • Panelist, Illinois Creditors Bar Association Brown-Bag Lunch Series Presentation, June 26, 2019 – “Current State of Relief Under 2-1401” - Michael Polk, Douglas C. Giese


Chicago, Lisle, June 05, 2024
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Three Lateral Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP recently welcomed three lateral attorneys

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