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Michael C. Hainen

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Michael Hainen is a principal and chairs the firm’s Commercial Finance Group.  His practice focuses on representing banks and other financial institutions in the documentation, negotiation and closing of a wide range of loan transactions in the middle market.  His work has included single and multi-bank asset-based and cash-flow loans, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine financings, and cross-border finance transactions.

Mr. Hainen also has extensive experience in bankruptcy-related financing, including debtor-in-possession financings and exit loan facilities.  Another significant aspect of his practice is handling workout matters and guiding both out-of-court and bankruptcy-governed restructurings.

Among other organizations, Mr. Hainen is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, and his speaking experience includes acting as an expert lecturer for workshops held by the Commercial Finance Association.

Mr. Hainen is admitted to practice in Illinois. He has been named as a leading lawyer in the United States in Banking & Finance (including Chambers USA 2014). He received his law degree in 1997 from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an articles editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1994 from Middlebury College.

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

Practice areas

Industry Focus


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1997
  • Middlebury College, B.A., cum laude, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Association of Corporate Growth, Member

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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