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William A. Starshak

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Bill Starshak is a principal in the firm's Commercial Finance Group. His practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions in a variety of lending transactions, including cash-flow and asset based loans, unitranche structures, mezzanine financings and leveraged buy-out transactions. Mr. Starshak has extensive experience working on international finance transactions for both United States and foreign financial institutions and worked with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to draft a legislative guide for countries to modernize their secured transactions laws. Additionally, he has represented private equity funds and corporate clients in financing transactions as well as in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Starshak is a frequent panelist at the Commercial Finance Association’s International Asset Based Lending Conference and speaks often on cross-border lending issues throughout North America and Europe.

Mr. Starshak was a recent member of the Board of Directors of Meritas, law firms worldwide. He is also currently a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Council of the United States Soccer Federation and the Chicago-Hamburg Sister Cities Committee.

Mr. Starshak received his law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University in 1999. In 1994, he received his B.A. in foreign affairs and history, with high distinction, from the University of Virginia. Mr. Starshak is a former Robert Bosch Fellow (1999-2000). He practiced in Chicago, Germany and London prior to joining Goldberg Kohn. Mr. Starshak is admitted to practice in the states of Illinois and New York.

Representative Matters

  • Represented U.S. and Canadian administrative agents in connection with the provision of a $435 million asset-based credit facility provided in connection with a material acquisition in North America.  Negotiated split lien intercreditor agreement with senior secured noteholders.
  • Represented administrative agent on a $550 million asset-based credit facility. Negotiated split lien intercreditor agreement with term loan agent. 
  • Represented U.S. and Canadian administrative agents with the provision of a $450 million asset-based facility. 
  • Represented administrative agent in connection with global going private transaction, which included the perfection of collateral in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • Represented administrative agent on an asset based credit facility in the United States and four Caribbean jurisdictions.
  • Represented U.S., and European administrative agents on a $180 million asset-based credit facility with borrowers in the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom.
  • Represented U.S. and Canadian administrative agents in the provision of cash flow credit facility which included the perfection of collateral in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Ireland and Israel.
  • Represented lender in connection with the provision of a $106 million credit facility to a tier one private equity fund.
  • Represented first out lender in connection with its position in a unitranche credit facility during a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • Advised United States and European clients on complex cross-border asset-based lending structures in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
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Education

  • Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction, in foreign affairs and history, minor in economics, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196
Email: info@goldbergkohn.com

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