Katten > Chicago, United States > Firm Profile
525 WEST MONROE STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
Katten > The Legal 500 RankingsKatten has demonstrable experience advising on regulatory mandates, encompassing enforcement proceedings, CFTC investigations and litigation cases, associated with over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives products. Counting US and international investment banks, hedge funds and proprietary trading firms among its key roster of clients, the team has the capability to advise on futures, over-the-counter and structured products transactions. In the Chicago office, Lance Zinman is the global chair of the firm’s financial markets and funds department and Christian Kemnitz leads the financial markets litigation and enforcement group, while Washington DC-based Daniel Davis and New York’s Carl Kennedy co-chair the financial markets and regulation practice. Kennedy handles regulatory matters concerning the Dodd-Frank Act and New York-based Gary DeWaal is noted for his experience advising on exchange-traded derivatives and crypto-assets, while Chicago’s senior counsel Kevin Foley handles compliance issues associated with the CEA and the CFTC. In the firm’s New York office, Stephen Morris joined from Morgan Stanley in April 2022, and Ilene Froom arrived from Reed Smith LLP in July 2022.
‘With deep experience across a myriad of asset classes and structures’, Katten’s workload includes consumer and commercial finance mandates, in addition to esoteric and one-off transactions, including electric vehicle lease securitizations, capital market-based carbon offset credits and agricultural receivables. Housing a ‘deep bench of experienced partners and diligent associates’, the team is well-placed to advise on the regulatory and tax aspects of structured finance transactions. In the firm’s New York office, Chris DiAngelo acts as principal counsel to the Structured Finance Association (SFA) and is noted for his expertise in ABS and residential mortgage-backed securities. Washington DC’s Anna-Liza Harris, who focuses on the tax aspects of asset- and mortgage-backed securitizations, jointly leads the team alongside New York-based Howard Schickler, whose practice covers a range of asset classes, including esoteric assets. The New York office is also home to John Keiserman, who handles transactions involving motor vehicle collateral, while Washington DC-based Seth Messner is praised as ‘knowledgeable, practical and commercial’.
Anna-Liza Harris; Howard Schickler
Other key lawyers:
‘Excellent team. Takes time to understand commercial objectives and well-versed on latest market developments.’
‘Seth Messner is a valued partner in our business. Very knowledgeable, practical and commercial.’
‘With deep experience across a myriad of asset classes and structures, including public and private securitizations, the structured finance team at Katten has been able to deliver the best advice for many years. A combination of a deep bench of experienced partners and diligent associates along with a creative approach to find solutions for complex issues have made this team exceptional.’
‘The ability to find solutions without compromising on risks. Efficiency in delivering well-drafted documents in a timely manner. Having a deep bench and knowledgeable partners who can meet tight deadlines without compromising on quality. Ability to work on esoteric and complex asset classes and structures. Extremely well-articulate, yet personable and humble in their approach with clients and counterparts.’
Aspen Capital / Great Ajax
BofA Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, etc.
Ford Motor Credit Company
GM Financial Company
Marathon Asset Management, L.P.
Wells Fargo Securities
- Advising Fannie Mae on its single-family and multifamily stripped MBS and REMIC securitization programs.
- Advised Ford Credit in connection with all of its U.S. auto loan, auto lease and dealer floor-plan securitization programs, including publicly registered and Rule 144A offerings and cross-border offerings from its Canadian affiliates.
- Represented GM Financial and its predecessor, AmeriCredit Financial Services on all of its securitization programs in the United States, while supporting its Canadian and other international asset-backed programs.
‘Thorough and expert handling of complex matters.‘
‘Stewart Herman and his team are attentive, detail oriented and incredibly knowledgeable.‘
- Represented Embraer in the pre-delivery payment financing, assignment and lease of six Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
- Represented Embraer in the purchase assignment of six Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
Astra Space, Inc.
Braxia Scientific Corp.
Coupa Software, Inc.
