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Sarah W. Griggs



Sarah Griggs is a Principal in the firm's Commercial Finance Group. She represents banks, finance companies and other financial institutions primarily engaged in middle-market lending activities in a variety of asset based and cash flow debt finance transactions. She is experienced in structuring, drafting and negotiating documentation for complex acquisition finance transactions, split-lien transactions, working capital facilities, second-lien financings, mezzanine financings and broadly syndicated transactions, as well as workouts and restructurings.

Sarah has extensive international lending experience, having worked on several transactions involving the laws of Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She has assisted in finance transactions involving borrowers in a wide-range of industries, including software and technology, restaurants, retail, manufacturing and business services.

Among her accolades, in 2022 Sarah was chosen as a "40 Under 40 Award" recipient by The Secured Finance Network. The award recognizes "the best and brightest rising stars in secured finance." In May 2021, she was profiled in The Secured Lender's "Women in Secured Finance Issue," which recognizes women who have had a significant impact on the industry’s future.

Sarah joined Goldberg Kohn in September 2010. She is a member of the firm's Finance Committee and serves on the Women's Task Force.



  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2009

    cum laude

  • Middlebury College, B.A., 2004

    – International Politics and Economics, magna cum laude


  • Illinois