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Randall L. Klein


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Randy Klein is a Principal at Goldberg Kohn and Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group. He concentrates his practice on the protection and enforcement of creditors’ rights. 

Randy is nationally recognized as a leader in his field, and for his experience in the drafting and enforcement of intercreditor agreements and unitranche agreements. He participated extensively in the drafting of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association's (LSTA) "Form of Agreement Among Lenders," published in 2019, and has been a frequent lecturer on the topic. He also served as Vice Chair of the ABA's Committee on Commercial Finance's Model Intercreditor Agreement Task Force, and was a contributing author of the Report and Model ABA Form Intercreditor Agreement. In 2012, he co-authored the First Report of the Commercial Finance Association to the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. 

At the invitation of his peers, Randy was named a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Also among his accolades, every year since 2005 he has been individually ranked in Chambers USA for his work in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law. Each year since 2020 he has been selected to the "Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers" list.

Randy joined Goldberg Kohn in September 1993.

"I think he's one of the best secured lender lawyers in the country and the best in Chicago"

Chambers 2023 Guide 


  • Representation of Agent for senior secured lenders in connection with the American Commercial Lines chapter 11 case. 
  • Representation of Agent for senior secured lenders in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of loans to Corner Bakery. 
  • Representation of Agent for senior secured lenders in connection with the chapter 11 case of Rubio’s Restaurants. 
  • Representation of Fun Eats & Drinks in connection with successful non-cash credit bid and litigation against minority lenders. 
  • Representation of LBC Credit Partners in connection with successful litigation against majority lender regarding a non-consensual “uptiering” transaction. 



  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1990

    cum laude

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1987


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement Task Force, Vice Chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member



  • “An Analysis of the Final Report of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11,” a joint webinar for The Loan Syndications and Trading Association and the Secured Finance Network, Dec. 11, 2014.
  • “Discussion of the Bankruptcy Reform Commission’s Recommendations to Reform Chapter 11,” at the Secured Finance Network’s Annual Convention, 2014.
  • “The New ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement,” an American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law’s Commercial Finance Committee teleconference, March 25, 2010.
  • “Dealing with Intercreditor Issues in Today’s Loan Markets – The Role of the ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement,” at the Secured Finance Network’s 65th Annual Convention, Nov. 6, 2009.