Aronberg Goldgehn’s banking and finance attorneys represent numerous banks and other financial institution in a variety of lending and loan workout and restructuring activities. We also assist our business clients with their financing requirements.  

Lending

Our attorneys provide to our financial institution clients a full spectrum of legal services relating to secured and unsecured commercial business loans and real estate loans. In addition, our attorneys have served as board members of several banks and have an in-depth knowledge of the operational aspects of banking and financial services and of bank regulatory matters.

We also provide advice and counsel to our business clients on raising funds to meet longer-term needs and working capital needs through bank financing, mezzanine financing, and through private offerings of securities. Through our extensive contacts with a wide variety of funding sources we are able to offer creative solutions to meet the capital needs of our clients and to introduce our business clients to providers of debt and equity financing.

Workouts/Creditor’s Rights

Financial institutions rely on Aronberg Goldgehn for representation in foreclosure, bankruptcy and other debt collection and creditor’s rights proceedings. We also represent lenders in consensual workouts, including the negotiation and preparation of documentation necessary to restructure troubled real estate and commercial loans and to consummate deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions. Aronberg Goldgehn’s attorneys also provide representation in connection with lender liability matters and other claims brought by borrowers against financial institutions.

Documentation

We regularly negotiate and prepare a broad range of contracts and agreements for our financial institution and business clients. Such documentation may pertain to: 

  • Documentation of real estate, construction and business loans, including loans to franchisees
  • Equipment leases
  • Intercreditor agreements
  • Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) transactions
  • Leveraged acquisitions
  • Loan restructurings and workouts
  • Mezzanine credit facilities
  • Participation agreements and syndications
  • Purchase money financing
  • Retail, vendor and purchase order financing
  • Working capital facilities, including asset-based lending

Regulatory Compliance

Our attorneys provide advice to our financial institution clients concerning regulatory requirements imposed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. We also provide assistance in the preparation of reports and responses to inquiries from regulatory authorities. We have served as counsel to bank boards of directors and senior bank officials in the performance of their duties and have represented them before Federal and State regulatory agencies that oversee the operation of banks and the conduct of bank personnel.
 

Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Aronberg Goldgehn members Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark, Larry Stein and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2017.... Read More


Joseph A. Cioffi Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
11.16.16

Joseph A. Cioffi has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He was previously the Managing Partner of Cervantes & Cioffi LLP.... Read More


R. Timothy Novel Presenting What Amounts Can Be Collected Pre- and Post-Judgment
10.10.16

On October 21, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn Partner Timothy Novel will present at the Illinois State Bar Association’s “Litigation and Enforcement of Judgments” CLE program.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


Litigator R. Timothy Novel Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
08.15.16

R. Timothy Novel has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a Member, adding depth and experience to the firm’s commercial litigation practice.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America List 2017
08.15.16

For the fourth consecutive year, Sharon Zaban has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Lawrence Stein Appointed to Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation
08.15.16

Aronberg Goldgehn member Lawrence A. Stein has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
08.08.16

Litigator John C. Sciaccotta has been elected a Member of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Wins Appeal Creating Precedent That Receipt of Account Statement Is Sufficient to Put an Account Holder on Notice of Discrepancies or Wrongful Activity
06.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn litigation attorneys Nathan H. Lichtenstein and Benjamin E. Haskin have obtained a victory in the Illinois Appellate Court.... Read More


Larry Stein Appointed to Leadership Positions With the Illinois State Bar Association
04.29.16

Lawrence A. Stein has been appointed a member of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Legal Education Admission & Competence and its Federal Civil Practice Section Council.... Read More


Bob Sodikoff Publishes Chapter in IICLE's Secured Transactions 2016
04.11.16

Robert N. Sodikoff’s “Letters of Credit” has been published in the “Secured Transactions 2016” edition, which is considered the essential guide covering security interests and priority under UCC Article 9.... Read More


Lazzara and Sciaccotta Serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Investing in Justice Campaign
03.01.16

Aronberg Goldgehn members Elizabeth O. Lazzara and John C. Sciaccotta are serving as Campaign Vice Chairs for the 2016 Chicago Bar Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Investing in Justice Campaign, which kicks off on March 7, 2016.... Read More


Katie Attebery and Kari Hoelting Kaplan Elected New Members
01.06.16

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa has elected Katherine A. Attebery and Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.... Read More


Trial Lawyer Lawrence A. Stein Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
01.05.16

Lawrence A. Stein has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a member, adding considerable depth and experience to the firm’s appellate and litigation practices.... Read More


Six Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
01.01.16

Staci Balbirer, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber O. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.17.15

Sharon Zaban was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs
07.29.15

Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Rapoport Gibson Will Lead the Commercial Litigation Group; Paul Gilman and Tim Nelson, Business Law & Transactions... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine’ has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


John Sciaccotta Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.04.15

John Sciaccotta has joined Aronberg Goldberg as a member. He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the country.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine
01.22.15

Aronberg Goldgehn member Sharon S. Zaban has been featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine's Real Estate Edition for 2015 in the article titled, "A Practice Built Upon a Commitment to Real Estate Clients."... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers;’ Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.’... Read More


Lisa Brodsky, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Elected New Members
01.01.15

Aronberg Goldgehn has elected Lisa J. Brodsky, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion on 2015 Best Lawyers List
08.18.14

Sharon Zaban has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Hosts Women Employed Power Lunch
05.01.14

Nearly 50 women business executives and professionals attended a Women Employed Power Lunch held at the firm on May 1, 2014.... Read More


Firm Hosts Navigant Consulting Attorney's "Lawesome" Presentation
03.06.14

“A LAWESOME lawyer gets the client to its end result and keeps the client focused on what is most important—the business”, observed speaker Pia Thompson... Read More


Morris Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine's Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014
01.17.14

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Real Estate and Construction Member, Henry Morris, in an article in their Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014.... Read More


Hoelting Kaplan, LaFevers, Nelson and Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Attebery, Rapoport Gibson, Nelson and Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Katherine A. Attebery, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.28.13

Sheri has joined as a member of the firm’s real estate finance and lending groups and will focus on all aspects of lending, with an emphasis on real estate financing.... Read More


Eight Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers’ for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars’ in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Bernie Schlifke Speaks on Trading Scandal to First Business News
05.16.12

Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Bernie Schlifke was interviewed by First Business News regarding the recent trading scandal involving JP Morgan Chase.... Read More


Munzer Appointed as Liaison to the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession
09.28.11

Cynde Munzer has been appointed as a Liaison to the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession for her work with Vision 2020.... Read More


Munzer Publishes "The Case for Shared Leadership," in Today's Chicago Woman Magazine
08.01.11

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa member Cynde H. Munzer has published "The Case for Shared Leadership" in the August 2011 edition of Today’s Chicago Woman Diversity Issue.... Download File


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked High Among Top Global M&A Firms in Property and Casualty Deals
05.18.11


Attebery, Morrison and Nelson Join Aronberg Goldgehn As Associates
11.29.10

Katherine Attebery, Angela Morrison and Timothy Nelson have joined Aronberg Goldgehn as associates.... Read More