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Katten

26 National Rankings & 63 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed  |  Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Banking and Finance Law

The Katten team is impressively responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. They are my first call for agented transactions and make the deal documentation process as painless as possible.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Katten bankruptcy attorneys are top-notch. I turn to them with all my bankruptcy needs.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

In the world of bankruptcy and reorganization, Pete Siddiqui in Chicago is as good as it gets. He is incredibly knowledgeable, organized, practical and responsive. Additionally, Pete is an outstanding strategic thinker with a unique focus on moving the engagement towards resolution. He has my highest recommendation.

Mark Smith Vantage Point Advisor, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Katten is a strong value for mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions practice with a deep bench and responsive, practical attorneys.

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

David Washburn and his team are the best. They are business partners, not just lawyers...

Kurt Wilkin Bee Cave Capital

Litigation - Intellectual Property

We have used Katten for many years, and they have always been responsive and have managed our situations with the highest level of professionalism and understanding. I would highly recommend Katten to other companies looking to protect their intellectual property nationally and internationally.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Floyd Mandell and Carolyn Passen are wonderful to work with. They did an excellent job explaining the process, and they kept us updated throughout.

Derivatives and Futures Law

Katten's team is evolving but has historically been known for its deep industry understanding.

Health Care Law

Joseph Willey is excellent and has an unparalleled understanding of relevant regulations. He leads a great team with a deep bench; very responsive and efficient.

Health Care Law

Lisa Genecov is a superb health care attorney. We have relied on her expertise and guidance for organizational business as well as in a number of transactions. She is simply the best.

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

I have worked with Katten for over 30 years. This has encompassed all aspect of pirate funds, hedge funds, intellectual property, and corporate law. It is true that their expertise and responsiveness is nothing short of outstanding, but that assessment alone would undervalue their service. I have always found their counsel to place themselves in our position with our best interests in mind and at heart. They have a cultural approach to consider their client's interests for the long term where that means decades.

Patrick Welton Welton Investment Partners

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Katten provides efficient, flexible, and great advice.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Katten is a great firm with excellent intellectual property credentials and are client-focused and engaging. They are the team you would want on your side in any intellectual property litigation.

Patent Law

Katten's New York office's expertise in the patent law area is highly sophisticated and unmatched in so far as deep experience combined with business savvy.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Katten's employment counsel is incredibly responsive and very helpful. They provide expert guidance on ADA accessibility issues and public access law. They are available after hours and on weekends and never fail to respond to an inquiry. They provide practical guidance in addition to their expert legal advice.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Katten provides excellent service and is extremely knowledgeable.

Tax Law

I work primarily with Saul Rudo from Katten, who is outstanding in all categories, and I considered him to be one of the most sophisticated and reasonable attorneys I have worked with.

Trusts & Estates Law

Josh Rubenstein is a titan in the field of international trusts and estates law and litigation who well deserves his formidable reputation in this arena.

Trusts & Estates Law

Josh Rubenstein is an outstanding figure in international trusts and estates work, renowned around the world for his great expertise. I can’t speak more highly of Kathryn Von Matthiessen either - superbly responsive and knowledgeable.

Shan Warnock-Smith 5 Stone Buildings

Health Care Law

We use Katten for specialized health care related matters and think they are the best at what they do in those areas (e.g., certain reimbursement/payment issues, state plan amendments, and fraud and abuse).

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Henry Bregstein who runs this practice at Katten is among the best lawyers in the country. He represents the ultimate confluence of street smarts and legal smarts Henry is exceptionally commercial and pragmatic in his legal counsel. He is never not available and brings all of the resources to bear as necessary in any client interaction.

Michael Ricciardi Mercury Capital Advisors

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

I work mostly with Claudine Chen Young, Christopher DiAngelo, and their team of talented and diverse associates. As a person of color, I truly appreciate the diversity and talent of their team. They are knowledgeable and extremely responsive. At the same time, they are conscious of our sensitivities and preemptively flag any items that may become issues. Cost-effective, responsive, and knowledgeable. I would recommend Claudine and Christopher's team to anyone.

