About Ian J. Todd

Ian Todd is an associate in Commercial Finance and concentrates his practice in a variety of leveraged finance matters including loans for medium- and large-sized businesses. He primarily represents administrative agents, lead arrangers and lenders in syndicated senior secured cash flow transactions. Ian also works with sponsors and borrowers in a variety of transactions.

The terms of a business transaction should be determined by the client's needs

Whether Ian is reviewing diligence materials, reviewing negotiated terms on loan documents or handling other deal-related items, he starts from the same place. He identifies what is important to the client given the facts of that particular transaction and then he responds appropriately.

Ian serves clients in diverse industries who need financial capital to grow their businesses and lenders who are able to meet those needs. His own business background includes eight years with a major hotel chain prior to pursuing a legal career. During that time, he became a leader in the organization's customer service efforts and he brings this client-centric approach to his practice. He understands how to enable borrowers and lenders to help each other.

Prior to joining Katten, Ian was a member of the University of Chicago Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project (PAP), one of the nation's leading law civil rights clinics focusing on criminal justice issues. He has completed a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowship with the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission.

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Practice Focus

  • Commercial finance