Chambers & Partners annually conducts extensive research and analysis based on comments from thousands of clients and peers to compile an independent and objective list of talent available at the highest level of legal practice. In the 2023 edition of "Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business," three of Goldberg Kohn's practice areas and nine of its attorneys are listed among the best in the country.
For 20 years the firm's prestigious Commercial Finance practice has maintained top rankings and is one of only four Illinois firms to earn the premier Band 2 distinction in Finance.The firm's individually ranked Commercial Finance attorneys are:
- Richard Kohn – Senior Statespeople
- David Mason – Senior Statespeople
- David Dranoff – Band 2
- Michael Hainen – Band 3
- William Starshak – Band 4
In providing feedback about the practice, one client said: "Goldberg Kohn is viewed as being one of the best in the asset-based lending space and we, as a firm, trust them with our most complex transactions. The depth and breadth of their team is very strong. Their depth is one of the key selling features for us….Their commercial awareness is very strong. All their partners seems to be very up-to-speed on evolving legal and credit issues in our space. We've never been caught off-guard with weak provisions, postclosing."
Goldberg Kohn's sophisticated Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights practice, ranked for 18 years straight, is included in Band 3. The firm's individually ranked Bankruptcy attorneys are:
In providing feedback about the practice, one client said: "Their partners are highly professional and extremely adept at not only handling complex and sophisticated matters, but also at explaining such to their client in simple, business and layman terms. The depth and breadth of their team is very strong. Both the partner and associate level attorneys have broad experience. Their service levels and responsiveness are very strong."
Goldberg Kohn's prominent Litigation practice, ranked for 16 years, is included in Band 4. David Chizewer is individually ranked in Band 3.
In providing feedback about the practice, one client said: "I would rate their ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters as very strong. The firm has successfully handled a variety of complex matters for us. The depth and breadth of their team is strong."
A market commentator said about David: "[He] is one of most senior and one of the finest lawyers I have worked with. He's very creative, thorough and diligent. He is very good at spotting potential vulnerabilities in a case that you need to be careful about. He is a skilled litigator."