Litigation - Real Estate

Katten is one of the premier real estate litigation firms in the DC Metro Area. While they are not inexpensive, they are excellent in this area.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Katten's Steve Reisman is great. He gets it and is a deal maker.

Real Estate Law

My experience with Katten Real Estate partner, Scott Vetri, is excellent. He is insightful, well-versed, and knowledgeable in the commercial real estate area. He is detailed oriented yet has a practical, keen business judgment. He is extremely responsive and professional and will devote all the attention necessary in your deals. I highly recommend his expertise.

Real Estate Law

My interactions are mainly with Christine Fitzgerald who leads the commercial real estate finance practice from Katten's Los Angeles office. I can always count on Christy to ensure our firm's best interests are more than adequately protected in all matters entrusted to her. Christy is a seasoned attorney with a deep knowledge and unique command of her practice area. She brings a highly trained legal perspective and business understanding to every deal at every stage and every turn. She is thoughtful, careful, and deliberate, paying meticulous attention to detail. She considers every angle but always remains practical and commercial in her approach with a well-developed sense of the big picture and is able to craft solutions and reach reasonable compromises. Christy is extremely loyal and conscientious, working arduously in service of our interests. She is truly invested in our business and is a vital and indispensable component of it. In sum, Christy is the complete package, and among her peers, there are few attorneys like her out there. I'm proud to have Christy as our representative as she is a tremendous asset and ambassador for our platform.

Trusts & Estates Law

Ronni Davidowitz is a superlative trusts & estates lawyer. She is very knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive.

Securities Regulation

We have been involved in a long and drawn-out audit with the SEC, and Katten has been very helpful and supportive throughout the process despite the heavy handedness of the SEC.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Katten was extremely knowledgeable and an exceptional legal advisor to partner with. They integrated seamlessly with my financial advisory team to provide our client a comprehensive solution to support their turnaround journey. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with the Katten team again.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven Reisman, Co-Chair of the Insolvency and Restructuring Practice, is an exceptionally diligent lawyer with superb commercial instincts. This combination of skills ensures the optimal result for clients.

Health Care Law

I primarily work with Kenya Woodruff. She is an excellent health care attorney, and I trust her legal opinions and her instinct.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

We work with Katten's securitization team on a daily basis. They have an impressive understanding of our business; they also are not hesitant to inquire about business lines, processes, and motivations with which they are unfamiliar or that are new. They are results-oriented and practical thinkers. Katten continually showcases their ability to think of new and novel solutions to complicated issues. Their securitization team has a deep bench.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Katten is our primary transaction counsel as they provide excellent service for a great value as NY-based law firm. I have worked with some of their most senior partners for close to 20 years as they have built a very deep bench of skilled attorneys who can tackle any transaction we throw their way, no matter how complicated the structure or asset-class. Katten also provides a full suite of services (i.e., tax, ERISA, etc.) which makes it much easier to transact given we don't have to deal with more than one law firm. Their partners and associates are extremely knowledgeable, always responsive, and hardworking, churning out high-quality work product on a consistent basis which serves to reduce friction and increase the efficiency with which we can execute transactions.

Trademark Law

Karen Ash of Katten has superior knowledge of the intellectual property area. It is as broad as can be and substantive, with infrequent need for research. She is extremely smart, very responsive, and remembers everything. You want her on your team.

Trademark Law

Karen Artz Ash is second to none when it comes to intellectual property advice. Her client list is extensive, and her wealth of experience is vast. She has been working as our outside counsel for many years, and her historical knowledge is invaluable. She can quickly rattle off issues the team faced years ago so that we can more easily deal with whatever new matter presents itself. I can't say enough about Karen's commitment to customer service. She makes you feel as though you are the only client she works with (even though we know that's not true!).

Trusts & Estates Law

Katten has the experience and depth to identify and address all pertinent issues related to a particular matter. They respect and value their colleague who practices in other disciplines.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

I consider Katten and the bankruptcy/reorg partners there to be top notch. Extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Great client service and a great advisory resource. And very reasonably priced.

Dawn Ragan CR3 Partners LLC

Derivatives and Futures Law

Katten is a business friendly and highly responsive law firm.

