(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced that partner Derek Ladgenski has received a 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Award. Ladgenski concentrates his practice in commercial finance and private equity law. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of capital markets and corporate finance, including secured and unsecured syndicated senior financing, mezzanine financing and similar products, for a wide variety of lending syndicates and other institutional and entrepreneurial clients.

“This is a richly deserved honor for Derek. It highlights his leadership and great success in the commercial finance arena,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, national managing partner of Katten.

Ladgenski has experience with several distinct debt markets and products, including secured and unsecured cash flow and asset-based acquisitions, broadly syndicated loans, development and working capital loans, debtor-in-possession and bankruptcy exit financings, loans to national and international franchisors, franchisees and restaurants, Islamic Shari’ah-compliant loans and loans to energy and utility companies. Additionally, Ladgenski notably assisted in the drafting and proposed implementation of a new commercial law system for post-war Afghanistan.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders. The award winners and finalists were chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of prominent nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.