Former CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
Former Frutarom Ltd. Officers Ori Yehudai, Ari Rosenthal, Alon Granot and Guy Gill
Former officers of Workhorse Group Inc., including Duane Hughes (former CEO), Steve Schrader (former CFO), Robert Willison (former COO), Stephen Fleming (former GC) and Anthony Furey (former VP Finance)
Inotiv, Inc.; Robert Leasure; Beth Taylor
Non-independent directors of SLR Senior Investment Corp. (SUNS) and SLR Investment Corp. (SLRC) who are also affiliated with SUNS and SLRC’s investment adviser SLR Capital Partners, LLC
RedRidge Finance Group, LLC; RedRidge Lender Services, LLC (together, “RedRidge”); Randolph Abrahams
- Retained by Stamps.com and certain of its officers and directors to strategize a global defense regarding a securities class action, a stockholder derivative case, and litigation brought in state and federal courts in connection with the acquisition of Stamps.com by Thoma Bravo for approximately USD6billion.
- Retained to represent former senior officers of Workhorse in connection with a securities class action in federal court in California and a series of stockholder derivative lawsuits filed in federal courts in California and Nevada and state court in Nevada.
- Won a major victory this year for Amarin and its officers and directors in obtaining complete dismissal of a multi-billion-dollar Section 10(b) securities class action in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Lance Zinman; Wendy Cohen: Allison Yacker
‘Katten does a terrific job for all things fund related, from formation, to regulatory law, to capital raising. Their approach is multidisciplinary such as real estate, or credit, counsel is often brought in to complement their core legal team. The firm is highly responsive, professional, and user friendly.’
‘Henry Bregstein represents the most impressive confluence of a legal mind with a commercial disposition that I have met in my forty-five years in business.’
‘Katten has been our law firm for more than 15 years. They have a deep bench of experts whom we have worked with on a variety of matters. While our primary use is contract negotiations, Katten has also worked on litigation, employment issues, and personal matters such as real estate purchases.’
‘We have worked with Henry Bregstein for more than 15 years and he continues to be an integral part of our ongoing legal needs. He works tirelessly to develop unique strategies and creative solutions for complex projects.’
‘Very diverse practice with ability to help on a variety of matters. The entire Katten team seems to work very well with each other making the practice seamless.’
‘Wendy Cohen is not only a great lawyer when it comes to alternative investment advisers but also has a breadth of knowledge across many areas.’
‘Lance Zinman is one of the best deal lawyers I have worked with.’
Aquatic Holdings LP
CTC Capital Management, LLC
GTS Securities, LLC
Hudson Bay Capital (“Hudson Bay”)
ISAM Systematic Management / ISAM Funds (UK Limited)
Nebula Research and Development
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (“OPERS”)
Partners Group AG (“Partners Group”)
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC
Strategic Investor/Edge Focus Capital Management, LLC
Teza Capital Management LLC
Vatic Investments, LLC
Vivaldi Capital Management LLC
- Representing Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, a large quantitative firm with more than $18bm AUM, in connection with its ongoing fund matters.
- Acted for Teza Capital Management LLC in launching a hedge fund focused on cryptocurrency and digital asset markets.
- Representing Vatic Investments, a quantitative investment manager, in its ongoing fund matters.
Kimberly Smith; Christopher Atkinson; David Washburn; Mark Solomon
Other key lawyers:
Mark Grossmann; Thomas Lamprecht; Victor Zanetti; Peter Bogdanow
American Rail Partners, LLC
Brand Agnostic Services LLC (a portfolio company of NextGen Growth Partners)
Exploria Resorts Frontline Food Services Holdings, LLC
Granite Creek Capital Partners
PSP Capital Partners, L.L.C.
Ronin Equity Partners
SAGE Veterinary Centers, LP (a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders)
West Monroe Partners, LLC
- Assisted Ronin Equity Partners in its roll-up acquisitions of specialty manufacturing companies Stout, Brewmation, Automated Extractions, and Twin Monkeys – Project Malt.
- Advised Granite Creek Capital Partners on the purchase of new platform CP Direct.
- Advised Brand Agnostic Services LLC on the sale of its wholesale distribution wine business.