Commercial Litigation

Partner David Crichlow is one of the finest litigators that I've had the pleasure to work with over the years. His legal expertise coupled with his legal acumen make him an invaluable asset to our business.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

In the world of bankruptcy and reorganization, Pete Siddiqui in Chicago is as good as it gets. He is incredibly knowledgeable, organized, practical and responsive. Additionally, Pete is an outstanding strategic thinker with a unique focus on moving the engagement towards resolution. He has my highest recommendation.

Mark Smith Vantage Point Advisor, Inc.

Trademark Law

I would like to say that on behalf of my company, the experience we had with the Katten trademark team, and specifically our attorney, was exceptional. As a small business entity, you have to find the price/value relationship in obtaining the proper legal advice. Sometimes, it is extremely hard to assess until the work is done. Smaller entities do not have the luxury of unlimited budgets. Getting proper advice can be costly but is also an investment. Katten identified our needs and was steadfast in the legal direction to take. Their litigation experience, trademark law understanding, and overall business acumen combined to formulate the appropriate legal strategy. Lastly, but just as importantly, Katten always treated our members with promptness, professionalism, and respect. I would imagine no differently than they would treat a Fortune 500 company.

Employment Law - Management

Katten provides outstanding service and knowledgeable, responsive, and practical counsel.

Real Estate Law

Katten has added tremendous value to our platform. As EVP of Investments at Lincoln Ventures, based in Austin, TX, I and my team have had the pleasure of working with Jason Vismantas and his team. Katten has steadfastly contributed to multiple work streams with leadership, strategic thinking, and 24/7 responsiveness. The decisions made across transactions, negotiations, strategic approach, etc. are made with full consultation from Katten, implying the level of trust they have built at Lincoln Ventures. Their one firm approach is evident in their collaboration with resources across Katten to answering our questions or advising us on transaction specifics, illustrating the trust and respect amongst colleagues and the positive moral at the firm. Katten is truly exceptional and Lincoln is looking forward to executing on many more deals with Jason Vismantas and his team.

Francisco Rios Lincoln Ventures

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Katten was excellent in negotiating effectively during the formation of our business and operative documents. Their advice was clear, relevant, and timely. We've used them for other areas of structured finance in negotiating complex financing documents, warehouse line negotiation, and vendor contracts. They bring good precedent and market views. Would highly recommend the Katten team.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Two excellent lawyers — Sheldon Zenner and Gil Soffer! They are true experts who have the ability to navigate a maze of complex laws and facts to provide practical and enormously helpful advice to clients. Their expertise and experience inspire confidence. They are smart, strategic and highly respected by all in the field, including government lawyers. Sheldon and Gil also have the empathy and other personal skills to address a client’s concerns in an effective and transparent manner. Each is a terrific communicator and together they provide assurance to a client that the client’s interest are being well-served. Wonderful human beings and outstanding lawyers. Highest recommendation.

Robert Regan now retired, formerly at AAR

Litigation - Intellectual Property

The IP litigation group is excellent. They are focused on providing practical, business-centric advice.

Litigation - Real Estate

The litigation had to do with an obscure area of affordable real estate, and the lead lawyers got up to speed very quickly. Strategy development was excellent. The Katten team was the lead in a group litigation. They managed to organize all the players and build a cohesive and successful defense.

Real Estate Law

Over the course of 2020, I had the pleasure of working with the Katten Real Estate team in Chicago, led by Seth Madorsky, on a number of time-sensitive transactions including leases, purchase agreements, sale agreements, permanent loans, floating rate loans, construction debt, joint venture equity agreements, and real estate operating company equity interests. Throughout the year and as in years past, Katten was a value-add partner in all of PRG's operating and investing activities and provided a level of collaboration during the pandemic consistent with prior years.

Trusts & Estates Law

Katten is my go-to US firm for private client issues. They are always thorough, responsive, and commercially aware. Josh Rubenstein is simply superb.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven Reisman and the various members of his team (Jerry Hall, Evan Borenstein, et al) were superb advisors on several transactions with us over the past year. Always available, timely and shrewd advice, creative thinkers, and capable of creating the right opportunities and drive the direction of the desired outcome. The team is top notch!

