Chicago, Illinois 60661
Derek Ladgenski concentrates his practice in all aspects of debt capital markets and corporate finance. As a leader in his field, Derek is a frequent presenter to industry conferences and clients regarding the latest developments in debt capital markets and has been named to The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” list of emerging business leaders in the M&A financing field.
Derek primarily counsels lead arrangers, administrative agents, private equity sponsors and other debt capital market participants on secured and unsecured cash flow and asset-based acquisition and recapitalization financings; loans to national and international franchisors, franchisees and restaurant concepts; and development and working capital loans. His practice spans a wide variety of deal sizes and types, from sole lender financings of smaller franchisees and young restaurant concepts to large-market, broadly syndicated and unitranche credit facilities for equity sponsor portfolio acquisitions and refinancings.
Derek assisted in the drafting and proposed implementation of a new commercial law system for post-war Afghanistan and has worked locally with Pro Bono Advocates (n/k/a The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic) and the Community Economic Development Project. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley.
|Areas of Practice||1) Mergers and Acquisitions and 2) Private Equity|
|Law School||University of Illinois, College of Law (J.D.)|
|Education||University of Illinois (B.A., B.S.)|
|Bar Member / Association||Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP|
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