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Goldberg Kohn Ltd

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

3 ranked lawyersBand 3IllinoisUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Wins recognition for its representation of creditor-side clients in midmarket bankruptcies and restructurings. Additional strength in the commercial finance space, while also impressing in bankruptcy litigation. Regularly acts for financial institutions and private equity firms as administrative agents.

Strengths

Sources note: "It has an incredibly deep lender practice."

A commentator notes: "The firm has top bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago who are smart, talented and very efficient."

Work highlights

Advised JPMorgan Chase, as agent for a syndicate of asset-based lenders, on the bankruptcy of Libbey Glass.

Notable practitioners

Jeremy Downs is noted for his representation of junior lenders and unsecured creditors. He acts in distressed M&A, while also offering experience in corporate bankruptcies and workouts.
"He keeps cool in tense situations and always tries to find solutions." "He is polished and good in court."

Randall Klein represents clients in bankruptcy litigation. He has further strength acting for administrative agents and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings.
"Randy Klein’s greatest strength is his ability to assess a complex situation quickly, understand his client’s objectives, and execute upon a multifaceted strategy with contingency plans in reserve."

Ronald Barliant is experienced in representation of both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings. He also handles mediations.
"He knows the bankruptcy code better than anyone else."

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Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Jeremy Downs
Band 4
Randall Klein
Band 2
Ronald Barliant
Band 4