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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. Marcus R. Salone (Ret.) of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District and the Hon. Robert D. Rucker (Ret.) of the Indiana Supreme Court. She also previously practiced as an associate in the Chicago office of an AmLaw 100 firm.

Ms. Ervin received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 2007. During law school, she 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. Ms. Ervin graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with a B.A. in Business Administration in 2000.

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

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

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  • Illinois

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


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