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Goldberg Kohn Ltd

Banking & Finance

7 ranked lawyersBand 2IllinoisUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated commercial finance group with significant expertise in capital market transactions. Relied on by numerous lender-side organizations for its strong capabilities in international transactions involving foreign legal issues. Sector expertise covers media, technology and software. Particularly noted for handling syndicated loans and acquisition financing.

Strengths

"They are responsive, knowledgeable, always helpful and give us confidence in our decision making,"says an interviewee.

"They're meticulous, methodical and willing to take the time to explain concepts, situations and risks," says a client.

Notable practitioners

David Dranoff is engaged on matters concerning asset-based secured loans, mezzanine investments and buyout transactions. He is noted for his work with lenders.
"He gives us advice when going through loan documentation, understands our business philosophy and works quickly to get deals accomplished." "He is a smart, lender-focused lawyer who knows his area of the market."

David Mason represents a wide range of lenders including banks. He advises on deals such as loan restructurings.
"He is a great lawyer who is well-versed in his clients' concerns." "He is a bright, hard-working attorney who knows his portion of the industry."

Joel Brown is a key partner in the team who has a broad practice. He regularly handles asset financing, M&A financing and refinancing matters.
"He has a firm grasp of the market and a deep understanding of the underlying issues which allows him to negotiate effectively." "He gets to the bottom line on matters quickly and has a strong midmarket lender following."

Jonathan Cooper has both a lender and a borrower-side practice. He represents clients across all facets of commercial finance transactions.
"He understands the market and what his clients are looking for." "He is a good advocate for his clients."

Michael Hainen acts for various financial institutions. His expertise covers loan transactions, among other deals.
"He is a detail-oriented lawyer who knows the market." "He is thorough in explaining concepts and points to be aware of, and has a collaborative approach which works well in negotiations."

Richard Kohn is experienced in representing banks. He often works on cross-border credit facilities.
"He understands how cross-border transactions work around the globe and brings that expertise to any deal he works on." "He is a knowledgeable expert in banking and finance who is always reasonable in negotiation."

William Starshak often represents lenders in domestic and cross-border asset-based financings. He is also recognized for his experience in advising borrowers on restructurings.
"He is creative and constructive." "He serves his clients well."

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Illinois

Banking & Finance


David Dranoff
Band 2
David M Mason
Band 2
Joel F Brown
Band 4
Jonathan Cooper
Band 4
Michael C Hainen
Band 3
Richard Kohn
Senior Statespeople