Brad E. Kotler

Brad Kotler is the Managing Partner of the Chicago office and previously served as global Vice Chair of the firm's Finance Department. Mr. Kotler has significant experience in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured credit facilities involving term and revolving loans for acquisition (including through tender-offer and second step merger financings) and working capital purposes. Mr. Kotler also has experience negotiating and documenting debtor-in-possession credit facilities. His finance practice ranges from middle market ABL and cash-flow loans to large cap transactions.

In Chambers USA 2013, Mr. Kotler is "singled out by observers for his business acumen, negotiating prowess and demeanor." In addition, Mr. Kotler earns the respect of clients for being "very knowledgeable, reasonable and a good negotiator" as well as someone who "responds quickly, provides good advice and understands and can separate legal versus business issues."

Mr. Kotler’s clients include borrowers and lenders alike. His representative lender clients include:

  • Goldman Sachs Credit Partners, L.P.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Bank of America, N.A.

Mr. Kotler’s representative borrower clients include:

  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • The Pritzker Organization
  • Bass Pro Group, LLC
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Mr. Kotler has previously served as the Chicago office representative on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and Recruiting Committee.