1st Source Bank
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Alliant Federal Credit Union
Bank of Hawaii
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
City National Bank
Ent Federal Credit Union
First Interstate Bank
Frontwave Credit Union
HSBC PLC and HSBC Bank USA
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Valley National Bank
- Represented HSBC’s Hong Kong and US businesses in class actions in federal court in California and New York alleging the banks aided and abetted Ponzi schemes.
- Advising several banks and credit unions on class action cases filed in Alabama, California, Florida, New York, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida alleging the financial institutions improperly assessed overdraft fees on debit card payments that were authorized when there was sufficient account balance but later, when they were paid, there was insufficient account balance.
- Representing Alaska USA in a class action in Alaska state court and another in the Western District of Washington claiming the client’s long-standing practice of purchasing retail installment sales contracts from automobile dealers nationwide violated the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act.
Finance > Commercial lending Tier 4Katten places a strong emphasis on private credit issues, acting for lead arrangers, administrative agents, unsecured creditors, banks and investments firms in matters relating to senior secured and unsecured as well as asset-based loans, unitranche and mezzanine debt, and distressed and bridge loans. The team, which is primarily based in Chicago, is headed by Michael Jacobson, a member of the firm’s executive committee considered a specialist in cash flow and asset-based transactions as well the full spectrum of commercial financing. Also noted, Jennifer Wolfe is recommended for debt finance matters, while Glen Lim and Jan Harris Cate, who are part of the firm’s Los Angeles offering, regularly act on a range of financing transactions.
Ares Capital Corporation
Balance Point Capital
Bank of Montreal
BMO Sponsor Finance
Comvest Credit Partners
Twin Brook Capital Partners
Varagon Capital Partners
- Representing Twin Brook Capital Partners, as administrative agent, collateral agent and joint lead arranger in a senior credit facility in excess of $500m.
- Advised a provider of private debt client on a $400m syndicated multi-currency subscription facility.
- Advised a private debt provider in connection with a $245m senior secured credit facility to provide financing to a company focused on acquiring and building software businesses.
Steven Reisman; Peter Siddiqui
Ad Hoc Group of Insurance Companies in the Chapter 11 cases of Imerys Talc America and LTL Management
Ad Hoc Group of OpCo Creditors in the Grupo Aeromexico Chapter 11 cases
Bank of the West
Certain subsidiaries of Mallinckrodt
ETC Texas Pipeline Ltd.; Energy Transfer Fuel, LP; ETC Katy Pipeline, Ltd.; Houston Pipe Line Company LP; ETC Tiger Pipeline Ltd.; Sunoco Marketing; and Oasis Pipeline L.P.
Gordon Brothers Commercial & Industrial, LLC
GWG Holdings, Inc
Health Net, Inc.
Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC J.V.B. Financial Inc.
Lapmaster Group Holdings,
NAC Aviation 29 Designated Activity Company
Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limite
Sears Holding Corp. and its affiliated debtors (“Sears”)
UMB Bank, N.A.
Windstream Holdings, Inc. and its debtor affiliates (collectively, “Windstream”)
- Represented GWG at the direction of the Independent Directors in connection with the company’s Chapter 11 cases.
- Represented Intelsat, at the direction of the Disinterested Managers, in the Chapter 11 cases of Intelsat S.A.
- Represented the Specialty Generics Debtors at the direction of the Disinterested Managers in connection with the Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 cases.
Lisa Atlas Genecov
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
E3 Health Solutions (eTrue North or eTN)
Greater New York Hospital Association
Montefiore Medical Center
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
PPG Health, PA
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
The Hospital & Health System of Pennsylvania
The Regents of the University of California
- Representing eTN in its negotiation and contracting with the HHS for over 350 COVID-19 testing sites across the country, including at border and other military facilities.
- Representing three large municipal school districts in United States of America and States of the United States ex rel. Donohue v. Richard Carranza, et al., a case brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, by a whistleblower under the qui tam provisions of the federal FCA and various state FCAs.
