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Dimitri G. Karcazes

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Dimitri Karcazes is Co-Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group and Principal in the firm. He represents lenders in the protection and enforcement of creditors’ rights and is involved in all aspects of commercial workouts and bankruptcies, including restructurings, reorganizations, sales and liquidations, as well as out-of-court workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He has considerable experience with high-yield, distressed debt, intercreditor and subordinated debt matters. He has handled transactions and cases throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Mr. Karcazes has been individually ranked by Chambers USA for his work in Bankruptcy/Restructuring law. In addition he has been recognized annually by Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2018.

He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute and the American, Chicago and Hellenic Bar Associations.

Mr. Karcazes joined Goldberg Kohn in November 1999. In addition to leading the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group, he is a Member of the firm's Finance and Compensation committees.

Publications and Presentations
A frequent speaker and panelist on bankruptcy and commercial finance issues in the United States and abroad, Mr. Karcazes has presented on such topics as DIP financing and the use of cash collateral, second lien financing/intercreditor agreements, cross-border ABL lending and workouts, and 363 sales from a secured creditor perspective. He has presented at seminars and conferences hosted by the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Chicago Bar Association, Secured Finance Network (f/k/a Commercial Finance Association), Risk Management Association, INSOL Europe, and the Turnaround Management Association.

His presentations have included:

  • "Opportunity Amidst Crisis," a webinar hosted by Financial Poise Live, June 23, 2020.
  • "Building Co-Lender Relationships in Cross-Border Deals," at the Secured Finance Network's Cross-Border Lending Summit, New York, Sept. 10, 2014.
  • "Current Issues in Cross-Border Insolvencies and Workouts," at the Secured Finance Network's International Lending Conference, London, June 2011.
  •  "Beyond TOUSA," at the American Bar Association's Commercial Finance Committee meeting, Oct. 2010.
  •  "13-Week Cash Flow," at the Turnaround Management Association's Chicago/Midwest Chapter's Double Header Event, Chicago, May 11, 2010.

Mr. Karcazes earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1999, and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1996, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. 

He is admitted to practice in Illinois.


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

Practice areas

Industry Focus


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Board of Trustees, Baker Demonstration School

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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