Goldberg Kohn is pleased to announce that Meredith Kirshenbaum, Bojan Lazic, Robert Leighton and Christopher Marquez have been promoted to Principal, effective January 1, 2020. About our new Principals:
Meredith Kirshenbaum has experience litigating cases involving labor and employment law, commercial contract disputes, false claims act litigation and real estate disputes. Meredith’s traditional labor law experience includes representing employers in unfair labor practice charges and other matters pending before the National Labor Relations Board, counseling employers during union organizing campaigns, defending employer interests throughout the union-election process and negotiating union contracts. Meredith devotes a considerable portion of her practice to representing and advising charter schools throughout the country.
Bojan Lazic counsels a wide variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions and finance. His practice concentrates on the representation of lenders in connection with the negotiation, documentation and closing of various real estate financing transactions. Bojan's experience includes mortgage and mezzanine financing, construction financing, mortgage origination for commercial mortgage-backed securitization programs and financing related to senior living and skilled nursing facilities. He has also worked with clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real estate.
Rob Leighton’s practice includes a wide-range of intellectual property issues, with a focus on patent and trademark litigation. Rob has substantial experience in all phases of litigation and arbitration, including trial. He has handled cases involving wireless devices, telecommunications, encryption, fiber optics, medical devices, biotechnology, and nutritional technology. He also handles matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and is registered to practice before the Patent Office.
Chris Marquez represents financial institutions in complex lending transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing leveraged acquisition and working capital financings, recapitalizations, senior secured, split lien and unitranche transactions, and cross-border finance transactions. Chris’ practice covers a wide range of the middle market with deal sizes ranging from $5 million to $400 million and involves borrowers across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors. A significant portion of his work also includes representing lenders in connection with inter-creditor and subordination issues, loan workouts and restructurings, and Article 9 remedies.