Richard M. Kohn


Goldberg Kohn Ltd
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

Tel: 312.201.3920


Richard M. Kohn is a founder of Goldberg Kohn and a principal in the firm’s Commercial Finance Group. He specializes in representing banks and other financial institutions in structuring and documenting credit facilities, with a specialty in cross-border lending. He is also Co-General Counsel of the Commercial Finance Association (the principal U.S. trade association for banks and other lenders engaged in commercial finance). Richard is a Lecturer in Law in cross-border lending at The University of Chicago Law School, and has been named by Chambers Global and Chambers U.S. as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

Richard has been active in secured transactions law reform, serving as a member of the Expert Group for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in connection with the preparation of UNCITRAL’s Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, the related Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property, the Technical Legislative Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry, the Model Law on Secured Transactions and the Practice Guide to the Model Law on Secured Transactions (UNCITRAL’s current project), and also serving as a consultant to the United Nations in connection with the Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions. In addition, he has participated in initiatives to promote secured credit in other countries, including the People’s Republic of China (where he taught asset-based lending to over 150 Chinese bankers at the invitation of the People’s Bank of China and the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and Mexico (where he was co-organizer of a roundtable discussion with the Mexican government).

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