Industry focus > Sport Tier 4Based primarily in Chicago, Katten fields a team which is well equipped to deal with a range of corporate and financing issues within the sports industry such as the purchase and sale of sports franchises, debt and equity financings, and television and radio broadcast agreements. This is typified by practice head Adam Klein in Chicago, who has a strong track record assisting professional sports teams, sports leagues, sports venues and their investors. Daniel Render in Century City is particularly knowledgeable in the sports industry, and his work often overlaps with the media and entertainment industry.
Other key lawyers:
Daniel Render; Jason Gorczynski
D.C. United (Major League Soccer)
Detroit Red Wings / Detroit Tigers
Dyal Capital Partners, division of Blue Owl
Golden State Warriors
JP Morgan Chase
Los Angeles Clippers
Mellody Hobson and Lewis Hamilton
Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC / River Cats
United States Soccer Federation
- Representing the Los Angeles Clippers in the negotiation of a major agreement with AT&T to be a sponsor of the team and for the team’s new arena to be built in Inglewood, California.
- Represented the Golden State Warriors in the sale by several minority investors of a portion of their equity interest in the team to institutional private equity backed investors, Arctos Sports Partners.
- Represented Dyal Capital, a division of global alternative asset manager Blue Owl, in the purchase of minority interest in the Atlanta Hawks.
Other key lawyers:
David Halberstadter; Joel Weiner; Tami Kameda Sims
Endemol Shine Latino
Excel Sports Management
Fox Broadcasting Co. and Talk WW Production Inc. (Producers of The Wendy Williams Show)
John Branca, as Co-Executor of the Estate of Michael J. Jackson
MJJ Productions, Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment
Lions Gate Entertainment
Courtney Kemp, Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson
Sony Pictures Entertainment
CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Starz Entertainment, Lions Gate Entertainment, Katori Hall and others
Westfield Property Management LLC
New WTC Retail Owner LLC
- Represented MJJ Productions, Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment in an appeal before the California Supreme Court regarding the posthumous Michael Jackson album.
- Represented Sony Pictures Entertainment against claims of copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition relating to the movie “Charm City Kings.”
- Represented Fox Broadcasting Co. and Talk WW Production Inc., regarding a lawsuit filed by an individual, Darryl Wilkins.
FremantleMedia North America
Los Angeles Clippers
Matt Groening Productions (creator of “The Simpsons”)
Resurgence Media Group, LLC
Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.
- Representing pay television network, Home Box Office (HBO), in relation to its original programming.
- Advised on many critical business transactions for television syndication company Debmar-Mercury.
- Representing FremantleMedia North America in a number of critical entertainment transactional matters.
Real estate Tier 4Katten displays activity in Chicago and Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as in Washington DC and New York markets, particularly in acquisition, disposition, development, leasing and restructuring of all types of real estate. Alvin Katz , Mark Simon and David Dlugie are well-respected lawyers in Chicago. In Charlotte, head of lending, Frank Arado and Kenneth Lore in Washington DC, are also among its key lawyers.
Timothy G. Little
Other key lawyers:
Alvin Katz; Frank Arado; Mark Simon; David Dlugie; Kenneth Lore
The Moinian Group
Callahan Capital Partners
Empire State Realty Trust
Affiliates of Pritzker Realty Group, LLC.
Lincoln Ventures LLC
- Represented the Moinian companies in connection with the syndication of the credits and losses in connection with its Sky property on 42nd Street in Manhattan for a $1.4 billion-plus mixed-income and mixed-use apartment project.
- Advised Rockrose as the owner of a major apartment project at Battery Park City, NY in the negotiation of a significant amendment to a long-term ground lease.
Often working in conjunction with the firm’s financial services departments on litigation and transactional matters, Katten regularly works with public and private companies across a spectrum of industries and is led by David Crichlow, who frequently acts as lead trial counsel on bankruptcy, class action and commercial litigation. Anthony Paccione has assisted domestic and foreign banks, Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds in commercial and securities litigation. Chicago's Peter Wilson advises financial services firms and public companies in criminal investigations and regulatory inquiries. Sarah Weber splits her time between Chicago and New York and served as a litigator for financial services clients, and has also represented clients in internal investigations, regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and white-collar criminal matters. Geoffrey Young joined the team from Reed Smith LLP in March 2022. All mentioned individuals are located in New York, unless stated otherwise.
