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Randall L. Klein

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Randy Klein is a Principal at Goldberg Kohn and Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group. He concentrates his practice on the protection and enforcement of creditors’ rights.

Mr. Klein is nationally recognized as a leader in his field, and for his experience in the drafting and enforcement of intercreditor agreements and unitranche agreements. He participated extensively in the drafting of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association's (LSTA) "Form of Agreement Among Lenders," published in 2019, and has been a frequent lecturer on the topic. He also served as Vice Chair of the ABA's Committee on Commercial Finance's Model Intercreditor Agreement Task Force, and was a contributing author of the Report and Model ABA Form Intercreditor Agreement. In 2012, he co-authored the First Report of the Commercial Finance Association to the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11.

At the invitation of his peers, Mr. Klein was named a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Also among his accolades, every year since 2005 he has been individually ranked in Chambers USA for his work in Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law. Each year since 2020 he has been honored by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers in the United States.

Publications and Presentations
Mr. Klein has written extensively on creditors’ rights issues, including:

His presentations have included:

  • "An Analysis of the Final Report of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11," a joint webinar for The Loan Syndications and Trading Association and the Secured Finance Network, Dec. 11, 2014.
  • "Discussion of the Bankruptcy Reform Commission’s Recommendations to Reform Chapter 11," at the Secured Finance Network's Annual Convention, 2014.
  • "The New ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement," an American Bar Association's Section of Business Law's Commercial Finance Committee teleconference, March 25, 2010.
  • "Dealing with Intercreditor Issues in Today's Loan Markets – The Role of the ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement," at the Secured Finance Network's 65th Annual Convention, Nov. 6, 2009.

Mr. Klein joined Goldberg Kohn in September 1993. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1990, and his B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1987.


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

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  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • ABA Model Intercreditor Agreement Task Force, Vice Chair
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, 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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