John Rigos Aurify

Health Care Law

I have worked with Joe Willey and his team at Katten for a number of years on educational programming and legal work. They are extremely knowledgeable in Medicaid and Medicare regulations as well as false claim act.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Katten has effectively been our exclusive transactional counsel for all structured finance transactions for the last 15 years. They are extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and commercial, and they make highly complex transactions efficient to close. We know we can count on them to meet timelines in a cost effective way and are always able to help us think of unique solutions to potential structural hurdles that arise during negotiations. I am disappointed when I am unable to use them which is only the case when they are conflicted.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Katten has a deep bench which allows them to staff various matters with the appropriate level of expertise and cost effectiveness, with additional talent in reserve as and when needed. The attorneys and paralegals at Katten do a great job of working together as a team to address our needs.

Litigation - Real Estate

Scott Morrison and Nicole Kobrine are the best. My experiences with civil litigation are extensive. When the stakes are high, I consider no other representation.

George Calomiris Wm. Calomiris Company

Patent Law

I have worked with Deepro Mukerjee for several years with our litigation matters. He is an exceptional litigator. I strongly recommend Deepro and his team at Katten for patent law matters, especially complex patent litigation.

Real Estate Law

Alvin Katz is professional, knowledgeable, and effective.

Real Estate Law

I have worked with David Cohen and his colleagues in the real estate group at Katten for at least a dozen years. They have learned how to advise us regarding our "non-traditional" (truck stops and travel centers) real estate portfolio and routinely provide excellent advice and top quality work product.

Mark Young Travel Centers of America Inc.

Real Estate Law

Outstanding performance by Bruce Kosub who has deep industry experience and expertise which is highly valuable to our firm.

David Cheek The Meridian Group

Real Estate Law

I've been working with the Katten team for almost thirty years. They are deeply knowledgeable, thoughtful, and the go-to team, especially on more complicated assets.

Securities Regulation

Mark Goldstein of Katten is an excellent, responsive, and pragmatic attorney. He has unmatched intelligence and experience. He also has a great gift of uncomplicating issues and a ton of self-deprecating humor that is very welcome from a client perspective! It is rare to find a talented attorney who doesn't take themselves too seriously.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

John Mitchell is a highly strategic attorney who can cut through the noise and focus on the truly important issues. He is equally effective in the courtroom as at the negotiating table.

Robert Winning AlixPartners

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Katten provides focused, efficient, and excellent legal advice. All of the attorneys I’ve worked with have been incredibly responsive.

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Katten's team provided expert legal advice as well as holistic commercial advice which lends to best in class services and continuing a relationship with a firm who truly partners with your business and its development. Allison Yacker was instrumental in executing on matters both in the budget and time frame expected, which is truly appreciated.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I have worked with Sheldon Zenner and his team at Katten for 25 years. He and the lawyers he works with are always responsive, prepared, and extremely effective. I routinely refer him to friends and colleagues.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

I always felt fully supported and represented for my best interests with respect to the matter for which I hired Katten.

Litigation - Real Estate

Katten's commercial real estate litigators are fantastic. They are always incredibly responsive and helpful. They provide practical guidance in addition to sharing their legal expertise. They are smart, reliable, and resourceful. They are aggressive when appropriate but always professional.

Trusts & Estates Law

Josh Rubenstein is one of the best US tax lawyers I have worked with - an excellent practitioner!

Real Estate Law

For many years, as an inhouse attorney and business leader in commercial real estate finance at several different organizations, I have relied on the expertise, understanding, responsiveness and character of both David Dlugie in the Chicago and Christine Fitzgerald in the LA office of Katten. The consistently high performance of Katten as a partner to our businesses has contributed to our success, and to my own personal success. David is an outstanding commercial real estate finance attorney. In my role as an in-house attorney and a business leader for three different organizations over many years, David has significantly helped my employers and me to be successful in achieving our goals. David provides industry knowledge, legal experience, intelligence and responsiveness while being humble, genuinely kind and thoughtful. Any commercial real estate business would be extremely fortunate to have David Dlugie as its primary outside counsel.

Tim Verrilli NXT Capital, LLC

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