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Sean M. Apfelbaum

Associate

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Overview

Sean Apfelbaum is an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Finance Group. He represents banks and other financial institutions in a wide range of asset-based and cash-flow loans, secured and unsecured lending transactions, and first and second lien facilities across a broad array of industries.

He has been recognized in the 2023 and 2024 editions of "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" publication.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn in January 2021, Sean worked at two international law firms where he represented clients of all sizes in asset-based and cash-flow secured and unsecured lending transactions.

While in law school at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Sean was an intern and law clerk at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's Medical Prosecutions Unit and was a summer associate at an international law firm. Before pursuing his legal career, he worked full-time as a research technician at the University of Chicago’s Psychomotor Laboratory.

Experience

  • Represented administrative agent and asset based lender in providing $400 million revolving loan facilities as part of $620 million split-lien financing to a provider of home furnishing manufacturing products.
  • Represented administrative agent and term lender in providing $17 million term loan facilities and $1.5 million revolving loan facilities in connection with acquisition financing of a software company.
  • Represented administrative agent and lenders in providing $32 million term loan facilities, $3 million revolving loan facilities and $300,000 swing line loan facilities in connection with acquisition financing of a global securities solutions provider.
  • Represented administrative agent and term lender in providing $130 million term loan facilities as part of $280 million split-lien financing in connection with acquisition financing by a public company of a footwear and apparel company.

Credentials

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2015

    – cum laude

  • Indiana University, B.A., 2010

    – Human Biology: Human Health and Disease

Admissions

  • Illinois