Provided by David Dranoff
David Dranoff is a principal in the firm’s Commercial Finance Group, with more than 37 years of experience representing lenders in negotiating, documenting and closing financing transactions. His experience covers a broad range of commercial finance transactions, including traditional asset-based secured loans; complicated leveraged buy-out and cash-flow transactions; senior, mezzanine and equity investments; and one-stop and unitranche financing matters. He represents lenders to many manufacturing, wholesale, service and agricultural sectors, as well as to various retail concerns. In addition, he has worked frequently in cross-border lending transactions in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Dranoff is also experienced in working with troubled loans, both in structuring and documenting workouts, and assisting in bankruptcy proceedings
Mr. Dranoff has been named by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States in Banking & Finance every year since 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who Legal Top Rated Lawyers in Banking and Finance Law, Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, Expert Guides: World’s Leading Banking Lawyers, and the Leading Lawyers Network. He also holds the AV Preeminent© peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ethics and legal ability.
Mr. Dranoff is admitted to practice in Illinois. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1983, and his B.A. in History and Government, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University in 1977. At Northwestern, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and of the Northwestern Law Review, serving as Note & Comment editor in 1982. Mr. Dranoff authored “Dealing With the Bad Apples,” Bar Leader (May-June 1984), and “Attorney Professional Responsibility: Competence Through Malpractice Liability,” Northwestern Law Review (1982).
David Dranoff is engaged on matters concerning asset-based secured loans, mezzanine investments and buyout transactions. He is noted for his work with lenders.