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
Brown Legacy Group
Mr. David’s Flooring International
Charles Schwab & Co.
RedRidge Finance Group, LLC
RedRidge Lender Services, LLC
Syndicate of underwriters for Patriot National
TD Ameritrade, Inc. and TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex
- Represented Praxair as lead trial lawyer at its four-week jury trial defending a claim brought by Huntsman Corporation for alleged lost profits related to Praxair’s purported failure to meet raw material supply obligations over a 10-year period pursuant to a 40-plus year industrial gas supply agreement.
- Represented UMB Bank as the Trustee’s counsel in a $9bn claim against Bristol Meyers Squibb, on behalf of certain contingent value rights (CVR) holders in their claim for breach of a contingent value rights agreement, and for unjust enrichment.
- Represented UBS in litigation against an annuity provider seeking compensation for unpaid trail commission payments.
Matthew Brown; Jeffrey Patt
Aimé Leon Dore
Castle Creek Biosciences
Clarix Imaging Company
Paragon Biosciences Emalex Capital
Sompriya Fine Spirits
- Represented PSP Growth in its investment in OpenSpace’s $102 million Series D financing round.
- Represented Catalytic on its sale to PagerDuty for $70 million.
- Represented Hudson Bay Capital, a multi-strategy investment manager, on multiple transactions, including an investment in the $489 million Series X funding round for Gopuff, an instant grocery startup.
Other key lawyers:
North Branch Capital
PSP Capital Partners, L.L.C.
West Monroe Partners, LLC
Breakout Funding, LLC
- Assisted Sterling Partners with the merger of its portfolio company Platinum Dermatology Partners, a network of high-quality dermatology practices, with West Dermatology, a portfolio company of leading health care services investor Sun Capital Partners.
- Advised PSP Capital Partners LLC on its acquisition of StormTrap LLC.
- Advised an affiliate of PSP Capital Partners LLC on its acquisition of Ntiva, Inc.
Katten > Firm Profile
Katten is a full-service law firm with approximately 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate: The Corporate practice provides sophisticated transactional representation and business counselling to national and global companies across a broad range of concentrations. The mergers and acquisitions group is involved in all aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, representing both targets and bidders in negotiated and hostile takeovers. The nationally recognized private equity group represents leveraged buyout funds, mezzanine debt funds and venture capital funds in acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions, and advising in all aspects of private equity fund formation. The capital markets group assists clients with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, tender offers, proxy contests and going private transactions. It also provides corporate governance counselling to public and private companies, boards of directors and board committees.
Financial Markets & Funds: Katten’s Financial Markets and Funds practice regularly advises a broad range of participants in the financial services arena, including broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, investment advisors, finance companies, investment bankers, futures and securities exchanges, commodity trading advisors, pension funds, banks and insurance companies, as well as investment vehicles such as hedge funds, commodity pools, venture capital funds and private equity funds, securitization vehicles, mutual funds and bank collective investment funds. Attorneys apply an interdisciplinary approach in providing comprehensive legal services, including regulatory and transactional advice, tax and ERISA counsel, and domestic and foreign litigation.
Insolvency & Restructuring: The Insolvency and Restructuring practice focuses on managing the business and legal risks inherent in the restructuring process, and offering practical and innovative solutions to challenging problems. Clients include banks and other financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, hedge funds and private equity funds, debtors and borrowers, agents and participants in syndicated loan transactions, indenture trustees and bondholders, landlords, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, equity committees, equipment lessors, shareholders, partners, purchasers of distressed assets, vendors, trade creditors and other interested parties in all manner of insolvency and workout situations. The team also provides front-end counselling of clients in structuring their commercial transactions to identify and minimize risks related to insolvency and bankruptcy.
