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Kara J. Ervin

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Kara Ervin is an Associate in the firm's Commercial Finance Group. She represents financial institutions in documenting, negotiating and performing due diligence for asset-based and cash-flow commercial finance transactions. Ms. Ervin is experienced in acquisition and working capital financings, senior secured transactions, mezzanine financing, split lien transactions, syndicated deals and cross-border transactions. She also has experience representing corporate borrowers in connection with acquisition and working capital financings.

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn in August 2018, Ms. Ervin was Associate Deputy General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Robert D. Rucker (Ret.) of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Hon. Marcus R. Salone (Ret.) of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. She also previously practiced as an associate in the Chicago office of an AmLaw 100 firm.

She is a member of Goldberg Kohn's Pro Bono Committee, which assists the firm's attorneys meet its collective commitment to represent underserved persons and communities.

While attending New York University School of Law, Ms. Ervin was an extern with the Legal Action Center, where she developed guidance materials to assist juveniles with criminal histories in navigating various employment barriers. She also served as Executive Editor on the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

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

Practice areas


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Florida A&M University, B.A., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Black Women Lawyer's Association

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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