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Yasamin N. Kaye

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Yasamin Kaye is a Senior Attorney in the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Group concentrating on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, general commercial litigation and distressed real estate foreclosures. She represents debtors, creditors, trustees and committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and is experienced in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations.

Ms. Kaye is also experienced in prosecuting foreclosure actions for a wide variety of commercial properties, including hotels and shopping centers. She has successfully petitioned for the appointment of receivers and prosecuted breaches of guaranties. Her recent presentations have included: "Out of Court Workouts in the COVID Era," an American Bar Association Business Law Section CARES/COVID-19 webinar, August 10, 2020.

Since 2021, Ms. Kaye has been named annually by Best Lawyers to its Ones to Watch in America list in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. In 2020 she was honored by The Chicago Bar Foundation with The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award for her demonstrated commitment to pro bono work and community service.

Ms. Kaye maintains an active pro bono practice. In connection with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic she regularly represents individuals seeking orders of protection. She volunteers as a guardian ad litem in minor child guardianship matters before the Cook County Probate Division, and has helped obtain temporary protection under DACA for young immigrants. In addition, she is actively involved as a Member of the Pro Bono Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn in June 2020, Ms. Kaye was an Associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2015, and her B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012.

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

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2015
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Linguistics, Psychology, high honors, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Chicago Board Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Association, Member
  • Pro Bono Committee Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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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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