Intellectual Property: The Intellectual Property practice secures, protects and enforces patents, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property. The practice has represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of the most significant intellectual property cases (i.e., patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition) for some of the world’s most prominent corporations. Attorneys also assist in enhancing the value of intellectual property rights through licensing and related commercial agreements.
Litigation: Katten’s Litigation practice represents companies in a wide variety of industries, with a focus on financial services and health care industries. The group’s seasoned white-collar, complex commercial and class-action litigators have a deep understanding of its clients’ businesses and the group has a deep bench of former prosecutors who come from a variety of government agencies, at both federal and state levels. When clients face any of a wide range of financial services or health care violations, this team is able to represent them effectively at every stage of the process, from the initial investigation through trial. Furthermore, Katten has developed a strong team of litigators who regularly conduct high-level internal and criminal investigations, reporting to boards or C-suite executives.
Private Credit: The Private Credit practice represents financial institutions making a wide variety of debt investments of all types and sizes in a broad range of industries. The firm’s senior lending practice focuses on the representation of administrative agents, lead arrangers and bookrunners in syndicated asset-based and cash flow financing transactions to support leveraged buyout, recapitalization, acquisition and refinancing transactions. The firm also represents investors in a wide variety of secured and unsecured mezzanine investments, term B and second lien term loans, and other forms of junior capital.
Private Wealth: The Private Wealth practice unites three essential components — planning, administration and litigation — on the local, national and international levels. The group oversees the administration of estates, trusts and other structures, and uses sophisticated strategies to help entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors, philanthropists, professionals and creative artists integrate personal and business goals. The firm also resolves family conflicts, estate and trust disputes, and controversies with taxing and regulatory authorities, including the IRS and attorneys general.
Real Estate: While many law firms focus primarily on the finance side of commercial real estate and others focus on the equity investment side, Katten’s Real Estate practice is known for its strengths in both. Katten attorneys regularly represent both lenders and investors. The real estate practice has one of the most extensive and renowned practices in the country and serves clients in virtually every aspect of real estate law, including acquisitions and sales, development, fund formation and administration, leasing, private equity and joint ventures, recapitalizations, affordable housing development and finance, construction and bridge lending, syndicated lending, mezzanine lending and preferred equity investments, structured lending and securitizations, workouts and restructurings.
Structured Finance & Securitization: The Structured Finance and Securitization practice advises clients in a wide variety of transactions, including securitizations of consumer receivables, such as auto loans and residential mortgages; and commercial receivables, such as equipment leases, corporate loans and commercial mortgages. Katten represents all market participants, from issuers, underwriters, placement agents and collateral managers to investors, swap counterparties, trustees, credit enhancers and servicers in industries including aircraft, mortgage, automobile and health care.
Transactional Tax Planning: The Transactional Tax Planning practice handles United States and international tax planning and advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganisations, spinoffs, venture capital and LBO transactions and financings, investment fund formation, securitizations of debt, equipment leasing, real estate transactions, hedge funds, public and private partnerships, limited liability companies, and closely held and multinational corporations.
