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Kara J. Ervin

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Kara Ervin practices 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.  She has experience with a variety of transactions, including 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, Ms. Ervin served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marcus R. Salone of the Illinois Appellate Court and the Honorable Robert D. Rucker of the Indiana Supreme Court.

Ms. Ervin received her law degree from New York University School of Law. 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.

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

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

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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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