Jennifer L. Sucher, Partner

Biography

Jennifer Sucher is an experienced commercial business lawyer providing strategic legal advice to clients for over 25 years. Jennifer’s practice focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions, restructuring, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. She has advised clients on a wide variety of issues involving healthcare finance, cash flow and asset based lending, franchise finance and commercial real estate. Jennifer spent 19 years working in-house as Executive Counsel at GE Capital and as Legal Operational Risk Manager at Heller Financial. Jennifer helps clients identify legal, compliance, regulatory and business risks while at the same time providing practical, creative and workable solutions. She also actively works with clients to reduce losses by successfully resolving or avoiding litigation and maximizing recoveries.

Jennifer is highly skilled in explaining legal issues to non-lawyers, identifying common goals and building consensus in diverse groups. In 2017, Jennifer received her mediation certificate from Northwestern University. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Kendall College, where she teaches the courses Legal Issues & Contracts in Hospitality Management and Bankruptcy Law. Jennifer is also a licensed real estate broker in Illinois.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1989)
    • Dean's List
    • American Bar Association Certificate of Excellence
    • Loyola Academic Achievement Award for Local Government and Land Use
    • Loyola Quarterly on Public Issues (Law Review Contributor)
  • Loyola University Chicago (B.A., 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Chi-Town Jazz Festival Advisor & Volunteer (2010-present)
  • buildOn Chicago Breakfast Committee Member and Volunteer (2005-2015)
  • North Suburban United Way Board Member/Volunteer for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (2009-2015)

Professional Recognition

  • Anti-Defamation League Women of Achievement Award Recipient (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Review Rated for High Ethical Standing
  • GE Above & Beyond External Focus Award for contributions to GE Capital’s Pro Bono programs (2014)
  • GE Above & Beyond External Focus Award for work on the GE Women’s Network and GE Diversity Committee (2013)
  • Heller Financial Chairman’s Award (2001)
  • Heller Financial Compliance & Corporate Credit Service Recognition Award (2000)
  • Heller Financial Legal Service's Star Performer Award (2000)