Mr. Rathgeber is described as being "very responsive and creative - he knows how to bridge gaps to get the deal done and done well."Chambers USA 2015

David K. Rathgeber


David Rathgeber has practiced law since 1985, concentrating in the areas of corporate finance and project finance. He is the former Chair of the firm's Chicago office Finance Department and former Co-chair of the Private Equity Finance Practice.

Mr. Rathgeber has extensive experience in acquisition finance and company recapitalization work for both US and ex-US companies and has also represented numerous investment banks and commercial banks in such transactions.

  • Education
    • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1985
    • BA, University of Notre Dame, 1982
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