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David M. Mason

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David Mason retired from the day-to-day practice of law as of Jan. 1, 2022, but remains Of Counsel in Goldberg Kohn's Commercial Finance Group. In this role, he remains available for consultation on new transactions, portfolio administration and workout issues.

Mr. Mason has 35 years of experience representing banks and other commercial lenders in cash-flow transactions that provided for acquisition, recapitalization, working capital, mezzanine, second lien and unitranche financing. He also represented asset-based lenders, and has handled loan restructurings, bankruptcies and workout matters. 

Mr. Mason was typically engaged in middle-market deals with transactions ranging from $20 million to $400 million. His finance practice exposed him to legal issues facing a wide array of industries, both regulated and unregulated, including the restaurant, franchise, manufacturing and service industries.

Mr. Mason has been individually ranked in Chambers USA for his work in Banking & Finance Law. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Banking & Finance Law, and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers Network and as an Illinois Super Lawyer. 

He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Mason received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1984 and his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1981. Mr. Mason is a certified public accountant and a recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award (awarded to the top 3 percent on the CPA examination). He is admitted to practice in Illinois.


Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1984
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Accountancy, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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