|Commercial finance||Michael A Jacobson|
|Corporate||Kimberly T. Smith|
|Financial services||Lance A Zinman|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Steven J. Reisman|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Peter A. Siddiqui|
|Intellectual Property||Deepro R. Mukerjee|
|Litigation||Stacey McKee Knight|
|Litigation||Gil M Soffer|
|Patent litigation||Lance A. Soderstrom|
|Patent litigation||Brian Sodikoff|
|Private Wealth||Joshua S Rubenstein|
|Real estate||Timothy G Little|
|Structured finance||Howard Schickler|
|Structured finance||Anna-Liza B Harris|
|Trademark/Copyright/Privacy Group||Karen Artz Ash|
|Trademark/Copyright/Privacy Group||Floyd A Mandell|
|Transactional Tax Planning||Saul E Rudo|
|Ms Kristin Achterhof||Kristin Achterhof is the national co-chair of Katten’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice,…||View Profile|
|Mr Christopher Atkinson||Christopher Atkinson gets deals done. He negotiates deals that allow his clients…||View Profile|
|Mr Sheldon Banoff||Sheldon Banoff has successfully guided law firms and other professional service firms…||View Profile|
|Mr Matthew Brown||Matthew Brown helps entrepreneurs build, grow and sell their businesses, including multigenerational…||View Profile|
|Mr Michael Diver||Diver has built a national practice advising public companies, financial services firms…||View Profile|
|Mr David Dlugie||Financial institutions across the country rely on David Dlugie to handle their…||View Profile|
|Ms Valentina Famparska||Valentina Famparska concentrates her practice on the federal income tax aspects of…||View Profile|
|Mr Kevin Foley||Kevin Foley is the compass financial services firms rely on in navigating…||View Profile|
|Mr Brooks Giles||Mergers and acquisitions can be a tricky business, but Brooks Giles has…||View Profile|
|Mr Louis Glaser||Mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry demand a thorough understanding…||View Profile|
|Mr Mark Grossmann||Mark Grossmann is global chair of Katten’s Corporate practice. Mark knows how…||View Profile|
|Mr Michael Jacobson||Michael Jacobson represents issuers, lenders and investors in a wide variety of…||View Profile|
|Mr Kenneth Jacobson||Commercial real estate investors trust Kenneth Jacobson to guide them through high‑dollar…||View Profile|
|Mr Alvin Katz||Described as “an absolutely first-class lawyer” with “tremendous expertise in fund formation…||View Profile|
|Mr Christian Kemnitz||Christian Kemnitz devotes his practice to the defense of financial services firms…||View Profile|
|Mr Adam Klein||Adam Klein counsels a wide range of clients nationwide on matters related…||View Profile|
|Mr Derek Ladgenski||For more than two decades, private debt providers and banks have turned…||View Profile|
|Mr Floyd Mandell||Floyd Mandell is the national co-chair and founder of the firm’s Intellectual…||View Profile|
|Ms Laura Keidan Martin||Laura Keidan Martin counsels health care providers on their most challenging transactions…||View Profile|
|Mr Kenneth Miller||Kenneth Miller devotes much of his practice to representing private equity sponsors,…||View Profile|
|Mr Jeffrey Patt||Jeffrey Patt represents entrepreneurs, high-growth companies and the investors who invest in…||View Profile|
|Mr Saul Rudo||When middle-market businesses or PE firms structure mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs and…||View Profile|
|Mr Neil Shelton||Neil Shelton regularly represents administrative agents, arrangers, borrowers, investors, issuers and first…||View Profile|
|Mr Peter Siddiqui||When advising creditors in bankruptcies and reorganizations, Peter Siddiqui knows that his…||View Profile|
|Mr Mark Simon||For more than 30 years, Mark Simon has helped lending institutions, real…||View Profile|
|Ms Kimberly Smith||The global chair of Katten’s Corporate department, Kimberly Smith helps her clients buy,…||View Profile|
|Mr Gil Soffer||Gil Soffer, managing partner of Katten’s Chicago office, has made his mark…||View Profile|
|Mr Walter Weinberg||For more than 30 years, Walter Weinberg has been advising private equity…||View Profile|
|Mr Peter Wilson||The financial services industry is under constant scrutiny from regulators. Peter Wilson’s…||View Profile|
|Ms Jennifer Wolfe||Clients turn to Jennifer Wolfe for her knowledge of the market and…||View Profile|
|Mr Sheldon Zenner||Drawing on nearly 40 years of combined experience as a federal prosecutor…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of Partners : 337 Number of Other Fee-Earners : 382
OtherChairman : Roger P Furey Other Offices : Charlotte Other Offices : Dallas Other Offices : London Other Offices : Los Angeles (Downtown) Other Offices : Los Angeles (Century City) Other Offices : New York Other Offices : Orange County Other Offices : Shanghai Other Offices : Washington, DC
- Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
- Finance > Structured finance: securitization
- Aviation and air travel: finance
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense
- Intellectual property > Copyright
- Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation
- Finance > Commercial lending
- Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
- Healthcare > Service providers
- Industry focus > Sport
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional
- Real estate
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies